We have found that the most optimal time to place trades is when there is around 45 days to expiration. However if expiration has just passed, this timeframe may not be available. When this happens should we use a shorter timeframe of 30 days or a longer timeframe of 60 days?
Today, Tom Sosnoff and Tony Battista look at a huge study to see which expiration cycle is better. After they break down all of the data they find out that you will have a higher win rate if you use the shorter cycle. You will make more money with the longer cycle but this will tie up your capital twice as long. However, it is important to note that the average P/L per day was higher for the shorter cycle as well!