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Trade Alert – (SPY) ? STOP LOSS
Sell the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) December, 2013 $183-$186 bear put spread at $2.48 or best
expiration date: December 20, 2013
Portfolio weighting: 10%
Number of Contracts = 38 contracts
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 38 December, 2013 (SPY) $186 puts at?????$5.92
Buy to cover short 38 December, 2013 (SPY) $183 puts at.?.$3.44
Loss: $2.63 – $2.48 = $0.15
(38 X 100 X -$0.15) = -$570 or -0.57% loss for the notional $100,000 portfolio.