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Trade Of The Week: Bull Call Spread on WBC

September 8, 2021

Trade Of The Week: Bull Call Spread on WBC

This week we have another bull call on one of the big 4 banks. WBC has been trading around the $26.00 level for most of August. The stock has managed to keep it’s head above the 50 DMA ($25.42) and has formed an ascending triangle.

This week we have another bull call on one of the big 4 banks. WBC has been trading around the $26.00 level for most of August. The stock has managed to keep it’s head above the 50 DMA ($25.42) and has formed an ascending triangle.

With price action being so stable recently we have seen implied volatility fall to 16.77%, giving WBC an IV rank of 3.

Source: Implied Volatility 

To take advantage of the relatively low implied volatility and make the most of this anticipated move we can enter into a bull call position. This strategy is a debit spread so you pay an upfront premium to enter into the position.

Source: Implied Volatility

Being a bullish trade, the position will increase in value as the market rises. An increase in volatility will also increase the value of this position. An ideal outcome for this trade would be for the underlying stock to rally upward with strong momentum (towards $27), increasing the value of the call option and position the trade to close early out at a profit.

Enter Bull Call spread:

Source: Implied Volatility

Based on ASX:WBC sitting at $26.06 this morning at the time of writing:

We will set the long call’s strike around closing highs at $25.00 which is slightly in the money and is the current support level. We will set the strike of the sold call at $27.00 which is in easy reaching distance at recent highs.

Source: Implied Volatility

The coloured lines on the payoff diagram describe the time decay of the position. If the stock rises, time decay will work in favour of the position. If the market falls, time decay will work against the position.

If the stock hits $27.50 you can consider closing out the position early. If the stock is trading around $27.00 in the week before expiry, you could also close the position to take the gains.

We expect support around $25.00. If the stock breaks below this level, you may consider closing the position early.

 

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We wish you good luck with your trading. Please note, we provide General Advice only and do not take into consideration your own personal circumstances, you must decide if it’s appropriate for you. 

 

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. 

The opinions expressed in this article are our personal views. 

Trading options is not suitable for everyone. There is a risk that you can lose more than the value of a trade or its underlying assets. You should only trade if you are confident that you fully understand what you are doing. If you are thinking about acquiring a financial product, you should consider our Financial Services Guide (FSG) including the Privacy Statement and any relevant Product Disclosure Statement or Prospectus (if one is available) to understand the features, risks and returns associated with the investment.

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