EBAY 7/22 expiration, vertical put spread expired worthlessly

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On 7/19 I entered into a EBAY put vertical spread with 7/22 expiration. The spread consisted of a long leg of 15 contracts with strike $25.50 bought for 42¢, and a short leg of 15 contracts with strike $24.00 bought for 13¢. That spread has now expired worthlessly. Total loss including commission is $463.95. Loss per share after commission is 31¢ (In case of ratio’ed spreads, I always calculate per share profit/loss based on the size of the more expensive leg).

final thoughts

EBay had a very convincing earnings report this week. In hindsight, I should have had more confidence in the original long position.

July 25, 2016 at 9:47pm · EBAY · sold to close · options · expiration · vertical


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