Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Straddles Update, Post Dubai

Here is an update on the straddles posted Nov 27, post Dubai crisis. Let's see how they are doing so far.

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There are currently 4 winners and 2 losers. The big loser is UUP, which has moved up and down.

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Orion said...

Hi S.Investor,
Which criteria do you use to exit those straddles? Do you use any stop loss? how near to expiration do you maintain a trade if it doesn't move as you expected?
Excuse me for so many questions.

The Shocked Investor said...

Excellent question Orion. it has been asked a few times before and there are answers posted.

Each case is different and it depends on time to expiry and the volatility of each stock. Stocks like AUY or SLW or UCO for example, move tremendously. A stock like UUP does not. So there is no one answer fits all. You have to look at what level you are confortable with. I am not an advisor, but what I do in this crazy market is to get out as soon as there is a profit. Cutting your losses at x % is also a very good idea, the closer you get to expiration, the higher the risk.

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