The iron condor is one of the most popular option strategies available to traders. Unfortunately, it is also possibly the most dangerous.

See here’s the deal: when a new fresh faced option trader first hears of this trading strategy – he or she becomes so enamoured with it that they just can’t seem to help but jump right into trading them – risking way too much money – and without much thought of what they are going to do if the trade starts to go wrong.

And unfortunately what always seems to happen to a high percentage of them is that they promptly wind up getting their trading accounts demolished and their heads handed to them on a platter.

Now stop.

Before you start to get the wrong impression, please, let me clarify something here.

I absolutely LOVE iron condors. ALOT. In fact, the iron condor is right up there as one of my favorite trading strategies.

And I think it REALLY IS a good solid trade.

And those claims and stories of ten percent monthly gains and ninety percent probabilities? They are absolutely true.

The big problem is that there is some very important information being left out of those iron condor claims and stories. Information that I’m sure would keep alot of rookie option traders – who frankly just don’t know any better – from blindly making that ‘over-confident’ leap into the iron condor abyss.

See what isn’t being talked about with iron condors is that while yes, they can provide great monthly returns and high probabilities of winning- they also come attached with a horrendous risk to reward ratio – sometimes as poor as 10 to 1!

10 to 1! That means that in order to try and make just one dollar, you need to be willing to risk ten. Or, put another way – in order to make 100 dollars, you need to risk 1,000 dollars. Or – risk $10,000.00 to hopefully make just $1,000.00!

And as my dear old mammy used to say: ‘that smells a lot like an awful bad egg’. Which in fact it is. That risk to reward ratio is nothing but a low down, no good, smelly rotten deal!

Just do the math. With a risk to reward like that, even with the great probabilities and wonderful monthly returns – before long a problem month could come along and completely wipe out your entire account!

However…

All is not lost…

Because – as I wrote previously – I REALLY DO like the iron condor strategy.

It’s one of my favorite trades – and it continually generates profits for me.

So obviously there’s a way around that horrible risk to reward issue and the inevitable problematic losing months.

And there is.

It all revolves around how you go about handling the trade.

That risk to reward problem quickly becomes a complete non issue as soon as you educate yourself on the proper way to initially set these trades up and how to correctly manage and adjust them.

You just need to take the time BEFORE jumping into the iron condor pool to equip yourself with this little bit of knowledge. A few simple ‘tricks of the trade’ – so when those problem months DO come along (and they WILL believe me) – you will know exactly what you need to do to immediately squash that threat, easily adjust yourself out of the problem, and experience the iron condor for all it’s ‘really’ cracked up to be.

To learn a much ‘better’ way to trade the Iron Condor spread for monthly income, visit this Iron Condor site for simple step-by-step instructions on how to correctly place, manage, and ADJUST iron condor trades.

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