$COIN call prices are rising

$COIN call prices are rising

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Coinbase (COIN) is rising today, rewarding upside call positions.

On Feb. 9Market Rebellion’s Unusual Option Activity Service found that 22,365 February $165 calls were bought for $2.87 with shares at $142.47. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the contract was just 2,211 before the activity appeared.

Those calls traded for as much as $28.50 today, a 893.03% return, while the stock rose 35.75% in the same time period, underscoring how options can far outperform 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.

COIN was last up by 13.12% at $187.41 in afternoon trade.

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