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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 »

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Sugar Prices Steady As China Buys... 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 »

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

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

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 »

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Coffee Bulls Struggle As “Double-Top” Forms On Daily Charts ... More »

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – ODP, FB, MU, APPL, BAC, GE, OXY

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Thursday, April 17, 2014... More »

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Risk On For Oil... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Closing out a Huge Position in Lloyds Bank of London (LYG)

Lloyds Bank of London currently trading 5.00 today a trader closed out a huge amount of positions that expire today in April, most of which acted much like a buy write.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Put Buying in Target Corp. (TGT)

On a day where WMT is seeing aggressive call buying, Target Corp, a direct competitor, is seeing put buying... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: May Call Spread Trades in Western Digital Corp. (WDC)

WDC trading 90.50 reports earnings on April 30th. ... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Big Call Buy in Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

WMT, the little-known discount retailer (kidding) reports earnings on May 15th before the open.... More »

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes – BAC, T, FB, EGO, YHOO, MU

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Wednesday, April 16, 2014... More »

IB Options Brief: Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS)

Short Term Bearish Options Trade On Las Vegas Sands... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Three-Way Trades in VIX

Today paper traded 24613 VIX May 16/24 call spreads with a 16 put. The ADV is 799k contracts. The OI is over 48k contracts on each strike.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Huge Blocks of Put Spreads Trade in iShares iBoxx High Yield ETF (HYG)

Today paper traded 12000 HYG Apr/May 97 put spreads for .70. The ADV is 19244 contracts. The OI is 30000 and 20000 contracts.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Puts for Sale in Fairchild Semiconductor Intl. (FCS)

Today paper traded 750 FCS Apr 14 puts at .75. The ADV is 177 contracts. The OI is 1137 contracts.... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Taking the Money and Running in JA Solar Holdings Co. (JASO)

Today paper traded 5000 JASO May 10 puts for .80. The ADV is 7008 contracts. The OI is 5165 contracts.... More »

Morning Futures Roundup

Wheat Rallies on Ukraine Conflict Fears... More »

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