≈ What can make me feel this way? My girl. ≈
T: – All right, now I want you to go to Add Simulated Trades tab and type in SPX.
[typing SPX … ENTER]
C: – OK, now what?
T: – Find contracts between 45 and 60 DTE.
[breaking a sweat …]
C: – OK, here they are.
T: – Now expand the view and find the .05 delta strikes on the Puts column.
[still sweating …]
C: – OK, here they are.
T: – Click on the bid, hold the CTRL key and click on the ask on the lower strike. Keep a 5-dollar spread.
[hold CTRL… click .. what is a ‘spread’?)
C: – Done.
T: – This is a Bull Put Spread. Now move on to the Call side and find the .05 delta strikes.
[Lord, please help me…]
C: – OK, here they are.
T: – Now keep the CTRL key down, click on the bid at the 0.05 delta and then on the ask on the next strike price available. Remember: 5-dollar spread.
T: – This is a Bear Call Spread. You’ve just created an Iron Condor.
Sounds silly now, but that was my mentorship session #3 with Tim Justice. If you could take a picture of me, at that moment, I would resemble Mr. Magoo trying to assemble the trade.
I fell in love with my first Iron Condors on SPX. They were the first contact I had with a trading system. Discipline, focus, rules, and perfect execution.
That will be the topic for tonight’s Cash Flow Club and guess who’ll be teaching it: yes, Coach Tim Justice. He will be teaching the Iron Condor from the new Tackle Trading Playbook.
Chart of the Day
Notes from session #3
The only notes I took after the third mentorship session with Tim. I couldn’t think of anything else after that.
Video of the day
How To Build a Safe Iron Condor
Coaches Tim and Cody work their way through the Tackle Trading Spreadsheet and teach students how yo build a proper and safe Iron Condor.
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