Update 4/26/2019: I have exited EA 21 days before its expiration, as my rules require, for a $1.27 debit, for a $0.33 profit. The share price was within the profit zone at exit, although the return, at 20.6% of maximum potential profit, fell short of my 50% target.
Shares declined by 6.0% over 21 days, or a -104% annual rate. The options positions produced a 26.0% return for a 452% annual rate.
I have entered a short iron condor spread on EA, using options that trade for the last time 42 days hence, on May 17. The premium is a $1.60 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $99.75.
The profit zone for this position is between $116.60 on the upside and $76.60 on the downside.
The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 53.
The premium is 16% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 5.3:1.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, April 5, 2019
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