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Facebook Sits Atop Most Active List, 1Q Revenue Increases 72 Percent

After a busy day in the options markets, FB announced its 1Q revenue grew 72 percent year-over-year. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Running up the Volatility in Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (SMFG)

When trading at 8.03 earlier today, a trader bought 27,000 of the July 10 calls paying between 15 and 25 a contract. ... More »

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – FB, CNX, SMFG, TMUS, SVU, S, MCD

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Wednesday, April 23, 2014... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Waiting for a Mild Rally in Mechel OAO

MTL was trading at 1.88 earlier today when a customer executed multiple call sales. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Aggressive Call Buy in iShares Dow Jones US Home Construction ETF (ITB)

Today paper traded 8143 ITB Oct 24 calls for 1.45-1.50. The ADV is 3861 contracts. The OI is 15 contracts.... More »

Options FAQs: What are the “Greeks”? What’s Delta?

Options FAQs: What are the "Greeks"? Let's start explaining by way of delta. ... More »

As Temperatures Rise, where Will Heating Oil Prices Go?

See chart 1 below for June heating oil futures over the last 12 months... More »

Advisors Options 17: Stock Replacement Using American-Style Calls

Attention advisors: do you know how to employ the stock replacement strategy?... More »

Al’s Calls of the Day

Last Thursday, I had a discussion with Julie Hyman on Bloomberg TV concerning the Fed. ... More »

What’s Working Now?

The easy approaches to the market that worked so well in 2012 and 2013 have performed poorly so far this year... More »

Morning Futures Roundup

Sugar Prices Steady As China Buys... More »

CME to Use System for Daily Price Limits in Grains

Beginning in May, CME will utilize a system for daily price limits in grains. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Buy-Write Trades in Franco-Nevada Corp. (FNV)

Today paper traded 5500 FNV Oct 45 calls at 3.8-3.90. The ADV is 739 contracts. The OI is 60 contracts.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Prescription for Calls in WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD)

Today paper traded 2500 WBMD Jun 50 calls at 1.45 to 1.60. The ADV is 503 contracts. The OI is 635 contracts.... More »

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – PG, AA, RSH, FB, S, PG, HD

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Tuesday, April 22, 2014... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Run on Puts in Janus Capital Group Inc. (JNS)

Today paper traded 5000 JNS 12 puts for .65. The ADV is 479 contracts. The OI is 10460 contracts... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Possible Strangle of VXX

Today paper traded 10000 VXX Jan 2015 85 calls over Jan 30 puts for 4.85. The ADV is 323k contracts. The OI is 80k on the puts and 1866 on the calls.... More »

CME Launches Euro DSF contracts

CME recently launched its Euro-Denominated Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures product. ... More »

IB Options Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) & Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN)

Casino Stocks LVS, WYNN On The Run Ahead Of Earnings... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Rotation Bewilderment

There are two unanswered questions currently facing the equity markets. ... More »

Option Block 332: How to Waste a Good Hedge

Great instruction on how to blow a hedge... More »

Nadex Adds Group One as a Market Maker

Nadex has added Group One as a market maker. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Strangles Trade in ZQK

Today paper sold 2000+ ZQK Aug 7 calls and Aug 6 puts at .90. The ADV is 791 contracts. The OI is under 200 contracts on both strikes.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Giant Combos Trade in NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)

Today paper traded 80000 NRG Jun 25/31 combos for 1.60 over 41000 Sep 27/34 combos for .80. The ADV is 6978 contracts. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Huge Block of Calls in Merrill Lynch/Market Vectors Semiconductors ETF (SMH)

Today paper traded 14500 SMH Aug 50 calls for.38 The ADV is 2752 contracts. The OI is over 22k contracts.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Naked Put Selling in SBA Communications Corp. (SBAC)

Today paper traded 1000 SBAC May 85 puts at .25. The ADV is 743 contracts. The OI is 80 contracts.... More »

Options Players Looking for Big Netflix Moves: WSJ

Prior to Netflix's earnings announcement on Monday, options traders were betting on big swings. ... More »

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – NRG, F, FB, CHK, ZNGA, NOK

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Monday, April 21, 2014... More »

Filtering out the Best Trades

When we teach our courses at Online Trading Academy, we teach our students where the proper areas to buy and sell lie on the charts. ... More »

Is This Bull Market Really Different?

With most of the major stock indices making new highs, it’s tough to argue against the bullish case for equities, particularly if you’re a long-term investor, and I’m not going to do that here, well maybe a... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Running up the Volatility in Sumitomo Mitsui Financial (SMFG)

When trading at 8.03 earlier today, a trader bought 27,000 of the July 10 calls paying between 15 and 25 a contract. More...

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – FB, CNX, SMFG, TMUS, SVU, S, MCD

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Wednesday, April 23, 2014 More...
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