XBI Analysis

SPDR S&P Biotech exchange traded fund (XBI)

I have entered a short iron condor spread on XBI, using options that trade for the last time 53 days hence, on June 21. The premium is an $0.82 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $87.02.

The profit zone for this position is between $96.82 on the upside and $73.82 on the downside.

The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 28.

Premium: $0.82 Expire OTM
XBI-iron condor Strike Odds Delta
Long 100.00 95.0% 5
Break-even 96.82 90.5% 10
Short 96.00 86.0% 15
Short 77.00 93.0% 15
Break-even 73.82 92.0% 11.5
Long 73.00 91.0% 8

The premium is 20.5% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 3.9:1.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, April 29, 2019


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