Update 7/1/2019: NVDA rose steadily from the day I entered my short iron condor position. A news-storm involving the trade dispute with China pushed the position beyond it’s profit zone, and I exited for a loss. The debit required to close the position was $4.89, which is a $3.08 loss from the $1.81 credit upon entry. Altogether the share price rose by $23.26 during my holding period. The implied volatility rank fell by 11.5 points to 20.9%.
The exit was triggered under my new 2019 trading rules, which requires immediate exit if a position moves beyond the profit zone with less than 21 days until expiration.
Shares rose by 15.9% over 24 days, or a +242% annual rate. The options position produced a -63.0% loss for a -958% annual rate.
I have entered a short iron condor spread on NVDA, using options that trade for the last time 42 days hence, on July 19. The premium is a $1.81 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $146.24.
The profit zone for this position is between $166.81 on the upside and $116.81 on the downside.
The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 32.4%.
The premium is 18.1% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 4.5:1.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, June 7, 2019
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