The Big Idea
The intention of this system for my Hot Topics will serve to be more explicit about changes in any open trade, be they changes for the better or worse.
November 21, 2014 3:22 PM ET
MA is at 52 week highs and its implied volatility is at 52 week lows, one of my favorite setups.
November 21, 2014 1:09 PM ET
An investor bought the COP December 65/70 put spread 13,148 times for $0.47 at 11:09, with the underlying stock trading at $73.65. If oil prices stabilize, investors may stop souring on the sector and companies like COP could rebound sharply. I would not be surprised to see crude oil find demand support here and would not want to trade alongside this investor; I would actually prefer taking the other side of the trade.
November 21, 2014 12:07 PM ET
While the introduction of weekly options has taken some of the thrill out of the monthly and quarterly expiration cycles, we still see most of the open interest in longer-term contracts. Today in SPY we see just over 27million contracts of open interest, with 8 million (29%) set to expire in a few hours. Of note is the position in the Nov 207 calls- 122K contracts, which were opened just this week when buyers paid 10-15 cents as SPY traded near 205.05.
November 20, 2014 1:38 PM ET
This is the next trade in my exciting new series, Adventures in Knife Catching.
November 20, 2014 12:44 PM ET
Highlighting some names which are seeing bullish positioning in the form of unusually heavy upside call buying to open new positions.
November 20, 2014 12:09 PM ET
I'm making the case that rates are likely to stay low for some time, and that the XHB should benefit. Looking to play some longer dated XHB calls.
November 20, 2014 8:12 AM ET
We are closing the November TLT position and opening a quick trade in FB into options expiration.
November 20, 2014 7:57 AM ET
The trade I prefer now for HAL is the bullishly biased, out-of-the-money vertical call spread, expiring in January.
November 20, 2014 7:43 AM ET
Google things big and a put spread is perfect for this play.
November 19, 2014 3:40 PM ET
I like this institutional trade and will try to piggy back on it.
November 19, 2014 12:30 PM ET
Some interesting items to review in anticipation of the FOMC minutes
November 19, 2014 9:16 AM ET
Sanmina is a one stop electronics company for other companies. The stock continues to be relatively inexpensive at only 10X forward earnings, and we are looking to sell put spreads to position for further upside.
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