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Theta and Managing Early

Market Measures

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We know that we collect more theta in periods of high IV almost double at times. In the piece today the guys dig deeper and see how much P/L, on average we keep as a percent of our expected daily move.

Currently, the theta on a 16∆ strangle in SPY in the December cycle is $7 per day.

This means that theoretically, all other variables equal, the strangle will get $0.07 cheaper by tomorrow, thus yielding a profit to option sellers of $0.07 x 100 = $7.00.

So, what percent of that $7 do we actually see in our daily P/L historically?

Tune in to find out!

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