“Apple bulls appear to be taking to the options market to place long-term bets on the stock,” Alex Rosenberg reports for CNBC.
“Over the past few days, there has been a considerable increase in positions in the Apple 130-strike call option expiring in in January 2018,” Rosenberg reports. “About 10,000 of these contracts have been purchased in the past few sessions, representing positions on some $100 million worth of Apple shares.”
“Those buying these options will see profits on their position if Apple shares rise above roughly $133 by early 2018, which would represent a 36 percent rally for the tech giant,” Rosenberg reports. “‘Up 40 percent in 18 months sounds shocking — until you realize that Apple was trading at that level a year ago. So it’s definitely within striking distance to get to that point,’ Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management said Tuesday on CNBC’s Trading Nation.”
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