Busy Day for Facebook (FB) Options

| April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

US Option markets are on track for 20.7 million contracts, which won’t quite break yesterday’s YTD record of 23.65Million contracts, which broke Monday’s 23.2M YTD record. ETF option volume is 41% above recent avg, single stocks 31% above normal, and indexes 15% above normal. AAPL is back in first place after falling behind INTC, S, and BAC earlier this wk. Facebook option volume is 2x normal with a focus on May 22puts as shares sink 4% to 25.52 and pre-earnings flow is brisk in MSFT, IBM, GOOG and GE.

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Category: All Stocks, Large Cap Stocks, Software & Computer Services

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Henry Schwartz is the president of Trade Alert LLC, a provider of real-time options analysis tools to leading Wall Street firms. His systems analyze hundreds of thousands of transactions per second to help professionals identify and interpret market activity in real time, supporting informed trading decisions and intelligent idea generation. He has held institutional trading and management roles with Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Salomon Brothers and the Hull Group, and made markets on the CBOE and AMEX floors in the US, and EUREX and MONEP overseas. Prior to founding Trade Alert, he led the electronic market-making group at Bank of America coincident with the launch of the International Securities Exchange. He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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