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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 .
Fear is in a bull market. The VIX, which measures prices for puts and is often called the "fear index," jumped 26% today and hit the the same it did the day Lehman filed for bankruptcy.
Fear in the markets is palpable. Reports of unrest in Saudi Arabia, and the devastation caused by Japan's massive earthquake having many thinking the global economic recovery could be at risk.
Do options traders see an Emerging Markets comeback? Despite today's selloff, recent options activity suggests the answer is yes.
The options market is gearing up for a bull run in the dollar after February's non-farm payrolls showed improvement in the U.S. jobs picture.
Today's positive retail and jobs data is sending stocks soaring this morning. And while equity investors are scrambling to get in on the action, options traders see a dark side to euphoria: higher rates, and sooner than you think.
Oil prices have seen wild moves in recent days amid increasing violence in the Mideast, but the options market is telling us the roller-coaster ride may be over.
Hewlett-Packard's sales outlook for the year may be gloomy, but the options market is saying the 10% slump in its shares Wednesday may be unwarranted.
The heavy call volume in the February expiry would appear to say yes. But unfortunately for Apple investors, a closer look at the activity suggests otherwise.
While Nelson Peltz's bid for Family Dollar Stores caught equity traders by surprise, options players were well ahead of the deal, selling puts before it was announced.
While options traders appear cautious ahead of Dell's earnings after the bell today, they appear downright scared of what might happen in March.
The stock fell as much as 18% Friday after Expedia's outlook disappointed Wall Street. That, coupled with fourth-quarter earnings that missed by a penny sent shares into a tailspin. Not even an analyst upgrade Monday helped shares of the online travel agent's shares recover from the steep declines.
Sure, Coca-Cola's stock price has put PespiCo.'s to shame in recent months. And the iconic beverage company has recently trumpeted its market share gains on its longtime soda pop rival in the carbonated beverage market, too.
Do options traders think newspaper stocks are cheap? If today's activity is any indication, the answer is yes.
Caterpillar has had an extraordinary run. But according to some options traders, the good times may be coming to an end.
There were big buyers of the Verizon Jan '11 37-strike calls, with investors wagering that Verizon stock will close above $37.25 by the third week in January.
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