Two Ways To Profit From Time Warner

One investor likes Time Warner Cable and doesn’t want to wait for a pullback to get long. optionMONSTER’s market scanners detected the sale of 5,750 January 90 puts for $0.90 and $0.95. Volume was more than 15 times previous open interest at the strike. There are two ways he or…

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Trader thinks SanDisk Upside is Limited

One trader is betting that potential upside is limited for SanDisk even as the stock rallies today. optionMONSTER’s tracking systems show that a trader sold 4,554 December 45 calls for $1.32. The volume is well above open interest of 1,722 contracts at the start of the session, clearly indicating new…

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U.S. Markets Closed As Hurricane Nears

U.S. markets will be closed on Monday and possibly Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy approaches the East Coast. The announcement of Monday’s closure was made Sunday night in statements by the major exchanges after consultation with the Securities and Exchange Commission. A decision on whether the markets will open Tuesday will…

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Activision Blizzard draws puts at lows

Shares of Activision Blizzard hit a new 52-week low today, and one trader believes that more downside is possible for the struggling videogame maker. More than 23,000 ATVI options trade, compared to a daily average of 3,200. Only 2,000 of the day’s action is in the calls, and a single…

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How long-term trade is playing Delta

As Delta Airlines shares lose altitude, a long-term trade is looking for more turbulence. optionMONSTER’s systems show that 7,000 January 2014 3 puts traded against open interest of just 789 contracts. The trader is buying those puts, which are the farthest out in time and strike price, with a single…

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Facebook Volume Trumps Apple

Apple is normally the leading stock for weekly options, but Facebook is stealing the show today. optionMONSTER’s tracking programs show bullish trading in the social networking stock, which gapped higher after a surprisingly strong third-quarter earnings report. In particular, they are buying the 24 calls expiring this Friday and selling…

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Important Stock Market Supports

I must confess that I’m disappointed by both Romney’s lack of fire in his belly during last night’s debate and in the market’s negative reaction to that performance. I’m one of the crowd who was looking for a bounce rather than a swoon as we moved on to the election and for several weeks after a Romney victory.

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Yahoo Volume Surges After Earnings

Yahoo is the only thing green in a sea of red after beating earnings expectations yesterday, and option trading is strong at midday. YHOO is up 5.6 percent to $16.65, its best level since the 52-week highs of exactly a year ago. Shares were down near 52-week lows at the…

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Why SodaStream Puts are Popping

SodaStream has been on a roller-coast ride this year, and traders are preparing for another potential move down.

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Sharp Move Expected in Comcast

As Comcast trades at another all-time high today, one strategy is looking for the cable stock to move sharply higher or lower.

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Garmin Bulls Want To Navigate Profits

One investor wants to map out profits in Garmin as the navigation stock treks higher.

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Huge Spread Targets Treasury Fund

The TLT Treasury exchange-traded fund is falling again today while the unusual options volume is dominated by a very large option spread.

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