As we head into 2019, investors are being reminded that stocks don’t just go up forever.
2017 was one of the best years on record for short volatility trades like Iron Condors but 2018 was more of a challenge and 2019 is sure to prove even more so.
That’s where risk management and years of experience come in handy.
With VIX hovering in the high 20’s, it can be a great time to get short volatility, but you need to have strict trading plans and rules in place.
Iron Condors can quickly come under pressure on the upside by violent V-shaped reversals.
As such, it’s important to have an overall trading plan that incorporates all the elements of successful option trading – long volatility, short volatility, directional, gamma scalps, long-term and short-term trades.
2019 is shaping up to be a testing year for option trades so it’s important to have good plans in place.
Can the short volatility trade continue to work well in 2019? Yes, provided that realized volatility is not much higher than the implied volatility.
With that in mind, I’ll be running a free webinar series starting Jan 3rd and I’ll explain what all this means, plus I’ll be reviewing some of my trades from 2018 and sharing my plans for the year ahead.
There will be lots to cover and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. Here’s what you’ll learn during the webinar series:
– Developing an edge by using probabilities in your favor
– Gain the crucial advantage through understanding the key concepts of implied volatility
– How to trade delta neutral and why it’s so important
– The 5 key steps to consistent options income trading
– Understand how your trading psychology accounts for 90% of your success OR failure
– And much more!
You can register for the webinar series below. These will be recorded, but you will need to register in order to get the replay.
Spaces are limited so get in early.
To your success,
January 3rd 7pm New York time – 5 Step Blueprint to Options Trading Success
January 10th 7pm New York time – The Secret to Consistent Income With Options
Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only and should not be treated as investment advice. The strategy presented would not be suitable for investors who are not familiar with exchange traded options. Any readers interested in this strategy should do their own research and seek advice from a licensed financial adviser.
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