SPY Trade

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)

Lot 1

Update 10/19/2021: I exited my bull put options spread position on SPY 31 days before expiration, for a $0.54 debit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $80 per contract. Shares were trading at $450.17, up $8.92 from the entry level.

The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 10.4%, down 10.89 points from the entry level.

My decision to exit was based on on my rule that requires exiting an options position once it has reached 50% of maximum potential profit.

Shares declined by 2% over 12 days for a +62% annual rate. The options position produced a 148.1% return for a +4,506% annual rate.

I have entered a short bull put spread on SPY, using options that trade for the last time 43 days hence, on November 19. The premium is a $1.12 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $441.25.

The Implied Volatility Ratio stands at 20.1%

Premium:$1.12Expire OTM
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The risk/reward ratio is 3.5:1, with maximum risk of $388 and maximum reward of $112 per contract.

The premium is 44.8% of the width of the position’s short/long spread. The profit zone covers a 5% move to the downside.

How I chose the trade. I entered the traded based on Elliott wave analysis, concluding that wave 3 of Minuscule degree within wave 1 of Submicro degree began on October 6, a set-up that has upside potential.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, October 7, 2021


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