Options Activity

Options: Does ‘Active’ Mean ‘Profitable’?

The options that are the most active also tend to be low-yield hedges that aren't really suited toward retail investors. Here are five such examples. More 

A High-Risk Option Play on Microsoft

Microsoft earnings are due out on July 19 and taking a hedging position by selling Apple puts to raise cash for an options play on MSFT is high risk with reward More 

Nike Expectations High Ahead of Earnings

Given NKE's technical backdrop, it's easy to see why options traders are far from enthusiastic. Here's an options strategy for a post-earnings stumble. More 

Trading Bull Calls in Biotech

One potential wild card is the pending announcement regarding the fate of "Obamacare." More 

Long-Range Puts for Dying Industries

Avoid the risk of shorting these troubled stocks outright by buying long-range puts. More 

Is SodaStream the Next Green Mountain?

Short it if you can, or use covered calls or naked puts to play this fad stock. More 

4 Reasons to Buy UnitedHealth, 2 Ways to Play

Let’s take a look at the things that should drive UNH higher over the coming year. More