Options

Unusual Options Activity: MCD, FAST, OIH, HOT, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Why Market Volatility Will Be Around For A While

There is a lot going on in the land of market volatility. Readings are extreme.  On Monday, the Volatility Index (VIX) surged to the highest since January 2009 (Chart 1), and the Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) to the highest since October 2011 (Chart 2). Note that both these market…

Unusual Options Activity: FCX, POT, QCOM, XOM, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Unusual Options Activity: BXLT, GPS, LB, And TIF

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Consumer Stocks Falter But Shorts Have Decision To Make

The SPDR Consumer Discretionary ETF (XLY) went through a lot last week – down 2.4 percent, as media and select consumer stocks like Walt Disney (DIS) took it on the chin. On a weekly basis, the consumer stocks ETF is overbought and this condition may take time to be unwound. However, for…

Unusual Options Activity: TGT, GPS, FAST, URBN, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Unusual Options Activity: CAT, FIT, RAX, RL, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…

Unusual Options Activity: CHK, COP, HLT, TWTR, And More

It’s time to review several stocks that had unusual options activity over the last week. Although traders can never be sure why these trades take place (and who’s making them), I believe it’s important to be aware of notable options activity as an indicator for directional bias. Here’s a weekly recap of 10 stocks that…