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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?
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.
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.