Cramer: When The Defense Never Rests

In this tape, the defense never rests. Last week, Lululemon (LULU) reported a good number. Was it perfect? No, but it was better than a lot of other retailers and the forecast was boosted.

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Is OCZ Technology Still In Play?

It appears that some investors still think that OCZ Technology could be a takeover target.

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Sleeping Giant Stirring In Commodities

Slowly but surely, commodities have been coming back to life. It appears to have begun in soybeans early this year, followed by corn, wheat, and crude oil. Now gold and silver have been starting to follow as well. We’ve covered the trend heavily on our InsideOptions Pro service, which started…

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Speculating on the Fed

While most of us like to think equity prices are a function of logical fundamental valuations, the reality is something else. For now, the markets are moving based upon speculation the Federal Reserve will implement another round of Quantative Easing, QE3 among other things detailed below. After updating our market…

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Bears Take the Wheel at Carmax

Carmax has been rallying for the last two months, but the options paper is bearish.

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Trades See SBA Communications Standing Tall

Investors think there is no going back for SBA Communications.

optionMONSTER’s monitoring systems detected the sale of 10,000 March 50 puts for $0.80. Volume was more than 15 times previous open interest at the strike.

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How One Trader Is Playing Anadarko

Volatility for Anadarko Petroleum has been dropping, and today’s big options trade looks for that trend to continue.

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Nokia Shares Get Vote of Confidence

The biggest options trade of the day in Nokia is a bet that last month’s lows will not be broken.

NOK surged 8.60 percent to $3.35 in morning trading, and has more than doubled from its 15-year low of $1.63 in July. The stock is now at its highest level since early May as it trended down from a 52-week high above $7 late last year.

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Big Index Trade Looks For Rally Into Year End

The S&P 500 is pausing after a big run, but one investor expects a strong end to the year.

optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker monitoring program detected a large bullish call buy in the SPDR S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, which tracks the index.

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Bulls seek their roots with has pulled back after ripping higher, and the bulls are stepping in.

optionMONSTER’s Heat Seeker monitoring system detected the purchase of 2,500 October 30 calls for $2.85 and the sale of an equal number of October 35 calls for $0.75. Volume was above open interest at both strikes, indicating a new position was initiated.

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New Directional Call Plays – SNA

SNA has managed to hold on to recent gains. The stock is hovering just under its all-time highs set in late July around the $70.85 level. If SNA can breakout shares could easily make a run towards $75 or higher. The P&F chart is bullish and forecasting a $79 target.

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Small Cap Fund Draws Large Bearish Play

One trader is positioning for downside in small-caps stock with a big put spread in the iShares Russell 2000 Fund.

IWM fell 0.50 percent to $81.07 in late morning trading. It’s been climbing for more than two months, but recently was unable to follow larger-cap indexes like the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 to make new 52-week highs. That suggests sentiment is weaker toward the fund.

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