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Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Busy agenda before Thanksgiving

Wed 4:45 AM CT
Today's agenda is busy, with some items moved forward because of the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow.
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VIX at lowest close in two months

Wed 4:14 AM CT

The major equity indexes were mixed but little-changed yesterday, while the CBOE Volatility Index fell to its lowest level in two months.


How traders are playing energy

Tue 12:20 PM CT

Activity is mixed in the energy sector ahead of the OPEC meeting this week, and traders are using options to navigate the uncertain waters.


Videocast: Caution in the VIX pits?

Tue 11:34 AM CT

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell dissects large VIX call buying that has continued all week, saying that today's price action indicates that traders may be getting more cautious on the market.


Korea fund faces downside trade

Tue 11:01 AM CT

A large trader is positioning for further declines in the iShares South Korea Fund, which hit a 52-week low last week.


Midday index, ETF option volumes

Tue 10:16 AM CT

Total option volume is running just above average at 5.7 million so far today, with mixed sentiment in the major indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.


AK Steel gets vote of confidence

Tue 9:23 AM CT

A large put sale is looking for the steel maker to continue holding support that has been in palce for the last three weeks.


Cramer: Saluting stock buybacks

Tue 8:01 AM CT

The anti-stock buyback and anti-increased dividend jihad, based on a company's inability or unwillingness to grow, is unfounded. This has just been a period or remarkable capital allocation.


Europe leads gains before key data

Tue 7:05 AM CT

S&P 500 futures are up about 0.1 percent, while stocks higher by 0.5 percent to 1 percent across the Atlantic. Attention now turns to revised GDP numbers and consumer confidence.


Call buyers charging into Stryker

Tue 6:14 AM CT

Known for such products as replacement knees and hips, the medical-technology company has ridden a wave of strong earnings and has beaten estimates in three of its last four quarters.

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