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  • Investors giving Lear room to run optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 1:13 PM EST

    Traders are giving Lear room to run after a strong earnings report today. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker program detected the purchase of 3,000 March 100 calls for an average premium of $4.58. A matching ...

  • Videocast: Selling high VIX strikes optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 12:12 PM EST
  • Garmin gets bullish earnings play optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 12:02 PM EST

    Traders are looking for Garmin to head north after it reports earnings next month. More than 2,500 February 52.50 calls were bought for $1.72 to $2.35 this morning, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 11:36 AM EST

    Total option volume is well above average at 6.7 million, with relatively bullish sentiment in the primary indexes and ETFs despite today's market action, optionMONSTER data systems show. More than 1.1 ...

  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 11:33 AM EST

    Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system. Cemex (CX): An investor bought 7,900 February ...

  • CVS receives vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 10:17 AM EST

    CVS Health is not far from lifetime highs, and one trader is betting that shares will hold their ground. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 3,210 Weekly 96.50 puts that expire on March 13 was sold ...

  • Stocks keep falling after GDP miss optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 8:43 AM EST

    Stocks are lower today, remaining under pressure after economic growth missed estimates. S&P 500 futures are down 0.7 percent, while most of Europe slid about 0.4 percent. Asia was mostly lower overnight, ...

  • Discover Financial attracting bulls optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Discover Financial has been hammered since reporting earnings last week, but traders are looking for a rebound by the second half of the year. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of ...

  • Bulls bet Corning will dash higher optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Corning to keep running higher in the near term. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program yesterday detected the purchase of 6,000 Weekly 24 calls expiring next Friday, Feb. ...

  • What's behind puts in German ETF optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Heavy put buying dominated the option activity in the iShares MSCI Germany Fund yesterday. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of about 12,000 February 28 puts for $0.50 to $0.55 ...

  • Traders think Tesoro will hold gains optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Traders sold huge blocks of puts in petroleum refiner Tesoro yesterday in a wager that recent gains will stick. optionMONSTER systems show that 20,000 May 60 puts were sold for $1.62, followed by another ...

  • Huge trade sees ceiling in Frontline optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    A large trader apparently sees limited upside potential in oil-tanker operator Frontline as shares continue to dive from recent highs. optionMONSTER systems show that a single print of 18,000 February ...

  • GDP, MasterCard on busy calendar optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 4:16 AM EST

    Gross domestic product is the main item on today's calendar of events. The number, due from the Commerce Department at 8:30 a.m. ET, is especially important because it's the first estimate for the final ...

  • VIX drops as equities bounce back optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:45 AM EST

    The major equity indexes rebounded yesterday, driving the CBOE Volatility Index down nearly 19 percent. The S&P 500 jumped 19.09 points, or 0.95 percent, to 2021.25. Even with that gain, however, the SPX ...

  • Bulls have a craving for McDonald's optionMONSTER - Fri, Jan 30, 2015 3:14 AM EST

    (Editor's note: The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service yesterday.) McDonald's has a new CEO, and the bulls are lovin' it. optionMONSTER's Heat ...

  • Bulls are tuning into Dish Network optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 1:20 PM EST

    The bulls are tuning in for a rally at Dish Network. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 5,000 March 80 calls for $1.88 and the sale of an equal number of March 90 calls ...

  • Traders are staying bullish on ADT optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 12:19 PM EST

    Traders are betting ADT will rebound in coming weeks. More than 3,800 February 34 calls were purchased for $0.65 to $1.10 this morning, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program. Open interest ...

  • Videocast: VIX action 'wishy washy' optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 12:00 PM EST
  • Bearish trade targets RCS Capital optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 11:42 AM EST

    Shares of RCS Capital have plunged in the last year, and one large trade is positioning for more losses in coming weeks. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge systems a block of 8,000 February 10 puts were sold ...

  • Downside play in high-yield bonds optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 10:33 AM EST

    A near-term downside play is dominating today's option activity in the iShares High-Yield Bond Fund. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a block of 5,000 February 88.50 puts was bought for the ...

  • Stocks trying to recover from selloff optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 8:12 AM EST

    Stocks are trying to recover from yesterday's drop as investors prepare for a heavy flow of corporate earnings. S&P 500 futures were up 0.5 percent but are now just slightly higher. Europe has also surrendered ...

  • Call spread looks for Cemex bounce optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Cemex is trying to hold long-term lows, and yesterday the bulls were looking for a rebound. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 10,000 July 10 calls for $0.83 and the ...

  • How trade is betting on AOL rebound optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    AOL was down sharply yesterday after a downgrade by Wells Fargo, but one trader is looking for a rebound in coming months. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 2,500 April 47 calls ...

  • Western Union draws bearish trades optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Western Union is drawing large bearish positions ahead of its earnings report early next month. More than 12,000 February 16 puts were bought for $0.15 to $0.25 yesterday in volume that dwarfed the strike's ...

  • Owens-Illinois sees more put selling optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Traders were selling puts in Owens-Illinois yesterday for the second session in a row. More than 15,000 February 22 puts were sold for $0.30 in the session, led by a print of 13,400, according to optionMONSTER's ...

  • Jobless claims, earnings on docket optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    Today brings economic data and plenty of earnings reports. Several European sentiment gauges come out early in the morning. Initial jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET, the first item on this side of the Atlantic, ...

  • Bulls coming back for more in Boyd optionMONSTER - Thu, Jan 29, 2015 4:16 AM EST

    (Editor's note: The following is an example of notable trading cited on optionMONSTER's InsideOptions Pro service yesterday.) Traders were placing bullish bets on Boyd Gaming yesterday for the second time ...

  • Bulls are playing King Digital again optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 1:20 PM EST

    The bulls are hoping for another big win in video-game maker King Digital Entertainment. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of more than 5,000 February 12.54 calls for ...

  • Videocast: April call spread in VIX optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 12:17 PM EST
  • Trader bets India will keep running optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 11:23 AM EST

    At least one trader apparently believes that the rally isn't done yet for Indian stocks. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring system detected the purchase of 2,500 March 25 calls in the WisdomTree India ...

  • Bears targeting cosmetics names optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 11:02 AM EST

    The bears are targeting cosmetics companies Estee Lauder and Elizabeth Arden ahead of their earnings reports next week. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system first detected the sale of 2,000 EL February ...

  • Brazil fund seen holding this week optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 10:05 AM EST

    Short-term traders are betting that the iShares MSCI Brazil Fund will hold current levels in the next few days. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 4,500 Weekly 35 puts that expire Friday ...

  • Stocks rally on earnings before Fed optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 8:13 AM EST

    Stocks are rebounding on strong earnings and as investors await this afternoon's Federal Reserve meeting. S&P 500 futures are up 0.4 percent, while strong earnings from Apple have lifted the Nasdaq 100 ...

  • Bulls rack up quick wins in Ziopharm optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    The broader market fell yesterday, but Ziopharm Oncology was just what the doctor ordered. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the February 11 calls early in the session for $0.25 ...

  • Yelp attracting calls before earnings optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Short-term traders are looking for a pop in shares of Yelp before it reports earnings next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected heavy buying in the Weekly 57.50 puts that expire at the end ...

  • Bears circling MBIA for second day optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    The bears targeted MBIA yesterday for the second session in a row. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking program detected the purchase of about 2,900 January 2017 7 puts, most of which priced for $1.60. ...

  • Trades bet on floor in Owens-Illinois optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Owens-Illinois to hold its ground after reporting earnings next week. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 6,000 February 22 puts for $0.30 yesterday. These are ...

  • Jive receives big vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    A large trader apparently believes that Jive Software will hold current levels after reporting earnings next month. optionMONSTER systems detected the sale of 10,000 March 5 puts for the bid price of $0.15 ...

  • Fed meeting, earnings top calendar optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 4:47 AM EST

    Today's big news event is the Federal Reserve's meeting at 2 p.m. ET. Economists expect the central bank to leave monetary policy unchanged, but it's not clear how traders will react to the statement. ...

  • VIX rises as equities fall on earnings optionMONSTER - Wed, Jan 28, 2015 4:16 AM EST

    Equity indexes lost ground after a slew of disappointing earnings reports but did finish off the lows of the session. The CBOE Volatility Index gained nearly 11 percent. The S&P 500 lost 27.54 points, ...

  • IMAX bulls coming back for more optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 1:21 PM EST

    The bulls have already cleaned up in IMAX, and they're not quitting yet. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of some 29,630 March 35 calls for $1 and the sale of an equal ...

  • Bulls bet on higher altitude in United optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:16 PM EST

    One trader is looking for United Continental reach new heights in coming weeks. optionMONSTER systems show that 5,200 February 90 calls were bought for $0.11 in less than a minute this morning. This is ...

  • Videocast: Traders buying VIX calls optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 12:04 PM EST
  • More bearish trading hits Joy Global optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:27 AM EST

    Joy Global is at multi-year lows, and traders see even more downside potential in coming months. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that the volume in the March 43 puts tops 3,000 today, almost ...

  • Stocks fall sharply on poor earnings optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 8:12 AM EST

    Stocks are lower today as investors take profits from recent gains and earnings disappoint. S&P 500 futures are down 1 percent and near their lows of the session, while European indexes have fallen 1 to ...

  • Nordstrom bulls betting on earnings optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 7:14 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Nordstrom to report strong quarterly numbers next month. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system showed that almost 6,000 February 80 calls were purchased for $0.90 to $1.20 yesterday, ...

  • Bears looking to maul Ralph Lauren optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 6:47 AM EST

    Ralph Lauren has been crumbling, and the bears are moving in for the kill ahead of earnings results early next month. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 1,500 February ...

  • Traders turn bullish on Coupons.com optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 6:16 AM EST

    Traders are collecting calls in Coupons.com ahead of its earnings report in two weeks. About 2,900 February 15 calls were bought for $1.19 to $1.45 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking ...

  • Is long slide finally ending for Oasis? optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 5:45 AM EST

    Traders are betting that the bloodletting in Oasis Petroleum is coming to an end. More than 24,000 May 10 puts changed hands yesterday in volume that was 10 times the previous open interest, showing that ...

  • Put sale sees floor in Thermo Fisher optionMONSTER - Tue, Jan 27, 2015 5:14 AM EST

    A trader apparently believes that downside potential will be limited in Thermo Fisher Scientific after it reports earnings this week. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 1,900 February ...

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