On today’s special Tuesday edition of The Flow Show, Steve Strazza and I worked through a couple of trade ideas.
The one that feels more urgent to put on today is the trade in Sea Ltd. $SE. Here’s the chart Steve shared in the show today:
We think a fill of that gap below 55 might be just the thing this stock needs to mark this year’s low as a more permanent cycle low. And this stock has shown the potential for big moves in the past.
We’re going to use this elevated options premium as a way to finance the purchase of call options:
And with two earnings reports scheduled to be released before these options expire in June, we’ve got two catalysts that might send this stock higher.
Here’s the play:
I like entering a Bullish Risk Reversal in $SE, selling short the June 35 puts, and using these proceeds to purchase an equal amount of June 65 calls. Combined, the two trades should yield a small net credit of around 50 cents. And this credit is ours to keep if $SE goes sideways and closes above $35 per share at June expiration.
Of course, we’re not in this trade just to earn 50 cents. We’re in it to be owners of the June 65 calls at no cost to us.
That said, because of the naked puts, this position will require margin (about $3500 per one-lot), and we are subject to theoretically unlimited downside risk. So we’ll be very mindful of this position if it does not behave.
If we see $SE close below $41 per share, that will be my signal to reduce my open risk. I will do so by purchasing June 30 puts to define my risk. If $SE continues even lower and sees a close below $37.50, that’s my signal that we’re early or wrong and I’ll look to close the entire position to protect against any further losses.
Assuming no closes below $41 and 37.50 happen, then I’ll continue holding the position into June, knowing that the worst-case scenario for me is I simply keep the 50 cents premium for my troubles, but I’m holding the potential for unlimited upside with the paid-for June 65 calls.
We’ll review this trade during our free weekly Options Jam Sessions on Stock Market TV in the coming weeks as any of the above milestones come into play.
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