LONDON, March 2- Hedge funds and large speculators increased their bets on rising Brent crude oil prices last week to their highest for more than seven months, exchange data showed on Monday. Speculators increased their net long positions in Brent futures and options by 11,371 contracts to 182,783 in the week to Feb. 24, InterContinentalExchange data shows.» Read More
The modestly improving jobs outlook is enough to send stocks higher at the open, while prompting bond yields to move up -- and keep Fed tapering talk alive in the market.
We've had Federal Reserve officials say it's time to consider tapering bond purchases, but we haven't had a Fed official declaring a rally of anything "over." Until now.
General Motors being added to the S&P 500 at the close on June 6th (replacing Heinz ) is more good news for GM, which will open at a 2-year high.
NYSE Euronext has approved its merger with InterContinentalExchange by a landslide: with about 63 percent of shareholders voting, the approval rate was roughly 99 percent.
CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar reports Nikkei futures point to a weak open in the Asian markets; and Jon Najarian of OptionMonster.com, discusses the benefits of trading with options.
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.
Can Qualcomm shares get a move on? Traders sure think so. They just don't know if the shares will go higher or lower.
One big options trader foresees more stormy weather for gold, but Brian Stutland is betting on calmer seas ahead.
"Yesterday we had a software bug; it wasn't any sort of hacking incident," William Brodsky, chairman and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, said about why the system wasn't open for trading for three hours yesterday.
After delaying its open due to "downloading" issues, the Chicago Board Options Exchange reopened trading on all its products at 1:00 p.m. ET.
The world's busiest options exchange has been closed all day, reports Fast Money trader Jon Najarian. No word yet when the exchange will reopen. "Guys are sitting there scratching their heads, talking with each other trying to figure out what's going on," said Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group. Meanwhile, CNBC's Rick Santelli wonders if the trading systems have gotten too complex.
Netflix will report second quarter earnings after the bell on Monday, but traders are getting pretty excited ahead of time.
Boeing moved higher Friday morning, after news that the FAA is expected to approve Boeing's plan to fix its Dreamliner. One options trader got into the trade ahead of time.
Yahoo's earnings left traders with mixed emotions. One options trader placed a bet that Yahoo's next move will be to the downside.
Shares of Coca-Cola jumped 5 percent higher on Tuesday, after the company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue. Here's how one options trader played the pop.
Gold continues to rip through levels of support like they are non-existent. The sell-off in gold has dragged the gold miners down with it.
This options trade took advantage of the panic selling of gold on Friday.
On Monday morning, one option trader took advantage of the uptick in the VIX to sell out-of-the-money puts on the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) expiring this week.
An options strategy ahead of JPMorgan's earning, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group.