YPF Bullish Call Spread at $2.20 Appears to be a Good Buy

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How this YPF Bull Call Spread Works

The bottom of the YPF trade card shows us that we would buy one call and sell another with the same 15-Dec-23 expiration (this is a bull call spread as indicated on the top of the card).

Buy: 15-Dec-23 12.5 CALL

Sell: 15-Dec-23 17 CALL

Reasons to Like This Trade

  • You can buy this spread for $2.20 when theoretically it’s worth $2.70. Simply put, the market is implying a theoretical edge of 22.9%.
  • Your maximum gain is $2.30, which means you can make an astounding 104.5% return on your investment in 18 trading days! (That's if the stock closes at 17 or above. $2.30 / $2.20 = 104.5%) At the time of this alert, the stock was trading at 14.70.
  • The stock only needs to close at, or above, 17.00 after 18 trading days for you to realize this maximum return. That’s only a 15.7% gain! If you look at YPF historically drift, you will find that 63% of the time the stock drifted higher than 15.7% in 18 trading days. Based on historical stock behavior (historical stock drift) the spread has a 63% chance of success.
  • 5 out of 7 indicators are pointing to a bullish sentiment in the stock, which is enough to believe there is a decent chance the stock price could hit its mark of 17.00. Look, nobody knows for sure if the stock is going to go up or down, but, if you had to handicap the stock price, these metrics are indicating that YPF is really riding the momentum of bullish signals.
    Metric Signal Bull or Bear
    Relative Performance 1-yr Outperform Bullish YPF Bullish Relative Performance 1 year
    Relative Performance 3-Mon Underperform Bearish
    Relative Performance 2-Wk Outperform Bullish YPF Bullish Relative Performance 2 Week
    Seasonality Neutral Neutral
    Technical Fast Bullish Crossover Bullish YPF Bullish Technical Indicator
    Historical Price Action 63% Uptrend Bullish YPF Bullish Historical Price Action
    Option Order Flow Sentiment Positive Net Option Delta Bullish YPF Bullish Option Order Flow Sentiment


This trade in YPF looks like a good opportunity because:

  1. 5 out of 7 bullish indicators support positive momentum
  2. 104.5% potential return on your investment
  3. Theoretical edge of 22.9%
  4. The stock price is only 15.7% away from the price for you to make the maximum gain!

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Relative Performance

YPF has outperformed the market in the last year with a price return of +98.9% while the SPY ETF gained +16.1%. However, in the short term, YPF had mixed performance relative to the market. It has underperformed in the last 3 months, returning +0.3% vs +4.2% return in SPY. But in the last 2 weeks, YPF shares have fared better than the market returning +43.0% compared to SPY +4.0%.

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Seasonality: Neutral

The strategy involves holding the position from Nov 21 to Dec 15 expiration. Historically, this has been a neutral seasonal period. In the past 12 years, YPF shares have decreased 58% of the time between Nov 21 to Dec 15, while averaging a return of +0.1%. Learn how to look up stock seasonality.

Technical: Fast Bullish Crossover

The moving averages are all crossed in a bearish downtrend but the current price spiked in a bullish crossover before the MA can catch up. Can be early sign of a trend reversal or dead cat bounce.

Historical Price Action: 63% Uptrend

In the last 4 years, there were 24 historical samples of YPF stock price movements over the same time period as this option spread. The stock moved up 63% of the time for an average return of +15.2%.

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Option Order Flow Sentiment: Positive Net Option Delta

At the time of this YPF trade idea, bullish option order flow exceeded bearish option order flow. The net option delta volume was 41 K.

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