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  • Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

    Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

    Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]

    September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • 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

Equities

Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]

September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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

Indexes

CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) $12.11 +0.50%

Overall, very light volumes again today. Average daily volume this week has less than 12 million contracts and well below the one-month average of 15.3 million. VIX volume is less than 200K today and trading has been quiet in the VIX pit through out the week, with the index pinned near 12. However, over the [...]

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX) $12.16 -0.41%

VIX is off .10 to 12.11 and seeing repeat spread trading. The Oct 16 – Jan 20 call spread on the volatility index trades at 20 cents, 31600X. The same thing was opened 140000X yesterday (see 8/19 color).

August 20, 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

Market Vectors Russia (RSX) $23.88 -1.89%

Noteworthy three-way spread in the Market Vectors Russia Fund. With shares down another 49 cents to $23.85, an investor sells 10,000 Nov 26 – 28 call spreads and buys 11,750 Nov 21 puts, paying 22 cents (as if one-to-one). The opening position seems to be expressing the view that shares would trade down to $21 [...]

August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments More

Large Cap Stocks

Apple Inc (AAPL) $101.75 -0.04%

Top trades in Apple today are part of a three-way spread. The stock is up 7 cents to $101.86 on a quiet day for Apple as BABA grabs all the headlines. On the options front, an investor bought 20,000 Oct 95 puts on AAPL for 48 cents, bought 20,000 Weekly (10/24) 103 calls for $2.64, [...]

September 19, 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

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

Option Volume Leaders as of 4:21 PM

Symbol Name Contracts Calls Puts Spot (Delayed) Spot Chg AAPL Apple Inc 910,899 66.0% 34.0% $100.77 +0.66 GPRO GoPro Inc 444,259 69.3% 30.7% $93.45 +2.51 F Ford Motor Company 298,535 63.2% 36.8% $14.79 -0.32 PBR Petroleo Brasileiro ADR 265,584 49.8% 50.2% $14.19 -0.51 EBAY EBay Inc 257,054 73.1% 26.9% $56.64 +3.98 FB Facebook Inc 242,611 [...]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C CVE Cenovus Energy Inc 4,236 3 1412.00 0.68 CLH Clean Harbors Inc 5,832 29 201.10 6.17 APH Amphenol Corp 4,992 27 184.89 0.57 BCOR Blucora Inc 5,630 33 170.61 10.46 SANW S and W Seed Company 8,594 76 113.08 1.85 FDO Family Dollar Stores Inc 4,122 52 [...]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More

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

Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C CVE Cenovus Energy Inc 4,197 3 1399.00 0.68 AU AngloGold Ashanti Ltd 5,557 17 326.88 2.80 CLH Clean Harbors Inc 5,484 18 304.67 6.17 AVP Avon Products Inc 58,058 365 159.06 3.22 ZTS Zoetis Inc 7,048 68 103.65 0.29 PAAS Pan American Silver Corp 7,942 97 81.88 [...]

September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments More
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