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On Friday we saw some unusual options activity on Facebook.
Prior to Oracle's earnings report yesterday, one trader bought 20,307 Oct. 32-strike puts for $0.79 and sold the same number of the Jan. 34-strike calls for $0.98.
Yesterday's unusual options activity focused on two different clothing retailers.
The bullish tone of these trades is interesting given the predominately negative tone of news out of the region.
Monday's biggest options trades again involved the financial sector. There was also unusual options activity in the mining sector.
When Fed Chairman Bernanke unveiled a new round of qualitative easing last week, it sure made the "Options Action" traders optimistic. At least, that’s the way it seemed on Friday’s show, when they presented two bullish trades — one on Apple, and another on Wells Fargo.
Here's your third Quarter QE3 play: Buy banks and emerging markets while selling small caps and US dollar.
Fed wakes up assets from the dead - Upside Calls being bought in names that lagged in 1st half .
Yesterday's move was really impressive, and if bond buying is open-ended then there's no rush to sell stocks or buy protection.
CNBC's Options Action contributor says to sell gold and treasuries ahead of today's meeting.
Time to get bullish? The "Options Action" traders sure seemed to think so. After all, on Friday’s show, they explained why they expect two very different stocks to go higher — Apple and Bank of America.
One is a much-maligned social media company, and the other is a Dow stalwart. Their common thread? The traders on Friday’s ‘Options Action’ foresee both stocks heading higher. Let’s check out the bull calls on Facebook and Boeing.
Technology stocks and casino companies do not have much in common. At least, that's what traders on Friday's Options Action figured. They made the case that big technology stocks are on their way lower, and Las Vegas Sands is set for a bullish breakout.
Tiffany and Yum Brands might sell very different types of products, and appeal to quite dissimilar customer bases. But whether we’re talking about silver or fried chicken, one thing is clear—both companies have massive international exposure
It’s the kind of performance that can almost make you nostalgic for the good old dot-com days, when the fleecing of mom and pop investors was left to the Pets.com and iVillages of the world.
Two big stocks, two bold calls. That describes last Friday’s "Options Action," where the traders got bearish on a financial giant, and bullish on the king of Internet search.
If you thought JPMorgan and agriculture prices have little in common, you’d probably be right. But they do share one characteristic — they are both headed lower, if the traders on Friday’s "Options Action" are correct.
Last Friday’s Options Action was neither bullish nor bearish; it was strictly contrarian. The traders found a way to get bullish on a name almost everyone thinks is in unremitting decline – Best Buy. And they got bearish on Starbuck, a company that the street just loves— with 23 ‘Buy’ ratings and only one ‘Underperform.’
While equity investors long ago discarded RIMM to the unmarked grave of failed tech companies (see Palm, Nokia), options traders see opportunity.
Despite massive call buying a curious thing happened in the options pits: many people lost money. How could that be?
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