How To Reduce Small Cap Risk In Your Portfolio (RPUT)

From WisdomTree: Investing with alternatives and option strategies that focus on volatility reduction may appear complicated, but new indexes have been designed to help simplify an approach with a goal of providing risk-mitigation strategies.
BATS:RPUT February 5, 2018 5:58am

Traders Are Betting On Another Downturn For Oil & Gas Companies (XOP)

We speak about options activity in XOP (SPDR Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Expense Ratio 0.35%, $2 billion in AUM) today in our ETF/Index Options recap which consists of protective put buying in December.
NYSE:XOP November 22, 2017 11:49am

Bullish Options Bets Pour In For The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on some big upside bets in the world’s most popular ETF, along with more turmoil for VIX-linked ETPs as volatility craters once
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NYSE:SPY November 20, 2017 1:14pm

Traders Are Making Bullish Bets On Health Care ETFs (XLV)

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Healthcare stocks are moving higher today and there is accompanying call buying in November options that are listed on the largest name in the sector in terms of asset size, XLV (SPDR Health Care Select, Expense Ratio 0.14%, $17.5 billion
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NYSE:XLV October 17, 2017 12:55pm

Traders See More Upside Ahead For SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today points out some interesting upside options bets in the world’s largest ETF, amid an otherwise uneventful ETF trading landscape.
NYSE:SPY October 9, 2017 12:22pm

Options Traders Piling Into Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

The beginning of October has brought options trading interest into the market in the largest “U.S. Financial Equity” ETF in the U.S. listed landscape, XLF (SPDR Financial Select Sector, Expense Ratio 0.14%, $27.3 billion in AUM).
NYSE:XLF October 3, 2017 1:50pm

Investors Are Hedging Small Cap Exposure After Big Recent Rally (IWM)

Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today examines big outflows in two of the world’s largest ETFs, and some hedging taking place in small caps, which have recently roared to
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Why Should I Sell Put Options in a Low-Volatility Environment? (PUTW)

From WisdomTree: Investors have often relied on option selling strategies to reduce volatility in their portfolios. WisdomTree’s CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW) is designed to collect premiums by selling cash-collateralized S&P 500 Index put options every month.
NYSE:PUTW October 2, 2017 9:46am

S&P 500 Technicals Are Bullish, But Beware Of A Sharp Pullback

From Larry McMillan: Finally, there has been some follow-through movement to the upside. $SPX has made new all-time closing and intraday highs on the last two days.
NYSE:SPY September 29, 2017 12:55pm

Interesting Options Bets For PowerShares QQQ On Expiration Day

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Analyst/ETF Trader Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today focuses on some interesting options activity taking place on expiration day, along with profit taking in recent short volatility funds.
NASDAQ:QQQ September 15, 2017 12:11pm

United States Oil Fund ETF (USO) Options Remain Highly Popular

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Yesterday’s ramp up in Crude Oil was not one to take lightly, as prices rallied in the second half of the day with the largest tracker USO (U.S. Oil, Expense Ratio) vaulting higher — even before today’s follow up 1.7%
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NYSE:USO September 14, 2017 12:38pm

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) Ends Week Sending Mixed Signals

From Larry McMillan: Late last week, the S&P 500 (SPX) broke out above a minor downtrend line, accompanied by buy signals from several indicators.
NYSE:SPY September 8, 2017 4:23pm

Will The Short Volatility Trade Ever Disappear? (XIV)

From Larry McMillan: We have written many times about the “Big (Volatility) Short.”  It is a very profitable trade, for the most part.  It comes about because of the upward-sloping term structure of the $VIX futures during a “normal,” bullish
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NASDAQ:XIV September 5, 2017 2:34pm

Put-Call Ratio Sending A Buy Signal For WisdomTree India Earnings ETF (EPI)

The bearish sentiment in the options market surrounding the WisdomTree India Earnings Fund ETF (NYSE:EPI) has been overdone, and the fund is due for a snap-back rally.
NYSE:EPI August 24, 2017 1:38pm

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