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Condors in the Clouds: A Hilarious Tale of Trading Triumph

Hey there, fellow financial daredevils and stock market acrobats! Today, we’re diving into the wild world of options trading with a side-splitting story that’ll have you laughing all the way to the bank (or maybe the virtual bank, since it’s the 21st century and all).


Our protagonist, let’s call them Captain Condor, recently embarked on a two-day rollercoaster ride in the stock market, armed with nothing but an adventurous spirit, a keen eye for strategy, and a possibly lucky rabbit’s foot (the jury’s still out on that one).

Picture this: Captain Condor, donned in a cape made of stock certificates and wielding a keyboard like a sword, set out to conquer the mythical beast known as the SPX (S&P 500). With nerves of steel and a glint in their eye, Captain Condor decided to tame this financial beast with the legendary Iron Condor strategy.

Our Condor had $10 wide wings and it’s body spread all the way to 4,495 / 4,455 put side and 4,645 / 4,633 call side. And we only had two days of gliding in this still waters (or skies) of Wall Street.

Now, for the uninitiated, an Iron Condor is like the Swiss Army knife of options trading. It involves simultaneously selling a put spread and a call spread, creating a sweet spot where the underlying asset (in this case, the SPX) can frolic freely without triggering financial chaos.

Our hero Captain Condor, with the grace of a Wall Street ballerina, executed their plan flawlessly. Selling options here, buying options there – it was like orchestrating a financial ballet. The market, unaware of the spectacle unfolding, continued its daily routine of ups, downs, and sideways shimmies.

As the first day unfolded, Captain Condor watched the market with bated breath, occasionally muttering words of encouragement to their options as if coaxing a horse to victory. The SPX danced around, teasing the edges of the Iron Condor’s wingspan but never quite breaking free. It was a close call, but Captain Condor emerged unscathed, pockets jingling with a modest profit.

Day two, however, brought a plot twist that even Hollywood couldn’t script. The market, like a mischievous imp, decided to throw a curveball at our intrepid trader. But Captain Condor, undeterred, adjusted their strategy on the fly, turning potential disaster into a comedy of errors for the market itself.

In a surprising turn of events, the SPX played right into Captain Condor’s hands. It seemed that even the market couldn’t resist a well-executed Iron Condor. The financial gods smiled upon our hero, and by the end of the second day, Captain Condor proudly counted a cool $131 in profits.

In fact, we had over 40 Captain Condors flying around since September when we started opening Crumbs trades and almost all of them were a great success. Don’t believe me? Check this spreadsheet then.

And there you have it, dear readers – a tale of triumph in the face of financial uncertainty, where a fearless trader armed with nothing but wits and a clever strategy danced with the market and emerged victorious.

So, whether you’re a seasoned trader or a casual observer of the financial circus, remember this: sometimes, all it takes to conquer the market is a dash of strategy, a dollop of humor, and the ability to laugh in the face of financial gravity.

Until next time, happy trading and may your portfolios be as colorful as a circus tent on a sunny day!


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