On Friday’s Options Action, the crew analyzed the performance of the biotech sector. The NASDAQ Biotech ETF (IBB) that tracks the large cap names have underperformed the overall sector recently. IBB has recently formed both a long term cup & handle formation and an inverted head & shoulders, a bullish setup. Coupled the largest 5 names in this ETF reporting earnings this week, provides a potential catalyst for the ETF to break higher. Expecting IBB to breakout to the upside, Michael Khouw suggests buying a Sept 113/119/125 Call Spread Risk Reversal for a $0.70 Debit. As of Friday’s close, this spread is trading at $0.65.
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