The put action could be for protection on a long position or a straight bet that Annaly would fall in the next month.
J.P. Morgan Chase's higher second-quarter earnings are good news for other brokers, which had been guiding expectations lower, Paul Miller, FBR Capital Markets managing director, told CNBC Thursday.
Microsoft and Cisco have been badmouthed by the market for years, but they are the kind of large companies that can react better to economic adversity, Invesco chief investment officer Ron Sloan told CNBC Thursday.
CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders discuss the day's top trades and the stocks they'll be watching tomorrow.
In the current difficult market, investors should "have faith" in large-cap value stocks, Templeton Global Balanced Fund portfolio manager Lisa Myers told CNBC Wednesday.
Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist for Standard & Poor's, told CNBC Tuesday a move below 1,250 on the S&P 500 would be dangerous because it would raise the potential for a serious correction.
Latin America likes U.S. entertainment, and that means Goldman Sachs continues to like Netflix because it is expanding into that region and the Caribbean.
Buy mining stocks based on weakness during this time of uncertainty, Simon Ho, executive director at Triple 3 Partners, told CNBC in reference to the inflation in China and carbon taxes emerging in Australia.
Alcoa’s quarterly results may beat Wall Street expectations, but don’t expect a positive market reaction, according to David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies.
Only a few short months ago, JPMorgan Chase traders were on such a roll that they did not have a single losing day in the first quarter, The New York Times reports.
Alcoa is one of the first Dow components to report second-quarter earnings and a somewhat of indicator on how the economy is doing, Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities, told CNBC in an interview.
The week's top business news and investment advice, including retail picks, gaming stocks and railway bets.
As the transportation sector goes, so goes the U.S. economy, and that means things are going to get better, Donald Broughton told CNBC Friday.
Shares of Google fell after Morgan Stanley downgraded the company to "equal weight," saying its margins will decline due to hiring concerns and higher spending on advertising for new products. Morgan Stanley cut its price target to $600 from $645, according to the report.
Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial Leadership told CNBC Friday he likes U.S. companies with a global focus but he does not like the Obama administration's economic policies.
The Fast Money traders offer their 52-week high list.
Tony Wible, Janney Capital Markets, explains whether it's time to sell Netflix stock.
It's a good time to be invested in stocks and high-yield bonds — even Venezuelan bonds, Anne Lester, portfolios manager of the JPMorgan Income Builder Fund, told CNBC Thursday.
Google is continuing to hold its own despite Facebook and Skype's video chat integration, according to Ben Rogoff, fund manager at Polar Capital Partners.