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Retails investors are buying up options as never before after being burned too many times in volatile markets. But these instruments can be complex and investors can easily be led astray.
Friday is Quadruple Witching Day. But with geopolitical events rocking stocks this week, this quarterly event has had less effect on the markets than usual. Quadruple witching is when contracts for stock index futures, stock index options, stock equity options and single stock futures expire. This happens once every quarter, on the third Friday of March, June, September and December, and has also been called "Freaky Friday."
The "Mad Money" host recommends monitoring four upcoming analyst meetings and four earnings calls, among two other events.
For Thursday's "Options Action," Brian Stutland looks at the iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund, an exchange traded fund that tracks the People's Republic.
"DRJ" spotted some strong options activity in this energy name on Tuesday. The options trader explains why he, too, is bullish on coal.
One analyst thinks so. Richard Kugele of Needham & Co. explains why the technology company remains one of his top picks for 2011.
"DRJ" reveals which consumer goods name is seeing very aggressive call buying on Tuesday.
Rumors that activist investor Carl Icahn may be interested in this stock, "DRJ" said options skyrocketed.
Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities explains an options strategy ahead of Cisco's earnings results next week.
Why Doug Thomas, an analyst with JET Investment Research, thinks the underwear maker is oversold.
With Las Vegas Sands scheduled to report quarterly results after Thursday's closing bell, Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald reveals an options trade on the casino operator.
"Fast Money" trader Pete Najarian explains what's prompted aggressive upside call buying in two industries on Wednesday.
The renown hedge fund manager is said to be considering taking a share in this retailer, thereby creating some unusual options activity, reports "DRJ."
"DRJ" explains what this heavy options activity says about the emerging markets.
As everyday investors get back into the market, Cramer thinks OptionsXpress could benefit. To learn more, he interviewed CEO David Fisher.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald explains how to game Ford Motor ahead of its earnings release Friday morning.
"DRJ" on Tuesday said someone is making a very bearish call on this prominent retail name.
With Juniper releasing earnings Tuesday after the close, how should you game this stock?
With Amazon.com set to report earnings next week, Brian Stutland explains how to game this stock using options.
Find out what fundamentals, technicals and insights from the options world suggest lie ahead for this stock going into and ahead of earnings Friday.