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There are 52-inch plasmas, iPhones, and there's protection on your money. And if you we're watching Options Action last Friday, you learned how to buy the last item for nearly nothing.
American International Group has been on an amazing run up over the last few trading sessions, up more than 6.7% today and almost 18% since last Thursday. But options traders think shares of the insurance giant will be headed higher very, VERY soon.
In the quest for yield, options traders often have the advantage: they can sell options and generate income. But with the VIX so low, finding suitable options to sell can be tricky. Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities thinks he's found three names that look attractive for put sales.
Do options traders see higher interest rates to come? If the call volume in the ProShares Ultrashort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (TBT) is any indication, the answer is a resounding yes.
Despite the declaration that the “ingredients are there” for a deal between Genzyme Corp and Sanofi-Aventis but at a higher price, consensus among investors seem to be that Sanofi won’t be raising their bid of $69/share
On the heels of a much better than expected Consumer Confidence read for November, options traders have ramped up volume on renewed speculation of a pending take-over of teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.
Shares of New York Times Co. are up more than 17% in the last five days, but options traders see even more gains to come.
On last Friday's Options Action, our goal was clear: give you an edge on earnings season. Ironically, Dan Nathan proposed accomplishing said goal by employing a low probability trade: the strangle. And lo and behold, it worked.
Last Friday on Options Action, we did something we rarely do; we bought options instead of selling them. Our goal was simple, to try and give you new names and new strategies so you could get an edge on earnings. And while it remains to be seen whether we accomplished said goals, I thought a recap was in order nonetheless.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at NetLogic for Wednesday's Options Action.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at Lennar Corp. for Thursday's Options Action.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at BorgWarner for Wednesday's Options Action.
We've seen the best start to September in 12 years, but typically this month is horrible for the markets. How should you position?
Mike Khouw of Canter Fitzgerald is looking at American Eagle Outfitters for Wednesday's Options Action.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at Western Digital for Wednesday's Options Action.
Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities explains how use options to trade companies refinancing at record low rates.
Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.
Mike Khouw of Cantor Fitzgerald is looking at the 20+ Year Treasury Bond exchange-traded fund for Wednesday's Options Action.
Computer glitch or not, last week's crash has many thinking about the state of the markets and the overall health of the global economy. But maybe there's a more important question to ask. What if the crash had been to the upside?
For Thursday's Options Action, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities is focusing on a stock that has seen a lot of activity on the premise that it could soon be acquired.
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Mike Khouw, Options Action trader, shares his view on News Corp stock on the heels of testimony from Rupert Murdoch before British Parliament.
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