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
Andrew Busch, CNBC contributor, provides currency plays on the U.S. dollar, euro, and yen.
Shares of Herbalife plummeted 12 percent today after CNBC's Kate Kelly discovered that Pershing Square's Bill Ackman has been short the stock for the past 7 to 8 months. The Fast Money traders, provide perspective.
This banking stock has doubled this year and options traders are betting the momentum will continue.
With so much government money going to defense companies like Lockheed Martin, it is difficult to imagine a "fiscal cliff" deal that does not cut at least some of the Pentagon's defense budget.
Shares of Best Buy down 15 percent today, after the company gave co-founder Richard Schulze more time to put together a buyout offer. Brian Stutland, Stutland Volatility Group, offers insight.
A currency play on the euro's strong run over the last month, with Todd Gordon, Aspen Trading Group. As leaders prepare to give money to Greece, can the rally continue?
"We are going to be energy independent in a very short period of time," said Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, weighing in on how to play the energy space. Also, the Fast Money traders share their plays on a Morgan Stanley buyback, and managing a winning trade on Amazon.
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.