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Forum: Options on Futures Yesterday, 03:47 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
My portfolio is similar than the one you mention....

My portfolio is similar than the one you mention. With the exception that I do not hold Bonds, but Real Estate. And instead of Commodities I have my trading account, which I use for trading...
Forum: Options on Futures February 23rd, 2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,223
Posted By myrrdin
IB uses higher margin than span margin -...

IB uses higher margin than span margin - especially for naked short options.

IB charges a daily fee for accounts holding more than a small amount of OTM short options.

IB liquidates trades...
Forum: Options on Futures February 22nd, 2018, 12:36 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
The factor of 100 usually stems from using either...

The factor of 100 usually stems from using either US Dollars or US Cents. The factor to multiply the option price in points with for Live Cattle to receive the option price in US Dollars is either...
Forum: Options on Futures February 22nd, 2018, 12:21 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
I do not know how the option price is shown in...

I do not know how the option price is shown in your platform. On both of the platforms I use the price would be shown as 2.72. As this is not a valid price you can enter 2.700 or 2.725 .

This is...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 20th, 2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,367
Posted By myrrdin
I assume you mean KWN8. KCN8 is coffee. ...

I assume you mean KWN8. KCN8 is coffee.

According to MRCI seasonal data I would enter the KWN-WN from ths long side, and not the WN-KWN. Also dryness in the areas where Kansas Wheat is grown...
Forum: Options on Futures February 19th, 2018, 12:11 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
I usually do not calculate the stop as a...

I usually do not calculate the stop as a percentage of the option price. You are correct, my loss was significanlty below 100 %, a value, which is chosen by many traders.

I usually take a support...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 19th, 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By myrrdin
It is interesting to note that the NGN-NGJ spread...

It is interesting to note that the NGN-NGJ spread never had its Best Equity Amount between 10th of February and 1st of March in the most recent 15 years. As in 2018 the best equity amount did not...
Forum: Options on Futures February 19th, 2018, 10:45 AM
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Posted By myrrdin
Meat markets can get ugly when expiration gets...

Meat markets can get ugly when expiration gets close. Thus, I prefer to sell the June contract. You are correct saying that my LHM option has a higher delta. But the underlying moves slower. And the...
Forum: Options on Futures February 19th, 2018, 10:33 AM
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Posted By myrrdin
I used a very tight stop, as COT data is bullish....

I used a very tight stop, as COT data is bullish. I will enter this trade again just above the current market. I think I was too early.

Fundamentals and seasonals are still favourable for this...
Forum: Options on Futures February 19th, 2018, 03:17 AM
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Posted By myrrdin
Another trade I intend to enter is selling puts...

Another trade I intend to enter is selling puts for Natural Gas, probably in the first half of March.

Seasonal charts support this trade, and COT data will get bullish in case the price moves...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 18th, 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By myrrdin
I currently do not see any interesting trades in...

I currently do not see any interesting trades in the meats with the exception of selling options (see thread "Diversified Option Selling Portfolio").
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Best regards, Myrrdin
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 18th, 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By myrrdin
Currently I hold the following positions: ...

Currently I hold the following positions:

GCJ
GCJ-ECH
PLJ
I expect inflation to grow during the next couple of months, and, thus, gold price to rise. As I am not sure about the Euro I hedged...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 18th, 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,367
Posted By myrrdin
I currently hold the following positions in...

I currently hold the following positions in grains & beans:

KWN-WN
Longterm trade.
Seasonality is favourable according to MRCI data.

(KWZ)-MWZ
Sold the KWZ, but still hold a short position...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 18th, 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By myrrdin
I currently hold the following positions: ...

I currently hold the following positions:

(CCH)
Just took profit on this position, which I held for quite a while. In case of a set-back I intend to re-enter.

KCK - KCK C130
Rolled into May...
Forum: Commodities Futures Trading February 18th, 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By myrrdin
I still hold the positions mentioned above. Both...

I still hold the positions mentioned above. Both trades usually move upwards at least until some time in March.

I added the NGX-NGK some time ago. This trade also is a suggestion of MRCI. The...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 12:26 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
Further intentions: I intend to sell the WZ...

Further intentions:

I intend to sell the WZ C6.5, as stated in my most recent post.

In addition I intend to sell short-dated SX calls (expiry in June) just above the market. Crop in Brazil...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 12:19 PM
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Posted By myrrdin
Currently I hold the following positions in the...

Currently I hold the following positions in the short option portfolio (positions in brackets are already liquidated and only included in the list to make a comment):


(LHJ C80)
(LHJ P66)...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,257
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Posted By myrrdin
I have to admit that I do not make the kind of...

I have to admit that I do not make the kind of excellent quantitative studies as Ron does.

When trading commodities (and not indices) I usually sell naked options. There are three reasons:
...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By myrrdin
You find the information regarding assignment on...

You find the information regarding assignment on the CME site in the contract specification:

"Option exercise results in a position in the underlying cash-settled futures contract. Options which...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 769,765
Posted By myrrdin
I sold a first lot of LHM P72. Intend to sell 3...

I sold a first lot of LHM P72. Intend to sell 3 more lots (1 x P72, 2 x P70) at a lower price of the underlying.

I do not hold a short option position in SB or KC.

You find more about short...
Forum: Options on Futures February 18th, 2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 88
Posted By myrrdin
You ask for the cheapest broker to trade ES...

You ask for the cheapest broker to trade ES options. This is IB. But I definitely would not recommend them to option sellers, as they do not support this at all.

You find a lot of information...
Forum: Options on Futures February 16th, 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6,634
Views: 769,765
Posted By myrrdin
If you are interested in deversifying your...

If you are interested in deversifying your portfolio please read through the thread "Diversified Option Selling Portfolio". You will find a lot of ideas, and information on balancing your portfolio,...
Forum: Options on Futures February 12th, 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By myrrdin
This surprizes me. Did you receive a margin call...

This surprizes me. Did you receive a margin call before ? Was your account size negative ? Or were there any other special circumstances ? In all cases I have heard of (regarding large brokers with...
Forum: Options on Futures February 12th, 2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
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: Options on Futures February 10th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By myrrdin
Yes, this is how you should procede. I do...

Yes, this is how you should procede.

I do not understand why you want to develop a system that can be bought at a reasonable price, if the quality of your system is not superior. And as you ask a...
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