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Dan put the below trade on  about an hour ago, live, in a webinar for Ally Invest.

Trade: With SPX around 2554 at about 11:40 central,  bought  1 Nov 10  2570 Call  and bought 1  Nov 10  2530 Put, and sold 1  Oct 27  2570 Call and sold 1  Oct 27  2530 Put. Total debit for this live trade,  11.05 . Selling Expiration that expires in 11 Days and buying the expiration that expires in 25 days.

Dan’s 4 Step Risk Management Plan for this trade:

Step 1– Set up:  Details are up above next to Trade.

Step 2– Risk Management: 8% Profit and 10% Max Loss on risk capital of $1105. Will have in order to take off for $11.90 Credit , a profit of about 8%. If spread I paid $11.05 for goes under $9.50 , I would get out of the trade .

Note: Beginner Traders would only deal with Step 1 and 2. Once you have done 5-6 Double Calendars and understand them, then I would deal with Step 3 and 4.

Step 3-  When to Adjust?  Upside: Short Call strike of 2570 . Downside: Short Put Strike plus 5 points or 2535.

Step 4- How to Adjust? Upside: Take off Put Calendar.  Downside:  Take off Call Calendar.

Dan Sheridan 

dan@sheridanmentoring.com

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