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Options Portfolio Manager – Investors Alley
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Jay is the lead Options Portfolio Manager at Investors Alley. He is the editor for Options Profit Engine, an investment advisory bringing you professional options trading strategies, with all the bells and whistles of Wall Street, but simplified so all you have to do is enter the trades ... more


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FV Trade Of The Week: HYG
The ETF normally has about 220,000 options contracts that trade per day on average, but on a busy day last week it traded over 600,000 contracts, mostly puts.
Trade Of The Week: UNG
There’s been a lot of unusual action in United States Natural Gas (UNG) recently.
Trade Of The Week: Snap Inc. - Saturday, Sept. 25
We saw some unusually heavy option volume in Snap Inc. last week, with nearly 2x the average amount trading on a big up day in the stock.
Trade Of The Week: Starbucks
Starbucks showed up on the unusual options volume page last week for the first time in a while. The coffee giant saw its shares drop 3.7% in a day.
Trade Of The Week: First Solar
For the first time in a while, First Solar (FSLR) showed up on the unusual options volume radar.
Trade Of The Week, Sept. 4: Zoom
ZM had dropped quite a bit recently after releasing disappointing earnings. However, Cathie Wood and her ARKK fund decided to use the opportunity to buy more ZM shares.
FV Trade Of The Week: Russell 2000 (IWM)
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF is a very popular product that tracks the performance of small cap stocks.
Trade Of The Week: CBOE
Last week, for a brief period, there was some extreme options action in Cboe Global Markets (CBOE​​​​​​​).
Trade Of The Week: MRNA
Two of the big COVID vaccine producers, Moderna and Pfizer, saw a significant amount of options activity last week.
Trade Of The Week: Pfizer - Sunday, Aug. 1
The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer posted earnings during the week, which resulted in over 12x the numbers of average options traded on the release day.
Trade Of The Week: CCL
Cruise line stocks have been very active during the pandemic, but CCL got a big boost last week when it announced that it would be ramping up capacity through the end of the year.
FV Trade Of The Week: COIN
Coinbase runs a popular exchange for trading cryptocurrencies and has recently had an IPO. On a day when the stock was up about 7%, 68% of the options volume was in calls.
Trade Of The Week: AMD
Last week, we saw an unusually large amount of options action in Advanced Micro Devices. The chipmaker saw over 1 million options contracts trade, which is 2.6x the normal amount. Almost 80% was in calls, which tends to be a bullish signal.
Trade Of The Week: WKHS
The meme stocks have continually been the most active traded options contracts over the last few weeks.
Latest Trade Of The Week: XLF
XLF, the most heavily traded financial sector ETF, traded about 2.5x its normal options volume on the day of the FOMC meeting results.
Trade Of The Week: RBLX
While the meme stocks have been getting most of the headlines lately, Roblox continues to have very active options. One day last week, around 140,000 options traded, with 70% of the activity on the call side. 
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