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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tech fund attracts big upside bet

Thu 5:16 AM CT
Traders are snapping up calls in the SPDR Technology Fund, which includes big names such as Apple, Microsoft, and Google.
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Pullback brings bulls back to Endo

Thu 4:45 AM CT

The drug company is attempting to hold support at its 200-day moving average and the same level where it gapped higher after a strong earnings report in November.


Ultra Petroleum draws call buyers

Thu 4:14 AM CT

The oil and natural-gas company is at multi-year highs, and traders are turning bullish ahead of its earnings report in two weeks.


Bull buys more time for Vale to rally

Thu 3:47 AM CT

A trader is closing large April call spread in the Brazilian miner and rolling the bullish position forward by a month.


GE, Goldman, jobless claims on tap

Thu 3:16 AM CT

Earnings and jobless claims are the main events on today's calendar. Trading will likely be light with markets closed tomorrow for Good Friday.


Equities extend streak; VIX near 14

Thu 2:45 AM CT

The major equity indexes extended their winning streak to a third consecutive session yesterday, driving the CBOE Volatility Index back near 14.


Traders look for JetBlue to take off

Wed 12:20 PM CT

While airlines have been one of the strongest groups in the last year, according to our researchLAB market-analysis tool, this carrier has lagged the broader industry.


Videocast: VIX pits focus on May

Wed 11:25 AM CT

Now that the April contracts have settled, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says traders are focusing on May options at the 16 level.


Bulls like Skyworks before earnings

Wed 11:02 AM CT

The semiconductor company is scheduled to report quarterly results on Tuesday, but traders are snapping up calls early.


Largest option trades in equities

Wed 10:32 AM CT

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.


Midday index, ETF option volumes

Wed 10:14 AM CT

Total option volume is running slightly above average at 6.3 million contracts so far today, led by the usual indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

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