Are you sure? I would have thought less volume and OI makes it more difficult to get out of.
Thanks again for this thread Ron! I have been reading and re-reading many pages of the thread and have been doing some small position option trades for several months now. Listening and observing the many "truths" offered here builds confidence and profits!
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That initial margin looks way off.... Another mention: If Fed raises rates before Sept that option is going to go in your face faster than you can blink an eye, very risky position. If you're selling options in ES right now, you should be selling credit put spreads so you at least know where your risk is limited to. Helps weather volatility too.
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Ron: I was just curious if you would share what your portfolio ratios are approximately? I assume that you trade other futures other than ES. The reason l ask is I am trying to calculate what a safe % of my portfolio I want to apply to a single underlying. I have read a few places that 30 was a good number to ensure that a portfolio is diverse enough that there is a low degree of correlation. I think it would be hard to find that many futures options products that I could apply a variation of this strategy. I could be wrong I am still very new to this compared to you.
I know you're getting peppered so I apologize for continuing to pile on but let me ask you something about positioning. Suppose the following scenario, you trade with 100 contracts. Do you sell all of them at a single strike or do you split it up across multiple strikes expiring at multiple times?
I'm trying to figure out the best way to structure trades going forward. I put my 50 contracts at 1700 but was debating putting 20 at 1700 and 40 at 1600 and then thought of putting 20 at 1700 in Sept and 50 at 1650 expiring in August. I just kept things simple for now but wanted to know if there is a preference?