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  • How traders are playing energy optionMONSTER - 15 hours ago

    Activity is mixed in the energy sector today, and traders are using options to navigate the uncertain waters. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge monitoring program detected short-term bearish activity in ConocoPhillips ...

  • Videocast: Caution in the VIX pits? optionMONSTER - 16 hours ago
  • Korea fund faces downside trade optionMONSTER - 16 hours ago

    A large trader is positioning for further declines in the iShares South Korea Fund. optionMONSTER systems show that a single block of 4,000 January 2016 45 puts were purchased for $1.40 this morning. This ...

  • Midday index, ETF option volumes optionMONSTER - 17 hours ago

    Total option volume is running just above average at 5.7 million so far today, with mixed sentiment in the major indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems. More than 830,000 options have ...

  • AK Steel gets vote of confidence optionMONSTER - 18 hours ago

    A trader is targeting a floor in shares of AK Steel as it holds support. optionMONSTER systems identified the sale of 5,000 June 6 puts for the bid price of $1.02. Open interest in the strike was just ...

  • Europe leads gains before key data optionMONSTER - 20 hours ago

    Europe is leading markets higher today as investors await key economic data later this morning. S&P 500 futures are up about 0.1 percent, while most indexes across the Atlantic climbed 0.5 percent to 1 ...

  • Call buyers charging into Stryker optionMONSTER - 21 hours ago

    Stryker is marching to new highs, and the bulls are looking for further gains. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected the purchase of almost 1,800 December 92.50 calls yesterday, most of ...

  • Ascena draws calls before report optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    Traders are turning bullish on Ascena Retail before it reports earnings next week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system identified heavy buying in the December 14 calls, with more than 5,800 trading for ...

  • Bulls in the fast lane with Visteon optionMONSTER - 22 hours ago

    One big investor is looking for even more gains after catching a nice move in Visteon. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 3,000 January 105 calls for $3.20 yesterday. ...

  • Trader shows confidence in Mattel optionMONSTER - 23 hours ago

    Traders are betting that Mattel will hold firm in coming weeks. optionMONSTER's tracking systems detected the sale of 5,000 December 31 puts for $0.55 yesterday. This is clearly a new position, as open ...

  • GDP, consumer data top agenda optionMONSTER - 23 hours ago

    Gross domestic product and consumer confidence are the main items on today's economic calendar. The Commerce Department will announce revised estimates for third-quarter GDP at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists ...

  • VIX lower as stocks keep rallying optionMONSTER - Tue, Nov 25, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Equity indexes added to their gains yesterday, posting some new highs and sending the CBOE Volatility Index lower. The S&P 500 added 5.91 points, or 0.29 percent, to a record close of 2069.41. It traded ...

  • Is IBM heading for quick rebound? optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:45 PM EST

    International Business Machines got slammed in October, but now traders are betting on a quick rebound. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected a flurry of call volume in the tech giant, ...

  • HCA trade sees rebound holding optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 12:06 PM EST

    Health-care company HCA has rebounded in recent days, and one large trade is looking for those gains to hold. optionMONSTER systems detetected the sale of 4,220 Weekly 65 puts that expire on Dec. 26 for ...

  • Videocast: VIX call buyer returns optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 11:56 AM EST
  • Notable option trades in equities optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 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. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX): About 10,000 ...

  • Why trader is selling Tiffany calls optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:12 AM EST

    A large call sale sees limited upside in Tiffany. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader sold 12,269 January 110 calls for $2.12 this morning. The volume was 10 times the previous open interest, so this ...

  • Stocks rally as holiday week starts optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 8:10 AM EST

    Stocks are rising today as sentiment remains bullish heading into Thanksgiving and yearend. S&P 500 futures are up 0.2 percent, while European indexes are rising by 0.7 percent to 1.3 percent. Shanghai ...

  • DRJ: This is why I love options optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    It's because of alerts like this I founded optionMONSTER.com seven years ago. This list of winning trades includes biotech, retailers, industrials, chemical companies, financials, and semiconductors. Some ...

  • Long-term trade bets on Marvell optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 6:45 AM EST

    Marvell Technology gapped higher Friday after its earnings report, and one trader is looking for more gains in the long term. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 3,500 January 2016 ...

  • MBIA attracts vote of confidence optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 6:16 AM EST

    It might take time, but one investor appears confident that MBIA will rally. optionMONSTER's tracking programs detected the sale of 5,005 January 11 puts in the loan guarantor on Friday for $0.85. An equal ...

  • Call buyers have a taste for Yum optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    Short-term traders are betting that Yum Brands will rally in coming weeks. About 4,000 Weekly 79 calls that expire on Dec. 12 were bought for $0.51 to $0.74 on Friday, according to optionMONSTER's Heat ...

  • Oracle facing downside position optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 5:14 AM EST

    A large trade is positioning for a possible pullback in shares of Oracle by next spring. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 5,830 March 38 puts for the ask price of $0.73 on Friday. ...

  • Puts surge in emerging markets optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Option activity in the iShares Emerging Markets Fund ended last week with a large downside position optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 46,500 Weekly 41 puts that expire on Dec. ...

  • Economic surveys lead agenda optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 4:16 AM EST

    This week brings several events before the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Germany's Ifo survey of business conditions gets the ball rolling early in the pre-market today. The Chicago Federal Reserve ...

  • Rally pushes VIX below 13 level optionMONSTER - Mon, Nov 24, 2014 3:45 AM EST

    Equity indexes closed Friday off its best levels of the morning but still at new highs, pushing the CBOE Volatility Index below the 13 level. The S&P 500 climbed 10.75 points, or 0.52 percent, to 2063.50. ...

  • Energy bulls can't get enough of Devon optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:51 PM EST

    Devon Energy has been a money tree, and the bulls keep coming back for more. The Oklahoma City-based oil driller entered today's session up almost 7 percent in the preceding two weeks. Aside from Baker ...

  • Videocast: VIX futures hold firm optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:23 PM EST
  • What's behind ConocoPhillips puts optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 12:14 PM EST

    A big trade is positioning for possible declines in ConocoPhillips. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a trader bought 13,148 December 70 puts for the ask price of $0.60 and sold the same number ...

  • Bull sticking with Applied Materials optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:52 AM EST

    A big call trade is looking at further gains in Applied Materials. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that 25,000 January 24 calls were sold for the bid price of $0.62 today in volume below previous ...

  • Traders bet Fastenal will break out optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 10:28 AM EST

    Traders are betting that Fastenal will break out of its recent range. About 4,000 December 46 calls traded in a strong buying pattern right out of the gate this morning, with premiums rising from $0.55 ...

  • Futures spike up on central banks optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 8:09 AM EST

    Stocks continue their march into record territory, propelled by easy money in Europe and China. S&P 500 futures are up 0.8 percent, while Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, and Madrid are all up about 2 percent. ...

  • Fast money in homebuilders, KBR optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    It didn't take long for option traders to clean up in a couple of names yesterday. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected call buying in the iShares U.S. Home Construction Fund shortly after the opening ...

  • Second bullish roll in Deutsche Bank optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:45 AM EST

    Deutsche Bank saw bullish option activity yesterday for the second time in less than a week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system shows that a trader sold 2,820 December 32 calls for $0.23 and bought 4,000 ...

  • More bulls like DSW before earnings optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 6:16 AM EST

    Footwear retailer DSW attracted bullish option trading yesterday for the second time in a week. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system detected the purchase of 2,030 January 35 calls for $1.35 yesterday. The ...

  • Time is money for Goodyear trades optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    Traders are changing strategies in Goodyear Tire & Rubber, but are staying bullish. It started lighting up optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system early last month with shares at new 52-week lows. GT kept falling ...

  • Express seen holding current levels optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 5:14 AM EST

    Traders apparently believe that shares of Express will hold firm after it reports earnings early next month. optionMONSTER's tracking systems show that 5,125 December 14 puts were sold mostly for $0.70 ...

  • Quiet agenda before Thanksgiving optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Today's calendar is empty, followed by a busy week heading into Thanksgiving next Thursday. The only items are quarterly results from Foot Locker and ANN. Monday brings Germany's Ifo business-climate survey, ...

  • SPX hits new closing high; VIX slips optionMONSTER - Fri, Nov 21, 2014 4:16 AM EST

    Equity indexes rallied again yesterday, pushing the S&P 500 to another milestone while sending the CBOE Volatility Index lower. The S&P 500 added 4.03 points, or 0.2 percent, to yet another record close ...

  • Energy bulls return to Phillips 66 optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 1:14 PM EST

    The bulls are targeting energy for a second straight day, and now the paper is flowing in Phillips 66. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of more than 5,000 December 77.50 ...

  • What's behind puts in C&J Energy optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:18 PM EST

    An interesting put trade tops the action in C&J Energy, a company that provides fracking and other oil and natural-gas services. optionMONSTER tracking systems detected the sale of 3,000 March 20 puts ...

  • Oil fund faces another bearish play optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 10:11 AM EST

    The U.S. Oil Fund is drawing bearish option activity for the second time this week. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system shows that a block of 15,000 February 26.50 puts was purchased for $0.93 this morning. ...

  • Stocks pull back on weak global data optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    Stocks are pulling back from record highs today, hurt by weak economic data overseas. S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.4 percent, while Europe is down much more sharply. Germany has declined 0.7 percent, ...

  • Mondelez bulls hungry for breakout optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 7:14 AM EST

    European snack company Mondelez has been running, and the bulls are looking for a breakout. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker tracking system detected the purchase of about 12,500 December 40 calls yesterday, ...

  • Trader raises the stakes in Potash optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:47 AM EST

    Fertilizer producers gapped higher this week, and one investor is looking for more gains in Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system yesterday detected the sale of 3,000 Weekly ...

  • Bulls bets ProLogis will keep rising optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 6:16 AM EST

    ProLogis has made its move, and the bulls are looking for more. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker monitoring program detected the purchase of 3,679 February 42 calls for $0.76 yesterday. An equal number of November ...

  • Large call spread is bullish on Hertz optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:45 AM EST

    A big call spread is bullish on Hertz Global as shares continue to stay trapped in a range. optionMONSTER systems show that a trader bought 12,500 January 2016 25 calls for $3.10 and sold 12,500 of the ...

  • How one investor is hedging silver optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 5:14 AM EST

    A large combination trade is positioning for potential declines in the iShares Silver Fund. optionMONSTER's Depth Charge system detected the purchase of 7,500 January 2017 13 puts for $1.25 and the sale ...

  • Economic, company news on tap optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:47 AM EST

    Today's agenda features a mix of economic and company news. Activity begins in the overnight session with preliminary manufacturing numbers for China and Europe. Initial jobless claims and consumer prices ...

  • VIX up slightly as equities decline optionMONSTER - Thu, Nov 20, 2014 4:16 AM EST

    Equity indexes were down at the end of yesterday's session, with the CBOE Volatility Index up slightly. The S&P 500 slipped 3.08 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2048.72. It recovered from session lows in the ...

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