While we rested peacefully Sunday, the new leader of Saudi Arabia, King Salman made a statement that he will continue his half brother’s previous policies along with the oil output quota.  This news hit the oil market in a bearish way, causing the futures prices to drop 1%.

This morning we are going to open up a bear put debit spread for a one week trade using the oil ETF “OIH”, with an expiry of January 30th.

Here is what this trade will look like:

  1. Buy 10 OIH – 35 Jan 30 Puts (ITM) at total cost:  $1,650
  2. Sell 10 OIH – 33 Jan 30 Puts (OTM) at total credit of: $200

Total Cost: $1,450

The first position establishes a bearish trade for the week.  The second position generates some income to offset the cost of the first position.  The net total is a debit of $1,450.

If OIH goes bearish as anticipated we will make profits down to $33, which would be an approximate return of $1,500.  If OIH trades lower than 33 our profit is capped as a result of the second position (but we got paid for it).

Our maximum loss is the net debit of $1,450.

This trade has a risk to reward ration of approximately 1, not the greatest in the world, however the technicals support a one week bearish outlook and we are also utilizing a strategy that reduces the overall risk.  Now that’s trading like a TRADEPRO.


Have a great week, good luck, and good trading.


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