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  • Bulls return to Big Oil in a big way optionMONSTER - 16 hours ago

    Big Oil has taken a beating, but now the bulls are back. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected bullish activity in Exxon Mobil and Chevron as investors look for upside during the next ...

  • Trade bets on big gains in S&P 500 optionMONSTER - 17 hours ago

    A large trade is looking for significant gains in the S&P 500 Index. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 16,900 March 2225 calls was bought for $4. This is clearly a new position, as the volume ...

  • Videocast: VIX call buying slows optionMONSTER - 17 hours ago
  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - 17 hours 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. Southwest Airlines (LUV): An investor sold 7,000 ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - 18 hours ago

    Total option volume is very strong at more than 8 million so far today, with bullish sentiment driving the major indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems. More than 1.8 million options ...

  • MasterCard seen holding gains optionMONSTER - 19 hours ago

    MasterCard surged to a new all-time high this morning, and one trader is betting that those gains will stick. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 4,435 of the November 83 puts was sold for the bid ...

  • Stocks rally on Japanese stimulus optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    Stocks are rallying around the world today, triggered by Japanese stimulus measures. S&P 500 futures are up a full percentage point, placing the index on track for its first move back above 2000 in more ...

  • American Electric, Entergy draw bulls optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    Utilities have been ripping higher, and yesterday there was bullish activity in American Electric Power and Entergy. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected call buying in both companies, trades that ...

  • FireEye calls stack up like kindling optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    FireEye drew bullish option activity yesterday for the third time in less than a week, ahead of its earnings report next Tuesday. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying yesterday in the ...

  • Bullish spread in American Capital optionMONSTER - 23 hours ago

    American Capital is trying to rebound from a big drop, and the bulls are stepping in. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 7,500 December 15 calls for $0.34 and the sale ...

  • DirecTV sees long-term upside bet optionMONSTER - 23 hours ago

    A large trade is looking for a rally in DirecTV by next summer. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 4,000 June 87.50 calls in one print for $3.60 yesterday. Open interest in the ...

  • Three-way play is bullish on Suncor optionMONSTER - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    A three-way trade is looking for Suncor Energy to rally by late this year. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 4,000 December 37 calls for $0.51 and sold 4,600 December 39 calls for $0.19. ...

  • Calm before storm in economic data optionMONSTER - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Today brings a handful of events, followed by a heavy calendar of economic news next week. European inflation numbers early in the morning could impact sentiment because investors are watching for changes ...

  • VIX declines as equities resume rally optionMONSTER - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    Equity indexes resumed their rally yesterday after pausing in the previous session, sending the CBOE Volatility Index lower again. The S&P 500 added 12.35 points, or 0.62 percent, to 1994.65, its best ...

  • Utility bulls are charging into Exelon optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:12 PM EDT

    Utilities have been running, and the bulls are chasing Exelon. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of more than 2,600 January 39 calls for $0.35 to $0.40. Volume is almost ...

  • Put selling sees floor in Comcast optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:08 PM EDT

    Shares of Comcast are lower today, but one trader apparently believes that any further declines will be limited in coming weeks. optionMONSTER systems detected the sale of 3,000 Weekly 52.50 puts that ...

  • Videocast: Fears of another drop optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:01 PM EDT
  • Big call selling hits Walter Energy optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:29 AM EDT

    Walter Energy reported earnings this morning, and a huge trade appears to see little upside potential in the near term. optionMONSTER systems show that 29,000 Weekly 2.50 calls that expire at the end of ...

  • Stocks stay lower after GDP report optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 9:39 AM EDT

    Stocks are lower this morning, remaining negative after a strong third-quarter growth number. S&P 500 futures fell about half a percent, while most European indexes are down 1-2 percent. Commodities are ...

  • PulteGroup bulls looking for more optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:14 AM EDT

    PulteGroup has run quickly from its lows, and the bulls are looking for more. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program detected the purchase of more than 13,000 November 19.50 calls for $0.39 to $0.59. ...

  • Traders play NetApp momentum optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:47 AM EDT

    NetApp has been powering back from its recent lows, and traders are looking for the bullish momentum to continue. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that 4,000 December 43 calls were bought for the ...

  • Bulls remain constructive on Toll optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Toll Brothers has taken a beating, but one big investor is keeping the faith. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 25,000 January 34 calls for $0.825 and the sale of ...

  • Calls bet Southwest Airlines will fly optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    Southwest Airlines has been rebounding along with other carriers, and traders are looking for more gains by early next year. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the January 32 calls ...

  • Bearish trade targets Energy XXI optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    A large trade is apparently betting that Energy XXI will fall after reporting earnings next week. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 5,000 November 10 were bought for $2.40 to $2.55 in the ...

  • GDP, jobless claims lead agenda optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Gross domestic product at 8:30 a.m. ET is the big item on today's calendar. It will be the first estimate released by the Commerce Department for the recently ended third quarter. Economists expect growth ...

  • VIX back above 15 as equities slip optionMONSTER - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    Equity indexes finished yesterday lower but little-changed, with the CBOE Volatility Index closing back above the 15 level. The S&P 500 slipped 2.75 points, or 0.14 percent, to 1982.30. It opened the session ...

  • Bulls tune into Dish before earnings optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:17 PM EDT

    Dish Network reports earnings next week, and the bulls are tuning in early. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of almost 3,400 January 67.50 calls for $2.40. Volume surpassed ...

  • Videocast: Call spreads in VIX optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 1:10 PM EDT
  • Brazilian bank draws bullish bet optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    A large call spread is looking for modest gains in the Brazilian bank Itau Unibanco by early next year. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 7,000 January 14 calls for $1 and sold 7,000 January ...

  • Limited downside seen in Gilead optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:26 AM EDT

    Gilead Sciences is rebounding off the morning lows after reporting earnings last night, and a large trade is betting that any further losses will be limited. optionMONSTER systems have detected the sale ...

  • Futures lower before Fed report optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 9:08 AM EDT

    U.S. equity futures are pointing to a slightly lower open ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy announcement this afternoon. S&P 500 futures are off 0.15 percent, while Nasdaq 100 futures are lower by ...

  • Will SunEdison shine in earnings? optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 8:14 AM EDT

    Traders are looking for strong numbers when SunEdison reports earnings next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected heavy buying yesterday in the Weekly 21 calls that expire on Nov. ...

  • FireEye calls heat up before report optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:47 AM EDT

    Traders are apparently anticipating a strong earnings report from FireEye next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the Weekly 35 calls that expire on Nov. 7--three days after ...

  • Huge bearish trade hits chip fund optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    A huge trade is positioning for a drop in the Market Vectors Semiconductor Fund. optionMONSTER systems show that 30,000 each of the November 45 and 47 puts changed hands in a bearish vertical spread that ...

  • Pacific Drilling attracts call buyers optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    Traders are turning bullish on Pacific Drilling ahead of its earnings report next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that 3,000 December 7.50 calls were bought for $0.40 yesterday. This is ...

  • Bullish play in Medicines Company optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Medicines Company rose sharply yesterday after winning a patent dispute with drug maker Mylan, and at least one investor is looking for more gains. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that a trader ...

  • Energy fund faces downside trade optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    A large bearish trade is targeting the SPDR Energy Fund even as it rebounds. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a trader bought 10,000 December 79 puts for $1.36 yesterday. Open interest in ...

  • Federal Reserve dominates docket optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 5:16 AM EDT

    Traders will be focused on the Federal Reserve's policy announcement today at 2 p.m. ET. The data begins with weekly mortgage applications at 7 a.m. ET. More important will be oil inventories at 10:30 ...

  • Small caps lead rally; VIX below 15 optionMONSTER - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 4:45 AM EDT

    The Russell 2000 led the major equity indexes to their best levels in about a month, pushing the CBOE Volatility Index well below 15. The S&P 500 rallied 23.42 points, or 1.19 percent, to 1985.05. That ...

  • Traders look for bounce in Freeport optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 2:02 PM EDT

    A large trade is looking for a rebound in Freeport-McMoran, which is down after reporting earnings this morning. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 11,500 November 30 calls for ...

  • Videocast: Cheap VIX calls bought optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 1:02 PM EDT
  • What put trade means in Disney optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    A large short-put position dominates today's option activity in Disney. optionMONSTER systems detected the purchase of 3,174 Weekly 87 puts that expire on Oct. 31 for $0.15 against previous open interest ...

  • Trader sees end to slide in Amicus optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

    A large trader is betting that Amicus Therapeutics will hold current levels in coming weeks. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader sold 5,500 of the November 5 puts for the bid price of $0.20 this morning ...

  • Futures higher ahead of key data optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 9:06 AM EDT

    Equity futures indicating a higher open this morning ahead of key economic headlines this week. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures are up more than 0.5 percent. Europe is higher across the board, led by a ...

  • Calls see Dr Pepper bubbling up optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 8:14 AM EDT

    Traders are looking for Dr Pepper Snapple to hit new highs by Christmas. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of about 3,400 December 70 calls for $1.30 to $1.55 yesterday, including ...

  • Networking bulls target Juniper optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:47 AM EDT

    Traders are betting on a rebound in Juniper Networks, the latest in a string of network-technology companies that have seen bullish option activity in recent days. About 4,000 December 20 calls traded ...

  • Floor seen in Century Aluminum optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 7:16 AM EDT

    Century Aluminum reports earnings tomorrow afternoon, and one trader apparently believes that declines will be limited through next spring. optionMONSTER's tracking systems yesterday detected the sale ...

  • Bearish earnings play in Macy's optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:45 AM EDT

    A large trade is apparently looking for Macy's to push lower after it reports earnings next month. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a trader bought more than 3,000 November 57.50 puts mostly ...

  • Altisource Residential draws puts optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 6:14 AM EDT

    Altisource Residential reports earnings next week, and traders are positioning for a potential decline by the end of the year. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 2,009 December 20 puts were ...

  • Puts take a dim view of SunPower optionMONSTER - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 5:47 AM EDT

    Traders are positioning for a possible drop in SunPower after it reports earnings this week. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of more than 7,500 Weekly 29 puts expiring on Friday ...

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