2013-10-02 Smart Money Report (MSFT) (VIX)
Smart Money Report
- DAR- The Jan. 2014 $17.50/$20 1×2 ratio put spread was put on 10,000 times for a $0.35 debit. Volume was below the open interest in both options. He/she thinks Darling International shares will move below $20 by January 2014 options expiration, but not go below the $17.50 level.
- MSFT- 8k Jan. 2014 $35 calls were bought for up to $0.90 each, against open interest of 132,137 contracts. Shares of Microsoft are at a one month high, up 1.25% today.
- VIX- 15,000 Oct. $17 calls were purchased for $0.80-$0.85 each, against open interest of 200,640 contracts. The spot Volatility Index is up over 30% from the September lows.
- AAPL- Apple shares are up 0.28% today, despite the overall weakness in the broader market. The call to put ratio in the Oct. 4 weekly options is 1.60, led by activity in the $490, $495, and $500 calls.
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