Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bears Keep the Pressure on Struggling Blue Chip

Options traders are sticking with one of the most consistent trends in the last two years. They're betting against a stock that once ruled...

Put Volume Swells in Junk Bond Fund

Options traders seem to be bracing for downside in junk bonds as negativity sweeps financial markets. The iShares High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) is...

Bearish Leverage at Work In Energy Space: Options Recap

Give me leverage, or give me death. That was the message from a big options trade yesterday. Transocean (RIG) has plenty of leverage on its...

Boring Pharma Gets Exciting in a Bearish Way

Suddenly, a boring pharma has plenty of excitement, but all the wrong kind. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) was one of the dullest stocks in the...

Options Recap: Can Emerging Markets Hold the Line?

Emerging markets have struggled for months, but one big options trader seems to think they'll hold the line. Check out the big transaction that crossed...

Bulls Lurking Amid Tuesday Selloff: Options Recap

The S&P 500 dropped violently on Tuesday, but at least one big options trader was looking for a rebound. A large bullish call spread was...

Can This Social Media Stock Double in the Next Year?

A social-media stalwart got hammered yesterday, and someone positioned for a major rebound. Twitter (TWTR) fell almost 9 percent about halfway through the morning. As...

Is the Nightmare Over? Options Trader Sees Huge Rebound

October was a painful month, but now a big options trader is looking for the entire selloff to reverse. Here's a breakdown of the massive...

Options Trader Sees No Happy New Year for Ailing Blue Chip

Someone seems to think this year's worst-performing S&P 500 member won't have a happy New Year. Here's a breakdown of a large options trade in General Electric...

Options Trader Braves Volatility in Media Giant

Damn the volatility -- full speed ahead. That seemed to be the message from one big options trader in Comcast (CMCSA) yesterday: A block of...
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