This post is a selection of insights from our reports to subscribers this week, showcasing how we build the contextual framework to find daily trade ideas. This is a repeatable process aimed at finding high-risk-reward trades. Note that the onus is on the subscriber to pick and choose which trades fit their overall risk. 

In this week’s blog post, as part of the insights and trade ideas shared with subscribers, we focused on the good value that represents owning gamma in Bitcoin, the carry trade we put on $XLV to earn theta over the holiday period, and the long delta trade in the SPY as the bullish trend remains incessant.

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Gamma is Good Value to Own in Bitcoin

In our weekly crypto report, we wrote that with the deeply negative volatility carry in crypto, it suggests that gamma (highest in short-dated options) is good value to own. Therefore, we see scope for more volatility by end of this week or over the weekend, especially on the upside if inflows were to come back for quarter end. Using short dated ATM calls and selling longer dated OTM calls can be a nice way to participate in a near-term rally and not have to pay too much decay.

Carry Trade via $XLV

We also executed a carry trade as we want to earn theta over the holiday period and this sector XLV (Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund) has been exhibiting good positive carry as of late.

Long SPY Delta Trade

We added a new trade on the SP500 as a way to be long SPY Delta but with some protection. We used the shorted-dated options to fund the theta and will systematically roll or rebalance the position to maintain a long delta of 20-30%.

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Imran Lakha
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