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Volatility Views 132: Wearing Tin Foil Hats in Crude Oil

Mr. Roboto earworm. Jared and Sebas agree. What's up with crude?... More »
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Buy Write Trades In DLR

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc (DLR) are up .68 to 65.06. DLR is near the top of the 52 week range.... More »
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Closing Puts In FRAN

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (FRAN) are down .19 to 11.65. FRAN is at the bottom of the 52 week range.... More »
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Bloomberg: Correction Swept European Stocks Last Week

The correction that swept European stocks last week induced a full-blown bear market for lenders’ shares. Investors are betting central-bank stress test results later this month will provide relief.... More »
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Not So “Golden” Anymore”

“When the goings’ gets tough, the tough turn to Gold?” That may have been a true statement in the recent past as traders and investors would turn to Gold investments during times of economic uncertainty.... More »
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Short Volatility Play in THC

The trade was marked as a spread with a block of 170k shares that went up marked tied to a derivative so this is could be a put and stock close today.... More »
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Tough Put Close in AMJ

Lots of put sales today in AMJ, as 16,500 Nov 44 puts traded for 0.40.... More »
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Hot Options Report: PBR Calls Top The List

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Friday, October 17th... More »
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Bloomberg: Investors Willing To Take On Risk At Right Price

The most defensive stocks in the U.S. this week have been some of the riskiest. To Prudential Financial Inc., that bodes well for the rest of the market.... More »
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Volatility Has Returned With A Vengeance

Many experienced traders knew the low volatility levels seen in the equity and bond markets could not last forever, but it appears that few were prepared for the sharp rise in volatility seen since the start of the 4th... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Top The List

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Thursday, October 16th... More »
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Combo Unwind in HYG

10k HYG Dec 83 put/92 call combos traded today for even money. It looks liek the successful close of a short delta trade.... More »
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Bloomberg: Volatility Soars As Fed Walks Away From Stimulus Program

For the third time since the end of the financial crisis, market volatility is soaring at the same time the Federal Reserve walks away from a stimulus program.... More »
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Treasury Yields Drop On Equity Panic

The Treasury markets got a huge boost from disappointing economic data from Europe and the US, along with weaker equity prices on the data. ... More »
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Call Buyers in ESI – Someone Is Going to School

On an otherwise flat day, ESI is up 37% and call buyers are active looking at the Nov 6's. ... More »
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Flight-to-Quality in Gold Futures Options

Yesterday's market decline sparked a flight-to-quality in gold futures options, with overnight OI in the top 10 strikes increasing by over 5k contracts.... More »
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Debit Spread Versus Credit Spread

How do you decide between buying a debit spread and selling a credit spread? This is inherently a discussion that could fill a thick book so I will just try to give you a few thoughts to consider.... More »
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Closing Puts in MHR

Today paper traded 1642 MHR Jan 2015 4 puts for .75 and .80. This trade looks like a short put close somewhere near the bottom for MHR. ... More »
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Puts Tied to Stock Trade in SWN

Today paper traded 2950 SWN Dec 32 and Dec 37 puts for 1.30 and 3.75. The trade is marked buy write with large similar open interest on both strikes.... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls At The Top

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Wednesday, October 15th... More »
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VIX Hits 28 – Highest since 2011

In the VIX, which is currently at 26.79, or up nearly 5%, moved north of 28 for the first time since Dec 2011... More »
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Bloomberg: Energy Companies Tumble As Oil Prices Plunge

Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe.... More »
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Wet Weather Stalls Soybean Harvest

Soybean futures got a much needed lift as heavy rainfall has moved over much of the central portions of the U.S.... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls At The Top

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Tuesday, October 14th... More »
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Bloomberg: Options Traders Not Expecting Bank Earnings To Calm Markets

Options traders are skeptical this week’s bank earnings will deliver calming news to a stock market enduring its worst losses in two years.... More »

Looking for a Big Move in AA

There was a possible roll down in AA today with 2 large blocks of call spreads trading for 0.40.... More »
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S&P 500 Futures Options Roundup

What's happening in the world of S&P 500 futures options? Let's take a look at top 10 strikes and overnight changes in OI.... More »
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Heavy Rains Enough To Spark Corn?

Corn futures are trying to claw their way back from lower $3 levels, boosted by soggy conditions. ... More »

Buy Write Trades In DLR

Shares of Digital Realty Trust, Inc (DLR) are up .68 to 65.06. DLR is near the top of the 52 week range. More...

Closing Puts In FRAN

Shares of Francesca’s Holdings Corp. (FRAN) are down .19 to 11.65. FRAN is at the bottom of the 52 week range. More...
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