December 14, 2016 by riskreversal • Big Printin'

Right out of the gate this morning it appears a trader made an outright bearish bet or possibly putting in place some near term portfolio protection in the S&P 500 etf (SPY). When the SPY …

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November 9, 2016 by Dan • Morning Word

No matter what your political affiliation is, there is a whole heck of a lot of wtf today from citizens, investors, politicians, pollsters and the press. I think it is safe to say that few (even …

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November 1, 2016 by Dan • Big Printin'

In a market that had a decidedly risk-off feel today, there was some large apparently directional options trading that might have fit that theme: GDX: the etf that tracks gold miners saw heavy call volume, 2x average daily volume …

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October 21, 2016 by riskreversal • Trade Ideas

Biotech stocks have been a disaster so far in 2016, with Nasdaq Biotech etf IBB down 20% ytd, and down 34% from its all time highs (in August 2015), and S&P Biotech etf XBI down …

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October 13, 2016 by riskreversal • Big Printin'

The S&P 500 (SPX) clawed back a good bit of its early 1% losses by days end. One noticeable theme in today’s trading was options traders rolling existing positions: GS: bank stocks under-performed the broad market most of the day, with …

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October 10, 2016 by Dan • Morning Word

As unpredictable the first half of 2016 were in financial markets, the back half is proving to be stranger.  The 12% peak to trough decline in January & February caught most off-sides, and then again with the post …

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October 3, 2016 by Dan • Morning Word

In this weekend’s Barron’s Striking Price column, long time columnist Steve Sears, (who I am a big fan of) had Steve Sosnick of Timber Hill  fill in to discuss hedging ones portfolio into the Nov 8th …

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