Time and Money: Weekly Options (FAZ, FAS, XLE, AAPL, F, CSCO)

“It’s Thursday, and a new set of weekly options will begin trading. Under an initiative that’s been expanding this year, investors can contracts on 28 stocks, indexes and exchange-trade funds that
NYSE:FAS August 26, 2010 11:09am

An Options Trader In The SPDR ETF (NYSE:SPY) Is Betting On A Market Slide

“Unusual options volume in the S&P 500 SPDR Exchange Traded Fund is looking for further declines. The SPY options are the most widely traded, averaging more than 1.3 million contracts
NYSE:SPY April 28, 2010 1:43pm

The iShares Emerging Market ETF (EEM) Has Been One Of The Most Widely Traded Options Series

“The iShares Emerging Market Index exchange-traded fund was very popular yesterday, with more than 63 million shares and 445,000 options contracts changing hands. The (NYSE: EEM) EEM hit
NYSE:EEM April 6, 2010 2:40pm

Option Activity In The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

“Options activity took place in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, an exchange-traded fund that tracks gold miners. Some investors prepared for increased volatility in the ETF, as the price of the metal edged higher
ETF BASIC NEWS August 21, 2009 6:29am

S&P 500 ETF Draws Big Bearish Play As Losses Eyed (SPY, SDS, FAZ, FAS, DOG)

“As U.S. stocks enjoy a big summertime rally, one option investor went on the defensive on fears the Standard & Poor’s 500 .SPX benchmark could suffer significant losses between now and December. Put option volume swelled to about 1.53 million
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ETF BASIC NEWS July 24, 2009 10:04am

Options Trading In Leveraged ETF’s (FAS, UPRO, BGU, TNA, EDC, ERX)

You do not here much about options trading in leveraged ETF’s. This trader is an active ETF options trader which shared some insight to the leveraged ETF options market.
ETF BASIC NEWS July 21, 2009 1:18pm

Options In ETF-FAZ Show Investors Are Betting Against Financials

A sign of weakness as we go into the expiration of options on Friday, investors are betting against financials today in the options pit.
ETF BASIC NEWS June 17, 2009 1:57pm

Options: Traders Bullish On Silver ETF (SLV)

At least one investor is expressing bullishness, betting on iShares Silver Trust ETF (SLV Quote) and boosting normal daily volume more than 20-fold today. Between 1 p.m. EDT and 2 p.m. EDT, an investor sold 100,000 SLV Jan. 2010 13
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NYSE:SLV May 29, 2009 4:17pm

How To Use Options With ETFs

Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are useful investment tools and trading options on ETFs is one of the many ways you can maximize the benefits of them. Trading options on ETFs could potentially allow traders to use the leverage of derivative
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ETF BASIC NEWS May 16, 2009 10:48am

Retail ETF XRT Gets Bearish Attention

An option trader takes a position that will pay off if this retail sector ETF takes a 15% tumble in coming weeks. Retail Select Sector SPDR ( XRT – news – people ): The retail exchange-traded fund appeared on our
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NYSE:XRT May 1, 2009 3:55pm

ETFs: Smooth Sailing Gives Way to Choppy Waters

After 6 weeks of smooth sailing, options traders are anticipating volatility in emerging-market exchange-traded funds. Activity spiked yesterday in the MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) and MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM), which both witnessed above-average volume. In 1 of the session’s largest
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NYSE:EEM April 16, 2009 10:52am

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