The source of the trading idea was Aaron on Dough, who entered the position on Friday. The stock differs from my normal guildelines in that it has average volume below 3 million shares per day.
I shall use the JAN series of options, which trades for the last time 53 days hence, on Jan. 20.
Implied volatility stands at 11%, which is in the 60th percentile of its annual range. The price used for analysis was $102.93.
Aaron's trade was short the $107 calls and long the $100 puts, a $6 wide covered call with $2 wings. He earned a $0.69 credit.
The stock price has fallen slightly since Aaron's trade. I would structure it this way, sacrificing a dollar in width and skewing slightly toward the downside, the direction of the trend.
short the $100 puts and long the $98 puts,
sold for a credit and expiring Jan. 21.
Probability of expiring out-of-the-money
The premium is $0.70, which is 35% of the width of the position’s wings.
The risk/reward ratio is 1.9:1.
Decision for My Account
I've entered a position on FXE as described above. The stock at the time of entry was priced at $102.99.
-- Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, Nov. 28, 2016
by Jack D. Schwager
Tradecraft: Playing the odds to build winning stock market trades from options, a description of how I trade, can be read here.
Elliott wave analysis tracks patterns in price movements. StockCharts has a good explainer. The principal practioner of Elliott wave analysis is Robert Prechter at Elliott Wave International. His book, Elliott Wave Principle, is a must-read for people interested in this form of analysis, as is his most recent publication, Visual Guide to Elliott Wave Trading.
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