Name That Trade – $YHOO: $BABA BING

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Earlier in the week, we highlighted the demand for Yahoo (YHOO) options, particularly calls, into today's Alibaba (BABA) .  Over the last month call volumes have outnumbered put volumes by more than 2 to … [Read On]

Anatomy of an iPhone 6 Trade


In the wee hours of September 12th I woke up to pre-order the new iPhone.  I bought the 6 Plus (5.5 inch /64 gb space grey for moi, and a 6 regular 4.7 inch/64 gb silver for my wife).  Since I am not much … [Read On]

New Trade – $MA: Not Quite Priceless

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In a market that is currently known for its low volatility and complacency as it relates to risk taking, the chart in Mastercard (MA) is illustrative of a stock taking a breather after a huge run. In 2013 … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $Zillow Talk


Sky-high valuation or not, Zillow has been a major winner in 2014, up 64% year-to-date, even after declining nearly 20% from its late July high.  That high was set after Zillow announced that it was buying … [Read On]

Name That Trade – $CNX vs. $BTU: Coal Slaw


BTU was downgraded to sell at Goldman Sachs this morning, after hitting a 10 year low earlier this week.  GS cited 4 main reasons for the downgrade: We downgrade Peabody Energy (BTU) to Sell from Neutral … [Read On]