Stocks begin New Year to the upside

Stocks are rebounding in what’s likely to be a quiet first session of 2015. S&P 500 futures rose about 0.4 percent, while a downward revision in European manufacturing numbers pushed shares modestly lower across the Atlantic. Mumbai and Hong Kong both rallied more than 1 percent overnight, while Tokyo remained…

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Atmel draws bullish trades

Semiconductors have been strong, and now the bulls are looking for more upside in Atmel. optionMONSTER’s tracking programs detected the purchase of almost 5,500 February 10 calls, most of which priced for $0.20. Volume dwarfed previous open interest of 334 contracts, which indicates new money was put to work on…

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How Traders are Playing Energy

Activity is mixed in the energy sector today, and traders are using options to navigate the uncertain waters.

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Is IBM Heading for Quick Rebound?

International Business Machines got slammed in October, but now traders are betting on a quick rebound.

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Disney Receives Vote of Confidence

A large put sale is looking for a floor in shares of Disney through the end of the year.

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Media bulls come back to Viacom

Media stocks have been coming to life, and the bulls are tuning into Viacom.

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Broadcom Bulls are Back for Seconds

Traders made quick profits in Broadcom last week, and now they’re coming back to the well.

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Puts are Bullish on Western Digital

Western Digital is pausing after a quick run, and one investor apparently thinks that it’s on solid ground.

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Investor bets Delta will keep flying

A large trader apparently believes that Delta Air Lines will keep flying even after a rally of more than 40 percent in the last month.

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Huge Profits as Housing Strengthens

Homebuilders are roaring back to life today, and traders are making money left and right.

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Horizon Pharma Draws Upside Play

A trader is looking for Horizon Pharma to continue higher after reporting earnings this morning.

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Bullish Play in Citigroup Rolled Higher

Citigroup calls are hitting the tape today as a trader remains bullish.

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