Credit spread volatility is critical to the selection and management of income-producing market positions. Whether using Implied Volatility (IV) or Delta, or both, the investor must consider option volatility, along with other data-driven trade selection criteria, to produce the highest reward/risk ratio trades.Read more
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While there are many ways you can attempt to profit from the markets, I am convinced there is one "best way" to earn really gratifying income returns every month with controllable and minimal risk. The vehicle is option credit spreads and the basic credit spread strategy and iron condor income strategy are spelled out in detail in the how-to book: "The Monthly Income Machine."
This proprietary technique for harnessing the power of credit spread and Iron Condor trading can produce gratifying results whether investing in the markets is your main source of income, or your intent is to produce a supplemental income stream.
I’ve likely "seen it all" after a brokerage career with major Wall Street firms and years as a financial writer and market educator. Today, after 30+ years of market involvement, the "rules" for how to trade credit spreads I spell out in detail in The Monthly Income Machine drive the only trades I now make in my own personal accounts.
If the strike prices of a contemplated credit spread order no longer conforms to your trade entry requirements because of a substantial price change in the underlying,, you may be able to restore that conformation by switching to nearby strike prices.Read more
Here are the 8 option credit spread mistakes you must avoid to maximize your credit spread & Iron Condor profit results with “The Monthly Income Machine.”Read more
Additional factors the option credit spread investor can use to identify the best-of-the-best credit spread candidates from among several that meet his initial criteria.Read more
A recent question at the SaferTrader.com FORUM has prompted this closer look at “Flash Crashes.” Are we indeed powerless in the face of a flash crash, or are there defenses? Recognizing a Flash Crash: Hindsight Required It’s not just the market dropping sharply. A sudden hard fall in an individual stock, ETF, or the market […]Read more
On March 18, 2013 investors began making use of the new exchange-traded mini options. Let’s take a look at the specifics of the options and at: (1) how they might fit in the options market in general, and (2) how they might fit “The Monthly Income Machine” credit spread program in particular. The Underlyings Mini […]Read more
Even seasoned option investors can ruin a trade – and their whole month – by lapses in the mechanics or strategy involved in placing their orders. Here are some unfortunate moves you definitely need to avoid lest you become shark bait for the fisherman on the other side of your option credit spread or Iron […]Read more