Calls spike in $URA

Calls spike in $URA

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A bullish option position opened in the Global X Uranium ETF (URA) in the first of this month is turning big gains this session.

On Sep. 1Market Rebellion’s Unusual Activity Service found that 7,000 September $25.50 calls were bought for $0.20 above the existing open interest of 61 contracts with shares at $24.17.

Those calls closed marked for $0.37 this afternoon, an 85% return, while the stock rose 5.96% in the same time frame, showing how quickly options can far outpace their underlying shares.

Long calls lock in the price where investors can buy a stock, letting them position for a rally at limited cost with the potential for significant leverage. They carry less risk than owning shares because the most that can be lost is the price of the options no matter how far the stock might fall.

URA was last up 3.13% at $25.68 today.

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