Trader Purchases Over 3,000 RAMP Upside Calls

I trade Unusual Options Activity (abnormal volume in calls or puts) because more often than not, these trades result in a stock making a major move.

Today we saw a trader buy over 3,000 RAMP January $50 Calls for $0.70 debit. This order cost over a $200,000. Each contract entitles the option buyer/owner to buy 100 shares of the underlying stock upon expiration. RAMP has an ADV (Average Daily Volume) of only 1,350,000 shares.

After analyzing this trade, I decided not to make this trade, because the market of the options was too wide. If I buy the option on the offer, then I have to sell it to someone as well. I often stay away from wide markets such as this.

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Andrew Keene is President & CEO of AlphaShark Trading, which he originally founded as in 2011. Andrew currently actively trades futures, equity options currency pairs, and commodities. He is a regular guest market commentator on such networks as Bloomberg TV, CNBC, and Fox Business. Keene's first love will always be trading, but he is arguably even more well known for building a trading room. Andrew is especially proud of having taught his personal strategies to over 50,000 students over the past 4 years. He is a self-made millionaire from trading and wants to continue to teach and help others.