Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

January 9, 2013  Wed 12:20 PM CT

STX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Option traders are racking some up quick profits in the hard-drive space today after Seagate Technology raised its guidance.

On Monday, some traders bought the Weekly 32 calls expiring this Friday for just $0.23 to $0.30. The shares then moved higher and those calls more than tripled, fetching as much as $1.02 today.

This kind of pop is common in the world of weekly options, short-term instruments specially tailored to quick trades in highly liquid names. Weeklies have grown increasingly popular in recent years as investors eschew longer time frames in exchange for greater leverage.

STX, for instance, is up less than 4 percent since those calls were purchased on Monday, but those Weekly 32s have moved more than 70 times as much on a percentage basis. If the stock hadn't rallied or fallen, however, these options would be close to worthless.

Given the kind of gains they can produce, optionMONSTER has created this special page to track weekly options. Checking it frequently can help traders identify stocks that are ready to make quick moves higher or low.
Share this article with your friends


TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Free Webinars

Education & Strategy

Why traders hedge with sector ETFs

Many people who are not familiar with options think that they increase risk, but their first and primary purpose is...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER