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Wednesday, October 1, 2014


VIX & VXST not at highs

Wed 12:47 PM CT

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Bulls shopping for rally in Dollar General

Wed 12:18 PM CT
The discount retailer leapt higher after its last two quarterly reports, but each time sellers hammered it back down. Now traders are looking for gains by early next year.
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Videocast: Volatility spike in VXST

Wed 11:15 AM CT

Group One's Mike Palmer says the nine-day CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST), which was below the 10 level a month ago, settled today at 17.20.


Notable option trades in equities

Wed 10:29 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 10:17 AM CT

The market action has pushed option volume higher than average at more than 7.5 million so far today, with bearish sentiment again in the big indexes and ETFs, optionMONSTER data systems show.


What's behind put buying in AIG

Wed 10:04 AM CT

The insurance giant has pulled back from 52-week highs reached two weeks ago, and one trader is positioning for more potential losses.


Trader sees a floor in Japan fund

Wed 9:16 AM CT

The iShares Japan Fund is pushing to its lowest level since May, but one trader is betting that further losses will be limited.


Cramer: Smokescreen of volatility

Wed 8:04 AM CT

Volatility is driving potential investors to the sidelines in fear, as the stock market--not the economy--suffers daily from hedge funds recklessly darting in and out of equities.


Stocks remain lower after job data

Wed 7:30 AM CT

S&P 500 futures are near their lows of the morning despite better-than-expected private-sector payroll gains. European markets are down more than half a percent.


Bullish trades heat up in SunEdison

Wed 5:16 AM CT

The solar-energy company has followed rest of the energy sector lower in recent months, but yesterday option traders were betting on a rebound.


H&R Block pullback brings out bulls

Wed 4:45 AM CT

The tax-preparation company is close to the same level where it peaked in March and gapped higher in June, which could make some chart watchers believe that it's near support.

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