Category Archives: Options Trades

Extra Large Option Plays in Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX), Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

One very large call buy stood out like a sore thumb on Friday December 16, and it was in mining company Freeport-McMoRan Inc (FCX).  That was reinforced by a large put buy in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX).

Unusual Options Action in Oclaro, Inc (OCLR), Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX)

There were many unusual options trades on Thursday December 15, but we’ve got two of the most interesting ones.  The two options plays that really stood out were in Oclaro, Inc (OCLR) and Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX). First up was

Interesting Call Buys in Kate Spade & Co (KATE), Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF)

Wednesday options trading was sloppy at times but there were a couple very large unusual options trades to talk about.  Two of the bigger call buys were seen in Kate Spade & Co (KATE) and Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (CLF).

Large Call Buys in TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI), Dean Foods Co (DF)

We’re back with a couple of interesting and unusualy large call buys from Monday’s trading.  A couple of different smart money (insider traders) were buying up calls in Dean Foods Co (DF) and TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI). The easy money

Large Call Option Trades in Arconic Inc (ARNC) and Flowers Foods Inc (FLO)

Plenty of interesting likely insider call option buying frenzy Friday December 9th with a large flow of calll buying seen in Arconic Inc (ARNC) and Flowers Foods Inc (FLO) on Friday, December 9th. The insider traders are looking to enjoy a

Unusually Large Call Option Buys in InvenSense Inc (INVN) Before Buyout Offer

It’s been a hectic December for unusual options trades, and Friday December 9th was no different, especially the call options. One of the most interesting ones this YEAR was unusually large and frequent call buys in InvenSense Inc (INVN). As

Options Surges in American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) , Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) Monday

It’s the holiday season and some insiders were looking to make some extra Christmas cash in the options market on Monday.  Two of the biggest gaining stocks Monday on our options radar were American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) , and Canadian

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) Options Trader Makes Quick Profit

Yesterday, we wrote about a “smart money” trader (aka someone with insider knowledge) buying up a huge lot of DEC $31 calls in ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD).  You can read that article here.   That smart trader bought 2527 DEC 31

Option Volume Surges in Express, Inc (EXPR), LaSalle Hotel Properties (LHO), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (ACAD)

It was another hectic week in the ever crooked options markets, with several big options trades in well known names.  Three of the most interesting and/or unusual options trades this week were seen in Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), LaSalle Hotel Properties

Crazy Call Options Buys in Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD)

It’s a boring flat day in the overall markets, but the insider options players are always here to make things interesting in the options market.  There have been several unusually large call trades so far today, including an unusual amount