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Rambus, Starbucks, ETFs: Options Recap

OptionMonster co-founder Pete Najarian provides options picks Monday, Wednesday and Friday in's Deep in the Money Calls newsletter.

David Russell, reporter for OptionMonster.

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The following stories ran yesterday on

Options see Rambus (RMBS - Get Report) going places: Options action surged to more than six times normal in Rambus on reports the company reached a legal settlement with NVIDIA (NVDA - Get Report).

Puts active as Sallie Mae (SLM - Get Report) pulls back: Student loan financing company Sallie Mae is down 20% over the past month, and one options trader is concerned about more downside

Wyeth receives bullish trade: Pfizer's (PFE - Get Report) purchase of Wyeth is approaching the finish line, and one big investor is trying to play merger arbitrage.

Bulls try Ann Taylor (ANN) on for size: Ann Taylor is rallying on an upgrade from UBS, prompting some investors to bet on continued strength into earnings on Friday morning.

Bare Escentuals (BARE) faces bearish trade: One big investor is positioning for a pullback in the maker of beauty products.

What Chinese markets may be telling us: The unintended consequences of Chinese stimulus spending on the mainland's markets have captured the world's attention, following two down moves in the past three days.

Starbucks (SBUX - Get Report) options active as stock continues to rally: Starbucks is running with the bulls, and options traders see that continuing.

Levered ETFs getting bucked: Levered ETFs may need warnings, but using them isn't gambling.

Options position for downside in gold miners: One big investor is positioning for a decline in the gold-mining sector as weakness spreads in the broader market.

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