$SHEL calls pump profits

$SHEL calls pump profits


Bullish option traders are turning profits in Shell PL (SHEL) calls this session.

On Aug. 2Market Rebellion’s Unusual Activity Service found that 4,000 October $65 calls were bought for $0.63 to $0.67 above the existing open interest of 3,314 contracts with shares at $59.80.

Those calls have traded up to $1.70 this afternoon, a 153.73% return, while the stock rose 9.29% 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.

SHEL was last up 2.14% at $65.30 today.

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