I have entered a short vertical spread on SPY, using options that trade for the last time 66 days hence, on July 20. The premium is a $3.26 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $270.86.
I made the decision to enter the trade in my account based on a reversal from the peak of May 14, beginning by my Elliott wave count the 3rd wave to the downside at the Minute degree.
Implied volatility stands at 15%, which is equivalent to the VIX, a measure of the volatility of the S&P 500 index.
SPY’s IV stands higher than 18% of its daily readings over the past year and stands in the 11th percentile of its most recent broad movement..
The price used for analysis was $270.85.
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The premium is 81.5% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 1.5:1.
The bid/ask spread was 0.9%.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, May 15, 2018
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