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Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Consumer Staples

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Consumer Staples

This week, the options trade of the week concerns the consumer staples sector. A trader took a large bearish position on the Consumers Staple Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP). XLP covers the sort of goods consumers buy regardless of economic conditions like toothpaste and soda. It also includes the places where most people buy those goods like Walmart […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Twitter

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Twitter

Even heavily traded options on stocks can show unusual activity, especially after earnings. For example, there was a lot of options activity in Twitter (TWTR), where the shares got hammered this week after a technical bug hurt ad revenue for the quarter. However, a majority of the options traded were calls, suggesting that investors may […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in MGM Resorts

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts (MGM), the major casino operator, is seeing some unusual options volume ahead of its October 30th earnings. MGM normally trades about 11,000 options per day, but that number recently spiked to over 36,000. A big player looks to have rolled forward 4,500 calls which make money if MGM shares moves higher during earnings […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Option Activity In Invesco

Trade of the Week: Unusual Option Activity In Invesco

Invesco (IVZ) is an asset management company which typically doesn’t have a lot of options trade on the stock. However, just recently double the amount of regular volume traded in IVZ options, with 100% of the activity occurring in calls.  It looks like a trader may be rolling up some April calls which will make […]

Unusual Bullish Activity On Saudi Arabia

Unusual Bullish Activity On Saudi Arabia

Unusual options activity can provide an inside view of what the smart money is doing. A recent string of large bullish trades suggests the iShares MSCI Saudi Arabia ETF (KSA) may be due for a rebound by the end of October. A large trader bought several blocks of October KSA calls, which make money if […]