NEW YORK, Jan 28- Bullish activity in Advent Software Inc's options surged weeks ahead of a report on Wednesday that U.S. financial software company SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc plans to buy Advent for about $2.3 billion. San Francisco- based Advent Software's shares jumped as much as 13 percent to an all-time high of $42.85 on Wednesday, after a Bloomberg...» Read More
Forecasting how the fiscal cliff negotiations might impact the futures market for the rest of the week, with Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management.
A currency play on the euro, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
A bearish bet on Apple's sell-off, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group.
A currency play on the euro, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.
"Worries tend to go to the dollar," said Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets, weighing in on the best way to play the currency market; and Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners, explains what's driving energy prices.
On Friday, Facebook shares closed 2.5 percent higher to finish November 48 percent off the month's lows. However, one option trader took advantage of this strength by making a bearish bet.
Buying calls on the stock is the best way to play this name, because of how volatile durable goods sales have been in the U.S. and abroad.
The FMHR traders share their views on owning "sin" stocks. Also, Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, has the trade on gold's long-term play.
Gold dropped $20 in five minutes under this morning, and it made plenty of traders nervous. But where some saw a crisis, one big options trader saw an opportunity.
One of the sectors hardest hit since President Obama’s reelection has been the utilities - but yesterday, one option trader made a bet that this sell-off was overdone.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the CFTC is charging Intrade and its operator TEN for selling investment contracts that are technically options. The companies agreed not to sell options in a 2005 settlement.
One stock that saw a surge of interest, and high trading volume, during Friday’s abbreviated trading session was Research in Motion. Shares closed up over 13% on the day, following an analyst’s upgrade and upward price target revision to $15.
Chen Wai-Yee, Senior Adviser, Derivatives Specialist, Ord Minnett says the ASX 200 is likely to remain in a 4300 to 4500 point range before Christmas. She gives us her options trade to capitalize on this.
On Tuesday, I noticed some unusual options activity in Halliburton. One trader bought 3,827 December 30-strike puts for $0.54, while the stock was at $31.35.
The Egyptian foreign minister says the truce starts at 1900 GMT, with the Futures Now team.
A currency play on the euro ahead of a decision on Greek bailout plan, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.
Apple is currently trading at trailing 12-month P/E of 13, or 7.6x ex-cash. With valuation numbers like these, anyone selling Apple is basically saying that growth will be negative for the next couple of years.
On Wednesday, October retail sales data showed a seasonally adjusted decline of 0.3 percent, versus expectations of a 0.1 percent decline.
This morning, Facebook shares are enjoying a nice bump, even after another lock-up expiration has set 773 million shares free for trading.