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9/25: Intro. to Volatility and Skew Concepts in Trading Options

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    Mark M. Mark M. replied to (Beginnings of) Hedging At Work (latest of 4)
    Yesterday
    Mark M.

    "Thanks for the update Don, I myself am primarily trading in Reg T accounts so I need a different approach aside from the Space Trip...."

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    Don B.

    "That is very interesting re risk reversals and legging into butterflies being a focus of theirs. Those themes were also a focus of Scott Ruble's talk on Options Tribe. I have a friend who is taking Ed Toulauskas course and trading room servi..."

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    Don B. Don B. replied to (Beginnings of) Hedging At Work (latest of 2)
    5 days ago
    Don B.

    "It is going to turn mainly on the fate of the 604020. The rest are hedges. It looks promising so f..."

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    Don B.

    "The best-known difference is that margins are much lower in a PM account. But, as Ron Bertino emphasized, that is NOT the relevant benefit of PM for purposes of trading condor hedges etc...."

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    Michael

    "If I have a 'margin account' but typically do not trade up to the point that I use that margin, do I have a reason to want to be qualified for portfolio margin? Can I just continue under the standard Reg. T margin provisions?..."

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    Don B.

    "I am researching the background of these trade ideas. I want to credit Mark M. and Ron Bertino for pointing me to a good part of this. Ron cites the book "One Strategy For All Markets" by J.J. Lord as an Inspiration for part of his Space Trip ..."

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    Don B. Don B. replied to Meeting Date for September (latest of 2)
    September 10
    Don B.

    "Yes that is correct for location and it is at 6:30 pm. Don"

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    Don B.

    "Darn that was the wrong graph for the condor hedge one. I have corrected it now in my post. .You are very observant - the one I posted before was an ATM condor I was experimenting with on the side...."

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    Mark M. Mark M. replied to (Beginnings of) Hedging At Work (latest of 4)
    September 7
    Mark M.

    "Here are some shots of the current state of the various positions: The Teenie-style "Black Swan" Hedge Only (not Ron Bertino's backspread style here) The main Condor Hedge ("Space T..."

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    Don B.

    "I put on an ES out of the money condor hedge in the style of Ron's STT late last week (and a teenie as well by the way). Then on Sunday I put on a[masked], (I was surprised that I was able to get a very fair fill even at off hours)...."

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