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Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for MERIDA MERGER CORP. I COMMON STOCK (MCMJ) for the 15-Jul-2022 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.
MCMJ was recently trading at $9.98 and has an implied volatility of 92.65% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for MCMJ expiring on 15-Jul-2022, there is a 68.27% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $5.18-$19.27 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 81.89%.
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 $10.00, which is already $0.02 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 $2.20 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.18 per share over the underlying price of $9.98 for a 21.84% 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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