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Options Oddities is hosted by Andrew Giovinazzi, Chief Operating Officer at OptionPit.com.  Andrew is the Unusual Activity Editor-At-Large for the Options Insider. When he's not busy tracking down unusual options activity for the Options Oddities program Andrew is hard at work mentoring options clients at optionpit.com. Andrew was a member of both the Pacific Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he made markets in both equity and index option classes.  During that period he never had a down year.  In 1991, Andrew started and ran the Designated Primary Market Maker post for Group One, ltd in Chicago.  He was instrumental in creating and managing a training program that allowed Group One, ltd. to significantly grow the company.  He left Group One, ltd. to co-found Henry Capital Management in 2001.  He became Chief Options Strategist at Option Pit Mentoring in the Fall of 2011.

Andrew has a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Economics.

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Options Oddities 238: WWAV, TSN, AAPL

Unusual Activity for August 4, 2015: Call rolling to the upside in WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAV) Puts trade near the bid in Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN) Put sellers dive in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Posted August 11th, 2015

Unusual Activity for August 4, 2015:

  • Call rolling to the upside in WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAV)
  • Puts trade near the bid in Tyson Foods, Inc. (TSN)
  • Put sellers dive in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Options Oddities 237: CCE, CSX, BEN

Unusual Activity for August 3, 2015: Back spread unwinds in Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (CCE) Call roll in CSX Corporation (CSX) Put rollers in Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)
Posted August 11th, 2015

Unusual Activity for August 3, 2015:

  • Back spread unwinds in Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (CCE)
  • Call roll in CSX Corporation (CSX)
  • Put rollers in Franklin Resources, Inc. (BEN)

Options Oddities 236: XRX, FTR, PFE

Unusual Activity for July 31, 2015: Near term call buyers in Xerox Corp. (XRX) Calls trade in Frontier Communications (FTR) Longer term calls trade in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
Posted August 6th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 31, 2015:

  • Near term call buyers in Xerox Corp. (XRX)
  • Calls trade in Frontier Communications (FTR)
  • Longer term calls trade in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)

Options Oddities 235: SPLS, BKS, AHT

Unusual Activity for July 30, 2015: Big call spreads in Staples Inc. (SPLS) Call and puts trade in Barnes and Noble Inc. (BKS) Massive call buy in Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT)
Posted August 6th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 30, 2015:

  • Big call spreads in Staples Inc. (SPLS)
  • Call and puts trade in Barnes and Noble Inc. (BKS)
  • Massive call buy in Ashford Hospitality Trust (AHT)

Options Oddities 234: MU, POT, AAPL

Unusual Activity for July 29, 2015: Calls trade in Micron Technologies Inc. (MU) Size calls trade in Potash Corp. (POT) Aug call buyer in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Posted August 3rd, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 29, 2015:

  • Calls trade in Micron Technologies Inc. (MU)
  • Size calls trade in Potash Corp. (POT)
  • Aug call buyer in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Options Oddities 233: MTOR, NOBL, GT

Unusual Activity for July 28, 2015: Call buyers in Meritor Inc. (MTOR) Upside calls trade in Noble Energy Inc. (NOBL) Call buyers in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT)
Posted August 3rd, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 28, 2015:

  • Call buyers in Meritor Inc. (MTOR)
  • Upside calls trade in Noble Energy Inc. (NOBL)
  • Call buyers in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT)

Options Oddities 232: TWTR, BX, TIVA

Unusual Activity for July 27, 2015: ATM call buyers in Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Puts roll in The Blackstone Group LP (BX) Big call roll Teva Pharmaceuticals Ind. (TIVA)
Posted July 30th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 27, 2015:

  • ATM call buyers in Twitter Inc. (TWTR)
  • Puts roll in The Blackstone Group LP (BX)
  • Big call roll Teva Pharmaceuticals Ind. (TIVA)

Options Oddities 231: QLIK, VALE, FCX

Unusual Activity for July 24, 2015: Call buyers in Qlik Technologies Inc. (QLIK) Calls and puts trade in Vale SA (VALE) Huge put roll in Freeport-McMoran Inc. (FCX)
Posted July 30th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 24, 2015:

  • Call buyers in Qlik Technologies Inc. (QLIK)
  • Calls and puts trade in Vale SA (VALE)
  • Huge put roll in Freeport-McMoran Inc. (FCX)

Options Oddities 230: SMH, CHK, AUY

Unusual Activity for July 23, 2015: Put rollers to Sept in Market Vectors Semiconductor (SMH) Big put roller in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Longer term put buy in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)
Posted July 24th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 23, 2015:

  • Put rollers to Sept in Market Vectors Semiconductor (SMH)
  • Big put roller in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)
  • Longer term put buy in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

Options Oddities 229: AMD, FB, ABX

Unusual Activity for July 22, 2015: Calls and puts trade in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Iron condors trade around earnings in Facebook Inc. (FB) Calls trade in Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)
Posted July 24th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 22, 2015:

  • Calls and puts trade in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD)
  • Iron condors trade around earnings in Facebook Inc. (FB)
  • Calls trade in Barrick Gold Corp (ABX)

Options Oddities 228: CHK, KKR, AAPL

Unusual Activity for July 21, 2015: Puts trade in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) Possible call writer in KKR & Co. LLP (KKR) Ratio call spreads open in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Posted July 24th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 21, 2015:

  • Puts trade in Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK)
  • Possible call writer in KKR & Co. LLP (KKR)
  • Ratio call spreads open in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Options Oddities 227: NEM, HRTX, XME

Unusual Activity for July 20, 2015: Call spreads trade in Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM) Upside call sellers in Heron Therapeutics Inc. (HRTX) Nearer term call buyers in SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME)
Posted July 23rd, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 20, 2015:

  • Call spreads trade in Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM)
  • Upside call sellers in Heron Therapeutics Inc. (HRTX)
  • Nearer term call buyers in SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME)

Options Oddities 226: ETSY, RMBS, EWC

Unusual Activity for July 17, 2015: Call home runs in ETSY Inc. (ETSY) Size call buyers in Rambus Inc. (RMBS) Put spreads trade in iShares MSCI Canada (EWC)
Posted July 23rd, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 17, 2015:

  • Call home runs in ETSY Inc. (ETSY)
  • Size call buyers in Rambus Inc. (RMBS)
  • Put spreads trade in iShares MSCI Canada (EWC)

Options Oddities 225: IVR, PFE, EWJ

Unusual Activity for July 16, 2015: Call trade in Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR) Huge put spread trades in Pfizer Inc. (PFE) Big call trade in iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)
Posted July 20th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 16, 2015:

  • Call trade in Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR)
  • Huge put spread trades in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
  • Big call trade in iShares MSCI Japan (EWJ)

Options Oddities 224: AMLP, TCK, IEF

Unusual Activity for July 14, 2015: Two way trade in Alerian MLP (AMLP) Mass call buyer in Teck Resources Ltd (TCK) Calls trade in iShares Barclay 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF)
Posted July 20th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 14, 2015:

  • Two way trade in Alerian MLP (AMLP)
  • Mass call buyer in Teck Resources Ltd (TCK)
  • Calls trade in iShares Barclay 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF)

Options Oddities 223: RAD, EBAY, SMH

Unusual Activity for July 13, 2015: Calls trade in Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Call roller in eBay Inc. (EBAY) OTM put buyers in Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)
Posted July 15th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 13, 2015:

  • Calls trade in Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)
  • Call roller in eBay Inc. (EBAY)
  • OTM put buyers in Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

Options Oddities 222: INTC, SUNE< GRUB

Unusual Activity for July 10, 2015: Puts and stock trade in Intel Corp. (INTC) Ratio buy write trade in Sunedison Inc. (SUNE) Big combo goes up in GrubHub Inc. (GRUB)
Posted July 15th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 10, 2015:

  • Puts and stock trade in Intel Corp. (INTC)
  • Ratio buy write trade in Sunedison Inc. (SUNE)
  • Big combo goes up in GrubHub Inc. (GRUB)

Options Oddities 221: SVU, KATE, EWT

Unusual Activity for July 9, 2015: Near term calls trade in SUPERVALU INC. (SVU) Size call seller in Kate Spade & Company (KATE) Calls and stock trade in iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)
Posted July 10th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 9, 2015:

  • Near term calls trade in SUPERVALU INC. (SVU)
  • Size call seller in Kate Spade & Company (KATE)
  • Calls and stock trade in iShares MSCI Taiwan Index (EWT)

Options Oddities 220: SOXX, RPTP, NXPI, VXX

Unusual Activity for July 8, 2015: Upside call buyers in iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi Index (SOXX) Call buyers jump in Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (RPTP) Call spreads go up in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Calls trade in iPath S&P 500 VIX...
Posted July 9th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 8, 2015:

  • Upside call buyers in iShares S&P NA Tec. Semi Index (SOXX)
  • Call buyers jump in Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (RPTP)
  • Call spreads go up in NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
  • Calls trade in iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)

Options Oddities 219: DISH, NUE, HTZ

Unusual Activity for July 7, 2015: Calls trade in DISH Network Corp. (DISH) Calls trade in Nucor Corp. (NUE) Puts trade in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ)
Posted July 8th, 2015

Unusual Activity for July 7, 2015:

  • Calls trade in DISH Network Corp. (DISH)
  • Calls trade in Nucor Corp. (NUE)
  • Puts trade in Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ)

Options Oddities 218: AKS, VIXY, MU

Options Oddities 218: AKS, VIXY, MU Unusual Activity for July 6, 2015: Big buy write goes up in AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS) Opening call buyer in ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY) Giant call block goes up in Micron...
Posted July 7th, 2015

Options Oddities 218: AKS, VIXY, MU

Unusual Activity for July 6, 2015:

Big buy write goes up in AK Steel Holding Corp. (AKS)

Opening call buyer in ProShares VIX Short-Term Futures ETF (VIXY)

Giant call block goes up in Micron Technologies, Inc. (MU)


Options Oddities 217: TWTR, RIO, INTC

Options Oddities 217: TWTR, RIO, INTC Unusual Activity for July 2, 2015: Near term puts trade in Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) Collars go up in Rio Tinto PLC (RIO) Put seller in Intel Corp. (INTC)
Posted July 6th, 2015

Options Oddities 217: TWTR, RIO, INTC

Unusual Activity for July 2, 2015:

Near term puts trade in Twitter, Inc. (TWTR)

Collars go up in Rio Tinto PLC (RIO)

Put seller in Intel Corp. (INTC)


Options Oddities 216: XOMA, SMGS, CREE

Options Oddities 216: XOMA, SMGS, CREE Unusual Activity for July 1, 2015: Calls trade in XOMA Corp. (XOMA) OTM calls trade in Scientific Games Corp. (SMGS) Calls and stock go up in Cree, Inc. (CREE)
Posted July 2nd, 2015

Options Oddities 216: XOMA, SMGS, CREE

Unusual Activity for July 1, 2015:

Calls trade in XOMA Corp. (XOMA)

OTM calls trade in Scientific Games Corp. (SMGS)

Calls and stock go up in Cree, Inc. (CREE)


Options Oddities 215: BWP, PE, SYY

Options Oddities 215: BWP, PE, SYY Unusual Activity for June 30, 2015: Calls and puts trade in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) Near term call buyers in Parsley Energy Inc. (PE) Call block goes up in SYSCO Corp. (SYY)
Posted July 2nd, 2015

Options Oddities 215: BWP, PE, SYY

Unusual Activity for June 30, 2015:

Calls and puts trade in Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP)

Near term call buyers in Parsley Energy Inc. (PE)

Call block goes up in SYSCO Corp. (SYY)


Options Oddities 214: CSTM, EDU, VIXY

Options Oddities 214: CSTM, EDU, XIVY Unusual Activity for June 29, 2015: OTM calls trade in Constellium NV (CSTM) Ratio call spreads trade in New Oriental Education and Tech (EDU) Call block goes up in ProShares VIX Short Term...
Posted July 1st, 2015

Options Oddities 214: CSTM, EDU, XIVY

Unusual Activity for June 29, 2015:

OTM calls trade in Constellium NV (CSTM)

Ratio call spreads trade in New Oriental Education and Tech (EDU)

Call block goes up in ProShares VIX Short Term Futures ETN (XIVY)


Options Oddities 213: APC, FIT, ARIA

Options Oddities 213: APC, FIT, ARIA Unusual Activity for June 26, 2015: Butterfly trader in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC) First put buy in Fitbit Inc. (FIT) Put and stock trade in Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA)
Posted July 1st, 2015

Options Oddities 213: APC, FIT, ARIA

Unusual Activity for June 26, 2015:

Butterfly trader in Anadarko Petroleum Corp (APC)

First put buy in Fitbit Inc. (FIT)

Put and stock trade in Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ARIA)


Options Oddities 212: ARCP, ABT, HCA

Options Oddities 212: ARCP, ABT, HCA Unusual Activity for June 25, 2015: Jan call buyers in American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) Calls and puts trade in Abbott Labs (ABT) Call sellers jump in HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA)
Posted June 30th, 2015

Options Oddities 212: ARCP, ABT, HCA

Unusual Activity for June 25, 2015:

Jan call buyers in American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)

Calls and puts trade in Abbott Labs (ABT)

Call sellers jump in HCA Holdings Inc. (HCA)


Options Oddities 211: SPLS, EBAY, WWE

Options Oddities 211: SPLS, EBAY, WWE Unusual Activity for June 24, 2015: Time spreads go up in Staples, Inc. (SPLS) Huge call spreads in eBay Inc. (EBAY) OTM calls trade in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
Posted June 30th, 2015

Options Oddities 211: SPLS, EBAY, WWE

Unusual Activity for June 24, 2015:

Time spreads go up in Staples, Inc. (SPLS)

Huge call spreads in eBay Inc. (EBAY)

OTM calls trade in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)


Options Oddities 210: LULU, T, BTU

Options Oddities 210: LULU, T, BTU Unusual Activity for June 23, 2015: Upside call buyers in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU) Big call blocks in AT&T Inc. (T) Calls trade in Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU)
Posted June 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 210: LULU, T, BTU

Unusual Activity for June 23, 2015:

Upside call buyers in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)

Big call blocks in AT&T Inc. (T)

Calls trade in Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU)


Options Oddities 209: EWG, HRB, WMB

Options Oddities 209: EWG, HRB, WMB Unusual Activity for June 22, 2015: Call buyers jump in iShares MSCI Germany Index (EWG) Calls and stock go up in H&R Block (HRB) Puts trade in Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)
Posted June 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 209: EWG, HRB, WMB

Unusual Activity for June 22, 2015:

Call buyers jump in iShares MSCI Germany Index (EWG)

Calls and stock go up in H&R Block (HRB)

Puts trade in Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)


Options Oddities 208: COTY, GDX

Options Oddities 208: COTY, GDX Unusual Activity for June 19, 2015: Big call buyers in Coty Inc. (COTY) Put spreads trade in Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)
Posted June 26th, 2015

Options Oddities 208: COTY, GDX

Unusual Activity for June 19, 2015:

Big call buyers in Coty Inc. (COTY)

Put spreads trade in Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX)


Options Oddities 207: ARMH, TYCO XLF

Options Oddities 207: ARMH, TYCO, XLF Unusual Activity for June 18, 2015: Call buyers in ARM Holdings PLC (ARMH) Big call roll in Tyco International PLC (TYCO) Massive call sale in Select Sector Financial Services (XLF)
Posted June 26th, 2015

Options Oddities 207: ARMH, TYCO, XLF

Unusual Activity for June 18, 2015:

Call buyers in ARM Holdings PLC (ARMH)

Big call roll in Tyco International PLC (TYCO)

Massive call sale in Select Sector Financial Services (XLF)


Options Oddities 206: TWTR, FOXA, VIX

Options Oddities 206: TWTR, FOXA, VIX Unusual Activity for June 17, 2015: Calls trade in Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Puts trade in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) Upside call buy in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)
Posted June 24th, 2015

Options Oddities 206: TWTR, FOXA, VIX

Unusual Activity for June 17, 2015:

Calls trade in Twitter Inc. (TWTR)

Puts trade in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA)

Upside call buy in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)


Options Oddities 205: FOSL, TBT

Options Oddities 205: FOSL, TBT Unusual Activity for June 16, 2015: Call and puts trade in Fossil Group Inc. (FOSL) Big call buyers in UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)
Posted June 24th, 2015

Options Oddities 205: FOSL, TBT

Unusual Activity for June 16, 2015:

Call and puts trade in Fossil Group Inc. (FOSL)

Big call buyers in UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT)


Options Oddities 204: ZU, INVN, CNX

Options Oddities 204: ZU, INVN, CNX Unusual Activity for June 15, 2015: Early call buyers in Zulily Inc. (ZU) Upside call buyers trade in InvenSense Inc. (INVN) Puts roll in CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX)
Posted June 17th, 2015

Options Oddities 204: ZU, INVN, CNX

Unusual Activity for June 15, 2015:

Early call buyers in Zulily Inc. (ZU)

Upside call buyers trade in InvenSense Inc. (INVN)

Puts roll in CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX)


Options Oddities 203: FCAU, OCN, DECK

Options Oddities 203: FCAU, OCN, DECK Unusual Activity for June 12, 2015: Possible call buyer in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU) Calls and puts trade in Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN) Call spreads go up in Deckers Outdoors Corp....
Posted June 17th, 2015

Options Oddities 203: FCAU, OCN, DECK

Unusual Activity for June 12, 2015:

Possible call buyer in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU)

Calls and puts trade in Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN)

Call spreads go up in Deckers Outdoors Corp. (DECK)


Options Oddities 202: GILD, CSX, DB

Options Oddities 202: GILD, CSX, DB Unusual Activity for June 11, 2015: Ratio spreads in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Call buyers in CSX Corp. (CSX) Call block marked spread in Deutsche Bank AG (DB)
Posted June 16th, 2015

Options Oddities 202: GILD, CSX, DB

Unusual Activity for June 11, 2015:

Ratio spreads in Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD)

Call buyers in CSX Corp. (CSX)

Call block marked spread in Deutsche Bank AG (DB)


Options Oddities 201: HXNP, EXC

Options Oddities 201: HZNP, EXC Unusual Activity for June 10, 2015: Call spreads and stock trade in Horizon Pharma PLC (HZNP) Possible buy write in Exelon Corp. (EXC)
Posted June 16th, 2015

Options Oddities 201: HZNP, EXC

Unusual Activity for June 10, 2015:

Call spreads and stock trade in Horizon Pharma PLC (HZNP)

Possible buy write in Exelon Corp. (EXC)


Options Oddities 200: BITA, ATVI, OCN

Options Oddities 200: BITA, ATVI, OCN Unusual Activity for June 9, 2015: Call spread and stock trade in Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (BITA) Size short term calls trade in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Calls trade in Ocwen Financial...
Posted June 12th, 2015

Options Oddities 200: BITA, ATVI, OCN

Unusual Activity for June 9, 2015:

Call spread and stock trade in Bitauto Holdings Ltd. (BITA)

Size short term calls trade in Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI)

Calls trade in Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN)


Options Oddities 199: EJ, JPM, ZOES

Options Oddities 199: EJ, JPM, ZOES Unusual Activity for June 8, 2015: Savvy early call buyer in E-House (China) Holdings Limited (EJ) Massive ATM call sale in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Possible large put closer in Zoes...
Posted June 12th, 2015

Options Oddities 199: EJ, JPM, ZOES

Unusual Activity for June 8, 2015:

Savvy early call buyer in E-House (China) Holdings Limited (EJ)

Massive ATM call sale in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

Possible large put closer in Zoes Kitchen Inc. (ZOES)


Options Oddities 198: WMB, VALE, RSX

Options Oddities 198: WMB, VALE, RSX Unusual Activity for June 5, 2015: Call over writer in Williams Companies (WMB) Bearish put spreads in Vale SA (VALE) Put stupid trades in Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)
Posted June 11th, 2015

Options Oddities 198: WMB, VALE, RSX

Unusual Activity for June 5, 2015:

Call over writer in Williams Companies (WMB)

Bearish put spreads in Vale SA (VALE)

Put stupid trades in Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX)


Options Oddities 197: ATML, MGM, ETFC

Options Oddities 197: ATML, MGM, ETFC Unusual Activity for June 4, 2015: Heavy call buying in Atmel Corp.(ATML) Aggressively bullish call action in MGM Resorts (MGM) Call spread in E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC)
Posted June 11th, 2015

Options Oddities 197: ATML, MGM, ETFC

Unusual Activity for June 4, 2015:

Heavy call buying in Atmel Corp.(ATML)

Aggressively bullish call action in MGM Resorts (MGM)

Call spread in E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC)


Options Oddities 196: WMT, LL, FTR

Options Oddities 196: WMT, LL, FTR Unusual Activity for June 3, 2015: ITM call buyers in WalMart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Puts trade in Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL)OTM call buyers in Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR)
Posted June 4th, 2015

Options Oddities 196: WMT, LL, FTR

Unusual Activity for June 3, 2015:

ITM call buyers in WalMart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Puts trade in Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL)
OTM call buyers in Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR)


Options Oddities 195: CLF, HRB, UPL

Options Oddities 195: CLF, HRB, UPL Unusual Activity for June 2, 2015: ITM call buyers in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) Calls trade in H&R Block Inc. (HRB) Large put spread closes in Ultra Petroleum Corp. (UPL)
Posted June 4th, 2015

Options Oddities 195: CLF, HRB, UPL

Unusual Activity for June 2, 2015:

ITM call buyers in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)

Calls trade in H&R Block Inc. (HRB)

Large put spread closes in Ultra Petroleum Corp. (UPL)


Options Oddities 194: APC, EBAY, SINA

Options Oddities 194: APC, EBAY, SINA Unusual Activity for June 1, 2015: Possible upside butterfly in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) Closing call spreads in eBay Inc. (EBAY) Call spreads trade in Sina Corp. (SINA)
Posted June 2nd, 2015

Options Oddities 194: APC, EBAY, SINA

Unusual Activity for June 1, 2015:

Possible upside butterfly in Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC)

Closing call spreads in eBay Inc. (EBAY)

Call spreads trade in Sina Corp. (SINA)


Options Oddities 193: TWTR, FEZ, PFE

Options Oddities 193: TWTR, FEZ, PFE Unusual Activity for May 29, 2015: Calls trade in Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Possible strangle buyers in SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ) Puts trade in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
Posted June 1st, 2015

Options Oddities 193: TWTR, FEZ, PFE

Unusual Activity for May 29, 2015:

Calls trade in Twitter Inc. (TWTR)

Possible strangle buyers in SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF (FEZ)

Puts trade in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)


Options Oddities 192: GLD, KORS, DSW

Options Oddities 192: GLD, KORS, DSW Unusual Activity for May 28, 2015: Giant call spread in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) Big roll down in Michael Kors Holding LTD (KORS) Upside call buyers in DSW Inc. (DSW)
Posted May 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 192: GLD, KORS, DSW

Unusual Activity for May 28, 2015:

Giant call spread in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)

Big roll down in Michael Kors Holding LTD (KORS)

Upside call buyers in DSW Inc. (DSW)


Options Oddities 191: S, WWAV

Options Oddities 191: S, WWAV Unusual Activity for May 27, 2015: Calls trade in Sprint Corp. (S) Upside call buyers in WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAV)
Posted May 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 191: S, WWAV

Unusual Activity for May 27, 2015:

Calls trade in Sprint Corp. (S)

Upside call buyers in WhiteWave Foods Co. (WWAV)


Options Oddities 190: IMAX, AGQ, OCN

Options Oddities 190: IMAX, AGQ, OCN Unusual Activity for May 26, 2015: Call rollers stay in IMAX Corp. (IMAX) Call buyers in Ultra Silver ProShares (AGQ) Puts trade in Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN)
Posted May 27th, 2015

Options Oddities 190: IMAX, AGQ, OCN

Unusual Activity for May 26, 2015:

Call rollers stay in IMAX Corp. (IMAX)

Call buyers in Ultra Silver ProShares (AGQ)

Puts trade in Ocwen Financial Corp. (OCN)


Options Oddities 189: ARO, LGF, ATVI

Options Oddities 189: ARO, LGF, ATVI Unusual Activity for May 22, 2015: Calls trade in Aeropostale Inc. (ARO) Upside calls trade in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF) Calls trade in Activision Blizzard (ATVI)
Posted May 27th, 2015

Options Oddities 189: ARO, LGF, ATVI

Unusual Activity for May 22, 2015:

Calls trade in Aeropostale Inc. (ARO)

Upside calls trade in Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF)

Calls trade in Activision Blizzard (ATVI)


Options Oddities 188: AAPL, YHOO, RAD

Options Oddities 188: AAPL, YHOO, RAD Unusual Activity for May 21, 2015: Big upside calls trade in Apple Inc. (AAPL) Near term ATM call buyers in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Dubious prints in RiteAid Corp (RAD)
Posted May 22nd, 2015

Options Oddities 188: AAPL, YHOO, RAD

Unusual Activity for May 21, 2015:

Big upside calls trade in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Near term ATM call buyers in Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Dubious prints in RiteAid Corp (RAD)


Options Oddities 187: WEN, NKE, LULU

Options Oddities 187: WEN, NKE, LULU Unusual Activity for May 20, 2015: ATM call buyers in Wendys Co. (WEN) Calls trade in Nike Inc. (NKE) Puts trade in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)
Posted May 21st, 2015

Options Oddities 187: WEN, NKE, LULU

Unusual Activity for May 20, 2015:

ATM call buyers in Wendys Co. (WEN)

Calls trade in Nike Inc. (NKE)

Puts trade in Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU)


Options Oddities 186: DDD, UPS

Options Oddities 186: DDD, UPS Unusual Activity for May 19, 2015: Upside call buyers in 3D Systems Corp. (DDD) Near term calls trade in United Parcel Service (UPS)
Posted May 21st, 2015

Options Oddities 186: DDD, UPS

Unusual Activity for May 19, 2015:

Upside call buyers in 3D Systems Corp. (DDD)

Near term calls trade in United Parcel Service (UPS)


Options Oddities 185: XOP, SE, RICE

Options Oddities 185: XOP, SE, RICE Unusual Activity for May 18, 2015: Big roller in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exp. ETF (XOP) Calls trade in Spectra Energy Corp. (SE) Aggressive put seller in Rice Energy Inc. (RICE)
Posted May 20th, 2015

Options Oddities 185: XOP, SE, RICE

Unusual Activity for May 18, 2015:

Big roller in SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exp. ETF (XOP)

Calls trade in Spectra Energy Corp. (SE)

Aggressive put seller in Rice Energy Inc. (RICE)


Options Oddities 184: ACHN, FTR, HTZ

Options Oddities 184: ACHN, FTR, HTZ Unusual Activity for May 15, 2015: Overwrite against stock in Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN) Bullish calls in Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR) Cash-secured put roll in Hertz Global...
Posted May 19th, 2015

Options Oddities 184: ACHN, FTR, HTZ

Unusual Activity for May 15, 2015:

Overwrite against stock in Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN)

Bullish calls in Frontier Communications Corp. (FTR)

Cash-secured put roll in Hertz Global Holdings Inc (HTZ)


Options Oddities 183: BBBY, MT, WMB

Options Oddities 183: BBBY, MT, WMB Unusual Activity for May 14, 2015: Ratio put spreads trade in Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) Upside call buying in ArcelorMittal SA (MT) Call rollers in Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)
Posted May 19th, 2015

Options Oddities 183: BBBY, MT, WMB

Unusual Activity for May 14, 2015:

Ratio put spreads trade in Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY)

Upside call buying in ArcelorMittal SA (MT)

Call rollers in Williams Companies Inc. (WMB)


Options Oddities 182: BRCM, OPK

Options Oddities 182: BRCM, OPK Unusual Activity for May 13, 2015: OTM calls trade in Boradcom Corporation (BRCM) Stock replacement strategy in Opko Health Inc. (OPK)
Posted May 15th, 2015

Options Oddities 182: BRCM, OPK

Unusual Activity for May 13, 2015:

OTM calls trade in Boradcom Corporation (BRCM)

Stock replacement strategy in Opko Health Inc. (OPK)


Options Oddities 181: DPZ, XLF, AAPL

Options Oddities 181: DPZ, XLF, AAPL Unusual Activity for May 12, 2015: Long term put trader in Dominos Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) Calls trade in Select Sector Financial SPDR (XLF) Calls roll in Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Posted May 13th, 2015

Options Oddities 181: DPZ, XLF, AAPL

Unusual Activity for May 12, 2015:

Long term put trader in Dominos Pizza, Inc. (DPZ)

Calls trade in Select Sector Financial SPDR (XLF)

Calls roll in Apple Inc. (AAPL)


Options Oddities 180: WM, NOK, ALTR

Options Oddities 180: WM, NOK, ALTR Unusual Activity for May 11, 2015: Near term call buyers in Waste Management Inc. (WM) Ratio call and stock trade in Nokia Corp. (NOK) Puts trade in Altera Corp (ALTR)
Posted May 13th, 2015

Options Oddities 180: WM, NOK, ALTR

Unusual Activity for May 11, 2015:

Near term call buyers in Waste Management Inc. (WM)

Ratio call and stock trade in Nokia Corp. (NOK)

Puts trade in Altera Corp (ALTR)


Options Oddities 179: MON, CROX, COP, CCL

Options Oddities 179: MON, CROX, COP, CCL Unusual Activity for May 8, 2015: Upside call buyers in Monsanto Comp. (MON) Call buyers after earnings in Crocs, Inc. (CROX) Upside call roll in Conoco Phillips (COP) Call writer in...
Posted May 12th, 2015

Options Oddities 179: MON, CROX, COP, CCL

Unusual Activity for May 8, 2015:

Upside call buyers in Monsanto Comp. (MON)

Call buyers after earnings in Crocs, Inc. (CROX)

Upside call roll in Conoco Phillips (COP)

Call writer in Carnival Corp (CCL)


Options Oddities 178: TAP, MS, GOOG

Options Oddities 178: TAP, MS, GOOG Unusual Activity for May 7, 2015: Call seller jump in Molson Coors Brewing Corp (TAP) Calls go up in Morgan Stanley (MS) Calls and puts trade in Google Inc. (GOOG)
Posted May 12th, 2015

Options Oddities 178: TAP, MS, GOOG

Unusual Activity for May 7, 2015:

Call seller jump in Molson Coors Brewing Corp (TAP)

Calls go up in Morgan Stanley (MS)

Calls and puts trade in Google Inc. (GOOG)


Options Oddities 177: FB, TRQ, KRE

Options Oddities 177: FB, TRQ, KRE Unusual Activity for May 6, 2015: OTM call seller in Facebook, Inc. (FB) Calls trade in Turquoise Hill Resources LTD (TRQ) Puts go up in SPDR KBW Regional Banking (KRE)
Posted May 7th, 2015

Options Oddities 177: FB, TRQ, KRE

Unusual Activity for May 6, 2015:

OTM call seller in Facebook, Inc. (FB)

Calls trade in Turquoise Hill Resources LTD (TRQ)

Puts go up in SPDR KBW Regional Banking (KRE)


Options Oddities 176: SLV, CAG, PBR

Options Oddities 176: SLV, CAG, PBR Unusual Activity for May 5, 2015: Call buyers in iShares Silver Trust (SLV) Big calls trading in ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG) Calls trade in Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (PBR)
Posted May 6th, 2015

Options Oddities 176: SLV, CAG, PBR

Unusual Activity for May 5, 2015:

Call buyers in iShares Silver Trust (SLV)

Big calls trading in ConAgra Foods Inc. (CAG)

Calls trade in Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (PBR)


Options Oddities 175: NBL, GSAT, LNKD

Options Oddities 175: NBL, GSAT, LNKD Unusual Activity for May 4, 2015: Combos trade in Noble Energy Inc. (NBL) Calls go up in GlobalStar, Inc. (GSAT) Put spreads going up in LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD)
Posted May 5th, 2015

Options Oddities 175: NBL, GSAT, LNKD

Unusual Activity for May 4, 2015:

Combos trade in Noble Energy Inc. (NBL)

Calls go up in GlobalStar, Inc. (GSAT)

Put spreads going up in LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD)


Options Oddities 174: AAPL, GREK, KO CPN

Options Oddities 174: AAPL, GREK, KO, CPN Unusual Activity for May 1, 2015: Giant risk reversal in Apple Inc. (AAPL) Call buyers in Global X Funds Greece 20 ETF (GREK) Upside call buyer in The Coca-Cola Company (KO) Big put and...
Posted May 5th, 2015

Options Oddities 174: AAPL, GREK, KO, CPN

Unusual Activity for May 1, 2015:

Giant risk reversal in Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Call buyers in Global X Funds Greece 20 ETF (GREK)

Upside call buyer in The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

Big put and stock buyer in Calpine Corporation (CPN)


Options Oddities 173: ATW, ESRX, ETSY

Options Oddities 173: ATW, ESRX, ETSY Unusual Activity for April 30, 2015: Calls trade in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Upside call buying in Express Scripts Holdings Co (ESRX) Early call buyers in ETSY Inc. (ETSY)
Posted May 3rd, 2015

Options Oddities 173: ATW, ESRX, ETSY

Unusual Activity for April 30, 2015:

Calls trade in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW)

Upside call buying in Express Scripts Holdings Co (ESRX)

Early call buyers in ETSY Inc. (ETSY)


Options Oddities 172: CSX, XPO, FXE

Options Oddities 172: CSX, XPO, FXE Unusual Activity for April 29, 2015: Calls and puts trade in CSX Corp (CSX) Cal roll in XPO Logistics (XPO) Puts trade in CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE)
Posted May 3rd, 2015

Options Oddities 172: CSX, XPO, FXE

Unusual Activity for April 29, 2015:

Calls and puts trade in CSX Corp (CSX)

Cal roll in XPO Logistics (XPO)

Puts trade in CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE)


Options Oddities 171: YPF, MWE, XME

Options Oddities 171: YPF, MWE, XME Unusual Activity for April 28, 2015: Massive call spreads trade in YPF SA (YPF) Calls trade in Markwest Energy Partners LP (MWE) Possible upside call buyer in SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME)
Posted May 3rd, 2015

Options Oddities 171: YPF, MWE, XME

Unusual Activity for April 28, 2015:

Massive call spreads trade in YPF SA (YPF)

Calls trade in Markwest Energy Partners LP (MWE)

Possible upside call buyer in SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME)


Options Oddities 170: WFM, VALE

Options Oddities 170: WFM, VALE Unusual Activity for April 27, 2015: Calls go up in Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) Massive puts trade in Vale SA (VALE)
Posted April 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 170: WFM, VALE

Unusual Activity for April 27, 2015:

Calls go up in Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

Massive puts trade in Vale SA (VALE)


Options Oddities 169: UEC, ALTR, BRKR

Options Oddities 169: UEC, ALTR, BRKR Unusual Activity for April 24, 2015: Call buyer jump in to Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC) Calls trade in Altera Corp (ALTR) Call buyer jump in to Bruker Corp. (BRKR)
Posted April 29th, 2015

Options Oddities 169: UEC, ALTR, BRKR

Unusual Activity for April 24, 2015:

Call buyer jump in to Uranium Energy Corp. (UEC)

Calls trade in Altera Corp (ALTR)

Call buyer jump in to Bruker Corp. (BRKR)


Options Oddities 168: GE, TWC, UAL

Options Oddities 168: GE, TWC, UAL Unusual Activity for April 23, 2015: Large 3-way combination goes up in General Electric Co. (GE) Calls and puts trade in Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) Calls trade in United Continental Holdings (UAL)
Posted April 28th, 2015

Options Oddities 168: GE, TWC, UAL

Unusual Activity for April 23, 2015:

Large 3-way combination goes up in General Electric Co. (GE)

Calls and puts trade in Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC)

Calls trade in United Continental Holdings (UAL)


Options Oddities 167: EWJ, SYY, VIX

Options Oddities 167: EWJ, SYY, VIX Unusual Activity for April 22, 2015: Calls trade in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ) Puts trade in SYSCO Corp (SYY) Giant put buyer in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)
Posted April 23rd, 2015

Options Oddities 167: EWJ, SYY, VIX

Unusual Activity for April 22, 2015:

Calls trade in iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)

Puts trade in SYSCO Corp (SYY)

Giant put buyer in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)


Options Oddities 166: BTU, GDX, CX

Options Oddities 166: BTU, GDX, CX Unusual Activity for April 21, 2015: Calls trade in Peabody Energy Co. (BTU) Upside call stupids trade in Market Vector Gold Miners (GDX) Puts and stock go up in Cemex SAB de CV (CX)
Posted April 22nd, 2015

Options Oddities 166: BTU, GDX, CX

Unusual Activity for April 21, 2015:

Calls trade in Peabody Energy Co. (BTU)

Upside call stupids trade in Market Vector Gold Miners (GDX)

Puts and stock go up in Cemex SAB de CV (CX)


Options Oddities 165: VZ, DOW, NRG

Options Oddities 165: VZ, DOW, NRG Unusual Activity for April 20, 2015: Massive call spreads in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Buy write go up in Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) Combos trade in NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)
Posted April 21st, 2015

Options Oddities 165: VZ, DOW, NRG

Unusual Activity for April 20, 2015:

Massive call spreads in Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

Buy write go up in Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)

Combos trade in NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)


Options Oddities 164: XLF, OIH, CDE

Options Oddities 164: XLF, OIH, CDE Unusual Activity for April 17, 2015: Puts trade in Sector Select Financial SPDR ETF (XLF) Call blocks go up in Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH) Massive put trade in Coeur Mining Inc. (CDE)
Posted April 18th, 2015

Options Oddities 164: XLF, OIH, CDE

Unusual Activity for April 17, 2015:

Puts trade in Sector Select Financial SPDR ETF (XLF)

Call blocks go up in Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH)

Massive put trade in Coeur Mining Inc. (CDE)


Options Oddities 163: ATW, PNRA, HLF

Options Oddities 163: ATW, PNRA, HLF Unusual Activity for April 16, 2015: Calls trade in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Possible buy writer in Panera Bread (PNRA) Puts trade in Herbalife Ltd (HLF)
Posted April 18th, 2015

Options Oddities 163: ATW, PNRA, HLF

Unusual Activity for April 16, 2015:

Calls trade in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW)

Possible buy writer in Panera Bread (PNRA)

Puts trade in Herbalife Ltd (HLF)


Options Oddities 162: EMN, SKX, JD

Options Oddities 162: EMN, SKX, JD Unusual Activity for April 15, 2015: Calls trade in Eastman Chemical Company (EMN) Possible call buyers in Skechers USA Inc. (SKX) Calls trade in JD.com (JD)
Posted April 17th, 2015

Options Oddities 162: EMN, SKX, JD

Unusual Activity for April 15, 2015:

Calls trade in Eastman Chemical Company (EMN)

Possible call buyers in Skechers USA Inc. (SKX)

Calls trade in JD.com (JD)


Options Oddities 161: TRQ, EWY, NOK

Options Oddities 161: TRQ, EWY, NOK Unusual Activity for April 14, 2015: Short combos trade in Turquoise Hill Resources LTD (TRQ) Calls trade in iShares MSCI South Korea Index (EWY) OTM call buyers in Nokia (NOK)
Posted April 16th, 2015

Options Oddities 161: TRQ, EWY, NOK

Unusual Activity for April 14, 2015:

Short combos trade in Turquoise Hill Resources LTD (TRQ)

Calls trade in iShares MSCI South Korea Index (EWY)

OTM call buyers in Nokia (NOK)


Options Oddities 160: BRCM, KOS, CLF

Options Oddities 160: BRCM, KOS, CLF Unusual Activity for April 13, 2015: Calls trade in Broadcom Corporation (BRCM) OTM puts trade in Kosmos Energy Ltd(KOS) Calls trade in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)
Posted April 15th, 2015

Options Oddities 160: BRCM, KOS, CLF

Unusual Activity for April 13, 2015:

Calls trade in Broadcom Corporation (BRCM)

OTM puts trade in Kosmos Energy Ltd(KOS)

Calls trade in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF)


Options Oddities 159: VIX, FXI, HAL

Options Oddities 159: VIX, FXI, HAL Unusual Activity for April 10, 2015: Puts trade in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) Put and stock trades in iShares FTSE/Xinhua China (FXI) Call fly in Halliburton Co. (HAL)
Posted April 15th, 2015

Options Oddities 159: VIX, FXI, HAL

Unusual Activity for April 10, 2015:

Puts trade in The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)

Put and stock trades in iShares FTSE/Xinhua China (FXI)

Call fly in Halliburton Co. (HAL)


Options Oddities 158: AVP, ATW, ESRX

Options Oddities 158: AVP, ATW, ESRX Unusual Activity for April 9, 2015: Giant rolls go up in Avon Products, Inc. (AVP) Calls roll in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW) Combos trade in Express Scripts Holdings Co. (ESRX)
Posted April 15th, 2015

Options Oddities 158: AVP, ATW, ESRX

Unusual Activity for April 9, 2015:

Giant rolls go up in Avon Products, Inc. (AVP)

Calls roll in Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (ATW)

Combos trade in Express Scripts Holdings Co. (ESRX)


Options Oddities 157: RAD, EWH, ETP

Options Oddities 157: RAD, EWH, ETP Unusual Activity for April 8, 2015: Large call roll in Rite Aid Corp (RAD) Puts trade in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index (EWH) Call buyers in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)
Posted April 10th, 2015

Options Oddities 157: RAD, EWH, ETP

Unusual Activity for April 8, 2015:

Large call roll in Rite Aid Corp (RAD)

Puts trade in iShares MSCI Hong Kong Index (EWH)

Call buyers in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)


Options Oddities 156: APOL, CBS, MTG

Options Oddities 156: APOL, CBS, MTG Unusual Activity for April 7, 2015: Call buyers in Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL) Massive call block goes up in CBS Corp (CBS) Calls trade in MGIC Investment Corp (MTG)
Posted April 8th, 2015

Options Oddities 156: APOL, CBS, MTG

Unusual Activity for April 7, 2015:

Call buyers in Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL)

Massive call block goes up in CBS Corp (CBS)

Calls trade in MGIC Investment Corp (MTG)


Options Oddities 155: MOS, SLCA, COP

Options Oddities 155: MOS, SLCA, COP Unusual Activity for April 6, 2015: Put seller in Mosaic Co. (MOS) Call roller in US Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA) Calls trade in Conoco Phillips (COP)
Posted April 8th, 2015

Options Oddities 155: MOS, SLCA, COP

Unusual Activity for April 6, 2015:

Put seller in Mosaic Co. (MOS)

Call roller in US Silica Holdings Inc. (SLCA)

Calls trade in Conoco Phillips (COP)


Options Oddities 154: NBR, TSM, XLP

Options Oddities 154: NBR, TSM, XLP Unusual Activity for April 2, 2015: Puts trade in Nabors Industries LTD (NBR) Size put buyers in Taiwan Semiconductor MFG. (TSM) Possible buyers in Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF (XLP)
Posted April 3rd, 2015

Options Oddities 154: NBR, TSM, XLP

Unusual Activity for April 2, 2015:

Puts trade in Nabors Industries LTD (NBR)

Size put buyers in Taiwan Semiconductor MFG. (TSM)

Possible buyers in Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF (XLP)


Options Oddities 153: AMAT, NRG, FB

Options Oddities 153: AMAT, NRG, FB Unusual Activity for April 1, 2015: Upside call buyers in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Risk reversal goes up in NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) Calls trading in Facebook Inc. (FB)
Posted April 2nd, 2015

Options Oddities 153: AMAT, NRG, FB

Unusual Activity for April 1, 2015:

Upside call buyers in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Risk reversal goes up in NRG Energy Inc. (NRG)

Calls trading in Facebook Inc. (FB)


Options Oddities 152: ESRX, OKE, MMP

Options Oddities 152: ESRX, OKE, MMP Unusual Activity for March 31, 2015: Calls trade in Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) Diagonal put spread in ONEOK, Inc. (OKE) Calls and puts trade in Magellan Midstream Partners, Inc....
Posted April 1st, 2015

Options Oddities 152: ESRX, OKE, MMP

Unusual Activity for March 31, 2015:

Calls trade in Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX)

Diagonal put spread in ONEOK, Inc. (OKE)

Calls and puts trade in Magellan Midstream Partners, Inc. (MMP)


Options Oddities 151: ALTR, KO, QIHU

Options Oddities 151: ALTR, KO, QIHU Unusual Activity for March 30, 2015: Ratio calls versus stock go up in Altera Corp (ALTR) Put rolling in The Coca-Cola Co. (KO) Upside call spread buyer in Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU)
Posted March 31st, 2015

Options Oddities 151: ALTR, KO, QIHU

Unusual Activity for March 30, 2015:

Ratio calls versus stock go up in Altera Corp (ALTR)

Put rolling in The Coca-Cola Co. (KO)

Upside call spread buyer in Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU)


Options Oddities 150: APOL, JIVE, X

Options Oddities 150: APOL, JIVE, X Unusual Activity for March 27, 2015: Upside call buyers in Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL) Puts trade in JIVE Software Inc. (JIVE) Probable put roller in United States Steel Corp (X)
Posted March 30th, 2015

Options Oddities 150: APOL, JIVE, X

Unusual Activity for March 27, 2015:

Upside call buyers in Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL)

Puts trade in JIVE Software Inc. (JIVE)

Probable put roller in United States Steel Corp (X)


Options Oddities 149: RAD, XLNX, PFE

Options Oddities 149: RAD, XLNX, PFE Unusual Activity for March 26, 2015: Calls trade in Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) Call spreads go up in Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX) Ratio put spread in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
Posted March 27th, 2015

Options Oddities 149: RAD, XLNX, PFE

Unusual Activity for March 26, 2015:

Calls trade in Rite Aid Corp. (RAD)

Call spreads go up in Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)

Ratio put spread in Pfizer Inc. (PFE)


Options Oddities 148: PBR, MSFT, SEE

Options Oddities 148: PBR, MSFT, SEE Unusual Activity for March 25, 2015: Upside call buyers in PetroBras SA (PBR) Puts roll in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) Puts trade in Sealed Air Corp (SEE)
Posted March 26th, 2015

Options Oddities 148: PBR, MSFT, SEE

Unusual Activity for March 25, 2015:

Upside call buyers in PetroBras SA (PBR)

Puts roll in Microsoft Corp (MSFT)

Puts trade in Sealed Air Corp (SEE)


Options Oddities 147: AMAT, LOCK, WTW

Options Oddities 147: AMAT, LOCK, WTW Unusual Activity for March 24, 2015: Size call trading in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Put traders jump into LifeLock Inc. (LOCK) Big puts trade in Weight Watchers International (WTW)
Posted March 25th, 2015

Options Oddities 147: AMAT, LOCK, WTW

Unusual Activity for March 24, 2015:

Size call trading in Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)

Put traders jump into LifeLock Inc. (LOCK)

Big puts trade in Weight Watchers International (WTW)


Options Oddities 146: ADSK, CIEN, QIHU

Options Oddities 146: ADSK, CIEN, QIHU Unusual Activity for March 23, 2015: Ratio call spreads in Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK) Call traders jump into Ciena Corp (CIEN Calls trade in Qihoo 360 Tech Co. (QIHU)
Posted March 24th, 2015

Options Oddities 146: ADSK, CIEN, QIHU

Unusual Activity for March 23, 2015:

Ratio call spreads in Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK)

Call traders jump into Ciena Corp (CIEN

Calls trade in Qihoo 360 Tech Co. (QIHU)


Options Oddities 145: UVXY, XLU, FNSR

Options Oddities 145: UVXY, XLU, FNSR Unusual Activity for March 20, 2015: Put traders in ProShares Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF(UVXY) Put spread goes up in Utilities SPDR (XLU) Calls and puts trade in Finisar Corp. (FNSR)
Posted March 23rd, 2015

Options Oddities 145: UVXY, XLU, FNSR

Unusual Activity for March 20, 2015:

Put traders in ProShares Ultra VIX Short Term Futures ETF(UVXY)

Put spread goes up in Utilities SPDR (XLU)

Calls and puts trade in Finisar Corp. (FNSR)


Options Oddities 143: CLF, RAD, PBR

Options Oddities 143: CLF, RAD, PBR Unusual Activity for March 18, 2015: Call trade in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF) Upside call buying in Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Put roller in Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (PBR)
Posted March 21st, 2015

Options Oddities 143: CLF, RAD, PBR

Unusual Activity for March 18, 2015:

Call trade in Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF)

Upside call buying in Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

Put roller in Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (PBR)


Options Oddities 142: OIL, EEM, EBAY

Options Oddities 142: OIL, EEM, EBAY Unusual Activity for March 17, 2015: Put sellers in iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETF (OIL) Calls trade in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) Calls and puts trade in eBay Inc. (EBAY)
Posted March 18th, 2015

Options Oddities 142: OIL, EEM, EBAY

Unusual Activity for March 17, 2015:

Put sellers in iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil ETF (OIL)

Calls trade in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)

Calls and puts trade in eBay Inc. (EBAY)


Options Oddities 141: HCN, PSA, VNQ

Options Oddities 141: HCN, PSA, VNQ Unusual Activity for March 16, 2015: Calls trade in Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN) Calls traders move on Public Storage (PSA) Puts trade in Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ)
Posted March 18th, 2015

Options Oddities 141: HCN, PSA, VNQ

Unusual Activity for March 16, 2015:

Calls trade in Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN)

Calls traders move on Public Storage (PSA)

Puts trade in Vanguard REIT Index Fund (VNQ)


Options Oddities 140: ULTA, LOCO, CTL

Options Oddities 140: ULTA, LOCO, CTL Unusual Activity for March 13, 2015: Puts trade in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrances, Inc. (ULTA) Call traders go loco in El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO) Call sellers in Centurylink Inc....
Posted March 18th, 2015

Options Oddities 140: ULTA, LOCO, CTL

Unusual Activity for March 13, 2015:

Puts trade in Ulta Salon, Cosmetics and Fragrances, Inc. (ULTA)

Call traders go loco in El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (LOCO)

Call sellers in Centurylink Inc. (CTL)


Options Oddities 139: MCD, TEVA, HPT

Options Oddities 139: MCD, TEVA, HPT Unusual Activity for March 12, 2015: Giant call roll in McDonalds Corp. (MCD) Calls trade in Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TEVA) Call spreads in Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)
Posted March 13th, 2015

Options Oddities 139: MCD, TEVA, HPT

Unusual Activity for March 12, 2015:

Giant call roll in McDonalds Corp. (MCD)

Calls trade in Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TEVA)

Call spreads in Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)


Options Oddities 138: FXE, C, TAP

Options Oddities 138: FXE, C, TAP Unusual Activity for March 11, 2015: Size put buyers in Currency Shares Euro Trust (FXE) Call traders in Citigroup Inc. (C) Call spreads in Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP)
Posted March 12th, 2015

Options Oddities 138: FXE, C, TAP

Unusual Activity for March 11, 2015:

Size put buyers in Currency Shares Euro Trust (FXE)

Call traders in Citigroup Inc. (C)

Call spreads in Molson Coors Brewing Co. (TAP)


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The Option Block

This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.

The Option Block

Volatility Views

The premier radio program for volatility traders.

Volatility Views

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

Your source for futures options information.

The Long And Short Of Futures Options

The Advisor's Option

Arming advisors with the info necessary to manage risk.

The Advisor's Option

Options Boot Camp

Get into peak options trading shape.

Options Boot Camp

Options Insider Special Events

Compelling panel & special event recordings from the options world.

Options Insider Special Events

OIC's Wide World of Options

A dynamic mix of current events, investor resources, & strategy insights.

OIC's Wide World of Options

Trading Tech Talk

We break down all the amazing technology that takes your trades from the click of a mouse to the clearinghouse.

Trading Tech Talk

Options Playbook Radio

Break down cutting-edge options strategies and learn how to incorporate them into your portfolio

Options Playbook Radio

Options Oddities

We track all the unusual options trading activity on Options Oddities.

Options Oddities

This Week in Futures Options

The program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. 

This Week in Futures Options

The Business Show

If you like business, if you like humor, if you like stock symbols, this is the podcast for you.

The Business Show

Options Playbook Radio 155: AMZN Skip-Strike Butterfly

Earnings season makes an AMZN skip-strike butterfly an interesting prospect.

Options Playbook Radio 155: AMZN Skip-Strike Butterfly