Update 11/11/2021: I exited my short bear call spread position on FXI eight days before expiration, for a $2.05 debit per contract/share, a loss before fees of $1.37 per contract. Shares were trading at $41.37, up $3.78 from the entry level.
The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 39.1%, down 20.1 points from the entry level.
My decision to exit was based on a sudden reversal of the price to the upside as the expiration date approached, cutting my losses before they grew even larger.
Shares rose by 10.1% over 36 days for a +102% annual rate. The options position produced a 66.8% loss for a -678% annual rate.
I have entered a short bear call spread on FXI, using options that trade for the last time 44 days hence, on November 19. The premium is a $0.68 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $37.59.
The Implied Volatility Ratio stands at 59.2%
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The premium is 45.3% of the width of the positions short/long spread. The profit zone covers a 5.6% move to the upside.
The risk/reward ratio is 3.4:1, with maximum risk of $232 and maximum reward of $68 per contract.
How I chose the trade. FXI has moved below resistance, the low of October 4, in what I count as a 5th wave in the decline that began on September 7. I set the strike price just above the peak of the most recent upward move within the descent. My read of the chart is that FXI is in a downward movement that will take a few weeks to work through.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, October 6, 2021
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