Synthetic Long Discount Alert: CHESAPEAKE ENERGY $CHK trading at a 22.17% discount for the 21-Jan-2022 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for CHESAPEAKE ENERGY (CHK) for the 21-Jan-2022 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

CHK was recently trading at $31.80 and has an implied volatility of 137.36% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for CHK expiring on 21-Jan-2022, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $5.29-$197.42 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 116.85%.

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 $30.00, which is already $1.80 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 $5.25 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $7.05 per share over the underlying price of $31.80 for a 22.17% 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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