FB Analysis

Facebook Inc, (FB)

Update 7/10/2017: FB rose for two days after I entered the position and then fell sharply for more than a week before beginning a two-day rise (so far) that brought the position to my target price. I exited at 24.9% of maximum potential profit.

I reached that point by rolling the position forward, as noted in the earlier update below, The results calculation is based on the entire series.

Shares showed a net rise of 0.06% over 18 days, or a +1% annual rate. The options position produced a 33.2% yield on debit for a +672% annual rate.

Update 6/27/2017: I rolled FB forward to a later expiration, leaving the strike prices in the structure unchanged.

The roll cost $0.23 for the exit and brought in a $4.75 premium from the new position, for a net premium for the series of $4.98.

I shall defer calculation of results until the series is complete.

FB shows high implied volatility, making it a candidate for non-directional trade.

I shall use options that trade for the last time 15 days hence, on July 7.

Implied volatility stands at 20%, which is 1.9 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.

FB’s IV stands in the 38th percentile of its annual range and the 59th percentile of its most recent broad movement.

The price used for analysis was $153.86.

Premium: $3.61 Expire OTM  
FB-iron fly Strike Odds Delta
Long 162.50 94.3% 6
Break-even 158.61
Short 155.00 59.1% 42
Short 152.50 40.7% 58
Break-even 151.61
Long 148.00 87.5% 12

The premium is 60% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 1.2:1.

Decision for My Account

I have entered an order on !S as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $153.83.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 22, 2017


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