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 a carry trade position in the SPX, the reduction of delta in MARA stock, a ratio calendar in Silver to fade the extreme in upside volatility, while we also suggested to use put spread collars to add hedge in your crypto exposure, whether that’s BTC, ETH, or both.

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Carry Trade on SPX

We executed a new carry trade as the SPX was in positive carry and we expected the range to hold in the near term. We think the street has a decent supply of gamma and vol was a little pump heading into the NFP.

Reducing Delta in MARA

We reduced delta in MARA and brought in more premium as the stock still looks expensive in terms of implied vol. We still own the stock in the long term portfolio so we are happy to overwrite the upside.

Adding Hedges in Crypto

With vol elevated and crypto markets under pressure, we think using put spread collars to add hedges makes sense. For those looking to buy the dip, we still prefer long dated call spreads to utilise the call skew further out the curve. Those expecting markets to find a range should consider iron condors to harvest the elevated volatility carry that has come back since last week.

Fade Upside Vol in Silver

We used ratio calendar to fade the extreme in Silver upside volatility and the inversion of the term structure as Gold runs into resistance at 2,300 and appears to be slowing down. We were not comfortable selling naked risk on the upside so we used a more defensive calendar strategy instead.

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Imran Lakha
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