*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.» Read More
Toys 'R Us reported miserable fourth-quarter earnings, but what does this tell us about brick and mortar retail as a whole?
Shares of Tesla surged Monday after the company announced that sales of its Model S vehicle have exceeded its mid-February target.
Many traders are having a hard time seeing how the market will be able to rally and are concerned that the "sell in May and go away" trade could pressure the market. If you are in this camp, then consider this strategy.
It's been a bumpy road for Bank of America lately, but one option trader sees smooth sailing ahead.
Casino stocks are having a terrific week—and it has nothing to do with Las Vegas. In fact, it has everything to do with the coastal Chinese city of Macau.
One options trader placed a bearish bet that Facebook stock will be 6.5 percent lower at May expiration.
If Dell's board considers buyout offers from Blackstone Group or Carl Icahn superior to Michael Dell's offer, some think Dell could up his price. However, options traders aren't buying it.
Competitors have until midnight tonight to submit higher bids for Dell. Brian Stutland of Stutland Volatility Group, and Crawford Del Prete, IDC, weigh in on what shareholders think.
Now investors often treat Nike as a proxy for China growth. So are these numbers telling us that the China story isn't as bad as everyone seems to think?
*Markets come off session lows on Cyprus bank spin-off plan. *Investors buy "puts" due to Cyprus bailout worries. But Russia rebuffed Cypriot requests for help, raising doubts that Cyprus would secure cash to fix its debt problems.
Halftime gives you the trade on the stocks you asked about, including unusual activity in Apple options.
It was bad day for the global growth story on Wednesday,, but don't tell that to the stock market. The S&P 500 enjoyed a splendid day, despite two pieces of evidence that international business conditions are in serious trouble.
The VIX dropped dramatically Wednesday morning, as fears over Cyprus's financial crisis dissipated. A lower VIX means that the cost of protection, or portfolio insurance, has gone down—and that spurred one option trader to buy some.
For a long time, the trade has been to buy oil refiners and sell big oil. Now it looks like that trade could flip.
The VIX surged about 20 percent Monday on the open of U.S. markets. Clearly, the news of Cyprus's proposed bank deposit tax is leading to expectations that volatility will return to the market.
Gold rises on fresh concerns about Cyprus, with the FMHR team. Meanwhile the NYSE launches mini-options trading, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, and Steve Cortes, Veracruz LLC, assess whether it's high time to hop aboard carnival shares.
Sometimes, when a stock surges on an analyst upgrade, it's high time to make a bearish bet. That's exactly what one big options trader did on Walgreen.
Rupert Murdoch is breaking up News Corp., and options traders seem to think that it could be very good news for the stock.
Diamond Foods' poor performance after reporting earnings may be just one more reason why a takeout of the company could be around the corner.