Synthetic Long Discount Alert: PETROLEO BRASILEIRO SA $PBR trading at a 28.07% discount for the 19-Jan-2024 expiration

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

PBR was recently trading at $14.43 and has an implied volatility of 51.50% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for PBR expiring on 19-Jan-2024, there is a 68.28% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $7.64-$29.14 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 131.28%.

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 $15.00, which is already $0.57 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 $4.62 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $4.05 per share over the underlying price of $14.43 for a 28.07% 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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