Earlier today, I discussed a trade set up in the Russell 2000 Index options. I looked at a Non-Directional Income Trade with about 60 days to expiration. I’ve outlined my trade set up as well as my risk management plan for this trade:

Trade set up: I’m looking to buy a slightly OTM put butterfly with a 50 point wing on the downside and a 40 point wing on the upside.

This gives me a slightly bearish directional exposure and puts time decay of options on my side.

I am looking to scale into this trade as RUT trades higher and I will adjust my Profit Target as well as my stop loss as I add risk to the trade.

I will look to add another butterfly at higher strike prices IF/WHEN RUT trades above 1530 and 1570 and I will take this trade-off IF/WHEN RUT trades under 1440 or I hit my Max Allowable Loss.

I’m looking to make about 10-15% return on risk in this trade and I don’t want to lose a lot more than what I’m looking to make. 

This is a very simple trade set up and we have a trade guideline that will dictate HOW and WHEN this trade needs to be managed.

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11/01/17 Update:

We’re going to adjust this trade by:

1. SELL TO CLOSE Tier 1 – 1440/1490/1530 put butterfly

Order Ticket
Type Asset Duration Strike C/P
STC RUT 15 DEC 17 1530 Put
BTC X2 RUT 15 DEC 17 1490 Put
STC RUT 15 DEC 17 1440 Put
Total Credit: $8.00


2. BUY TO OPEN Tier 1 – 1420/1470/1500 put butterfly

Order Ticket
Type Asset Duration Strike C/P
BTO RUT 15 DEC 17 1500 Put
STO X2 RUT 15 DEC 17 1470 Put
BTO RUT 15 DEC 17 1420 Put
Total Debit: $1.50


Video explaining the trade:

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