Move over bonds, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Options Action traders discuss if geopolitical forces have made U.S. equities the new safety trade.» Read More
Last Friday, Dan Nathan of Riskreversal.com suggested a bearish bet on best of breed bank JP Morgan, and today a similar trade printed in size.
Disappointing earnings have sent shares of The Walt Disney Company to its worst single-day decline since the Flash Crash in May of 2010.
If people won't pay up for leather bags, will they still buy pricey, albeit delicious, burritos? It's a question Chipotle investors might want to ask.
While the market turmoil has taken some high-growth stocks to the woodshed (see: Netflix, Sina, Juniper), there has been one relative beacon of strength: Apple.
There are debates that in retrospect seem mighty silly. Prince vs. Michael Jackson. Vince Carter vs. Kobe Bryant. RIM vs. Apple.
A slight miss on earnings and investors battered shares of Caterpillar to the tune of 7%, the largest single day decline since the fourth quarter of 2008.
While markets have sold off in recent days on mounting worry that Greece and other peripherals might default on their debt, options investors have shown unwavering faith in Germany, the stalwart nation that's been pulling much of the region's weight.
Intrepid options investors who usually relish beaten-down stocks are setting up for more volatility in Gap Inc. shares.
With the Federal Reserve soon to pull the plug on QE2, and data showing no fundamental reason for energy prices to maintain recent heights, the market has begun turning its back on risk trades and sent share, and barrel, prices lower over the past week.
If investors could borrow enough AIG spacer shares to short the stock, they would. But given that you can't borrow the stock at reasonable rates, many investors are making their bearish bets through the options market. And they have good reason to do so.
When whales like George Soros and Carlos Slim are making bearish bets on silver, even usually contrarian options traders are wise enough to recognize that the tide may be turning against the commodity.
Could the gold rush be showing signs of age? If options activity is any indication, the answer is yes.
A big trade Thursday in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF shows stock investors' nerves of steel are faltering.
Investors have pushed Tyco International shares up 15% over the past week amid reports that the company is in talks to be bought by French electrical engineering company Schneider Electric — chatter that Scheider has tried — in vain — to quash.
Emerging markets had few friends this year. Fears that monetary tightening would sap growth had investors pulling billions out of E.M. equity funds in the first quarter.
Fear is in freefall. The VIX, which many refer to as the fear index, had its biggest 8-day percentage drop in history. And that has coincided with the rally in equities. So what is the options market telling us now?
Many theories are making the rounds about why the market's been marching higher in the face of disasters, nuclear crisis and government collapses. Stocks' indomitable advance has stumped many market experts.
Talk about a new car smell. A simple upgrade over at Morgan Stanley, and shares of Tesla Motors are off to the races to the tune of 16% in early trading.
Despite record inflows into the Japanese ETF, options traders are less than optimistic about a Japanese recovery.
In the depths of a panic-driven stocks sell-off this week, an options investor was making a big bullish bet on Japanese automaker Honda Motor .
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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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