Trade Alert – (CORN) November 1, 2012

As a potentially profitable opportunity presents itself, John will send you an alert with specific trade information as to what should be bought, when to buy it, and at what price.

Trade Alert – (CORN)

Sell the Teucrium Commodity Trust Corn Fund ETF (CORN) November, 2012 $50-$55 in-the-money bear put Spread at $4.68 or best

Closing Trade

11-11-2012

expiration date: 11-16-2012

Portfolio weighting: 10%

Number of Contracts = ($10,000/100/$4.68) = 23

The best execution can be had by placing your limit order bid for the entire spread in the middle market and waiting for the market to come to you. The difference between the bid and the offer on these deep in-the-money spread trades can be enormous.

Don’t buy the legs individually or you will end up losing much of your profit up front. If you don’t get filled, then try cancelling your order and entering a new bid five cents higher. If this doesn’t work, then wait for the next Trade Alert. There will be many fish in the sea.

The same applies if, for any reason, you don’t understand this trade. Better to watch this strategy unfold on paper in the model portfolio before you try it with real money.

Keep in mind that these are ball park prices only. Spread pricing can be very volatile on expiration months farther out. These are the trades you should execute:

Sell 23 November, 2012 (CORN) $55 Puts at……………….……$6.90
Buy to cover Short 23 November, 2012 (CORN) $50 Puts at…….$2.22
Net Premium:…………………………..………….………….…….$4.68

Profit:
$4.68 – $4.45 = $0.23

($0.23 X 100 X 23) = $529, or 0.53% for the notional $100,000 model portfolio.

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