How realistic is this for long term success trading options? I've learned a great deal about options for some time now and have been trading iron condors since about June (learned a lot from Mark W's blog, thanks Mark!). Obviously conditions have been ideal and yesterday closed the put side of a IC (leaving the call side). I don't like the idea of initiating IC's with volatility at the low levels it is now, but folks like Dan S believe these can be year round month after month trades regardless of IV. Obviously buying long calls/puts is also an option but that simply questions the viability of doing the condor in the first place and the whole idea of same strategy every month. On a side note: how concerned do I need to be with stuff like vol skew with condors? I'm guessing skew mostly applies to stuff like calendars, diagonals, where the strategy spans differing months.. then there's intramonth skew.. how vital are these? Thanks!