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Forum: Options on Futures July 11th, 2018, 03:54 AM
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Posted By myrrdin
No, legging into option spreads is always...

No, legging into option spreads is always possible.

I prefer entering these spreads using only one order. This is possible for many types of spreads, but for some of them it will be introduced in...
Forum: Options on Futures July 11th, 2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By myrrdin
I am also doing a lot of option selling, and I...

I am also doing a lot of option selling, and I use the free Zaner360 platform.

The platform is not perfect. Eg. it is not possible to trade all kinds of option spreads, although many types can be...
Forum: Options on Futures July 10th, 2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 65
Posted By myrrdin
I have no idea about the special situation in...

I have no idea about the special situation in Australia. But I can comment on the situation of a European (Austrian) trader. Situation here is similar to the situation in Australia in so far, as we...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading July 9th, 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,903
Posted By myrrdin
I liquidated this spread some weeks ago without...

I liquidated this spread some weeks ago without significant profit or loss.

I was wrong in recent months assuming a significant rise of the corn price. Reasons were:

Safrina crop received...
Forum: Options on Futures June 30th, 2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
This idea is supported by a potential El Nino,...

This idea is supported by a potential El Nino, which should bring a warmer winter to the US.

I am currently short the NGV C3.4-3.6 , and intend to add NGX call spreads when the weather forecast...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 29th, 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,903
Posted By myrrdin
USDA Report in about one hour. The June report...

USDA Report in about one hour. The June report often is boring, but also can be a market maker. Be careful.

Best regards, Myrrdin
Forum: Options on Futures June 27th, 2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Sometimes I sell the spread in one order,...

Sometimes I sell the spread in one order, sometimes I leg into it within a couple of days or even weeks. In case I have a strong opinion regarding the price development for the next couple of days or...
Forum: Options on Futures June 27th, 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
1. I do not think that it is a good idea to...

1. I do not think that it is a good idea to follow these trades as long as you have not really understood them. James only publishes the entry, but leaves you alone with repair measures. (As long as...
Forum: Options on Futures June 26th, 2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
1. As you say James recommends to sell the...

1. As you say James recommends to sell the strangle for $1300. He does not write that he sold it at this price. But obviously at this price the trade does satisfy his criteria regarding risk /...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 23rd, 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,434
Posted By myrrdin
I trade a lot of spreads, but my time horizon is...

I trade a lot of spreads, but my time horizon is weeks or months. I do not day trade.

You find a lot of my ideas about spread trading in in various threads of this forum.

Best regards, Myrrdin
Forum: Options on Futures June 21st, 2018, 11:31 AM
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Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Please read the whole thread. You will find some...

Please read the whole thread. You will find some contributions where I talk about these topics.

In short: Usually my stop loss is oriented at the chart of the underlying. I use fundamental...
Forum: Options on Futures June 21st, 2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
The number of short options depends on the risk...

The number of short options depends on the risk in USD (eg. 1 % of account value) and the amount of loss I am willing to accept per option, which again depends on entry price and stop loss.

...
Forum: Options on Futures June 21st, 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Risk is the maximum loss I am willing to accept. ...

Risk is the maximum loss I am willing to accept.

Example: Account size is USD 100,000, max. risk is 1 % or USD 1000. I buy two corn futures at 3.60. For the corn future, 1 Cent corresponds to USD...
Forum: Options on Futures June 21st, 2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
My risk is 1 - 3 % of total account net liq. Risk...

My risk is 1 - 3 % of total account net liq. Risk is the maximum loss I am willing to accept. (In real trading it might be a bit more as I usually only exit end of day.)

I use approx. 50 - 60 % of...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 20th, 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,434
Posted By myrrdin
I do not trade seasonals for the financial...

I do not trade seasonals for the financial markets. Thus, I do not have an idea why this trade should work.

I prefer trading seasonal trades that I understand.

Best regards, Myrrdin
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 20th, 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,434
Posted By myrrdin
1. GE has a multiplier of 2500, ZF has a...

1. GE has a multiplier of 2500, ZF has a multiplier of 1000. Thus, the difference might be approx. 130. (I did not check.)


2. What makes you think that this is a "good spread" ? Do you have an...
Forum: Options on Futures June 17th, 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Since the writing of this text I further reduced...

Since the writing of this text I further reduced the "Normal Position Size" to 1 - 3 %, and almost eliminated double positions. Overall profits are better now.

I take the total net liq value as a...
Forum: Options on Futures June 16th, 2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
I liquidated this trade very soon after entering...

I liquidated this trade very soon after entering it with a loss. There was a limit up move that showed that the fundamentals - in this case the weather - were not as anticipated. As I had no idea...
Forum: Options on Futures June 16th, 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
To compare different trading concepts with...

To compare different trading concepts with options (and to trade these concepts successfully) you have to have a good understanding of the Greeks.

There are numerous books on the market. Books I...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading June 13th, 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,470
Posted By myrrdin
MRCI also recommend this trade. Some comments...

MRCI also recommend this trade. Some comments from my side regarding fundamentals:

At this time of the year it is (almost) all about the weather. Pollination period in the US for corn is in July,...
Forum: Options on Futures June 7th, 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 841,892
Posted By myrrdin
The symbol of the monthly contract is ES. ...

The symbol of the monthly contract is ES.

There are monthly options for the ES only for March, June, September, and December. The options for the 3rd week of the other months corresponds to the...
Forum: Options on Futures June 7th, 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
To say "Thank you" please use the Thanks-Button...

To say "Thank you" please use the Thanks-Button to keep the threads as short as possible. Thank you !

Best regards, Myrrdin
Forum: Options on Futures June 7th, 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Obviously you are looking at the ESU C3000 and...

Obviously you are looking at the ESU C3000 and the ESZ C3000.

I assume that IB will foresee margin for this trade.

Delta for the September option is 6 %, delta for the December option is 15 %....
Forum: Options on Futures June 7th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 90,046
Posted By myrrdin
Please feel free to ask all questions you have. ...

Please feel free to ask all questions you have.

Margin depends on the broker you work with. As you work with IB your margin will probably be higher than the margin for traders working with other...
Forum: Options on Futures June 6th, 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 841,892
Posted By myrrdin
It is the option for the ES future, expiring in...

It is the option for the ES future, expiring in the 3rd week of August, 2018. "W" stands for weekly option.

Best regards, Myrrdin
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