Category Archives: Futures

Short Strangle – Gold Futures


SELL -5 STRANGLE /GCG5 1/100 JAN 15 /OGF5 1360/1040 CALL/PUT @4.40 LMT Credit – max profit (including commissions) = $2.162 Days to expiration = 37 Initial margin = $3,441 ROC (max profit) =~ 63% Look to take off trade at approximately … Continue reading

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Short Strangle – 30 Year US Terasury Bond Futures


SELL -4 STRANGLE /ZBU4 1/1000 SEP 14 /OZBU4 142/129 CALL/PUT @0”09 LMT Days to exp. = 47 ROC (max. profit) = 562.5/2279.00 =~ 24.7% The idea would be to take off the spread around 50% of max. profit.  Hence the actual ROC … Continue reading

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Short Strangle – Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures


SELL -3 STRANGLE /CLQ4 1/1000 AUG 14 /LOQ4 115/92 CALL/PUT @.27 Days to exp. = 51ROC (max. profit) = 810/1980 =~ 40.9% The idea would be to take off the spread around 50% of max. profit.  Hence the actual ROC would … Continue reading

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Short Strangle – E-mini Nasdaq 100 Index Futures


SELL -1 STRANGLE /NQM4 1/20 JUN 14 /NQM4 3770/3300 CALL/PUT @28.75 LMT Days to exp. = 46 POP =~ 74.8% Max. profit = $575(exc. commissions) Buying power effect = $1,719 ROC = 480/991 =~ 33.4%

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Short Put – Light Sweet Crude Oil Futures


SOLD -1 /CLN4 1/1000 JUL 14 /LON4 93 PUT @.48 Days to exp. = 55 POP = 88.9% Max. profit = $480 (exc. commissions) Buying power effect = $991 ROC = 480/991 =~ 48%

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Dollar Index Approaching Demand Zone (Support)


Click here to view chart. Look to go long around those levels.

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