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Sunday, November 23, 2014


Energy bulls can't get enough of Devon

Fri 12:15 PM CT
The oil driller has been steadily working higher since the market bottomed last month, and its results have been consistently strong thanks to steady production growth in North America.
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Videocast: VIX futures hold firm

Fri 11:23 AM CT

Even after the market rallied hard this morning, Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says the VIX futures barely budged and actually moved higher later.


What's behind ConocoPhillips puts

Fri 11:14 AM CT

A big trade is positioning for possible declines in oil and natural-gas producer, which is at its best levels in six weeks.


Notable option trades in equities

Fri 10:38 AM CT

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.


Midday index, ETF option volumes

Fri 10:21 AM CT

Total option volume is running well above average at 7.8 million so far today, with bullish sentiment dominating the major indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.


Bull sticking with Applied Materials

Fri 9:52 AM CT

A big call trade is looking at further gains in the chip-equipment maker, which has moved up from support in the last six weeks and is back at a long-term resistance level.


Traders bet Fastenal will break out

Fri 9:28 AM CT

The industrial and construction supplier has been trapped in a tight range all month, but call buyers are looking for a rally in coming weeks.


Futures spike up on central banks

Fri 7:09 AM CT

S&P 500 futures are up 0.8 percent, but Europe is leading the charge with a move of more than 2 percent. Central bankers in China and Europe fueled the moves.


Fast money in homebuilders, KBR

Fri 6:14 AM CT

It didn't take long for option traders to clean up with bullish calls in the iShares U.S. Home Construction Fund and the oil-field servicer.


Second bullish roll in Deutsche Bank

Fri 5:45 AM CT

The German bank hit a 52-week low on Oct. 16--near its worst levels since the global financial crisis six year years ago--but had been climbing in recent days with more positive economic data.

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