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  • How the bulls are sticking with Voya optionMONSTER - 13 hours ago

    Voya Financial has been working for the bulls, and today they're sticking with the name. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,7050 February 40 calls for $2.31 and the ...

  • Videocast: Premium selling in VIX optionMONSTER - 14 hours ago
  • Energy fund faces bearish position optionMONSTER - 14 hours ago

    The SPDR Energy Fund is rebounding today, but a large trade is positioning for recent declines to resume. optionMONSTER systems shows that 44,000 January 75 puts were sold for the bid price of $3.15 below ...

  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - 15 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. Pandora Media (P): More than 15,000 March 29 ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - 15 hours ago

    Total option volume is above average at 6.7 million so far today, with mixed action in the big indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems. More than 1.1 million options have traded in the ...

  • December VIX settlement 24.09 optionMONSTER - 15 hours ago

    The December VIX futures settled this morning at 24.09. That was above the open for the spot volatility index and well above the low of 22.44 that came shortly after. Remember that the VIX futures settlement ...

  • What's behind put buying in Xilinx optionMONSTER - 16 hours ago

    Xilinx continues to fall today, and traders are positioning for further declines in shares of the chip maker. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that more than 3,500 January 41 puts were purchased ...

  • Stocks try to rebound before Fed optionMONSTER - 18 hours ago

    Stocks are trying to rebound after holding support at a key level yesterday. S&P 500 futures are up about 0.4 a percent, despite losses of about 1 percent in Europe. Asia was modestly higher overnight, ...

  • Quick winners in LyondellBasell optionMONSTER - 19 hours ago

    Chemical maker LyondellBasell rebounded from a long-term low yesterday, and the bulls turned some quick profits. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected heavy buying in the December 72.50 ...

  • Bulls bet ARM rally is within reach optionMONSTER - 19 hours ago

    Traders are looking for ARM Holdings to rally in coming weeks. About 3,000 January 44 calls were purchased for $1.70 to $1.90 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program. This ...

  • Puts see Globalstar heading south optionMONSTER - 20 hours ago

    A huge trade is positioning for a potential drop in satellite-communications company Globalstar. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a block of 15,000 April 2 puts was bought for $0.35 yesterday. ...

  • Cautious trade in Activision Blizzard optionMONSTER - 20 hours ago

    Traders are worried about more downside in Activision Blizzard. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,500 May 17 puts for $0.80 and the sale of an equal number of May ...

  • Range play targets Canadian Solar optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    A Canadian Solar investor is looking to profit from high option premiums. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader sold 1,500 Weekly 21 calls that expire on January 9 for $3.10 yesterday and then another ...

  • Last Fed meeting of year on tap optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    Today brings this year's last Federal Reserve meeting this year, along with several other items. One big catalyst could be a parliamentary vote in Greece, where investors hope pro-reform Stavros Dimas ...

  • VIX above 23 as equities fall again optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    After a promising start to the session, equity indexes again slipped lower as Russia and oil continued to dominate the news. The CBOE Volatility Index posted its highest close since the market's mid-October ...

  • Energy bounce draws call buyers optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 1:21 PM EST

    Energy is leading today's market rebound, and bullish option paper is flowing in ConocoPhillips and Oasis Petroleum. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of almost 21,000 ...

  • How big investor is hedging Sprint optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:28 PM EST

    A trader is apparently extending a hedge on Sprint as shares hit multi-year lows. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 6,000 December 4 puts were sold for $0.10 against previous open interest ...

  • Videocast: Why VIX is up in rally optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:20 PM EST
  • What's behind big GE put trade optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:33 AM EST

    A large trader is extending a downside position in General Electric. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that 16,300 December 25 puts were sold for $0.54, just below the listed bid price, against ...

  • Why Pepsico calls aren't bullish optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:09 AM EST

    Calls lead the option activity in Pepsico this morning, but the trade is less than bullish. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 3,400 January 95 calls was purchased for $1.32 against previous open ...

  • Stocks down as oil keeps falling optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:12 AM EST

    Stocks are lower today as oil remains in free-fall. S&P 500 futures are down 0.6 percent, while the declines in Europe approach 1 percent. Asia was mixed overnight, with Tokyo and Mumbai retreating 2 percent ...

  • AGCO bulls harvest fast money optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    AGCO makes agricultural machinery, and traders are harvesting profits in the name. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system lit up early yesterday with buying in the December 45 calls for $0.30. The ...

  • Buyers giving Intersil time to rally optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 6:47 AM EST

    Traders are looking for Intersil to break out of its recent range. About 4,000 July 13 calls were bought for $1.55 to $1.74 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program. These are ...

  • Bears lurking in Canadian stocks optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 6:16 AM EST

    Canadian stocks have gotten hammered, and the bears are still lurking. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking program detected the purchase of 2,500 June 26 puts in the iShares MSCI Canada Fund for $1.20 ...

  • Why puts are surging in materials optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    A large trade sees more downside potential in the SPDR Materials Fund. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 7,500 Weekly 46 puts that expire on Dec. 26 for $0.58 to $0.60 yesterday. ...

  • Downside trade in real-estate fund optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:14 AM EST

    A huge trade is positioning for more declines in the iShares U.S. Real Estate Fund. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a block of 19,000 Weekly 73 puts that expire on Jan. 30 were purchased ...

  • Housing starts, permits on agenda optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Housing starts and building permits are the key items on today's calendar. Economists expect housing starts of 1.035 million on an annualized basis in November, up from 1.009 million in October. Permits ...

  • VIX slips as equities continue slide optionMONSTER - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:16 AM EST

    Early gains dissolved into losses as equity indexes continued their recent slide, though the CBOE Volatility Index fell as well. The S&P 500 fell 12.70 points, or 0.63 percent, to 1989.63. It climbed to ...

  • Can Royal Caribbean keep cruising? optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1:21 PM EST

    Someone thinks that Royal Caribbean Cruises will continue its impressive run. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the sale of 1,000 December 72.50 calls for $5.58. Equal-sized transactions ...

  • Call seller bets on ceiling in JD.com optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:36 PM EST

    A large trade sees limited upside potential in Chinese e-tailer JD.com. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 5,000 March 27 calls was sold for $1.40 this morning. Open interest in the strike was ...

  • Videocast: VIX goes on wild ride optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:14 PM EST
  • Why trader is selling options in SeaDrill optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:45 AM EST

    A trader is selling options in offshore driller SeaDrill to take advantage of high premiums. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader sold 5,000 January 2016 8 puts for $1.45, then a few minutes later ...

  • CVS receives a vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 10:06 AM EST

    CVS Health is at lifetime highs, and one trader is betting that recent gains will hold. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 4,250 January 87.50 puts was sold for $0.84. The volume was 4 times the ...

  • Stocks try to rebound from ugly week optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 8:11 AM EST

    Stocks are trying to rebound from last week's selloff as attention continues to focus on price swings in the oil market. S&P 500 futures are up about half a percent, following the moves in crude and similar ...

  • Bears are chasing breakdown in IBM optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    Bearish traders are targeting International Business Machines as shares break down through key support levels. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking system detected unusual activity in the December 52.50 ...

  • Bulls give Stillwater time to rebound optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 6:47 AM EST

    Traders are betting that Stillwater Mining rebound will continue rebounding through the first half of next year. About 3,300 July 16 calls were purchased for $1.10 to $1.30 on Friday, optionMONSTER's Heat ...

  • How trade is hedging American Axle optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 6:16 AM EST

    Investors are protecting their gains following a nice run in American Axle. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the purchase of 1,000 January 20 puts for $0.30 and the sale of an equal number of ...

  • Short-term buyers drawn to Hartford optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    Short-term traders are making cheap bets that Hartford Financial will rally this week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 5,037 December 43.50 in less than a minute on Friday, ...

  • Investor is doubling down on Colony optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 5:14 AM EST

    Traders are buying more time for a rally in Colony Financial. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that a trader sold 3,000 December 22.50 calls for $1.70 and bought 6,000 June 25 calls were bought ...

  • Coca-Cola gets big show of support optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Coca-Cola has dropped sharply this month, but a huge trade is betting that any further losses will be limited. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 24,793 February 36 puts was sold for $0.14 on Friday. ...

  • Mix of items on economic calendar optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 4:16 AM EST

    This week's agenda features several items of middling importance, so attention may continue to focus on oil prices. The New York Federal Reserve's Empire Manufacturing Index at 8:30 a.m. ET is expected ...

  • VIX above 21 as equities slide again optionMONSTER - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 3:45 AM EST

    Equity indexes ended last week with more steep losses, driving the CBOE Volatility Index above the 21 level. The S&P 500 dropped 33 points, or 1.62 percent, to 2002.33--its session low and the worst close ...

  • Prudential bulls refuse to back down optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 1:19 PM EST

    Traders have made money in Prudential Financial, and they're sticking around for more. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program originally detected bullish activity in the January 87.50 calls on ...

  • Videocast: VIX spike tied to OVX optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:21 PM EST
  • Floor targeted in high-yield bonds optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 12:03 PM EST

    One trader is looking for a floor in the iShares High-Yield Bond Fund even as it hits new lows. optionMONSTER systems show that a block of 5,000 December 87 puts was bought for $0.72 against previous open ...

  • Bulls charge into MarkWest Energy optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:01 AM EST

    MarkWest Energy Partners has dropped sharply with the rest of the energy sector, but traders are looking for a rebound in the next five weeks. Nearly 5,000 January 62.50 calls were bought mostly for $2.55 ...

  • Put sale bets Level 3 will hold firm optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 10:32 AM EST

    Level 3 Communications has pulled back from multi-year highs, but one trader is looking for current levels to hold. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 2,000 January 48 puts for $1.50 ...

  • Futures are following Europe lower optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 8:12 AM EST

    Stocks are following Europe lower today as selling pressure continues and oil remains weak. S&P 500 futures are down 0.4 percent, and every major index across the Atlantic is lower by more than 1 percent. ...

  • Bulls make fast money in Kellogg optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    It didn't take long for option traders to turn profits in Kellogg yesterday. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected the purchase of more than 3,000 January 72.50 calls for $0.15 and $0.20 ...

  • Calls bet on rally in Ally Financial optionMONSTER - Fri, Dec 12, 2014 6:45 AM EST

    Traders are betting that Ally Financial will rally in the next five weeks. About 2,500 January 23 calls were purchased for $0.80 to $0.90 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program. ...

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