Henry Schwartz

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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Options Flow Indicates Oil Shakeout Continues, Bulls Pile Into Facebook, Twitter

Options Flow Indicates Oil Shakeout Continues, Bulls Pile Into Facebook, Twitter

Tesoro sees bearish flow, while Facebook and Twitter calls are active.

5 Stocks Seeing Bullish Options Flow on Upside Call Buying

5 Stocks Seeing Bullish Options Flow on Upside Call Buying

It's back to business as usual for this bull market as hundreds of names hit new all-time highs.

Broad Indexes Bracing for a Volatility Spike?

Broad Indexes Bracing for a Volatility Spike?

One player in the options market last week committed significant capital in a trade takes advantage of current volatility levels and may indicate a view that action will may get more interesting in the weeks ahead.

Too Many Bulls in the Room

Too Many Bulls in the Room

On one bullish/bearish table I compiled we actually ran 'short' of bearish names, an unusual occurrence and one that I take as a warning sign for 'frothy' action.

GM Options Flow Suggests Confidence in Shares

GM Options Flow Suggests Confidence in Shares

Despite the negative headlines and weakness in shares, the order flow in GM seemed decidedly bullish throughout much of last week and the increased options activity comes ahead of several potential catalysts.