How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.» Read More
How the agriculture business may perform this summer, with Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group.
Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan Chase; and Stephen Bodurtha, Citi Private Bank, provide an in-depth look at where affluent investors are finding returns amid economic uncertainty.
*Sony surges as U.S. fund calls on to spin off unit Exporters lead the gains on further weakening of yen. TOKYO, May 15- Japan's Nikkei share index rose 2.2 percent to break above 15,000 on Wednesday, with Sony Corp surging after a proposal from a U.S. activist fund to list its entertainment unit sent its U.S.-listed shares soaring 10 percent.
*Sony option and share volume far above normal on Monday. *Sony option volume hits records Monday, Tuesday- Trade Alert.
*Sony option and share volume far above normal on Monday. May 14- A surge in option market bets on Sony Corp just before a large hedge fund investor announced a big stake and called for a major restructuring of the company has raised concerns that some traders may have had advance word of the news.
TOKYO, May 14- A New York- based hedge fund with a reputation as an activist investor has proposed that Sony Corp spin off its entertainment division via an IPO, saying the move could boost the Japanese electronics firm's shares by as much as 60 percent.
International Securities Exchange LLC, a national securities exchange that specializes in the trading of options contracts, is fighting an injunction that prevented it from listing S&P 500 and Dow Jones options, which are licensed exclusively to CBOE by McGraw-Hill Financial Inc and CME Group Inc's index services.
*Buy calls for further upside- Louis Capital's Troin-Lajous. Italy's Banca Popolare di Milano was among Europe's top losers, sliding 8.3 percent on concerns that a plan to transform the cooperative bank into a joint-stock company could be delayed, or even dropped.
SEOUL, May 8- South Korea's main KOSPI share index was flat at 1,954.37 as of 0052 GMT. The news puts Ssangyong in positive contrast with Hyundai Motor, its bigger peer, which is struggling with capacity constraints and ongoing labour disputes at home. Shares in Hyundai Motor were up 0.2 percent.
MEXICO CITY, May 7- The family that holds a large stake in Mexican homebuilder Homex has been selling shares to meet margin calls on loans, according to a U.S. regulatory filing. The De Nicolas family's stake in the company shrank to 22.57 percent on May 3 from 27.53 percent last month, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
MEXICO CITY, May 7- The family that holds a large stake in struggling Mexican homebuilder Homex has been selling shares to meet margin calls on loans, according to a U.S. regulatory filing. The De Nicolas family's stake in the company shrank to 22.57 percent on May 3 from 27.53 percent last month, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Can Qualcomm shares get a move on? Traders sure think so. They just don't know if the shares will go higher or lower.
May 3- Nasdaq Omx Group Inc:. *U.S. matched equity volume in April 27,677 million shares. *U.S. equity options volume in April 93 million contracts.
BRUSSELS, May 3- AGEAS SA:. *Says will include EUR 142 million net profit in its first-quarter results. related to Royal Park Investments and the call option on BNP Paribas shares.
May 3- CBOE Holdings Inc, which runs the oldest U.S. stock-options trading venue, said on Friday that quarterly earnings rose on a trading surge of its lucrative contracts for two of the most closely watched stock indexes.
*Reports 18% increase in April daily futures volume. *Says ice's average daily volume for futures and options was 3,843,846. *Says total volume in April 2013 was 85 million contracts.
May 1- CBOE Holdings Inc:. *Says average daily volume in April was 4.67 million contracts, up four. *April trading volume for options contracts on CBOE and c2sm and futures contracts on CBOE futures exchange totaled 102.70 million contracts.
One big options trader foresees more stormy weather for gold, but Brian Stutland is betting on calmer seas ahead.
Low implied volatility and high levels on the FTSE 100 have created an attractive opportunity to bet on more gains in the British index through options, according to the UBS derivatives strategy team. A Reuters poll last month showed the FTSE 100- which is currently trading around 6,459 points- rising to 6,582 points by end-June and 6,750 by end-December.
CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- A corrupt data file that disrupted the Chicago Board Options Exchange's ability to telegraph what contracts could be traded led to the market's half-day outage last Thursday, according to an options data provider briefed by a CBOE staff member.