FXI Trade

iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)

Update 8/17/2021: I exited my bear call spread position on FXI 31 days before expiration, for a $0.17 debit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $0.62 per contract. Shares were trading at $39.89, down $0.87 from the entry level. The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 37.4%, down 12 points from the entry level.

My decision to exit was based on the profit exceeding 50% of its maximum potential.

Shares declined by 2.1% over 14 days for a -56% annual rate. The options position produced a 182.4% return for a 4,754% annual rate.

I have entered a short bear call spread on FXI, using options that trade for the last time 45 days hence, on September 17. The premium is a $0.48 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $40.76.

The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 49.4%.

Premium:$0.48Expire OTM 
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The premium is 24% of the width of the position’s wing.
The profit zone covers a 4.4% move to the upside.

The risk/reward ratio is 7.3:1, with maximum risk of $352 and maximum reward of $48 per contract.

In constructing the position, I relied on Elliott wave analysis, using wave labels that are relative to each other and that don’t refer to named degrees. The short strike is placed just above the end of wave 1 {-1}. The present wave is 3 {-1}, and any subsequent 4th wave correction at the same degree will likely remain below that strike level.

[FXI at 2:18 p.m. 8/17/2021, daily bars]

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, August 3, 2021


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