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How to close a multi-leg option trade?

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When placing a  multi-leg option trade (butterfly, iron condor etc.), how to close the trade and its related positions later when a certain criteria is met, for example, exit @ 30% profit or 7 days before expiration? 

Any example Python code?  Thanks!

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Hi Cloud Trader,

There are many ways to do that based on your strategy. Here is my attempt to exit 7 days before expiry based on our Butterfly Spread tutorial. self.CheckForExpiry() is called when we have invested in some options. We could use self.Liquidate() to close all positions and open orders, and self.Liquidate(symbol) to liquidate for specific symbol.

You could also find another example with profit calculation in this post.

Hope it helps!

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Many thanks Link Liang.   How would I exit @ 30% profit ?  

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