01/27/14 - 03:04 PM EST
One player in the options market seems to be anticipating positive news and opened a sizable spread trade on the stock ahead of the announcement.
01/16/14 - 01:32 PM EST
The old adage 'don't fight the tape' seems to be in force at the moment, with several names seeing bullish flow this week that might warrant a long view, outright or in an outperformance type of strategy.
01/10/14 - 11:33 AM EST
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.
01/06/14 - 01:27 PM EST
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.
01/03/14 - 09:22 AM EST
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.
12/27/13 - 10:46 AM EST
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.
12/20/13 - 01:55 PM EST
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.
12/18/13 - 11:00 AM EST
One big player in the options market made a decisive bet yesterday that this bull has more room to run.
12/17/13 - 09:44 AM EST
This is what options flow is suggesting into some big earnings reports this week.
12/12/13 - 02:19 PM EST
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.