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IWM Dec DD/ 21.25%

January 1, 2007

As I had mentioned earlier in one of the post that December is tough month for market neutral traders. I played a double diagonal IWM on December quarterly. It paid-off very nicely giving me 21.2% in about 5wks holding period. The original trade was opened for $0.20 credit/dd. Margin required/dd…

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January 1, 2007

Dec’06- 5.37%

December 30, 2006

Even though this month mostly was a travel month, the returns are beautiful. December, my portfolio grew by 5.37%, bringing overall return in the past 4months, since I started tracking, to >13%. The winners for this month were my double diagonal on IWM and calendar spread on XOM. I shall…

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December 30, 2006

RUT Iron Condor (Jan’07)

December 30, 2006

I have collected $2177 out of possible $3100 from the RUT Jan Iron condor. That’s about 70% of total premium that I can generate by selling IC. This is app 31% profit for the Iron condor and just 3 weeks to go for the Jan expiration cycle. Some of you…

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December 30, 2006

RUT Iron Condor (Feb’07)

December 30, 2006

Pictured below is my Feb’07 RUT condor. It was a 20point wide condor and total credit received was $3.20 (i.e. $3.20 reward for $16.80 risk i.e 19% returns expectancy). My short strikes were 880 and 720. Currently RUT is trading at 788 and with the theta gains I have already…

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December 30, 2006
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