Chapter 1. The Horse Race

An iron condor is a complex options trade that creates a “zone,” as illustrated in Figure 1.1, in which a profit occurs over time and within a specific price range. Correctly picking the direction of price movement is not necessary. Understanding the dynamics involved in the trade is the key to long-term success and limited risk.

Figure 1.1. S&P 500 Index chart

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