$NVDA call buyers turn fast gains

Bullish option traders are seeing fast profits today in NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA).

This morning on Dec. 8Market Rebellion’s Unusual Option Activity Service found that 17,000 Weekly $165 calls, expiring tomorrow, were bought for $1.16 to $1.88 with shares at $161.74. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the contract was just 6,788 before the activity appeared.

Those calls traded for as much as $7.05 this session, more than 3.5 times their purchase prices. The stock rose 6.19% at the same time, underscoring how quickly 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.

NVDA finished the session at $171.69, up 6.51% on the day.

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