Bulls quickly triple their money in Alcoa

Short-term trades turned a big profit after Alcoa's earnings report this morning. Just yesterday afternoon, Investitute's proprietary tracking program detected the purchase of 4,400 Weekly $33 calls that expire this Friday for $0.70 to $1.18. These were clearly new positions, as their volume was far above the strike's open interest…

Weatherford calls soar before earnings

Weatherford is attracting enormous upside option activity ahead of quarterly results this week. Investitute's tracking systems show that 50,500 Weekly $6 calls expiring on May 5 were purchased today for $0.13 to $0.18 as shares traded around $5.55. The volume dwarfed the strike's open interest of 1,368 contracts, showing that…

Jon Najarian: Unusual Activity in SBUX

Jon is seeing unusual activity in SBUX ahead of earnings. Someone was buying large quantities of May 60 calls and selling May 62 calls, creating a bullish vertical spread ahead of earnings. Click Here to see the video on CNBC's Halftime Report!

Big trade posts fast gains in Anheuser-Busch

A huge trade in Anheuser-Busch last week is already paying off. On April 19, Investitute's proprietary tracking program found that 30,000 September $125 calls were bought in one print for $1.40 while shares traded for $109.99. This was clearly a new purchase, as open interest in the strike was only…

Boston Scientific draws bulls before earnings

Traders are placing upside bets on Boston Scientific ahead of its quarterly results this week. Investitute's tracking systems today detected the purchase of 4,000 May $25.50 calls in one print for $0.72 as shares traded for $25.42. There was no open interest in the strike before the session began, showing…

Call buyers turn quick profit in Microsoft

Traders who opened short-term bullish positions on Microsoft earlier this week can already cash in with a substantial profit. On Tuesday, Investitute's proprietary scanners found that 5,600 Weekly $66 calls expiring on April 28 were purchased for $0.94 to $1.15 while the stock traded around $65.34. Volume was well above…

Large bullish play targets Home Depot

A large trade is looking for Home Depot to rally by the beginning of summer. Investitute's tracking systems today detected the purchase of 15,250 June $155 calls for $1.41 and the sale of 15,250 June $160 calls for $0.46. This is clearly new positioning, as volume was far above the…

Mid-Session IV Report April 21, 2017

The following report is a snapshot of noteworthy changes in stock and option volumes, as well as changes in option implied volatilities. By monitoring this market data, traders can create strategies that capitalize on this often overlooked information. Options with increasing implied volatility: PBYI STRP ASPS NRZ VEEV URBN RL…

Foot Locker bulls run away with gains

A large trade in Foot Locker has nearly doubled in value now that the company has reported its quarterly results. On March 21, Investitute's tracking systems showed that 5,000 April $75 calls were purchased for $0.95 as the stock traded for $73.43. This was clearly a new position, as open…

Calls drill for a gusher in Jones Energy

Traders are placing cheap bets that Jones Energy will reverse a steep slide since the beginning of the year. More than 10,500 May $2.50 calls were purchased for $0.15 about halfway through today's trading, according to Investitute's proprietary scanners. Open interest in the strike was a mere 25 contracts before…

How call spread is playing Halliburton earnings

A large trade is betting that Halliburton will post good quarterly results next week. Investitute's tracking systems today showed that 10,000 Weekly $50 calls expiring on April 28 were bought for $0.63. At the same second, 10,000 Weekly $51.50 calls in the same expiration were sold for $0.24. This vertical…

Jon Najarian Sees Unusual Activity in KSS & LULU

KSS Traders are buying a few thousand May 42.50 calls, selling puts against them to create a bullish spread. Jon thinks the stock trades higher into earnings, will be in it for 2-3 weeks. LULU Jon saw some unusual activity in LULU a few weeks ago and has been holding…

Huge trade takes a swig of Anheuser-Busch

An enormous trade is looking for Anheuser-Busch to rally by the end of summer. Investitute's tracking systems showed today that 30,000 September $125 calls were bought in one print for $1.40 while shares traded for $109.99. This is clearly a new purchase, as open interest in the strike was only…

Calls Pay Off In Lumber Liquidators

Calls pay off in Lumber Liquidators

Traders have turned sizable profits in Lumber Liquidators this month. On April 3, Investitute's tracking systems detected the purchase of 5,000 August $21 calls mostly for $2.45 to $2.55. This was clearly fresh buying, as the volume was well above the strike's open interest of 241 contracts at the beginning…

Short-term bulls bet on Microsoft results

Traders are positioning for good quarterly results from Microsoft next week. Investitute's tracking systems today identified the purchase of 5,600 Weekly $66 calls that expire on April 28, the day after the software giant reports earnings, for $0.94 to $1.15. Volume was well above the strike's open interest of 3,720…

Najarian Unusual Activity in WFM & FXI

Today on CNBC's Halftime Report, Jon and Pete are seeing Unusual Option Activity in 2 names: WFM Traders bought 5,000 WFM Nov 34 calls for $3.40, which indicates aggressive buying. These contracts will mirror the stock since these are just in-the-money. Pete will be in these for a few months.…

Bullish strategy hits pay dirt on gold

A large trade has cashed in on the SPDR Gold Shares Fund as precious metals have rallied in recent weeks. On April 4, Investitute's tracking systems detected the purchase of 5,000 May $123 calls bought for $0.94-$0.95 and the sale of 7,500 May $113 puts for $0.23 while GLD was…

Under Armour calls look for positive earnings

Under Armour attracted a rush of bullish earnings plays at the end of today's trading. Investitute's tracking systems detected the purchase of more than 4,400 Weekly $20 calls that expire on April 28. This was clearly fresh buying, as open interest in the strike was only 500 contracts before the…

Unusual Activity in GD, AXP & VXX

Today on CNBC's Halftime Report, the brothers noticed the following unusual activity: GD Traders are aggressively buying the May 190 calls for $3.30 with earnings on April 26th. Jon will be in these with a 2-week time frame AXP Pete saw some activity in APX July 80 puts, which were…

Unusual Activity in EBAY & MRO

Jon and Pete are seeing unusual activity today in EBAY and MRO. EBAY Back in February, the brothers alerted us to some in-the-money (at that time) call buying in EBAY. Today, traders were buying the May 36 strike calls and selling the May 38 calls, creating a vertical spread for…

Ron’s Rant – “Learn A Little, Lose A Lot”

Hello everyone and welcome to the 8th edition of Ron’s Rant – “Learn a little, Lose a lot!” Our options expert, Ron Ianieri, states that working with individual investors over several years has brought him to the conclusion that many people have the wrong idea about the stock market. Knowing…

Bonus Pick of the Week – GS

Hello everyone! Congratulations to any and all Lighthouse Point Options members who got into our "Bonus Pick" this week - Goldman Sachs (GS). For those who missed out on this one, here is a chance for you to watch and analyze what Ron Ianieri discussed during this weeks webinar. Here…

SNAP Volatility Has Come WAY Down

Volatility is right where we thought it would be, around 60%. That implies a move of nearly 3.8% per day. Through the first full week of listing SNAP volatility by day: On IPO day its volatility was 160% Friday it was 181% Monday 250% Tuesday 128% Wednesday 139% Thursday 80%…

Watching OVX For Clues

As you guys know, we look at volatility pops as evidence that a panic is taking place. Frequently, such pops indicate we may see a reversal. CRUDE OIL has a volatility metric, the OVX.  The OVX is up from $26 to 34.48, a move of 32% in three days! During…

LPO and LPP Tuesday Morning Webinars

Hello everyone, This is a friendly reminder to join us LIVE on Tuesday morning at 9:00am EST for our Lighthouse Point Options Webinar. Click HERE to learn more about Lighthouse Point Options! Then join us at 10:00am EST for the Lighthouse Point Platinum Webinar where Ron will go over 15-20 additional picks for…

Mid-Session IV Report February 22, 2017

The following report is a snapshot of noteworthy changes in stock and option volumes, as well as changes in option implied volatilities. By monitoring this market data, traders can create strategies that capitalize on this often overlooked information. Options with increasing implied volatility: PSEC CL FDX ACN NXPI UN KMB…

Ron’s Rant – “2017 Stock of the Year”

Hello everyone and welcome to the 7th edition of Ron’s Rant – “2017 Stock of the Year” For the last few months our options expert, Ron Ianieri, has been sharing potential trade ideas with our Lighthouse Point Options newsletter members. During this time, one stock in particular has been getting…

Ron’s Rant – “Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter”

Hello everyone and welcome to the 6th edition of Ron’s Rant – “Your Opinion Doesn't Matter” For those of you that participate in our weekly webinar and read our weekly newsletter, you hear of "Ronisms" quite often. Over the last few weeks Ron has consistently reminded everyone that "we trade…

Netflix

Some last minute out-the-money call buys in NFLX have caught the eye of our HeatSeeker. I took advantage into the EPS tonight by trading the following spreads: I did the January 20th expiry 122 versus 120 puts 1 x 2 for a $1.00 credit. I keep that credit if shares…

Mid-Session IV Report January 13, 2017

The following report is a snapshot of noteworthy changes in stock and option volumes, as well as changes in option implied volatilities. By monitoring this market data, traders can create strategies that capitalize on this often overlooked information. Options with increasing implied volatility: YELP AKAM WFM TSN Options with increasing…

Ron’s Rant – “Trump Rally Caution”

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th edition of Ron’s Rant – “The Trump Rally Caution”   This week, Ron Ianieri heeds a warning of caution to the individual investor regarding the "Trump Rally."  The current market and earnings multiples that stocks are carrying are not justified yet, nor does…

Mid-Session IV Report November 18, 2016

The following report is a snapshot of noteworthy changes in stock and option volumes, as well as changes in option implied volatilities. By monitoring this market data, traders can create strategies that capitalize on this often overlooked information. Options with increasing implied volatility: LXK ORIG CSIQ PANW DLTR VIPS SIG…

Ron’s Rant – “The Trump Rally Caution”

Hello everyone and welcome to the 4th edition of Ron’s Rant – “Election Market Comment”   This week, our fearless leader, Ron Ianieri, talks about the "Colombo Technique" as it pertains to the markets reaction to the election. Contrary to common belief, the markets don't care about who the President…

VIX HEDGE

As you guys know, we've spoken a fair amount about how to hedge into the election. I've attached two examples which together become a call vertical spread in the VIX. Basically, the purchase of the VIX 19 calls for $1.00 and the sale of the VIX 24 calls for $.50.…

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