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Henry Schwartz

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Henry is the president of Trade Alert LLC, a provider of real-time options analysis tools to leading Wall Street firms. His systems analyze hundreds of thousands of transactions per second to help professionals identify and interpret market activity in real time, supporting informed trading decisions and intelligent idea generation. He has held institutional trading and management roles with Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Salomon Brothers and the Hull Group, and made markets on the CBOE and AMEX floors in the US, and EUREX and MONEP overseas. Prior to founding Trade Alert, he led the electronic market-making group at Bank of America coincident with the launch of the International Securities Exchange.

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Massive VIX Trade Looks Like a Defensive Position

By Henry Schwartz

Traders' focus is back on US and global economic conditions, tapering and the slew of earnings data set to be released over the next two weeks.

11:33AM 01/10/14

3 Stocks to Watch This Week

By Henry Schwartz

In the options market, we noticed some positioning in three names ahead of the upcoming catalysts. Two are retailers and one is an earnings play.

01:27PM 01/06/14

Will 2014 be a Good Year for Options Traders?

By Henry Schwartz

We expect 2014 to be another good one for options traders, as the basic motivating factors (hedging and leverage) are persisting and continued macroeconomic issues driving steady volume.

09:22AM 01/03/14

Twitter Trading Frenzy

By Henry Schwartz

Twitter options blew past all other single-stocks for total volume, including Facebook, Apple, Tesla. In fact only the SPYs traded more contracts than TWTR on Thursday. Here is my gut feeling.

10:46AM 12/27/13

S&P 500: Top 10 Best Annual Return Since 1947

By Henry Schwartz

In my view, this year is why a major part of eveyone's (including trader's) assets should be locked away in a 401k/529/IRA etc account and untouched for decades.

01:55PM 12/20/13

Facebook Call Buyer: Let it Ride

By Henry Schwartz

One big player in the options market made a decisive bet yesterday that this bull has more room to run.

11:00AM 12/18/13

What About Earnings?

By Henry Schwartz

This is what options flow is suggesting into some big earnings reports this week.

09:44AM 12/17/13

Hedge Check Into the end of the Year

By Henry Schwartz

The combination of SPX puts and VIX calls open today indicates a moderately high level of hedging into year end, which should help avoid an ugly spiral downward if the broad market continues to slip lower.

02:19PM 12/12/13

QQQ Year-End Rally

By Henry Schwartz

A few noteworthy block trades in QQQ options on the heels of the report seemed to be expressing confidence that the strength will continue through year end.

10:44AM 12/09/13

5 Names Seeing Bullish Options Flow

By Henry Schwartz

The recent pause in the broad market rally is a good thing for stock pickers, because option order flow in individual names becomes can be a clear 'tell' in terms of bullish and bearish picks of the larger institutions.

09:52AM 12/06/13

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