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A few more contracts added to May IWM Iron Condor

April 7, 2010 by Ryan Barr

I was filled on 25 more IWM Condors on the 6th, click in to see a quick bit of analysis on the trade.

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Filled IWM May 2010 Iron Condor

April 1, 2010 by Ryan Barr

The first of many Condors in the Papermoney account has filled. This is an IWM Condor. The SPY order has yet to fill, quite frankly, I don’t expect it to fill at all, so I’ll investigate a few new positions next week.

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Can we get some wings in May?

March 31, 2010 by Ryan Barr

Now that I’ve finally gotten everything closed out, it’s time to get the Condors rolling. I’ve thrown two orders out into the papermoney portfolio for a 50 lot Iron Condors on the IWM and the SPY.  The IWM Condor should get filled fairly quickly, however the SPY has been put in well above the market/mid [...]

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Papermoney ‘basket’ update

February 1, 2008 by Ryan Barr

So far, so good!  Today the ‘basket’ of positions I opened on the 23rd gained another $2,500 of so of value.  As the ^VIX continues to plummet and the indexes move further into positive territory move money moves into the account. Most of the positions are now worthless, so I’m planning to spend a little [...]

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Up, up and away

January 23, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Well, well, well… That was a pleasant surprise closing in the markets today. Let me update you on the paper money portfolio. This morning, right after the opening when things were in the toilet I was filled on all five of my positions. Of course, having a great broker I received price improvement all every [...]

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Working on a basket of positions

January 22, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Okay… So I think this is the bottom. Could I be wrong?  Yup… If I am I may blow through about 100K of the paper money account, however I don’t think that is going to happen.  I’m working on a series of positions right now.  They are along a ton of different ‘minis’. When I [...]

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