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Friday, October 24, 2014


Huge bearish play hits energy fund

Fri 10:41 AM CT
The SPDR Energy Fund has rebounded since hitting a 52-week low as the sector fell sharply with the price of oil last week, but a large trader is looking at a potential reversal.
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Midday index, ETF option volumes

Fri 10:31 AM CT

Total option volume is above average again today at 6 million so far, with bearish sentiment creeping back into the major indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER data systems show.


Long-term floor seen in DryShips

Fri 9:25 AM CT

The dry-bulk shipper is plunging after announcing a new stock offering, but a huge trade is betting that further losses will be limited through early 2016.


Cramer: Answering all the critics

Fri 8:04 AM CT

Wednesday's session was infuriating. The moment this market went down big, it was a terrific opportunity to buy. But so many people offered excuses not to.


Futures pause after sharp rebound

Fri 7:14 AM CT

U.S. equity futures are pointing to a lower open this morning after stocks rallied sharply yesterday, recovering losses from the previous session.

Bulls rolling with Applied Materials

Fri 6:14 AM CT

Traders are apparently betting that Applied Materials will beat estimates in its earnings report next month. optionMONSTER's Heat Seeker system identified the sale of 5,500 Weekly 19 calls expiring on Nov. 14 for $2.20 and the purchase of 8,000 Weekly...


Traders look for Denbury rebound

Fri 5:47 AM CT

The oil and natural-gas company is attracting bullish option activity ahead of its earnings report early next month.


Estee Lauder faces bearish trade

Fri 5:16 AM CT

The cosmetics icon is scheduled to deliver quarterly results in early November, and taders are preparing for a potential drop by early next year.


More calls spreads targeting L-3

Fri 4:45 AM CT

The communications defense contractor drew bullish option activity for the second session in a row yesterday, ahead of its earnings report next week.


Put sellers see Japan ETF holding

Fri 4:14 AM CT

The WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF has been rebounding in the last week, and traders are betting that it will hold firm in coming months.

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