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
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.
Pete Najarian, optionMONSTER co-founder, and Fast Money trader, discusses the unusual activity he's seeing in Bank of America and what it indicates about the company, with the Fast Money traders.
Is the best play to buy protection on Apple? Dan Nathan, Phoenix Partners Group, has the trade.
Is now the time to go long gasoline futures and short crude oil? Seth Kleinman, Citi global head of energy strategy, weighs in on the best energy plays, with the Fast Money traders.
An options strategy on CF Industries, with Mike Khouw, Director, Cantor Fitzgerald.
A currency strategy on renewed interest in New Zealand's assets, with Amelia Bourdeau, Westpac Institutional Bank.
Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, discusses the outlook for the precious metal, saying there is still plenty of upside in gold, as Europe fails to reach a debt deal.
Is the rally of 2012 just short covering? William Duff Gordon, Data Explorers Research, discusses whether investors should short the stocks that are popping this year.
An options strategy on insurance provider, MetLife, with Mike Khouw, Cantor Fitzgerald.
J.P. Morgan equity derivatives team is suggesting a post earnings trade for options on shares of Yahoo.
Huge pay packages such as retention deals and bonuses for incoming, current, and even exiting CEOs have critics calling corporate boards "tone deaf," USA Today reports.
Chris Retzler, Needham Small Cap Growth Fund, discusses the advantages of using shorts in a highly volatile market.
An options strategy on China's FXI, with Bonawyn Eison, FGC Securities.