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Isis Pharma option volume 4x normal and directionally bearish as shares lift 4%. Oct 36 calls and June 24 puts lead the most actives, with a very aggressive putrcahse of nearly 1200 June 24 puts from 1.40 up to 1.50 a few minutes ago as shares traded 26.86.
Symbol Name Puts Calls RealTime P/C Avg P/C MDC M D C Holdings Inc 4,533 40 113.33 0.47 A Agilent Technologies 10,257 123 83.39 0.72 ARUN Aruba Networks Inc 5,544 82 67.61 0.70 TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd 7,533 294 25.62 1.90 NQ NQ Mobile Inc 33,339 1,474 22.62 1.79 CTXS Citrix Systems Inc [...]
Heavy volume in iShares China ETF as shares trade near 8 month low. Nearly 300K contracts on the tape, including 50K March 36 reversal-conversions trading (a financing trade) at noon and more recently a large strangle seller in June opening up a new position. Initiator sold the June 32.5-34.5 strangle 20000x for a 2.55 credit [...]
Interesting trading activity in Isis Pharmaceuticals. The stock is up 60 cents to $51.55 and the investor is apparently selling Jul 65 calls on the biotech to buy Jul 40 50 put spreads, for 10 cents on the three-way, 2840X. It will create the largest blocks of open interest in the name and is expressing [...]
Big print in the SPDR Trust. SPY is down $2.50 to $180.27 and a Weekly (1/31) 179.5 – 183 (2X1) put ratio spread trades on the ETF at 54 cents, 40000X on ISE. The investor is rolling a position down in strikes and opening a hefty new position in 80,000 Weekly 179.5 puts for 92 [...]
The S&P 500 is down for fifth day and, although GDP and Weekly Jobless Claims were better-than-expected, the underlying tone of trading remains cautious ahead of the payroll report. The yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury is ticking beyond 2.85 percent and some market watchers are worried that tomorrow’s data could fuel another spike in [...]
CBOE VIX Index option volume heavy in early trading today. 250,000 contracts in first hour is twice normal and the busiest morning since volume collapsed after setting records during the latest debt ceiling crisis last month. VIX spot is up 3% to 12.92 as the senate confirmation of Janet Yellen is underway and SP futures [...]
National Bank of Greece (NBG), a stock that nobody wanted to touch with a 10-foot gyro just a few months ago, continues it’s recent surge. The stock is up another 50 cents, or 8.5 percent, to $6.34 in heavy trading of 14.3 million shares. 162,000 calls and 7,800 puts traded in NBG so far. Recent [...]
Stock market averages are lower, but without much news to guide investors Monday. No economic data or earnings reports were released. Crude oil dropped $1.37 to $103.38 and gold gave up $4.5 to $1328. Financials are seeing relative weakness on a cautious story in the Financial Times for Citigroup, which is trading down 3.2 percent. [...]
Stock market averages slumped, with some market watchers blaming Fed Reserve Bank President James Bullard for the uptick in volatility. In an interview on Bloomberg TV, Bullard said officials might begin to reduce bond purchases as soon as October. With no economic data or earnings of broad market significance, there hasn’t been much other news [...]