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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Will Wells Fargo Make a Comeback?

Wells Fargo dropped last week, but one investor apparently thinks that it will rebound.

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Why Volatility Index Has Been So Low

Why has the VIX been so low even when markets sell off?

When the CBOE Volatility Index surged from 14 to 17 within the span of just two sessions recently, TV anchors were saying that their top story was the jump in the so-called fear index from nearly five-year lows. But the VIX remained well below its long-term average around 20 and even its 200-day moving average at 18.55.

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Why Traders are Selling VXX Calls

The VXX volatility exchange-traded note is not far off last week’s all-time low, and traders apparently believe that any upside would be limited.

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Is The Telecom Rally Losing Its Legs?

Big telecoms are at long-term highs, and traders want to protect their gains. optionMONSTER’s Depth Charge monitoring program detected bearish put spreads in Verizon Communications and AT&T. They were very similar in structure and occurred around the same time, suggesting that they were the work of a single large investor….

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