The Boeing Co. (BA)
Update 7/31/2017: BA gapped upward by $23 after earnings were published and rose an additional $23 in the ensuing two trading days. I exited for a loss as expiration approached.
Shares rose by 137% over six days, or an 834% annual rate. The options position produced a -52.4% loss on debit for a -3,190% annual rate.
BA publishes earnings on Wednesday before the opening bell.
I shall use options that trade for the last time 10 days later, on Aug. 4.
Implied volatility stands at 21%, which is 2.3 times the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
BA’s IV stands in the 49th percentile of its annual range and the 87th percentile of its most recent broad movement.
The price used for analysis was $213.06.
The premium is 48% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 1:1.
Decision for My Account
I have entered an order on BA as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $213.24.
By Tim Bovee, Fukuoka, Japan, July 25, 2017
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