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  • Market Vectors Russia (RSX) $26.33 -0.98%

    Market Vectors Russia (RSX) $26.33 -0.98%

    Short-term put buyer in the Market Vectors Russia ETF. Shares are off 22 cents to $26.37 and one player bought 7,500 Jul 25.5 puts on RSX for a dime and bought 7,060 Jul 26 puts for 20 cents. Both legs are opening and the flow seems to be expressing concerns about additional weakness in Russia’s [...]

    July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.20 +1.22%

    Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.20 +1.22%

    Blackstone July 34 calls see early interest. The stock is up 28 cents to $33.08 and 2209 recently printed for 22 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 20 to 22 cents. 2,549 now traded against 4,923 in open interest. The calls expire in a few days and will capture 7/17 earnings. Sep 34 calls [...]

    July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) $72.09 +1.36%

    Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) $72.09 +1.36%

    Hefty spread in Cheniere Energy. The stock is 95 cents to $72.07 and 50000 Jan2016 75 – 85 call spreads on the natural gas company are sold at $3.30. It appears to be closing positions opened on 4/14 when the same spread was being bought to open for $1.85. The stock is up 32.5% since [...]

    July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Equities

Vringo Inc (VRNG) $3.27 -1.21%

Vringo sees higher options volume on spread trading. The stock is down a nickel to $3.26 and the Aug – Sep 3.5 put spread on the New York, NY patents and property rights company trades for 24 cents, 4000X. Looks like a roll out to Sep from Aug and extending a bearish outlook in VRNG [...]

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.20 +1.22%

Blackstone July 34 calls see early interest. The stock is up 28 cents to $33.08 and 2209 recently printed for 22 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 20 to 22 cents. 2,549 now traded against 4,923 in open interest. The calls expire in a few days and will capture 7/17 earnings. Sep 34 calls [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Indexes

.RUT Index (.RUT) $1172.15 -0.45%

Big spread in the Small Cap index. The Russell is down 5.8 points to 1177.70 and the Weekly (6/27) 1145 – 1155 put spread on the index is sold at 8 cents, 42000X. The opening position is probably expressing the view that the index will hold above 1155 (-1.9%) through the expiration. At that point, [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

.RUT Index (.RUT) $1181.60 -0.08%

Big spread in the small cap index. The Russell is down 1.5 to 1181 and it looks like an investor is opening an Aug 1115 – 1165 put spread on the index for $12.10, 3500X. If bought, the spread offers a potential payout of $37.9 ($13.3 mln) if the index drops to 1115 or below [...]

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Small Cap Stocks

Vringo Inc (VRNG) $3.27 -1.21%

Vringo sees higher options volume on spread trading. The stock is down a nickel to $3.26 and the Aug – Sep 3.5 put spread on the New York, NY patents and property rights company trades for 24 cents, 4000X. Looks like a roll out to Sep from Aug and extending a bearish outlook in VRNG [...]

July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (EGLE) $3.07 -1.60%

Eagle Bulk Shipping sees opening put activity. The stock is off 6 cents to $3.06 and 6,300 Jul 2.5 puts trades on the shipping company against 1,748 in open interest. The top trade is a 3,500 lot for 20 cents. Looks like a buyer. The market is now 20 to 25 cents. EGLE has seen [...]

June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments More

ETF News

Market Vectors Russia (RSX) $26.33 -0.98%

Short-term put buyer in the Market Vectors Russia ETF. Shares are off 22 cents to $26.37 and one player bought 7,500 Jul 25.5 puts on RSX for a dime and bought 7,060 Jul 26 puts for 20 cents. Both legs are opening and the flow seems to be expressing concerns about additional weakness in Russia’s [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) $194.44 -0.58%

Interesting action in the SPY Weeklys. The ETF is down .5% to $194.62 and sweep buyers are apparently paying prices ranging from 10 to 14 cents for Weekly (6/27) 196 calls that expire after tomorrow. More than 120K traded against 106K in open interest. Today’s flow appears to add to positions opened Wednesday when 111K [...]

June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Large Cap Stocks

Blackstone Group LP (BX) $33.20 +1.22%

Blackstone July 34 calls see early interest. The stock is up 28 cents to $33.08 and 2209 recently printed for 22 cents on CBOE when the bid-ask was 20 to 22 cents. 2,549 now traded against 4,923 in open interest. The calls expire in a few days and will capture 7/17 earnings. Sep 34 calls [...]

July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Cheniere Energy Inc (LNG) $72.09 +1.36%

Hefty spread in Cheniere Energy. The stock is 95 cents to $72.07 and 50000 Jan2016 75 – 85 call spreads on the natural gas company are sold at $3.30. It appears to be closing positions opened on 4/14 when the same spread was being bought to open for $1.85. The stock is up 32.5% since [...]

July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Flow Monitor Tips

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September 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Please Get The eBook About Options Order Flow

Premium subscribers, remember, you should have received a copy of the WhatsTrading guide to understanding options order flow when you signed up. If you did not, please let me know and I will email you a copy. Also, there have been some questions this week about using the flow monitor. Please take a few minutes [...]

August 23, 2013 | 5 Comments More

Options Flow Recaps

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:21 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg AAPL Apple Inc 975,983 70.0% 30.0% $99.02 +1.35 EPB El Paso Pipeline Partners LP 398,973 99.9% 0.1% $35.63 -0.28 FB Facebook Inc 342,134 66.5% 33.5% $74.91 -0.28 TWTR Twitter Inc 136,297 64.3% 35.7% $37.93 -0.23 MU Micron Technology Inc 134,922 74.6% 25.4% $31.97 -1.45 KMI Kinder [...]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 3:01 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C DNB Dun and Bradstreet Corp 3,474 16 217.12 1.18 OMC Omnicom Group Inc 3,414 16 213.38 0.65 FCS Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc 3,541 111 31.90 0.96 AVP Avon Products Inc 43,798 2,740 15.98 1.39 LL Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc New 6,415 409 15.68 2.06 RICE Rice Energy [...]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 12:03 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C OMC Omnicom Group Inc 3,413 15 227.53 0.65 AVP Avon Products Inc 37,895 1,620 23.39 1.39 TAP Molson Coors Brewing Company 4,270 185 23.08 0.26 LL Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc New 6,360 290 21.93 2.06 COG Cabot Oil and Gas Corp 5,712 282 20.26 0.88 DWA Dreamworks [...]

July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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