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Trade of the Week: ARKK

Trade of the Week: ARKK

The market has been in a significant downtrend this year, but the ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) has been hit even harder.  ARKK is down 60% year-to-date as it holds some of the most speculative stocks from the past several years.  However, several options trades last week appear to be from traders opening up bullish positions […]

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Do This Now as Markets Plunge

Today we’re featuring Tim Melvin, the newest investing expert here at Investor’s Alley, here in Options Floor Trader. He brings 30+ years of investing experience and expertise in alternative strategies to create income and returns that don’t depend on the S&P 500 going up. Today, as markets are falling and fear is building, he has […]

Trade of the Week: TWTR

Trade of the Week: TWTR

The market has been abuzz with the Elon Musk proposed acquisition of Twitter (TWTR).  The company has agreed to be taken private by Musk at a price of $54.20 per share, but it could take several months to iron out the details.  In the meantime, there has been a heavy amount of options trading on […]

Is This Tiny Automobile Stock Set For A Rebound?

Is This Tiny Automobile Stock Set For A Rebound?

Options block trades can be enlightening sources of information, especially when they occur in tiny stocks.  Vroom (VRM) is a digital automobile dealership that has struggled mightily this year, down a whopping 85% year-to-date.  The company is dealing with high costs and low margins.  The options on VRM typically trade about 10,000 lots per day […]

Trade of the Week: TWTR

Trade of the Week: TWTR

Social media giant Twitter (TWTR) got a massive boost to the share price recently when the news came out that Elon Musk took a 9% stake in the company.  He has since been named to the company’s board.  Musk has a huge cult-like following, so many investors assume it will be bullish for the stock.  […]

Trade of the Week: Robinhood

Trade of the Week: Robinhood

Options action returned in a big way last week to the meme stocks, made famous in 2021 through Reddit user groups.  The primary platform for trading those meme stocks (and their options) was (and still is) Robinhood (HOOD).  The popular mobile brokerage platform has struggled quite a bit since its heyday.  However, heavy options activity […]

Trade of the Week: SMH

Trade of the Week: SMH

Although the meme stocks were grabbing the headlines, there was some interesting options activity last week in VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH).  SMH is a popular ETF for tracking the chipmaker industry, with over 30,000 options trading per day on average.  On a day last week when options activity was 2x the normal amount, 65% […]