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SHLD two for the price of one


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Write 1x the at-the-money SHLD 2013 $60 put for roughly $20, buy 2x the $60 2013 call for nearly $10.


Leveraged 2x upside with 1x downside.


Why would anyone buy the shares with this deal going on?


Are the shares on "special"? In other words, is the cost to borrow steep?  This is often the reason for the asymmetry you describe.  If so, an optional deal might be to buy the shares and rent them out to the short sellers.

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