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  • Frederic Ruffy
    Interesting trade in VIX, as the August 28 - 37.5 call spread is bought on the index for 60 cents, 108000X. That's the big trade of the day.
    6/26/13
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      • Frederic Ruffy
        The biggest equity options trade Monday was: 24K Weekly 13 calls on $BAC bot for 9 cents, basically a play on a move north of $13 by Friday
        5/6/13
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        • MSF INVESTMENTS: I see $13.75 by Friday.
          5/7/13
        • MSF INVESTMENTS: INTC options are jumping also.
          5/7/13
          • Frederic Ruffy
            Volume beginning to pick up ahead of Quadruple Witch Expiration. Roughly 5.8 mln calls and 4.7 mln puts traded thru 11:15 BXMT. $$
            3/14/12
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              • Frederic Ruffy
                14000 calls and 1600 puts traded in $CCL in the 1st hour Thursday ahead of earnings Friday a.m. Mar 33 calls being bot to open.
                3/8/12
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                  • Frederic Ruffy
                    Heavy trading in $KGC Apr 11 and 12 calls. Stock is ticking higher after a brutal 39% drop since Aug. 33K calls and 1,800 puts so far.
                    3/7/12
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                    • petewants: Not that good on options but would selling puts make sense if people are thinking price will gap up
                      3/8/12
                    • Frederic Ruffy: If I expect a gap up, buying stock or calls makes more sense. Selling puts offers only limited reward (the premium) if the stock rallies.
                      3/8/12
                      • Frederic Ruffy
                        $TXN Apr 31 - 34 call spread bought for $1.41, 4000X, ahead of a Thursday's mid-quarter update. Very interesting?!?! I think so.
                        3/6/12
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                          • Frederic Ruffy
                            High volume and defensive trading in the 1st hour Tuesday. 2.8 mln calls and 3.3 mln puts. Fear is back. $VIX at 21. $PUT $CALL
                            3/6/12
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                            • realornot: Fear or bravery on VIX buys !
                              3/6/12
                            • Frederic Ruffy: Thanks Rocco, haha. Seems like a bit of an overreaction. Coal stocks (KOL) making nice moves of lows -- ANR, PCXCQ.OB, JRCC, CNX
                              3/6/12
                              • Frederic Ruffy
                                High call volume in $P today after Stifel upgraded the stock to Buy and ahead of earnings, due out 3/6 afternoon. #options
                                3/5/12
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                                  • Frederic Ruffy
                                    Late-day spike in $USO. Saudi pipeline apparently blew up.
                                    3/1/12
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                                    • gschm319: saudi govt denied this and it's not true..
                                      3/2/12
                                      • Frederic Ruffy
                                        27000 April 26 calls trade on $FAZ. The 3X Bear fund is up 32 cents to $25.48 and 4% off 52-week lows of $24.5 set earlier today.
                                        2/29/12
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                                          • Frederic Ruffy
                                            Treasurys ($TLT) volatility spike on a massive sale of 75k TY futures. Maybe an error, maybe not. http://on.wsj.com/A8IrOf
                                            2/29/12
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                                            • Frederic Ruffy: http://on.wsj.com/zbu39X
                                              2/29/12
                                              • Frederic Ruffy
                                                This is probably why calls on $EWY were being bought yesterday. http://bit.ly/xIEovi?siteid=
                                                2/29/12
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                                                • Frederic Ruffy: Haha. Ya, seems a little suspicious, but that's why we track the options order flow.
                                                  2/29/12
                                                • SobaNoodle: Yup, I like reading your recap daily. Its funny how often huge bets turn up just before some good news.
                                                  2/29/12
                                                  • Frederic Ruffy
                                                    High put volume in $CCL today. Maybe because of this. http://bit.ly/woYeDW
                                                    2/27/12
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                                                    • Ocean Man: Interesting..... thanks.
                                                      2/27/12
                                                      • Frederic Ruffy
                                                        For only the 2nd time in 2012, put volume outpacing calls. 4.5 mln puts and 4.1 mln calls thru12:30 ET. Last time was 1/24 $$
                                                        2/24/12
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                                                        • Twest: If VIX was rising when that happened it may imply put buying.... but if VIX was falling during that time, it implies put selling.
                                                          2/25/12
                                                          • Frederic Ruffy
                                                            Impressive spread being bought in the Europe, Far East, Australia Fund ($EFA) Friday. 101,250 May 43 - 52 put spreads for about $1.21.
                                                            2/24/12
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                                                              • Frederic Ruffy
                                                                $MOS is hosting its Analyst Day today. High share and options volume, being led by Weekly $60 calls.
                                                                2/22/12
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                                                                  • Frederic Ruffy
                                                                    21700 Feb 29 $CALLS trade in $MSFT after Seattle Times reports Ballmer wants changes at the executive level -- to be announced this month.
                                                                    2/8/11
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                                                                      • Frederic Ruffy
                                                                        132000 $CALLS and 32000 $PUTS traded in $CSCO, ahead of earnings, Wed. CSCO Feb 22 and Mar 23 calls are today's most active stock options.
                                                                        2/7/11
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                                                                          • Frederic Ruffy
                                                                            Options volume is light, probably due to the storm pounding our friends in Chicago. 5.6 mln $calls and 4.2 million $puts traded so far
                                                                            2/2/11
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                                                                              • Frederic Ruffy
                                                                                The top options trade today are in $C, as it trades down 3c to $4.88. 9 cents was paid for the Jun 5.5 - 6 $call spread, 125000X on CBOE.
                                                                                2/2/11
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