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5/8/20: Portfolio Analysis - Why Butterfly Spreads are Low POP

From Theory To Practice

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In today’s portfolio analysis, we start by taking a look at our TRIP earnings trade. From last night’s earnings call, the stock hasn’t moved much, so our Short Put is looking good. We still need a little more time to let the strategy work and allow positive theta to do its magic. Then, we turn our attention to the TSLA Butterfly Spread we put on recently. Even though TSLA has rallied significantly the past week or so, and the stock is approaching the short strike of the strategy, we’re still not showing a profit on the trade. Today, we explain why that is the case.

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