Saturday, February 16, 2019
Where the Bulls Want to Clean Up Today: Options Recap

Where the Bulls Want to Clean Up Today: Options Recap

A household consumer-products company has been running all year, and one big options trader wants to clean up. Check out the unusual activity in Colgate-Palmolive (CL) about an hour into the session: 20,030 August 67.50...

Semiconductors Strong as Other Techs Teeter: Earnings This Week

The last week of earnings has brought more optimism toward semiconductors but skepticism about other major technology stocks. Skyworks Solutions (SWKS), Microchip Technology (MCHP), On Semiconductor (ON) and Cypress Semiconductor (CY) all pushed higher after...

This Corner of Tech Has Gotten Hammered

Many high profile technology stocks have rebounded this earnings season. Video-game makers aren't so lucky. Check out the three worst performing members of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 today. No company is even close to...
Harpoon Going Public as Market Waits for Uber IPO

Harpoon Going Public as Market Waits for Uber IPO

Initial public offerings have faced a double-whammy of challenges, but now experts expect a pickup. First, the stock market  ended 2019 with its worst quarterly drop in over seven years. Volatility like that is a...
Options Recap: Traders See Maximum Altitude for Key Airline

Options Recap: Traders See Maximum Altitude for Key Airline

Someone seems to think a major carrier may have reached its maximum altitude for now. Check out the large options trade yesterday in American Airlines (AAL): A block of 37,778 March 36 puts was bought...

Stocks Keep Climbing as Negativity Lifts

Stocks keep rising as the fourth quarter's gloom continues to lift. The S&P 500 rose 1.6 percent between Friday, January 25, and Friday, February 1. It was the fifth gain in the last six weeks,...
Big Tech Strikes Back: Earnings This Week

Big Tech Strikes Back: Earnings This Week

Big tech results weren't so bad after all: That's the main takeaway from the busiest week of earnings season. Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Alibaba (BABA) rallied 7 to 16 percent...
Guess What Chart Just Had a 'Golden Cross'

Guess What Chart Just Had a ‘Golden Cross’

A potentially bullish signal has appeared in gold as the market anticipates dovish policy from the Federal Reserve. The 50-day moving average on gold futures (@GC) rose through the 200-day moving average this week. That...
Big Hedge Detected in High Flying Sector

Big Hedge Detected in High Flying Sector

Regional banks are one of the strongest groups this year, and now a big investor seems to be hedging a large position. Check out the options activity in the SPDR S&P Regional Bank ETF (KRE)...
Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

Chinese Tech Stocks Come to Life

China may still be in trade talks with President Trump, but that's not keeping money away from the country's technology sector. The PowerShares GoldenDragon Halter Index ($HXC) is up more than 3 percent today and...
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