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Taking Profits On Our SPY Bear Put Spread In A Dead Market - 12.64% In Seven Trading Days

|Includes: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY)

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SELL the SPDR S&P 500 May, 2017 $242-$245 in-the-money vertical bear put spread at $2.94 or best



Expiration Date: May 19, 2017

Portfolio Weighting: 10%

Number of Contracts = 38 contracts

Now that we have made a marginal new high in the S&P 500, I am going to take profits on my short position in the SPY. We could grind up a few more bucks from here.

Time to take the money and run.

I am therefore selling my position in the SPDR S&P 500 May, 2017 $242-$245 in-the-money vertical bear put spread at $2.94 or best.

With only eight trading days to expiration, we have captured 84.62% of the maximum potential profit.

A 12.64% profit in only seven trading days is welcome any time.

I can trade up markets and down market. But markets that don't move at all are the hardest kind of all to trade.

The Volatility Index (VIX) crash here is concerning. What always follows a crash? A huge rally.

Risk in the markets is therefore very high.

To see how to enter this trade in your online platform, please look at the order ticket below, which I pulled off of OptionsHouse.

If you are uncertain about how to execute this options spread, please watch my training video "How to Execute a Vertical Bear Put Debit Spread".

The best execution can be had by placing your bid for the entire spread in the middle market and waiting for the market to come to you. The difference between the bid and the offer on these deep in-the-money spread trades can be enormous.

Don't execute the legs individually or you will end up losing much of your profit. Spread pricing can be very volatile with only eight days to expiration.

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Here Are the Specific Trades You Need to Execute This Position:

Sell 38 May, 2017 SPY $245 puts at…….……..……$5.40

Buy to cover short 38 May, 2017 SPY $242 puts at.….$2.46
Net Proceeds:…………………………………………......$2.94

Profit: $2.94 - $2.61 = $0.33

(38 X 100 X $0.33) = $1,254 or 12.64% profit in seven trading days.

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