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Trading IV

Market Measures

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Short premium positions are most profitable in high IV environments, and we trade IVR > 30 as a rule of thumb to ensure this.

However, if IVR becomes skewed to the upside or downside, it might not accurately represent premium selling conditions.

Today Tom and Tony discuss what happens if we trade using SPY IV instead of IVR, in an attempt to avoid IVR skew.

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