Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options trading ideas and advanced education for options investors.

Facebook Twitter RSS

Monday, April 21, 2014

SPX

Earnings are docket's main focus

Mon 2:14 AM CT
Attention continues to focus on corporate earnings this week. Halliburton, Hasbro, and SunTrust Banks get the ball rolling this morning, followed by Netflix and Rambus after the close.
Read on »

SPX
VIX

VIX falls as equities extend streak

Mon 1:47 AM CT

Major equity indexes ended last week with a four-day winning streak, pushing the CBOE Volatility Index down almost 6 percent to 13.36.

VIX

What's next, the 'Cortisol Index'?

Fri 10:27 AM CT

Most traders believe themselves rational and logical But all of the work done in behavioral economics has exposed our various psychological biases, which tend to hurt us in our investing.

SPX

Options and high-frequency trading

Fri 8:02 AM CT

There has been much talk lately of high-frequency trading and what it means to the markets and retail traders. The big issues and arguments all point in favor of options.

VIX

Why you need to understand volatility

Fri 6:43 AM CT

Volatility trading may sound like a complex and obscure strategy, but it is important because every option trade is also a volatility trade, whether intentional or not.

EOG

Bulls aren't done in EOG Resources

Thu 12:21 PM CT

The oil driller, which will report earnings on May 5, has been steadily increasing production and hiked its dividend the last time it announced results.

VIX

Videocast: Huge straddle in VIX

Thu 11:16 AM CT

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says one major player is opening the equivalent of a giant straddle in the May VIX contracts.

ZTS

Large volatility play targets Zoetis

Thu 11:07 AM CT

The company, which develops medicines and vaccines for animals, yesterday fell its lowest price since going public in February 2013.

EEM

Midday index, ETF option volumes

Thu 10:44 AM CT

Total option volume is strong at more than 8 million contracts so far today, with some bullish sentiment showing in the big indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.

TSM

Largest option trades in equities

Thu 10:38 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.

INSM

Insmed attracts bullish call spread

Thu 10:15 AM CT

A call ratio spread is looking for a rally in the biopharmaceutical company, which bounced off support on Tuesday at its lowest level since August.

KRE

Sharp move seen in regional banks

Thu 9:32 AM CT

A large trader is buying stock and puts to create an overall strategy that is betting on a sharp move higher or lower in the S&P 500 Regional Banking Fund.

More stories

Register to get a free subscription

optionMONSTER is home to some of the most respected analysts in the market. Sign up for free access to our expertise.

Register Now

Learn to Trade

optionMONSTER features a unique education program led by Jon ('DRJ') and Pete Najarian. Tell us your trading goals, get the first two chapters of Jon and Pete's latest book, How We Trade Options.

Let's do it

optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER