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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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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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Heading higher?

April 1, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Who knows any more   It looks to me as though we are getting close to a very important cross roads here in the /NQ and /ES. I’ve jumped into a slew of SPY Calls to balance off the Puts that are open right now. The papermoney page is up to date. The futures are [...]

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Papermoney – Two new trades

March 24, 2009 by Ryan Barr

Two new positions in the papermoney portfolio. Both are effectively short equity positions via options, puts on the SPY and calls on the SKF.

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Position Management

November 24, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Trading in this market is extremely difficult.  I’ve been fortunate enough to make a nice return so far, however I’ve made more mistakes than I care to admit. For example, just this morning I committed a super blunder… Over the weekend, Citigroup received a huge bailout package and the market responded this morning.  I figured [...]

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Ah… the smell of money

April 15, 2008 by Ryan Barr

Here we go again. It’s just about option expiration Friday and it’s looking like the papermoney and my personal positions are all shaping up to be quite nice. I’ve also put out a few orders for a few new May positions, basically copying the current April ones and rolling them out. I’ll post the positions [...]

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Trades away!

March 27, 2008 by Ryan Barr

What is that??? Yes indeed I just just finally put on a new trade. I know it has been quite some time, but I figured it was time to get my feet back in the game. This play is a little more on the aggressive side, but I think it will work out pretty nicely. [...]

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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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