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iInvest Traders Circle is the next step in becoming a successful, active trader to help improve returns through options trading and other derivatives products under the expert guidance of the iInvest trading team.

The traders at iInvest have been actively trading proven equity and options strategies with success and are now ready to expand the circle. Below is a recent case study highlighting the results of one of our recent strategies. Joining the iInvest Traders Circle is free and will give you access to our trading ideas, events, stock recommendations, market comments and positions tailored to your risk profile.


*Derivatives trading is not suitable to all investors. Prior to taking any action or making any investment decision based on the information contained in this notice, you should gain professional financial advice.

iInvest traders circle averaged a return of 5% per month for the 16/17 FY.

Case Study | XJO Index income strategy (STRANGLE)

From January 2013 the Index has averaged a range of 313 points per month. Our strategy takes advantage of the time value of out of the money options usually in a 400 – 500 point range.

Selling a call 250 points above the market price and a put 250 points below the market price creates our range of return. An expiry within this range allows us to keep all premium received when the index finishes in this range.

The strategy can be tailored to suit different risk profiles.

Our example has been trading 5 XJO contracts utilising an average of $16,000 of margin.

Entering the strategy is market dependant – meaning relative to where and how the index has traded recently it may be a great time to open the strangle or may be worth waiting. We try and utilise the time value of options so entering the trade towards the start of the month or the end of the previous month is ideal.

The strategy has been very successful, the example below is based on an initial investment of $20,000:

XJO strangle strategy
MonthRange of returnPremiumReturn
Aug-155000 – 5500$3,000.0015.00%
Sep-154900 – 5300$1,150.006.00%
Oct-154950 – 5400$4,450.0022.00%
Nov-154800 – 5300$3,900.0020.00%
Dec-154800 – 5600$1,800.009.00%
Jan-164700 – 5300$2,600.0013.00%
Feb-164600 – 5200$2,200.0011.00%
Mar-164450 – 5100-$1,400.00-7.00%
Apr-164900 – 5350$2,550.0013.00%
May-164800 – 5300-$900.00-5.00%
Jun-165050 – 5400$4,900.0025.00%
Jul-165000 – 5500$3,150.0015.75%
Aug-165300 – 5600$2,800.0014.00%
Sep-165250 – 5650-$700.00-3.50%
Oct-165050 – 5500$2,800.0014.00%
Nov-165200 – 5500$900.004.50%
Total $39,375.00196.88%

*Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. This information is for general information only, and does not take into account your personal circumstances, investment objectives, financial situation or needs.

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