Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Puts on Oil

Puts on oil outnumbered calls recently as options traders anticipated a fall in oil prices. As those engaged in Euro options trading are aware, industrial production in Europe, China and North America, is down. As industrial production falls so does oil consumption. Options traders use puts on oil in order to leverage their investments [...]

Puts on LinkedIn

Puts on LinkedIn were recently selling for nearly $20 for a $75 stock. The LinkedIn IPO started at $45 and rose to over $90 on the first day. This is on a stock with a thousand to one price to earnings ratio. The fact that puts on LinkedIn were priced so high would seem to [...]

Euro Options Trading

Euro options trading may be a better choice than directly trading the Euro as the Greek debt crisis staggers forward. The PIIGS crisis has plagued the European Union for more than a year. Sovereign debt issues in Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain have threatened national solvency in these nations and have reached critical levels [...]

US Options Market

The US options market is currently rife with rumors. For example, calls on US Steel are up after the American steel maker pulled out of a steel maker conference and canceled a scheduled visit by an analyst to one of its mills. The largest integrated steel producer still buys most of its iron ore and [...]