Friday, August 23, 2019

Guess Who Out-traded Apple and Facebook Yesterday: Options Recap

Normally big tech companies dominate activity in the options market. But not yesterday. The busiest underliers, after all, are usually companies like Apple (AAPL), Facebook...

Bears Are Digging for Downside in This Space

Bears are digging for downside in gold miners, one of the worst-performing major industry groups this year. More than 23,000 December 11 puts were bought yesterday...
Energy Bears Chase Downside in Ocean Driller: Options Recap

Energy Bears Chase Downside in Ocean Driller: Options Recap

Someone seems to think the downside will continue in a debt-laden energy stock. McDermott (MDR), a provider of services...

Here’s How Much Money Someone Made in Apple on Friday

There's a reason why people trade options in Apple (AAPL). Check out this massive call spread that took shape in the tech giant during Friday's...

Good Tech, Bad Tech: Options Activity Recap

Call volume spiked noticeably in two different technology stocks yesterday, with two very different meanings. Just look at Broadcom (AVGO). The chip maker went from...

Traders Think Mega Bank Is Boxed In: Options Recap

The country's No. 2 lender was met with shrugs after raising its dividend last week, and now traders are looking for the stock to...

Here’s a Global Stock with Bullish Options Today

Someone is using options to ride the trend of U.S. natural gas exports. Market Insights previously covered a large trade in Cheniere Energy (LNG), whose tankers...

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...

Calls Spike as Small Cap Goes Mobile: Options Recap

Last month, Market Insights highlighted a surging maker of smart-phone games. Yesterday, options traders lit up the name. Here's a breakdown of the large transactions...

Bulls Return to Gaming Space: Options Recap

Two weeks ago, a options traders were bullish in a slot-machine maker. Yesterday, a similar transaction lit up a race-track and casino operator. Traders bought 6,000 June...
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