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From Russia With Love: RSX Iron Condor

Courtesy of WCI top gun Matt Buckley..For those loving Russia, here’s a market neutral thesis that capitalizes on volatility.

“RSX Implied Volatility is overpriced relative to its forecast volatility of 5.24% over the trade period. We are looking for possible price movement but for it to stay within its $27.00 to $33.00 price range until the exit of this trade.”

Tactic: Opening 25 RSX May 2012 Iron Condors (strikes [24/27/33/36]) for a $0.45 credit

Tactical Employment of Iron Condor:

  • Buying to Open 25 RSX May 2012 $36.00 Calls
  • Selling to Open 25 RSX May 2012 $33.00 Calls
  • Selling to Open 25 RSX May 2012 $27.00 Puts
  • Buying to Open 25 RSX May 2012 $24.00 Puts
  • Net Credit: $45.00 per Iron Condor for a total of $1125.00
  • Max Gain: $1125.00
  • Max Risk: -$255.00 per Iron Condor for a total risk of -$6375.00