OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

March 21, 2013  Thu 10:13 AM CT

ARMH: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
ARM Holdings is falling sharply this morning, and one option trader is looking for more volatility in the semiconductor name.

optionMONSTER systems show that volume of 4,500 contracts is already triple its full-session average. A trader bought 3,750 April 38 puts for the ask price of $0.65 in volume that was 10 times the previous open interest, so this is a clearly a new position.

A minute earlier, the biggest block of ARMH stock traded as 100,000 shares were bought for $40.10. The combination of stock and options creates an overall position that is delta-neutral and long volatility, meaning that the trader is anticipating a big move up or down in the stock. (See our Education section)

ARMH is down 2.86 percent to $40.02 this morning. That is the U.K.-based chip maker's lowest level since the middle of January and represents support. Shares were hit a 52-week high above $40 at the start of the month. 
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

ARMH

What's behind put surge in ARM Holdings

April 29, 2016

The U.K.-based chip manufacturer fell despite reporting strong quarterly results last week, and traders remain cautious.

OptionsHouse

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

Market Level Making You Nervous, Huh? Part 3

In last week's article, we discussed how important the extra cash you save by using the Stock Replacement Strategy over buying the actual stock is! That extra cash in our account instead of being unnecessarily tied up in a stock position allows us to buy the puts we would need to protect our downside in the case of a major sell-off.

View more education articles »