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  • Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc ($AVNR) $6.71 -0.15%

    Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc ($AVNR) $6.71 -0.15%

    Mixed sentiment in Avanir Pharmaceuticals today. The stock has been in and out of positive territory and is now flat at $6.72 after moving to multi-year highs Thursday. On the options front, an Oct 5 – 6 put spread on AVNR is bought-to-open this afternoon for 37.5 cents, 15000X. Earlier in the day, however, Oct [...]

    September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $71.39 -0.27%

    Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $71.39 -0.27%

    Early call buyers tap into Molson Coors Brewing. Shares are off 36 cents to $71.22 and 1378 Oct 72.5 calls on the beverage company trades for $1.70 across multiple exchanges when the market was $1.50 to $1.70. It’s opening. 2,250 Oct 75 calls also changed hands. Bullish trading comes three days after BTIG downgraded TAP [...]

    September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Apple Inc (AAPL) $98.00 -0.37%

    Apple Inc (AAPL) $98.00 -0.37%

    Record day for AAPL options volume as shares swing 6%. Nearly 3 million Apple options traded today, blasting through the prior non-dividend record of 2.3M set just last week as traders digested news out of the iPhone 6 presentation which sent shares to a new all-time high over $103 at 2pm, followed by a 6.5% [...]

    September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Equities

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc ($AVNR) $6.71 -0.15%

Mixed sentiment in Avanir Pharmaceuticals today. The stock has been in and out of positive territory and is now flat at $6.72 after moving to multi-year highs Thursday. On the options front, an Oct 5 – 6 put spread on AVNR is bought-to-open this afternoon for 37.5 cents, 15000X. Earlier in the day, however, Oct [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $71.39 -0.27%

Early call buyers tap into Molson Coors Brewing. Shares are off 36 cents to $71.22 and 1378 Oct 72.5 calls on the beverage company trades for $1.70 across multiple exchanges when the market was $1.50 to $1.70. It’s opening. 2,250 Oct 75 calls also changed hands. Bullish trading comes three days after BTIG downgraded TAP [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Indexes

CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) $13.82 -12.37%

A couple of big call spreads in the VIX pit. With the index down 1.92 to 13.85, the VIX Nov 21 – 30 call spread trades at 76 cenbts, 29000X, and might a seller closing a position. 8 minutes later, a Dec 21 – 29 cs on the volatility index trades for 80 cents, 40000X. [...]

August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) $14.13 -10.40%

VIX down 1.67 points to 14.10 and near session lows. The index has lost more than 10% with the S&P 500 up 8.88 points to 1940.47. If the pattern continues into the close, today would be the first time VIX falls more than 10% with the S&P 500 up less than .5% (first time since [...]

August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Small Cap Stocks

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc ($AVNR) $6.71 -0.15%

Mixed sentiment in Avanir Pharmaceuticals today. The stock has been in and out of positive territory and is now flat at $6.72 after moving to multi-year highs Thursday. On the options front, an Oct 5 – 6 put spread on AVNR is bought-to-open this afternoon for 37.5 cents, 15000X. Earlier in the day, however, Oct [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

21Vianet Group Inc (VNET) $26.20 -4.41%

Bearish trading continues in 21Vianet. The stock is down $1.03 to $26.38 and Sep 25 puts are the most active options on the Chinese internet company Tuesday. 1,834 traded. Sep 30 and Sep 22.5 puts are the next most actives. Players opened new positions in the Sep 22.5, Sep 25, and Sep 30 puts on [...]

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

ETF News

SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) $200.14 -0.04%

Top options trade so far today is a block of deep out-of-the-money puts on the SPDR 500 Trust. The ETF is off 57 cents to $199.64 in the wake of disappointing jobs numbers. A 22600-lot of Feb 160 puts on SPY trades for 96 cents. It appears to be a buyer and maybe adding to [...]

September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments More

PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ) $98.13 +0.75%

Hefty premium purchase in the Qs. The ETF is up 72 cents to $98.12 and an investor bought a 25,000-lot of Jan 106 puts on QQQ for $9.02. It’s tied to 2.5 million shares for $98.10 and appears to be a new position in anticipation of increased volatility in the NASDAQ 100. 50,000 now traded [...]

August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Large Cap Stocks

Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP) $71.39 -0.27%

Early call buyers tap into Molson Coors Brewing. Shares are off 36 cents to $71.22 and 1378 Oct 72.5 calls on the beverage company trades for $1.70 across multiple exchanges when the market was $1.50 to $1.70. It’s opening. 2,250 Oct 75 calls also changed hands. Bullish trading comes three days after BTIG downgraded TAP [...]

September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Apple Inc (AAPL) $98.00 -0.37%

Record day for AAPL options volume as shares swing 6%. Nearly 3 million Apple options traded today, blasting through the prior non-dividend record of 2.3M set just last week as traders digested news out of the iPhone 6 presentation which sent shares to a new all-time high over $103 at 2pm, followed by a 6.5% [...]

September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Flow Monitor Tips

Please Use Flow Monitor

Today’s color can be found using the Flow Monitor Widget. Please use symbol @stock or @etf, and then 1. We are working on resolving an issue in the Premium Alerts section. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C EDMC Education Management Corporation 10,006 10 1000.60 0.50 ORLY O Reilly Automotive Inc 6,152 76 80.95 1.17 JNS Janus Capital Group Inc 7,366 185 39.82 19.75 MDLZ Mondelez International Inc 16,389 463 35.40 1.76 KRFT Kraft Foods Group Inc 8,706 374 23.28 0.79 AMD Advanced Micro Devices [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Put/Call Ratio Leaders* as of 12:01 PM

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C EDMC Education Management Corporation 10,006 10 1000.60 0.50 ORLY O Reilly Automotive Inc 5,211 65 80.17 1.17 MDLZ Mondelez International Inc 16,356 345 47.41 1.76 JNS Janus Capital Group Inc 7,248 159 45.58 19.75 KRFT Kraft Foods Group Inc 8,573 212 40.44 0.79 CTB Cooper Tire and [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Option Volume Leaders as of 11:01 AM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg AAPL Apple Inc 260,853 61.6% 38.4% $102.09 +0.51 YHOO Yahoo Inc 258,551 68.4% 31.6% $41.71 -0.88 BAC Bank of America Corporation 171,879 83.0% 17.0% $17.02 +0.25 C Citigroup Inc 85,161 70.6% 29.4% $53.53 +1.14 FB Facebook Inc 75,009 61.0% 39.0% $77 +0.57 PBR Petroleo Brasileiro ADR [...]

September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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