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Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in the Consumer Discretionary Sector

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in the Consumer Discretionary Sector

Synopsis: Recently, there was unusual options activity in SPDR Select Sector Consumer Discretionary ETF (XLY). XLY represents consumer/retail spending in areas that aren’t considered essential products. It’s a good ETF to buy if you think economic growth is going to continue in 2020. It seems someone is bullish on discretionary spending through February as over […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Gold

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Gold

There has recently been unusual options activity in SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD). GLD is a popular method for trading gold as the ETF is based on physical gold holdings. Gold prices are moving higher due to the potential conflict between the US and Iran. Gold is often used as a hedge against uncertainty, and […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Amazon

Recently, there has been unusual options activity in Amazon (AMZN). The online retail giant has seen a record amount of business this holiday season. While it could be simply a matter of fewer people wanting to fight the holiday crowds, it also is a sign that consumer spending in the US has remained strong. After […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Micron

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Micron

Recently, there has been a lot of unusual options activity in Micron (MU). The computer memory company recently posted positive earnings, but the semiconductor industry as a whole has been on fire to close out the year. There has been a lot call trading in MU this week, which is often associated with bullish trading […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Volatility

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in Volatility

There recently has been an unusual amount of options activity in iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-term Futures ETN (VXX). VXX is a popular product for trading short-term market volatility. The ETN tracks the first two futures of the VIX, which measures volatility on the S&P 500. With bullish news from the Fed and a potential […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in US Steel

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity in US Steel

Recently, there was some significant unusual options activity in United States Steel (X). A flood caused US Steel to shut down one of its steel mills and the stock dropped 6% on the news. This is the sort of situation that typically makes for a good shorter-term options trade. A steel mill closing should cause […]

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity In Tesla

Trade of the Week: Unusual Options Activity In Tesla

This week, there was some significant unusual options activity in Tesla (TSLA). TSLA recently unveiled it’s new Cybertruck at a product launch and it was an unmitigated disaster. Not only does the “truck” look like something out of a bad sci-fi movie, but the supposed unbreakable glass windows were easily broken when tested at the […]

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 […]