$MARA option bulls mine big gains

$MARA option bulls mine big gains


Marathon Digital Holdings Inc (MARA) has been rallying sharply this week, returning fast gains on option positions opened last week.

On Dec. 14Market Rebellion’s Unusual Option Activity Service found that 6,000 Weekly $16 calls, expiring Dec. 22, were bought for $2.28 with shares at $17.94. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the contract was just 5,110 before the activity appeared.

Those calls have traded for up $9.00 today, a 294.74% return, while the stock surged 39.58% in the same time period, an enormous move but one that was still dwarfed by the gain of its options on a relative basis.

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.

MARA was at $24.78 at the close, up 12.13% on the session.

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