Investors in Harmony Gold Mining Co. Ltd. (HMY) saw new options become available today, for the January 2015 expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 463 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the HMY options chain for the new January 2015 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.The put contract at the $2.00 strike price has a current bid of 25 cents. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $2.00, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $1.75 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of HMY, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $3.12/share today.
HMY January 2015 Options Begin Trading
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