52-Week High Alert: Trading today’s movement in MASTERCARD $MA

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Bull Put Spread trade opportunity for MASTERCARD (MA) for the 24-Jan-2020 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

MA was recently trading at $315.14 and has an implied volatility of 18.07% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MA expiring on 24-Jan-2020, there is a 34.14% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $315.31-$325.32 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 54.31%.

52 week high: MASTERCARD recently reached a new 52-week high at $315.64. MA had traded in the range $191.32-$310.94 over the past year.

Trade approach: Reaching a new 52-week high is a bullish indicator, so this trade is designed to be profitable if MA maintains its current direction and does not revert back to pricing on the bearish side of $315.14 on 24-Jan-2020. If possible, the trade has been padded such that slight movement against the trade would still return a profit.

Upside potential: Using this bullish strategy, the trade would be profitable if MASTERCARD closes at or above $314.67 on 24-Jan-2020. Based on our risk-neutral analysis, there is a 52.58% likelihood of this return.

Downside risk: As with any options trade, there is a substantial downside risk where you may lose most or all of your investment.

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