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An options strategy on the falling euro, with Jens Nordvig, Nomura global head of G10 FX strategy.
Market correlations have once again been rising - with stocks, bonds and even gold dropping in recent weeks on worries about Greece. That's making it harder for investors to use traditional forms of portfolio diversification. Instead, according to one fund manager, investors should be looking at technical price patterns.
Like Facebook shares, but can't get near them? There are always options.
Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why buying deep-in- the-money call options on Monster Beverage are a more conservative trade than buying the company's stock.
An options strategy ahead of Cisco's earnings, with Scott Nations, NationsShares president.
Fears of a big move post earnings created intense demand for Apple options, pushing implied volatility up to levels that made buying short-dated options expensive and had traders scrambling for other options.
It’s one of the biggest mysteries on Wall Street. How can stocks be in their fourth year of a bull market and trading activity be so low?
An options strategy for Yahoo's patents on the heels of AOL's sale of a billion dollars worth of patents to Microsoft. With Scott Nations, NationsShares president.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on why SanDisk matters and provide stock picks as the rally narrows, and David Riehl, Data Explorers, explains how to profit from shorting IPOs.
No question about it, Apple stock is hot — and Wednesday saw extreme action on the options side.
A play to protect your long position in financials, with the Fast Money traders, and Abigail Doolittle, Peak Theories, checks the charts for a longer-term break down of Apple stock, and the Dow Jones Transports.
A possible proxy fight with Yahoo, and the wild options action on Apple's new all-time high and how to play it, with the Fast Money crew.
The Fast Money traders weigh in on today's top market action, and Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses what's driving the recent decline in precious metals and how to play it.
James Cordier, Liberty Trading Group principal & founder, explains how a record coffee crop will impact consumers. Sara Senatore, Sanford Bernstein senior analyst, explains how investors can make money from falling coffee prices.
A currency trade ahead of the ECB's policy meeting, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
Doug Kass, Seabreeze Partners Management, discusses whether it is time for investors to take some profits in long positions and short selected industries. Also, a trade to protect your portfolio in areas where volatility is expanding, with Pete Najarian, OptionMonster.com.
Where are investors placing some of their biggest bets? A look at how auction houses are cleaning up, and how to play it, with Karen Finerman, Fast Money trader. Also, an options strategy on Autozone, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.
Jon Najarian, Optionmonster.com, weighs in on whether Apple options are the ultimate tech trade? Surging iPhone sales pushed Apple pass Samsung in Q4, to become the world's largest smartphone vendor. Apple sold 35.5M units, and now has a market share of 23.8%. The Fast Money crew provide the trade on the stock.
An options strategy on the materials sector, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.
Discussing the best way to play natural gas, on the heels of Chesapeake's production cuts, with Dan Dicker, MercBloc president.