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  • Housing data brings out the bulls optionMONSTER - 13 hours ago

    Today's housing data was strong, and the bullish paper is flying. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring system detected unusual activity in Toll Brothers, D.R. Horton, and KB Home late this morning. All ...

  • How investor is hedging Spectra optionMONSTER - 14 hours ago

    Spectra Energy is rebounding, but today's option volume in the name is dominated by a large bearish trade. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 15,000 December 37 puts for $0.55 and sold 15,000 ...

  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - 14 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. Scientific Games (SGMS): More than 5,000 January ...

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

    Total option volume is again running about average at 5.1 million so far today, with mixed action in the primary indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems. The SPDR S&P 500 Fund (SPY) has ...

  • JD.com gets big vote of confidence optionMONSTER - 15 hours ago

    A large trader sees limited downside in JD.com as the Chinese online retailer climbs to new highs. optionMONSTER systems detected the sale of 7,000 September 29 puts for $0.85 and $0.95 this morning. This ...

  • Huge trade plays volatility in Sprint optionMONSTER - 16 hours ago

    Huge put buying is part of a larger volatility play in Sprint. optionMONSTER systems show that 25,000 October 6 puts were bought for $0.71 this morning. The previous open interest was just 91 contracts, ...

  • Stocks continue bullish momentum optionMONSTER - 18 hours ago

    Stocks are inching higher today, maintaining their bullish momentum from earlier in the month. S&P 500 futures are up 0.15 percent, while most European markets are higher by about 0.5 percent. Asia was ...

  • Bulls come back to Steel Dynamics optionMONSTER - 20 hours ago

    Traders are charging into Steel Dynamics for the second time in less than two weeks. More than 4,400 November 22 calls were purchased yesterday, mostly for $1.40, according to optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker ...

  • ADT given room to keep climbing optionMONSTER - 20 hours ago

    ADT has been working higher, and one investor wants to give it more room to climb. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of 1,150 April 41 calls for $1.11 and the purchase of 1,150 January ...

  • Volatilty play in metals, mining ETF optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    A large trade is betting on a sharp move higher or lower in the SPDR Metals & Mining Fund. A block of 15,000 September 43 puts was bought for the ask price of $0.77 yesterday, according to optionMONSTER ...

  • Traders see floor in LightInTheBox optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    LightInTheBox reports earnings tomorrow morning, and traders apparently believe that potential losses will be limited for the Chinese e-commerce company. Nearly 2,900 October 5 puts were sold for $0.10 ...

  • Housing data dominates calendar optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    Housing is the main theme of today's economic calendar. Home Depot announces earnings before the opening bell and the Commerce Department will release July housing starts and building permits at 8:30 a.m. ...

  • VIX falls as Nasdaq 100 hits highs optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    Equity indexes rallied sharply yesterday while volatility expectations continued to recede. The S&P 500 climbed 16.68 points, or 0.85 percent, to 1971.74. That was essentially the high of the day and its ...

  • Tech bulls looking for quick rally optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 2:21 PM EDT

    Technology has been coming to life, and one big investor expects the move to continue in the near term. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected unusual activity in the SPDR Technology Fund's ...

  • Protective strategy at work in St. Joe optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:04 PM EDT

    St. Joe has pulled back following a big move, and one investor has protection on the name. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 1,300 October 22 puts for $0.94. An equal ...

  • Noteworthy option trades in equities optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:24 PM EDT

    Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system. Amarin (AMRN): Some 4,800 September 3 calls ...

  • Aflac draws large downside position optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:01 PM EDT

    A bearish combination trade tops the option activity in Aflac as shares rise today. About 7,700 each have traded in the February 50 puts and 65 calls this morning. The big blocks of 5,050 saw the puts ...

  • Spread sees Coca-Cola bubbling up optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

    A call spread is looking for gains in Coca-Cola by the end of summer. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 4,500 September 41.50 calls for $0.31 and sold the same number of the September 42.50 ...

  • Nasdaq leads rebound as fears ease optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:12 AM EDT

    Stocks are higher today as tensions subside in Ukraine and bullish momentum continues to build. S&P 500 futures are up half a percent, while most European indexes are higher by a full percentage point. ...

  • Bulls come back to shale space optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6:54 AM EDT

    Shale-gas stocks Range Resources and Southwestern Energy have been weak for months, but the bulls came back on Friday. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected unusual activity in both companies around ...

  • Ubiquiti call buyers see near term rally optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 5:38 AM EDT

    Ubiquiti Networks had a strong earnings report earlier this month, and now the bulls are back. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 3,600 September 50 calls for $0.45 ...

  • Cameron receives votes of confidence optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 5:23 AM EDT

    Cameron International bounced at $70 earlier this month, and traders think that level will remain support. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of some 5,000 September 70 puts on Friday for ...

  • Trader sees little move in DuPont optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:50 AM EDT

    A call seller targeted DuPont Friday, shorting volatility in the chemical stock. A block of 10,000 January 65 calls were crossed optionMONSTER's tracking systems at the $2.58 bid price. Volume was more ...

  • Housing, retail, Fed on calendar optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 2:33 AM EDT

    This week's calendar brings a mix of events, with housing, retail and the Federal Reserve as significant themes. Today's only economic report in NAHB's housing market index at 10 a.m. ET. Forecasters expect ...

  • Volatility climbs with stocks mixed optionMONSTER - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 2:14 AM EDT

    Equity indexes bounced back from mid-session lows Friday to close little changed.  The S&P 500 fell just 0.12, or 0.01 percent, to 1955.06. It briefly traded below 1942 at the day's low before regaining ...

  • Is Apple going back to triple digits? optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    Apple has under $100, since splitting in June, but somebody thinks the new iPhone will send it to triple digits soon. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected a bullish ratio spread in the ...

  • Trader gives Invesco room to keep climbing optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:52 PM EDT

    Invesco keeps going up, and one investor wants to give it room to run. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of about 1,900 October 41 calls for $0.29. Roughly the same number of August 39 ...

  • Videocast: Buyers before Ukraine news optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:30 PM EDT
  • Caution reigns as Teck bleeds lower optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:21 PM EDT

    Teck Resources has been bleeding lower, and the tone remains cautious. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 4,700 September 23 puts for $0.66 and the sale of 8,000 August ...

  • Largest option trades in equities optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:56 PM EDT

    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. Oneok (OKE): A block of 2,000 September ...

  • Trade sees Ironwood on solid ground optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:07 PM EDT

    Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has been sitting at a key level, and one investor thinks support will hold. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of 5,000 September 12.50 puts for $0.40. Volume ...

  • Stocks continue higher on positive news flow optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 9:08 AM EDT

    Stocks are higher today, fueled by positive company news and reduced geopolitical risk. S&P 500 futures rose about 0.2 percent, while the Nasdaq is indicated up 0.3 percent. Most European indexes climbed ...

  • Bulls want to hit the road with Hertz optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 7:01 AM EDT

    Hertz has been hit by accounting woes, but now the bulls are back. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the purchase of more than 12,000  December 33 calls, most of which priced for $1.20. Volume ...

  • Bears looking for more downside in Riverbed optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:06 AM EDT

    Riverbed Technology plunged last month, and now the bears are back. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,500 December 18 puts for $1.20 and the sale of 1,169 December ...

  • Trader sees bottom for volatility fund optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 3:37 AM EDT

    Someone thinks the downside is limited in the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Note. A trader sold 24,144 of the VXX October 25 puts for the bid price of $0.68. The volume was almost twice the previous ...

  • Volatility eases as stocks push higher optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:44 AM EDT

    Volatility expectations eased again yesterday as stocks remained strong. The S&P 500 climbed 8.46 points, or 0.43 percent, to 1955.18. It closed at the high of the day and above the 20-day moving average ...

  • Consumer sentiment, PPI on tap optionMONSTER - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:11 AM EDT

    Today's agenda includes industrial, consumer and inflation data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics kicks off with its July producer index price at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists forecast increases of 0.2 percent ...

  • Will Occidental bulls hit a gusher? optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 2:34 PM EDT

    Occidental Petroleum has pulled back to key support, and one big investor is getting long. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 10,000 January 110 calls for $1.48 and ...

  • Chesapeake holders throw in the towel optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 2:09 PM EDT

    Chesapeake Energy has been crumbling, and one investor expects the weakness to continue. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of about 4,300 September 28 calls for $0.21. A similar number ...

  • Videocast: Smaller moves priced in optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 1:14 PM EDT
  • Valeant traders bracing for selloff optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 1:09 PM EDT

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals is at its lows of the year, and the bears are stepping in. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge tracking system showed that 5,500 of the October 80 puts were bought for the ask price of ...

  • Bears circle as Alere staggers optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 12:02 PM EDT

    A put roll tops the unusual option volume in health care-diagnostics company Alere. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected the purchase of 2,700 November 28 puts for $4.30. A block of ...

  • Stocks inch higher despite European weakness optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    Stocks are inching higher again today as investors confront the specter of recession across the Atlantic. S&P 500 futures rose about 0.1 percent, and the Nasdaq is up slightly more. European markets gained ...

  • Nucor bulls chasing breakout optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 6:09 AM EDT

    Nucor broke out yesterday, and the bulls piled in. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the purchase of 8,400 October 52.50 calls , most of which priced for $1.30. Volume was more than twice open ...

  • Massive leverage in Comcast trade optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 5:46 AM EDT

    The bulls targeted Comcast late yesterday, using a complex three-way strategy. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking program detected the purchase of 20,000 of the January 2016 57.50 calls for $3.76. Equal-sized ...

  • Bulls still shopping at Dick's Sporting optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 5:31 AM EDT

    Traders want to turn time into money with Dick's Sporting Goods. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of about 1,000 September 46 calls for $0.86 and the purchase of an equal number of September ...

  • Bulls like NPS Pharma before panel vote optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 4:04 AM EDT

    Someone is bullish on NPS Pharmaceuticals before the company's Food & Drug Administration panel meeting next month. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of approximately ...

  • European growth, jobless claims on tap optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 2:24 AM EDT

    European economic growth and initial jobless claims are the main economic items on today's calendar. Germany and the Euro Zone both report gross domestic product numbers early in the session. The Labor ...

  • Volatility plunges as shares advance optionMONSTER - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 2:03 AM EDT

    Stocks continued higher on Wednesday, hammering volatility. The S&P 500 rose 12.97 points, or 0.67 percent, to 1946.72 -- slightly below its peak in the morning. The index is also back near its 20-day ...

  • Videocast: VIX hammered below 13 optionMONSTER - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 3:46 PM EDT
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