Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert analyzes the impressive million-contract-per day average volume for SPX options this month.
In the options market, hefty spreads on the XLF have been noteworthy and seem to be expressing concerns about a possible pullback in months ahead.
We continue to see plenty of aggressive option positions opened that indicate a long view.
These are big movers that indicate a significant impact of new information and often lead to trading opportunities.
Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert analyzes a hefty 1x2 call ratio spread in TBT.
Two big topics are the potential expansion of the weekly options to include contracts that expire every day of the week and CBOE's floor technical problems.
Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert points out that some options traders appear to be positioning for a turnaround in tech.
Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert identifies stocks that saw some strong institutional trading flow.
In options action, trading was very brisk in XLF Friday and sentient was decidedly cautious, as some players seem to be bracing for additional losses in XLF in the days/weeks ahead.
That's not a typo. Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert points out a substantial trade that bets the stock will rebound through May .