NVDA Trade


Update 3/6/2023: I exited my short bull put vertical spread on March 6, 11 days before expiration, for a $4.70 debit per contract/share, a loss before fees of $240 per contract. Shares were trading at $239.97, up $30.93 from the entry level.

The Implied Volatility Rank at exit was 17.7%, down 20.2 points from the entry level.

I exited 12 days after entry because the price moved contrary to the direction of the trade. The timing of the exit was dictated by the shares scheduled to go ex-dividend the next day. Had I held the position, the short calls would almost certainly have been assigned, and I would have had to pay the dividend to the anonymous owner.

Despite the forced exit, I got out for $30 less than the maximum risk.

Shares rose by 14.8% over 12 day2 for a +450% annual rate. The options position produced a 51.1% loss for a -1,553% annual rate.

I have entered a short bear call vertical spread on NVDA, using options that trade for the last time 23 days hence, on March 17. The premium is a $2.30 credit per contract share and the stock at the time of entry was priced at $209.04.

The Implied Volatility Ratio stood at 37.9%.

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The premium is 92% of the width of the position’s short/long spread. The profit zone covers a 1.6% move to the upsideand an unlimited move to the downside.

The risk/reward ratio is 1.2:1, with maximum risk of $270 and maximum reward of $230 per contract.

The trade was placed to coincide with NVDA’s earnings announcement after the closing bell on the day of entry.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, February 22, 2023


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