Synthetic Long Discount Alert: RIOT BLOCKCHAIN INC. COMMON STOCK $RIOT trading at a 23.26% discount for the 18-Jan-2019 expiration

The automated Quantcha Trade Ideas Service has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for RIOT BLOCKCHAIN INC. COMMON STOCK (RIOT) for the 18-Jan-2019 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

RIOT was recently trading at $8.60 and has an implied volatility of 47.16% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for RIOT expiring on 18-Jan-2019, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $3.47-$21.92 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 104.88%.

Upside potential: This synthetic long position offers the same potential benefits and liabilities as a long stock position, but at a discount due to the significant premium at-the-money puts are trading at over calls. In this case, the long call position is opened at a strike of $8.00, which is already $0.60 in the money. An out-of-the-money put at the same strike is sold to finance the call, resulting in a net credit of $1.45 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.05 per share over the underlying price of $8.60 for a 23.84% total.

Downside risk: This discount is generally a sign of the stock facing considerable short pressure, and may indicate that the stock has become hard to borrow. However, if you have a long view of the underlying over this period, it could be a good opportunity to benefit from the upside at a major discount.

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This is an automated post generated based on a market analysis of delayed data at 3/14/2018 10:15:16 AM ET. The analysis does not include brokerage fees or commissions and is not investment advice.