Update 9/15/2021: I exited my bear call spread position on FXI 30 days before expiration, for a $0.28 debit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $54.00 per contract. Shares were trading at $40.06, down $1.44 from the entry level.
The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 27.1, down 13.9 points from the entry level.
My decision to exit was based on the debit on the contracts having reached about half of maximum potential profit.
Shares declined by 3.5% over 12 days for a 106% annual rate. The options position produced a 96.4% return for a 2,933% annual rate.
I have entered a short bear call spread on FXI, using options that trade for the last time 42 days hence, on October 15. The premium is a $0.55 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $41.50.
The implied volatility rank (IVR) stands at 41.0%.
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The premium is 36.7% of the width of the position’s wing.
The profit zone covers a 4.9% move to the upside.
The risk/reward ratio is 4.5:1, with maximum risk of $245 and maximum reward of $55 per contract.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, September 3, 2021
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