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
Brad Lamensdorf, The Active Bear Portfolio, provides the best "short" plays in the market.
The FMHR traders weigh in on how to play the upward surge in the markets today, on the heels of a new plan from the EU. Also, will there be a second-half bounce in banks? Enis Tanner, Risk Reversal.com, has the trade.
With a key European Union summit looming, the euro may not have priced in a truly dramatic outcome.
A preview of today's market activity in oil, the U.S. dollar and options, with Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy; Joseph Trevisani, Worldwide Markets; and Scott Nations, NationsShares.
The CME Group this week is amending its contract for short term or, weekly gold option contracts to allow for the physical delivery of gold.
Jon Najarian, OptionMonster.com, discusses what the market is saying about Facebook's fate.
William Brodsky, Chicago Board Options Exchange chairman & CEO, provides insight on Facebook's first day trading options and the overall strength in the options market.
Facebook options began trading today on a bearish note. What does this indicate about the stock's future? The FMHR traders weigh in with the play.
An options strategy on the falling euro, with Jens Nordvig, Nomura global head of G10 FX strategy.
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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.
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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.
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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.