SMH Analysis

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

I have entered a short iron condor spread on SMH, using options that trade for the last time 45 days hence, on July 19. The premium is a $1.18 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $101.54.

The profit zone for this position is between $112 on the upside and $91 on the downside.

The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 47.0%.

Premium: $1.18 Expire OTM
SMH-iron condor Strike Odds Delta
Long 117.00 95.0% 6
Break-even 113.18 91.0% 10.5
Short 112.00 87.0% 15
Short 91.00 82.0% 16
Break-even 85.18 87.5% 11
Long 84.00 93.0% 6

The premium is 19.7% of the width of the position’s wings.

The risk/reward ratio is 4.1:1.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 4, 2019


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