Name That Trade – $FB: Liking Protection


After Facebook's (FB) fairly rocky start in 2012 as a publicly traded equity, the shares have  garnered "last man standing" status in 2014 among most internet social media and web services companies.  FB … [Read On]

New Trade – $EWZ Calendars: Brazil Nuts!


I discussed the Brazilian elections in this morning's Notable Options Activity post: 1.  EWZ – The Brazilian elections are on Sunday, and investors have gotten pessimistic on the market as polls have … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $TAN: Solar Eclipsed?


I first discussed the long-term bull case for solar power on RiskReversal in this CotD post in the spring of 2013, with the following conclusion (the whole post is worth a read): Sounds to me like another … [Read On]

$AMZN Q3 Earnings Cheat Sheet


Event:  AMZN reports its Q3 earnings tonight after the close.  The options market is implying about a 7.5% one day move, which is below the 4 qtr avg of about 10% and in line with 8 qtr avg of about … [Read On]