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  • Pipeline fund faces downside trade optionMONSTER - 20 minutes ago

    One trader is extending a bearish position in the J.P. Morgan Alerian MLP Index Fund, which tracks energy-pipeline operators. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 2,978 October 51 puts were sold ...

  • Videocast: Why isn't VIX higher? optionMONSTER - 23 minutes ago
  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - 47 minutes ago

    Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system. Southwestern Energy (SWN): About 7,500 November ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Total option volume is running above average at 6 million contracts so far today, and optionMONSTER data systems show that the sentiment is surprisingly not very bearish. The volume in the SPDR S&P 500 ...

  • Bearish trade hits oil services ETF optionMONSTER - 2 hours 1 minute ago

    A long-term trade is looking at further declines in the Market Vectors Oil Services Fund as the price of crude continues to drop. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 10,000 January ...

  • Stocks inch higher following selloff optionMONSTER - 4 hours ago

    Stocks are inching higher this morning after weakening economic news triggered a sharp selloff yesterday. S&P 500 futures are up 0.1 percent, while most of Europe is fractionally lower. Asian markets got ...

  • DRJ: Why I decided to short Apple optionMONSTER - 6 hours ago

    After Apple's "Bendgate" controversy arose last week, I established a short position on the iPhone maker. I decided to use a put spread , as that carries much less risk than shorting the stock. ...

  • Bulls like Hartford before earnings optionMONSTER - 6 hours ago

    Hartford Financial is attracting bullish option activity ahead of its earnings report later this month. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected the purchase of 7,750 October 35.50 calls in ...

  • Bears keep pressure on materials optionMONSTER - 7 hours ago

    Materials fell hard yesterday, and the bears are looking for even more downside. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 20,000 October 48.50 puts in the SPDR Materials ...

  • Call buyers pile into Barrick Gold optionMONSTER - 7 hours ago

    Barrick Gold drew bullish bets yesterday in short-term and long-term trades. The bullish action began yesterday with the purchase of 20,000 January 2017 25 calls in one print for $0.76, according to optionMONSTER's ...

  • Investor stays bullish on Pepsico optionMONSTER - 8 hours ago

    A long-term trader is looking for Pepsico to rally by next spring. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that a trader sold 4,333 January 95 calls for $1.75 and bought 4,378 April 97.50 calls for $2, ...

  • ECB, jobless claims top calendar optionMONSTER - 8 hours ago

    The European Central Bank's monetary announcement is the main event on today's calendar. The statement is scheduled for release at 7:45 a.m. ET and will be followed by a press conference. Weekly jobless ...

  • VIX subdued despite equity selloff optionMONSTER - 9 hours ago

    Stocks fell sharply yesterday, but the CBOE Volatility Index remained subdued. The S&P 500 dropped 26.13 points, or 1.32 percent, to 1946.16. Resistance moves down to 1978 while support drops to 1907. ...

  • Bulls shopping for rally in Dollar General optionMONSTER - 23 hours ago

    Dollar General keeps trying to rally, and the bulls are betting that it will get moving by early next year. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 10,000 January 65 calls ...

  • Videocast: Volatility spike in VXST optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 1:15 PM EDT
  • What's behind put buying in AIG optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 12:04 PM EDT

    One trader is positioning for more potential losses in American International Group. A block of 5,000 December 50 puts was purchased for the ask price of $0.89 this morning, optionMONSTER systems show. ...

  • Trader sees a floor in Japan fund optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:16 AM EDT

    The iShares Japan Fund is pushing lower today, but one trader is betting that further losses will be limited. optionMONSTER systems show that 3,000 December 10 puts were sold for the bid price of $0.02 ...

  • Stocks remain lower after job data optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 9:30 AM EDT

    Stocks remain under pressure today despite better-than-expected jobs data. S&P 500 futures declined 0.2 percent and are near their lows of the morning. European markets are down more than half a percent, ...

  • Bullish trades heat up in SunEdison optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    SunEdison has followed the rest of the energy sector lower recently, but traders are betting on a rebound. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system showed that 10,000 October 21.50 calls were purchased ...

  • H&R Block pullback brings out bulls optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    H&R Block has pulled back from record levels, and the bulls are looking for another push higher. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 15,000 November 32 calls for $0.65 ...

  • New Oriental Education draws calls optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Traders are looking for a pop in shares of New Oriental Education & Technology. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 4,000 November 21 for $2.45 to $2.90 yesterday. There was no ...

  • Put buying hits McDermott at lows optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    McDermott has slid to its lowest levels in more than four years, and one large trader is positioning for further potential declines. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the purchase of 5,000 November ...

  • Big trade sees Rite Aid holding firm optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    A large trade is betting that shares of Rite Aid will hold firm through next spring. optionMONSTER systems show that a print of 8,000 April 5 puts was sold for the bid price of $0.65 yesterday. This is ...

  • ADP, ISM data dominate calendar optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 4:45 AM EDT

    Today's agenda features several data points, two of which are especially important. The first items are revised European manufacturing and economic-growth numbers. Neither is unlikely to have a big impact ...

  • VIX above 16 as stocks end mixed optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 1, 2014 4:14 AM EDT

    Equity indexes finished yesterday mixed while the CBOE Volatility Index continued higher. The S&P 500 slipped 5.51 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1972.29. Resistance remains at 2000 and support at 1964. The ...

  • Homebuilder bulls keep hope alive optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 2:14 PM EDT

    Homebuilders have struggled, but the bulls aren't giving up hope. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected heavy volume in two members of the group. Lennar hit first as 25,000 January 40 ...

  • Puts see more losses in China fund optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    The iShares China Large Cap Fund is down again, and one large trade is positioning for more losses. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 8,000 February 36 puts for the ask price ...

  • Videocast: No panic for near term optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 1:20 PM EDT
  • What's behind call selling in Ford optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 12:37 PM EDT

    As Ford's shares tumble on revised forecasts, one trader is adjusting a large call sale in the auto maker. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 8,300 October 17 calls were bought for the ask price ...

  • Pan American Silver seen holding optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:17 AM EDT

    Pan American Silver has fallen to its lowest levels of 2014, but traders apparently believe that the slide is ending. More than 7,200 November 11 puts have been sold today, led by a print of 4,000 that ...

  • Futures higher ahead of key data optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 9:11 AM EDT

    Stocks are bullish today as investors await consumer confidence today and other key reports later this week. S&P 500 futures are up 0.36 percent, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq 100 is indicated higher ...

  • Extreme fast money in McDonald's optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    McDonald's is known for fast food, but yesterday it was all about the fast money. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected a flurry of short-term call buying in the hamburger giant focused on the contracts ...

  • How one trader is betting on Ariad optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    One trader is betting on a pop in shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals by early next year. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 2,500 January 6 calls for $0.80 and $0.90 at the same second ...

  • Pipeline bulls stay in Energy Transfer optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Pipelines have been in a monster bull market, and traders continue to hope for more upside in Energy Transfer Partners. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 20,000 December ...

  • Puts position for pullback in Pinnacle optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Pinnacle Entertainment went on a scorching rally last month, but now traders are positioning for a possible pullback. More than 3,500 December 22 puts were bought for $0.40 and $0.45 yesterday, according ...

  • Bearish play on Brazil before election optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    The iShares Brazil Fund is drawing heavy put buying ahead of general elections this coming Sunday. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 38,300 October 43 puts was bought for the ask price of $1.27 ...

  • Big trade sees end to Yamana slide optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 4:45 AM EDT

    Yamana Gold fell to its lowest level in nearly six years yesterday, but a huge trade is betting that its slide will end by next spring. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader sold 20,000 April 6 puts ...

  • Case-Shiller, consumer data on tap optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 4:14 AM EDT

    Today's agenda brings a mix of items, followed by more significant events later in the week. European inflation data gets the ball rolling early. It could affect sentiment by shaping expectations before ...

  • Equities close red but well off lows optionMONSTER - Tue, Sep 30, 2014 3:47 AM EDT

    Equity indexes closed in negative territory yesterday but were well off their lows. The CBOE Volatility Index finished just shy of 16. The S&P 500 lost 5.05 points, or 0.25 percent, to 1977.80. The SPX ...

  • Is it time for gold miners to rebound? optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

    Gold miners have gotten slammed, but traders are looking for a rebound. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of almost 21,000 Weekly 23 calls in the Market Vectors Gold ...

  • Limited upside seen in Tyson Foods optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:26 PM EDT

    Tyson Foods is rallying in the face of today's market downturn, but one large trader apparently believes that further gains will be limited. optionMONSTER systems detected the sale of 5,600 January 40 ...

  • Videocast: October VIX calls sold optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:13 PM EDT
  • Show of support in Cheniere Energy optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    Traders are betting on a floor in Cheniere Energy as shares look for support. More than 7,300 October 75 puts have been sold for $1 this morning, including a large block of 5,891, according to optionMONSTER ...

  • DRJ: Here's how to play Yahoo now optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:47 AM EDT

    Earlier this month, we predicted that Alibaba's IPO would send Yahoo shares lower. That panned out as expected, and now we're taking the other side of the trade. We think that a good way to position for ...

  • Stocks lower ahead of busy week optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    Stocks are lower this morning as investors prepare for a busy week of economic data. S&P 500 futures are down 0.6 percent, similar to declines in Europe. Asia was mixed overnight, with Shanghai and Tokyo ...

  • Bulls go shopping at J.C. Penney optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Short-term bullish trades dominated the option activity in J.C. Penney on Friday. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker detected heavy buying in the Weekly 10 calls that expire on Oct. 10. The bulls started with ...

  • eBay bulls coming back for more optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    The bulls piled into eBay on Friday for the second time in barely a week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker program detected unusual activity in the December 57.50 calls, with a flurry of purchases for $0.88 ...

  • Traders bet on Denbury rebound optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Denbury Resources has fallen with many other energy companies recently, but the bulls were charging into the name on Friday. More than 10,500 December 17 calls were bought for $0.16 to $0.30, according ...

  • Can NRG Energy power up again? optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    One trader is looking for NRG Energy to come back to life in the next few weeks. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchased of 2,700 October 31 calls for the ask price of $0.30 on Friday. ...

  • KB Home call buyer stays bullish optionMONSTER - Mon, Sep 29, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    KB Home has fallen sharply since missing quarterly estimates last week, but a huge trade is betting on a rebound.   optionMONSTER systems show a trader sold 13,103 October 18 calls for $0.04 and bought ...

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