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Wednesday, October 22, 2014


L-3 draws bullish bet before earnings

Wed 12:17 PM CT
The defense contractor gapped down in late July after warning that its revenue had been overstated because of accounting irregularities. The next set of quarterly results is due on Oct. 30.
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Videocast: Quiet returning to VIX?

Wed 11:09 AM CT

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says the VIX fell 10 percent a day for three straight sessions, the first time that has ever occurred.


Large spread hedges S&P 500

Wed 11:01 AM CT

A put spread in the S&P 500 Index is looking at the possibility of a huge market decline by early next year. This is very likely what is known as a "tail-risk hedge."


Notable option trades in equities

Wed 10:40 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

Wed 10:11 AM CT

Total option volume is running a bit above average at 5.7 million so far today, with mixed action in the primary indexes and ETFs, according to optionMONSTER data systems.


Bear looks for chip fund to drop

Wed 9:04 AM CT

The Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF fell sharply after market comments by Microchip Technology last week, and one trader is looking for a return to those lows.


October VIX settlement at 15.92

Wed 8:57 AM CT

The October VIX futures settled this morning at 15.92, its highest settlement in a year. The reading was a bit below the range of the spot volatility index this morning.


Cramer: Leadership comes back

Wed 8:08 AM CT

Welcome back to the airlines and the biotechs. No market can rally hard without leaders, and these two groups have been integral to the huge multi-year run that we have seen.


Stocks pause after quick rebound

Wed 7:07 AM CT

S&P 500 futures are essentially flat, while most of Europe is higher by less than half a percent. Most of Asia rallied overnight, led by a 2.6 percent surge in Tokyo.

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