SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)
Update 10/13/2021: I exited my long call position on GLD 21 days before expiration, for a $5.31 credit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $116 per contract. Shares were trading at $167.55, up $3.16 from the entry level.
The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 14.7%, down 13.2 points from the entry level.
My decision to exit was based on a sharp rise in the chart followed by a pause. In other words, anticipating a correction, I took the money and ran.
Shares rise by 1.9% over 13 days for a +54% annual rate. The options position produced a 28.0% return for a +785% annual rate.
I have entered a long call on GLD, using options that trade for the last time 78 days hence, on December 17. The premium is a $4.15 debit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $164.39.
The Implied Volatility Ratio stands at 28.9%.
The position must be managed by October 15, which 63 days before the last trading day.
I entered the position based on a buy signal from the Fisher Transform on a daily chart.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, September 30, 2021
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