Finally a bit of steam off the markets but I certainly wouldn't call it the bottom yet.
At the end of the day the VIX (volatility index) is still very high, which means the tension/scare in the market is still very much present.
Although I like to go into the weekend by closing as many of my positions as possible, for now, I keep them open hoping that we will see a large decline in the IVR (Volatility Rank) in the coming days.
So what's my trade for today?
#XOP (#EnergyIndex). I can no longer hold my temptation back from jumping onto this one, despite my fear about the development of the Russian war. That could create a massive energy crises.
I selected the June $110 / 160 strangle (sell $110 put and sell $160 call with June 17 expiration). It pays $3.15 but the bp (buying power or capital) requirement is only $1337.