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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For August 2018

    With August 2018 in the bag we look forward to September. Traders leave their Hamptons pads and get back to work. My SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy only closed one trade this month. Hoping for a creep up in IVR next month.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For July 2018

    July has come and gone. We partied for America's birthday and closed a few profitable trades! Darn good month! My SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy continued to do well.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For June 2018

    June 2018 was another winning month for my SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy. Since IVR has been pretty low closing this many trades was a darn good thing. Just have to be careful to not trade too big.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For May 2018

    May 2018 was a winning month for my SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy. It felt good to lock away some winning trades after last month.

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  5. Dealing With Trading Loses

    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For April 2018

    April 2018 was a losing month for my SPY Put Credit Spread trading strategy. While these months are never fun they serve as an opportunity to remember to be humble in this trading strategy.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For March 2018

    Here we explore the put credit spread trades I placed on the SPY durning the month of March 2018. This is my primary trading strategy for monthly income. By trading put credit spreads on the SPY I am typically in a trade for 23 days but no more than 45 days.

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For February 2018

    Volatility is back! Seems the day of the market just creeping up every day are over. In February 2018 the market tanked creating tons of new opportunities for entering Put Credit Spread trades. Sadly, we took some losses but in this post I explain that is not a bad thing. 

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    My SPY Put Credit Spread Trades For January 2018 (or lack there of)

    In January 2018 the markets where pretty stable -- Well stable in the eyes of an options volatility trader. It was not until the end of January when the market made a turn and volatility came back into the market. I opened a few trades in January 2018 but none closed.

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    Baseline Strategy for Trading SPY Put Credit Spreads

    When I got interested in trading credit spreads, like most I harbored some skepticism. A credit spread trade seemed to be the type that works—until rather dramatically it does not. Then I set off to figure out the correct way to trade SPY put credit spreads. The path was familiar: backtesting.

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    Should I Consider Delta When Opening SPY Put Credit Spreads?

    To study how delta affects an opening trade I did—of course—some backtesting. I took a $10,000 account and placed put credit spread trades from 2011 to current. I opened up spreads that were $2 wide, at least 4% out of the money, and no more than 45 days to expiration. 

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    Being Hyperfocused on the SPY

    Almost all of my credit spread trading is focused on the S&P 500 via the SPY or S&P 500 futures. Why am I hyperfocused on the SPY? So I can sleep at night (well, try to sleep—I do have a young son and a daughter on the way). 

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    How Often the SPY Falls More Than 5% in a 30-Day Period and Why You Should Care

    During any 30-day period from 1993 through 2014 the SPY (the Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, tracking the S&P 500) closed down 5% or more 11% of the time. I know this obscure fact because for every one of the 5,502 trading days during that period I compared the SPY closing price with the closing price 30 trading days later.

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