Synthetic Long Discount Alert: ANNALY CAPITAL $NLY trading at a 10.11% discount for the 17-Jan-2025 expiration

Quantchabot has detected a promising Synthetic Long Stock trade opportunity for ANNALY CAPITAL (NLY) for the 17-Jan-2025 expiration period. You can analyze the opportunity in depth over at the Quantcha Options Search Engine.

NLY was recently trading at $20.14 and has an implied volatility of 34.52% for this period. Based on an analysis of the options available for NLY expiring on 17-Jan-2025, there is a 68.28% likelihood that the underlying will close within the analyzed range of $13.46-$37.15 at expiration. In this scenario, the average linear return for the trade would be 87.52%.

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 $20.00, which is already $0.14 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 $1.90 per share. The final position can be considered as having a discount of $2.04 per share over the underlying price of $20.14 for a 10.11% 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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