Synthetic Long Discount Alert: VALE $VALE trading at a 11.79% discount for the 19-Jan-2024 expiration

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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for VALE (VALE) for the 19-Jan-2024 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

VALE was recently trading at $12.68 and has an implied volatility of 45.26% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for VALE expiring on 19-Jan-2024, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $6.59-$24.87 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 49.27%.

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 put position is opened at a strike of $13.00, which is already $0.32 in-the-money. However, its sale more than offsets this moneyness and the cost of the long call that the trade results in a net credit of of $1.82 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $1.50 per share over the underlying price of $12.68 for a 11.79% 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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