Update 7/26/2019: I exited IYR 21 days before expiration, as required by my trading rules. The cost of existing was $0.36 debit, for a $0.07 yield, or 16.3% of maximum potential profit. Shares at exit were trading for $88.41, down $1.62 from the entry level.
The stock price peaked five trading days into my holding period, and then declined for eight trading days there after, ending with a sideways trend just below the $89 level. The implied volatility rank rose by three points to 31.4%.
Shares declined by 1.8% over 23 days, or a -29% annual rate. The options positions produced a +19.4% return for a 309% annual rate.
I have entered a short iron condor spread on IYR, using options that trade for the last time 44 days hence, on August 16. The premium is a $0.43 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $90.03.
The profit zone for this position is between $94.43 on the upside and $85.43 on the downside.
The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 28.4.
In constructing the position, I introduced a skew, increasing the profit zone on the upside and decreasing it on the downside.
The premium is 17.2% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 4.8:1.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, July 3, 2019
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