Trade Alert – (IWM) May 3, 2013

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Trade Alert - (IWM)- Stop Loss

Sell the Russell 2000 iShares ETF (IWM) May, 2013 $96-$99 put spread at $2.34 or best

Closing Trade


expiration date: May 17, 2013

Portfolio weighting: 10%

Number of Contracts = 36 contracts

Note: This is in addition to my earlier stop loss on the (IWM) May $95-$98 in-the-money bear put spread

The best execution can be had by placing your 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 execute the legs individually or you will end up losing much of your profit.
Keep in mind that these are ballpark prices only. Spread pricing can be very volatile on expiration months farther out.

Here are the specific trades you need to execute this position:

Sell 36 May, 2013 (IWM) $99 puts at……………$3.96
Buy to cover short 36 May, 2013 (IWM) $96 puts at..…….$1.62
Net Proceeds:………………………………………….....$2.34

Loss: $2.80 - $2.34 = -$0.46

(36 X 100 X -$0.46) = -$1.656 or -1.66% loss for the notional $100,000 portfolio.

IWM a 5-3-13