Just like with any type of trading, there are inherent risks associated when using option strategies to trade around earnings reports. And in the case of Research in Motion, here are two things to consider.
Options Update: High Call Volumes on BCRX
An extremely high volumes of calls traded hands on Biotechnology company BioCryst Pharmaceuticals earlier in the week. Inquiring minds might wonder what types of option trading setups would make sense in a situation like this. Consider these strategies.
Navigating the Sea of Volatility with Options
When volatility is excruciatingly low, try these option strategies that can produce outsized gains while mitigating the potential for future volatility increases.
Understanding the Seasonality of Options
Thanks to the seasonality patterns that overlie option trades, those new to the world of options are often caught off guard by how quickly options can lose their value. Learn more about the different kinds of option cycles from Dan Passarelli.
Options Update: Call Volume Spike on AIG
The streak of positive days for AIG extended into mid-week with another outstanding performance. Understandably, traders are scrambling to get in on some of this action with March call options seeing the greatest activity.
Options Update: What’s the Best Way to Play McDonald’s After Sales Spike?
McDonald’s February comparable sales topping the consensus estimate has proven too much for options traders to resist, as both heavy put and call activities on MCD have changed hands. See what’s in store for McDonald’s today in the option pits.
Options Update: Netflix Draws Heavy Put Action
Downgraded by three brokerages midweek, Netflix fell under the scrutinizing eye of the options pit.. Either way the movie rental firm is one to watch over the next couple of days. Read why.
Are Option Players Bullish on Toyota?
Following testimony on Capitol Hill, Toyota’s stock increased on the day, which prompted option buyers to load up on the automaker’s call options. Dan Passarelli explains the action in the option pits.
Options Update: Volume Soars on Lowe’s Post Earnings
Following its fourth-quarter earnings announcement, option players took notice of Lowe’s which saw a flood of options activity on both the call and the put side of the coin. Here’s a look at how traders can make money on either of these positions.
Options Update: Dell’s Earnings Call
Computer-maker Dell will find its way into the earnings spotlight this week as the company will let the Street know its quarterly results after the closing bell on Thursday. Here’s one potential strategy to get options traders on the right side of the trade.