We are on track for our 28th positive month of OPNewsletter phase-2, as of last Friday close OPNewsletter Jul 2010 portfolio is up +8.3% on the maximum investment of almost 60% of portfolio capital. We have started opening Aug 2010 portfolios and our first portfolio is already positive.
Let’s talk consistency first, especially on trades like Iron condor which is probably the most widely used option trading strategy. OPNewsletter has lost only 1 month of RUT iron condor since May 2008, and the drawdown was only 7.15% while gains have been around 12% on average per month. RUT Iron Condor for July 2010 resulted into +23% gains. If someone has invested US$10K, only in OPN RUT Iron Condor, this 10K would have grown over 5 times to $56K since May 2008. This period includes probably one of the most volatile stock market moves of our lifetime. Of course, I don’t recommend traders to invest all the money in iron condors only and which is why we have portfolio approach at OPNewsletter, to diversify risk/rewards.
During the month of July, we also opend, for first time, an Income portfolio on Google. Just for perspective, since our opening of this portfolio on June 14th, google moved from $480 to $506 and then from $506 to $434 almost without a pause. This portfolio has provided a great deal of learnings e.g. during this period, one of our backspread we opened for only $0.65 debit moved past to show $10 gains!!! Though it was tough and very volatile move, we still managed to gain 4% gains as of Friday close (still open) and we are in for the earning week and out theta gains are a few % points per day.
These results do not include gains/losses on the speculative trades. It also feels good when I find adding value to subscribers as OPNewsletter members were already warned of the coming meltdown since mid April via constance market updates/projections. Though no one can be perfect or correct all the time, so far OPN has been able to serve well.
Profitable Trading, OP