Archive for November 24th, 2010

Amazon Sees Black Friday Options Spike (AMZN)

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is up on its own today, but the stock is seeing very elevated trading activity in its weekly options which expire this Friday.  The trade is an obvious bet on strong Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday sales figures being sent through the Amazon.com sites.  An unofficial 4:00 PM EST close of [...]

Big VIX Option Trading… Volatility Looming? (VIX)

Out of the money calls are often a Hail Mary, and out of the money calls on the volatility index  is a derivatives bet on top of a derivative bet that the markets could head south or that wild price fluctuations will be seen. The stahndout options trade today is hard to judge so we [...]