Options traders are betting that Ivanhoe Mines (IVN -0.2%) will be ripe for a takeover by March,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Options traders are betting that Ivanhoe Mines (IVN -0.2%) will be ripe for a takeover by March, once the company resolves arbitration with Rio Tinto (RIO -3.6%). “Ivanhoe would be attractive to a large buyer like Rio Tinto,” an Oscar Gruss analyst says. “The idea may be to buy assets close to China so you can supply the market without having large shipping expenses."