Update 12/28/2022: I exited my short bear call vertical spread on SPY, 23 days before expiration, for a $1.30 debit per contract/share, a profit before fees of $130 per contract. Shares were trading at $378.22, down $5.26 from the entry level.
The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 21.1%, down 4.3 points from the entry level.
I exited because the position reached 50% of maximum potential profit, my normal exit point for options trades.
Shares fell by 1.4% over nine days for a 56% annual rate. The options position produced a 100% return for a 4,056% annual rate.
I have entered a short bear call vertical spread on SPY, using options that trade for the last time 32 days hence, on January 20, 2023. The premium is a $2.60 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $383.48.
The Implied Volatility Ratio stood at 25.4%.
|SPY-bear call spread||Strike||Odds||Delta|
The premium is 52% of the width of the position’s short/long spread. The profit zone covers a 3.9% move to the upside and an unlimited move to the downside.
The risk/reward ratio is 2.8:1, with maximum risk of $740 and maximum reward of $260 per contract.
How I chose the trade. I placed the trade based on Elliott wave analysis showing that S&P 500 — the index upon which SPY is based — began a downtrend on December 13.
By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, December 19, 2022
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