$DIA call prices surge

$DIA call prices surge


Bullish option traders collected exponential profits in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Fund (DIA) today.

On Nov. 1Market Rebellion’s Unusual Option Activity Service found that 2,121 December $369 calls were bought for $0.40 with shares at $362.18. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the contract was just 1,882 before the activity appeared.

Those calls have traded for as much as $1.30 today, a 225% return, while the stock rose 1.87% at the same time, showing 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.

The DIA was last up 0.66% on the session at $368.84.

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