Infosys is all set to announce its September quarter results on 12 October. The closing price of the stock was ₹1,495.25 on 10 October.
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Let’s understand what a straddle is.
Long straddle: A trader will buy a straddle if he or she believes that Infosys will be volatile before 26 October 2023.
This strategy is deployed by buying at-the-money (ATM.)) call and put options of the same expiry and strike.
Short straddle: A trader will sell a straddle if he or she believes that Infosys would not be volatile before 26 October 2023.
This strategy is deployed by selling ATM call and put options of the same expiry and strike.
Now, let’s find out critical levels while trading in Infosys options contract
- The premium for 1490 CE (ATM call option) is ₹37.00
- The premium for 1490 PE (ATM put option) is ₹34.75
- When we add these, we get the expected movement (up or down) from the current price. In this case, it’s 71.75 or ±4.80% of 1,495.25.
- This means the upper range is ₹1,567.00 and the lower range is ₹1,423.50
Deploying straddle for Infosys contract
For options traders, earnings announcements provide an opportunity to trade on the volatility.
Deploy a Long Straddle if you believe Infosys will move more than (±4.80%)
Deploy a Short Straddle if you believe Infosys will move less than (±4.80%)
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