Largest option buying in equities so far


Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.

Iamgold (IAG): An investor purchased 25,000 January 2014 30 calls for $0.95 while selling a large block of shares. That makes them directionally neutral on the stock, and positions them to benefit from volatility increasing. IAG fell 0.63 percent to $15.69.

PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index (UUP): Investors purchased about 33,000 October 22 calls for $0.11 to $0.14, looking for the U.S. greenback to strengthen. UUP fell 0.01 percent to $21.64.

Bank of America (BAC): More than 6,000 January 7.50 puts were bought for $0.21 but volume was far below open interest at the strike. BAC rose 1.78 percent to $9.38.

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