Neutral Outlook & High Volatility
Sell 1 ATM Put; Buy 1 OTM Put at Lower Strike; Sell 1 ATM Call; Buy 1 OTM Call at Higher Strike for a net credit.
30-60 days until expiration is optimal. This gives enough time for theta to work out.
Since I am a seller of this option I will only enter the trade when IV is over 50%. The higher the better. Falling IV will help this trade as inversely rising IV will hurt the trade.
Time works in my favor as theta decay gives me money each day on the trade.
This trade can be scaled up to 3-5% of my account.
If my position shows a profit near 25% of the max potential gain, I will close the position early to lock in profits.
Two break-even points: 1) Short strike plus net credit. 2) Short strike minus net credit.