Alex Hanson

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Recent Articles

GMCR Options Jump Before Earnings

Volume soared from 41,000 to 140,000, with investors looking very short-term -- mostly within the February series.

Bears Remain Hungry for YUM

Tuesday’s trading saw more than 7,500 contracts for the March 60-strike put cross the tape. Was a mixed earnings report from McDonald's a factor?

Las Vegas Sands Hot Ahead of Earnings

Casino stock Las Vegas Sands is trending higher going into Wednesday's earnings, but will it continue? Put buyers don't think so.

A Bear Bets Big as Starbucks Hits New High

A "ratio put spread" calls for medium-term downside. The trade got off to a bad start Monday when SBUX staged an intra-day rally.

Options Made Simple: Selling Covered Calls

How to trade a conservative hedge on an existing stock holding.