Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

June 14, 2013  Fri 5:16 AM CT

INTC: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Intel options were active earlier in the week, and yesterday the buying hit right at the top of CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report."

optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker scanners detected heavy volume in the June 23 calls and the July 25s as traders once again rolled their positions to higher strikes in longer-dated contracts. This time, they sold the June 23s for $1.83 and bought the July 25s for $0.74.

These long calls lock in the price where the chip maker's shares can be bought, so they can track movements in the stock price cheaply and leverage any rally. On Tuesday, bullish call positions were rolled up from the June 26s to the July 27s. (See our Education section)

INTC rose 2.17 percent to $24.99 yesterday. Almost 99,000 calls traded versus fewer than 28,000 puts, further indication of the session's bullish sentiment.

Disclosure: I own INTC calls.

(A version of this post appeared on InsideOptions Pro yesterday.)

Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

INTC

Time is money for big Intel trader

August 12, 2014

The chip maker exploded to multiyear highs last month, and one investor thinks the ascent will continue.

INTC

Traders think Intel won't back down

August 5, 2014

There's put selling today in the semiconductor giant, which has outperformed every other member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since the year began.

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

It's all skewed up

Most new option traders know little about implied volatility, and learn the hard way. Today we want to help you...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER