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
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.
A currency play on the euro against the U.S. Dollar on the heels of a weak Italian bond auction, with Andrew Busch, AndrewBusch.com publisher
One options trader placed a bullish bet that Zynga shares would increase 21 percent at April expiration.
Last week, Navistar shares surged 46 percent, but while Wall Street has been bullish, options trading has been less optimistic.
Scott Bauer, Trading Advantage, and Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo Securities, discuss how investors can protect themselves if there's a pullback in the markets.
One options trader has made a bet that the S&P 500 will make all-time highs by April expiration.
One options trader made a short-term bet that Bank of America's stress test results will be better than expected.
Tim Freeman, Elevation LLC principal, weighs in on how to navigate the volatile markets.
One options trader has made a bet that Hess's rally would continue. Should you follow suit?
Netflix shares are having their worst day since late January on virtually no news (unless you count speculation Carl Icahn is selling as news). And if the charts are any indication, the pain could be getting a lot worse.
One options trader recently made a bullish bet that Yahoo stock will triple.
Not surprisingly, J.C. Penney's dismal earnings numbers spurred option traders to make some large bearish bets on the stock.
The sequester will cut about $45 billion from Pentagon programs. Despite this, Lockheed Martin saw heavy call option trading.
CNBC has alerted the SEC of unusual trading action in Hewlett-Packard's stock, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Harvey Pitt, Former SEC Chairman, discusses how the SEC might take action in activity like this.
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One options trader has made a large bullish bet on the long-term performance of Sears' stock. Should you follow?
MacNeil Curry, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, provides a currency play ahead of the Fed's minutes.