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6/29/20: Portfolio Analysis - Ratio Spread Width

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In today’s portfolio analysis, we begin by adjusting our IWM Short Strangle that slipped through the cracks on Friday. With less than 21 DTE in July, the time is now to close or roll this strategy. Since the IV is relatively high in IWM, we are able to roll out to August for a really nice credit. Then, we turn to XLU for a new Ratio Spread, and we explain why our preference is usually for narrower Ratio Spreads, as opposed to wider Ratio Spreads.

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