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2013-12-12 Smart Money Report (ADBE) (RH)

Posted on December 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-12-12 Smart Money Report (ADBE) (RH)

Smart Money Report

ADBE- Adobe Systems will report Q4 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.32 in EPS and revenue of $1.0 billion. The options market is implying a $3.10 move, or 5.73%, in either direction through December options expiration. Put to call ratio in (ADBE) options is currently 1.15.
RH- Restoration Hardware is also set to release earnings results tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.28 in EPS and revenue of $391 million. Options traders are pricing in a $8.65 move, or 13.12%, in either direction through December options expiration. The call to put ratio in (RH) options is 1.68.
GDXJ- The Jan. 2015 $25/$36 bull risk reversal was put on 3,806 times for a $0.00 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
NBR– 5k Mar. $18 calls were purchased for $0.34-$0.35 each, against open interest of 1,352 … Read More »


2013-12-10 Smart Money Report (COST) (JOY)

Posted on December 10th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-12-10 Smart Money Report (COST) (JOY)

Smart Money Report

COST- Costco Wholesale will report Q1 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.03 in EPS and revenue of $25.4 billion. The options market is implying a $3.11 move, or 2.58%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (COST) options is currently 1.13.
JOY- Joy Global will also be releasing earnings tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.12 in EPS and revenue of $1.1 billion. Options trader are pricing in a $2.64 move, or 4.65%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (JOY) options is 1.50.
KGC- 8k May 2014 $6 calls were bought for $0.22 each, against open interest of 17,954 contracts.
SPLS- The Jan. 2015 $10/$20 bull risk reversal was put on 10k times for a $0.40 debit. Volume was above the open interest in both options.
SPY- … Read More »


2013-11-21 Smart Money Report (GPS) (P)

Posted on November 21st, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-21 Smart Money Report (GPS) (P)

Smart Money Report

GPS- The Gap will report Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.71 in EPS and revenue of $4.0 billion. The options market is implying a $1.30 move, or 3.12%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Put to call ratio in (GPS) options is currently 1.46, led by a seller of 2,200 Mar. 2014 $38 puts for $1.17 each.
P- Another notable name to release quarterly results tonight will be Pandora Media. Analysts are looking for $0.06 in EPS and revenue of $175 million. Options traders are pricing in a $3.15 move, or 10.67%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (P) options is 1.28, led by a large bull call spread risk reversal in the Nov. 29 weekly options.
F- 24,895 Jan. 2014 $18 calls were bought for $0.29 each, against … Read More »


2013-11-13 Smart Money Report (CSCO) (WMT)

Posted on November 13th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-13 Smart Money Report (CSCO) (WMT)

Smart Money Report

CSCO- Cisco Systems will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.51 in EPS and revenue of $12.4 billion. The options market is implying a $1.16 move, or 4.86%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (CSCO) options is currently 2.63.
WMT- Wal-Mart Stores will release Q3 results before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $1.13 in EPS and revenue of $117 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.96 move, or 2.48%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The put to call ratio in (WMT) options is 1.06.
AMTD- 6,800 Jan. 2015 $35 calls were bought for $1.20 each, against open interest of 390 contracts.
BHP- 4,485 Dec. $47.50 puts were purchased for $1.17 each, against open interest of 138 contracts.
CELG- 7,500 Dec. 6 weekly $140 puts were sold for $1.44 … Read More »


2013-11-12 Smart Money Report (M) (SINA)

Posted on November 12th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-11-12 Smart Money Report (M) (SINA)

Smart Money Report

M- Macy’s is set to announce Q3 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.39 in EPS and revenue of $6.2 billion. The options market is implying a $1.96 move, or 4.21%, in either direction through Friday’s close. Call to put ratio in (M) options is currently 1.19.
SINA- SINA will report Q3 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.32 in EPS and revenue of $179 million. Options traders are pricing in a $6.05 move, or 8.02%, in either direction through Friday’s close. The call to put ratio in (SINA) options is 2.07, led by a buyer of 1,500 Nov. $80 calls for $1.46 and seller of 1,500 Nov. $70 puts for $0.80 each.
APC- 10k Jan. 2014 $105 calls were bought for $0.55 each, against open interest of 28,703 contracts.
LUV- 5,000 Nov. $16 … Read More »


2013-10-30 Stock Watchlist Update (S&P 500 Support Levels To Watch For)

Posted on October 30th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-10-30 Stock Watchlist Update (S&P 500 Support Levels To Watch For)

 Stock Watchlist Update
S&P 500 Support Levels To Watch For

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2013-09-28 Weekend Stock Watchlist Update (Making A High Probability Trade On The SPY)

Posted on September 28th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-09-28 Weekend Stock Watchlist Update (Making A High Probability Trade On The SPY)

 Weekend Stock Watchlist Update
Making A High Probability Trade On The SPY

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2013-09-26 Stock Watchlist Update (Trading Today’s Bounce)

Posted on September 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-09-26 Stock Watchlist Update (Trading Today’s Bounce)

 Stock Watchlist Update
Trading Today’s Bounce

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2013-09-26 Smart Money Report (NKE)

Posted on September 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-26 Smart Money Report (NKE)

 Smart Money Report

NKE- Nike is set to announce Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.78 in EPS and revenue of $7.0 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $3.45 move, or 4.94%, in either direction through Friday. The put to call ratio in the Sep. 27 weekly options is slightly in favor of the bears at 1.02.
SPY- 11,000 Sep. 30 Quarterly $171 calls were purchased for $0.22-$0.23 each this morning, against open interest of 38,734 contracts. Check the open interest in the morning for confirmation of new activity.
VALE- More than 6,700 Jan. 2014 $15 puts were sold for $0.73-$0.75 each, against open interest of 37,307 contracts. If this is new selling, he/she is expecting shares of Vale to stay above the $15 level through January 2014 options expiration.
AAPL- Apple shares are up 0.59% today, but remain … Read More »


2013-09-26 Unusual Options Activity (SPY) (VALE)

Posted on September 26th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-26 Unusual Options Activity (SPY) (VALE)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight call buying in the SPDR S&P 500 Trust (SPY) and a large put seller in Vale SA (VALE).

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2013-09-25 Stock Watchlist Update (1st Five Day Losing Streak of 2013)

Posted on September 25th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-09-25 Stock Watchlist Update (1st Five Day Losing Streak of 2013)

Stock Watchlist Update
1st Five Day Losing Streak of 2013

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2013-09-23 Stock Watchlist Update (Is S&P 500 1660 Next?)

Posted on September 23rd, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-09-23 Stock Watchlist Update (Is S&P 500 1660 Next?)

 Stock Watchlist Update
Is S&P 500 1660 Next?

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2013-09-19 Smart Money Report (DRI) (SPY)

Posted on September 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-19 Smart Money Report (DRI) (SPY)

Smart Money Report

DRI- Darden Restaurants will report Q1 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.71 in EPS and revenue of $2.2 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $2.00 move, or 4.08%, in either direction through tomorrow. The call to put ratio in the September options is in favor of the bulls at 2.53.
SCHW- Over 7,300 Sep. 21 puts have traded today with the majority purchased in the $0.15-$0.20 range, against open interest of 3,929 contracts. Charles Schwab shares are down 1.22% today.
SPY- Over 8k Oct. 11 weekly $176 calls were purchased for $0.61-$0.63 each, against open interest of 410 contracts. Shares of the S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY) ETF are lower by 0.19% this afternoon.
AAPL- Apple shares are up 1.92% today, rising for the third session in a row. The call to put ratio in the September options … Read More »


2013-09-19 Unusual Options Activity (SCHW) (SPY)

Posted on September 19th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-19 Unusual Options Activity (SCHW) (SPY)

 Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large put buying in Charles Schwab (SCHW) and sizable call buying in the S&P 500 SPDRs (SPY) ETF.

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2013-09-18 Smart Money Report (ORCL) (SPY)

Posted on September 18th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Trade Ideas. Comments Off on 2013-09-18 Smart Money Report (ORCL) (SPY)

Smart Money Report

ORCL- Oracle will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.56 in EPS and revenue of $8.5 billion. Options traders are pricing in a $1.63 move, or 4.89%, in either direction through Friday. The put to call ratio in the September options is in favor of the bears at 1.63.
GNK- 2,800 Oct. $3 puts were sold for $0.10 each, against open interest of 1,432 contracts. He/she thinks shares of Genco Shipping & Trading will stay above the $3 level through October options expiration.
SPY- The options market is implying a $2.58 move, or 1.51%, in either direction through Friday. The S&P 500 iShares (SPY) ETF is slightly off of its all-time high hit on Monday, so we could be in store for a breakout above the $171 resistance level or possibly a pullback into the high $160’s.
AAPL- … Read More »


2013-09-11 Smart Money Report (KR) (LULU)

Posted on September 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-11 Smart Money Report (KR) (LULU)

 Smart Money Report

KR- Kroger will report Q2 earnings before the bell tomorrow morning. Analysts are looking for $0.60 in EPS and revenue of $22.7 billion. The options market is implying a $1.85 move, or 4.93%, in either direction through next Friday. Call to put ratio in the September options is currently 1.62.
LULU- Another large cap to report tomorrow in the morning is Lululemon. Analysts are looking for $0.35 in EPS and revenue of $343 million. Options traders are pricing in a $6.80 move, or 9.71%, in either direction through this Friday. The put to call ratio in the Sep. 13 weekly options is 2.49.
MBI- 7,000 Oct. $12 calls were bought for $0.37 each, against open interest of 86 contracts. MBIA shares are on pace for its fourth decline in five trading sessions, currently lower by 3.04%.
SPY- Roughly 28k Nov. $176 … Read More »


2013-09-11 Unusual Options Activity (MBI) (SPY)

Posted on September 11th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-11 Unusual Options Activity (MBI) (SPY)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight a large call seller in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and sizable call buying in MBIA (MBI).

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2013-09-05 Smart Money Report (SWHC) (ZQK)

Posted on September 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Free Articles, Options Risk Management, Smart Money Report, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-05 Smart Money Report (SWHC) (ZQK)

Smart Money Report

SWHC- Smith & Wesson will report Q1 earnings after the bell tonight. Analysts are looking for $0.36 in EPS and revenue of $165 million. The options market is implying a $1.15 move, or 10.23%, in either direction through September options expiration. Call to put ratio in the Sep. options is currently 1.78.
ZQK- One of the reports due out tonight will come from Quiksilver. Analysts are looking for $0.04 in EPS and revenue of $505 million. Options traders are pricing in a $0.75 move, or 14.51%, in either direction through Sep. options expiration. The put to call ratio in (ZQK) options is 3.30.
PLX- 2k Nov. $5 calls were bought for $0.60 each, against open interest of 2,239 contracts. Shares of Protalix BioTherapeutics are hovering around the $5.30 resistance level.
SPY- More than 7k Sep. 13 weekly $166 calls were bought for $1.32-$1.45 each … Read More »


2013-09-05 Unusual Options Activity (PLX) (SPY)

Posted on September 5th, by Mitchell Warren in Options Risk Management, Unusual Options Activity. Comments Off on 2013-09-05 Unusual Options Activity (PLX) (SPY)

Unusual Options Activity

In today’s Unusual Options Activity Report we highlight large call buying in the S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) and in Protalix BioTherapeutics (PLX).

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