Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Retail & Railroads: Options Recap

Here's a breakdown of some big options spreads from Tuesday. Both reflected continued optimism about the economy. First, a put ratio spread in the SPDR...

Traders Doubt Safety of Classic Safe Haven: Options Recap

So much for utilities being a safe haven. The SPDR Utility Fund (XLU) has risen about 6 percent in the last month, making it the...

Basics of Hedging, Part 2: Covered Calls

Most investors know that volatility can inflict pain on even the best holdings. So today we're continuing a series of posts on using options...

Traders Think Mega Bank Is Boxed In: Options Recap

The country's No. 2 lender was met with shrugs after raising its dividend last week, and now traders are looking for the stock to...

Basics of hedging, part 1: Puts

Market volatility is one the biggest headaches for investors. You can make very good choices on stocks or exchange-traded funds (ETFs), researching the fundamentals...

Medical device giant targeted for breakout: Options recap

Medical-device giant Medtronic (MDT) has gone nowhere for the last two years, but options traders are looking for a breakout. About 25,000 August 90 calls...

How a bull’s playing sneaker earnings: Options recap

Last quarter iconic sneaker maker Nike (NKE) surprised to the upside. One big options trader seem to expect more good news  tomorrow night. Here's a...

Options action: How red can a blue chip get?

Disclaimer: This post is intended for educational purposes and is not a trade recommendation. Options trading may not be suitable for all investors. It was...

Oil bears double downside bet in key ETF: Options recap

Disclosure: This post is intended for educational purposes only. Options trading may not be suitable for all investors. We just wrote about the drop in...

Where options traders are mining for a rally

Someone wants to turn iron into gold with options. Here's the large bullish trade detected yesterday in Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF): 25,000 August 8 calls bought for...
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