NEW YORK, Sept 19- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's record public offering of shares on Friday further spurred already elevated activity in Yahoo Inc's options, pushing volume on the U.S. Shares of Alibaba, in which Yahoo holds a big stake, surged 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, valuing the company at $231 billion by the close of trading.» Read More
Lennar's earnings beat on Wednesday, with fairly big numbers, will help the bull argument.
NEW YORK, Sept 16- Investors looking to hedge their bets or speculate on the direction of Alibaba Group's stock after its expected public sale of shares on Friday, will be able to trade its options in two weeks, as U.S. options exchanges are expected to list contracts on the company.
FMHR trader Pete Najarian dissects options activity in shares of Alcoa.
Alibaba reportedly plans to stop taking orders for its IPO early, an indication of sizzling demand.
The theory is that Alibaba is such a gigantic offering that it is reducing interest in other IPOs anywhere on or near the horizon.
Energy stocks are down as Brent Crude oil falls to a 17-month low amid lower demand and plentiful supply.
Alibaba's IPO is getting strong demand, raising questions whether the e-commerce giant will increase the price and size of its offering.
Everyone is waiting to see what Apple will unveil on Tuesday, but all the heat and light will focus on two major initiatives.
Scottish independence: The new worry for equities. It has driven the pound down against the dollar.
NEW YORK, Sept 8- Shares of China- based Vimicro International Corp are up more than 14 percent amid a spike in bullish call buying on Monday. Options volume on Vimicro is up to nearly 42 times the normal level, with 2,551 calls and 37 puts traded, according to data from options analytics firm Trade Alert.
With Alibaba finally setting a date for its IPO, there are a host of big questions to be answered.
Aside from the lack of job opportunities, Venice is beset by high taxes, slow growth and lost opportunity.
*Consumer-facing UK shares to suffer on rate hike concerns. Although the timing and scale of any rate rise remains uncertain, some investors are pulling back from the UK consumer goods sector on perceptions that credit-fuelled demand will be squeezed in the short term.
If you want to see how dysfunctional Italy has become, look for further than Venice. Several major projects have yet to come to fruition.
Retailers are under pressure due to elevated promotions, nimble competitors and kids' preference of tech over clothes.
It's the biggest complaint of the trading community this year: where has all the volume gone?
Alibaba filed an amended statement this morning ahead of its IPO, but investors are still waiting to see the terms.
Amidst the lightest volume of the year, exchange-traded funds associated with China, Turkey, South Africa, and Brazil are gathering steam.
Nobody knows exactly when Alibaba will hit the market, but the IPO is being foreshadowed by a growing paper trail.
Investors are trying to get the S&P 500 Index through 2000 again, but I'm not sure there is a catalyst to keep it there given the mixed data.