Update 3/18/2020: I exited my short bear call spread position on SPY for 52.1% of maximum potential profit, for $0.68 per contract/share, a profit of $0.74, with the stock trading at $244.92, down $10.60 from the entry price.
SPY hit a peak the day after I entered the position and then declined quickly. The implied volatility rank was 86.5% at exit, down 17.9 percentage points from entry.
Shares declined by 4.2% over six days, or a -18% annual rate. The options position produced a 105.96% return for a +6,620% annual rate.
I have entered a short bear call spread on SPY, using options that trade for the last time 36 days hence, on April 17. The premium is a $1.42 credit and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $255.56
The position is profitable below $288.58.
The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 104.4%.
In terms of Elliott wave analysis, the position was opened during Minor wave 3 to the downside.
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The premium is 47.3% of the width of the position’s wing.
The profit zone covers a 12.9% move to the upside and an unlimited move to the downside of the entry price.
The risk/reward ratio is 3.2:1, with maximum risk of $458 and maximum reward of $142 per contract.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, March 12, 2020
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