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MSFT: $1m Into January 2014 Calls

Another speculative bullish trade was placed Friday, on September 27, on MSFT. Somebody purchased over 10K January 2014 call options during the early hours of trading investing over $1m into a directional naked bet expecting MSFT prices to rise into the beginning of 2014. There have been several other call option purchases during the last…

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GLD – $1.3m Bullish Call Spread Into November

As the United States prepares for a possible government shutdown starting October 1, that would bring most government operations to a standstill and idle millions of government employees, investors need to consider the consequences of this for their investments. One option trader is positioning himself for a large bull move in gold prices for the…

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SD – $24m Bullish Bet Into March 2014

A gigantic put sale dominated option volume in SandRidge Energy (SD) on September 26, 2013 as shares traded to seven-month highs. An enormous block of 91’643 March 2014 6 puts was sold for $0.90, below the listed bid price at the time. The previous open interest had been just 1,338 contracts, so this clearly indicates a…

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TSLA – Is It Time To Sell?

Tesla (TSLA), currently priced in the high $160s is a leader in electric luxury cars. To date, compared to the other luxury auto companies, Tesla seemingly has an uncontested product in ability. For example, the Model S is able to travel around 250 miles on a single charge, whereas BMW’s electric line travels around 150…

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Illumina Stock Reaches All Time High – More Upside Is Expected

Illumina (ILMN) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. These systems are enabling studies that were not even imaginable just a few years ago, and moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine. Illumina has developed a comprehensive line…

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Over $70m Flows Into SPY Puts – Is Stock Market Crash Around The Corner?

The market tanked yesterday as anticipation mounts for a U.S. military response to the conflict in Syria. Safe-haven assets like Treasury bond and gold were also rallying. Expectations were heightened Monday, when Secretary of State John Kerry said there is undeniable evidence that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against dissident factions. The stocks stumbled at the open…