Call Traders Brush Off Chip Stock's Sideways Price Action

Options traders are in luck, as premium is cheap right now

Deputy Editor
Jul 1, 2024 at 12:36 PM
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The shares of chip firm Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) are tumbling today, down 3.8% at $156.09 at last glance. The semiconductor sector has boomed behind Nvidia's (NVDA) position as a leader in the artificial intelligence (AI) space. In fact, AMD hit a record high of $227.30 on March 8. The equity's subsequent pullback was saved by its 180-day moving average, and it still sports a 6% year-to-date lead and a 37.3% year-over-year gain. 

AMD Chart July 012024

Like shares of Nvidia, Advanced Micro Devices stock is a regular on Schaeffer's Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White's list of stocks that have attracted the highest options volume during the last 10 days, and the past two weeks are no different. During this time, AMD saw 4,983,149 calls and 2,901,733 puts exchanged, with the most activity taking place at the weekly 6/28 165-strike call.

MAO AMD July 012024

Now looks like a good time to speculate with premium. The stock's Schaeffer's Volatility Index (SVI) of 39% sits higher than just 16% of readings from the past year, meaning premium is affordable amid low volatility expectations. 

 

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