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Binary Options Trading Monitor for July 13, 2010: SSO Put Buying Highlighted

|Includes: SPY, ProShares Ultra S&P 500 ETF (SSO)

The Binary Options Trading Monitor highlights traditional options trading of the underlying assets currently available on the leading binary options trading platforms. With a focus on short-term activity, binary options traders can use this intelligence to gauge stock sentiment and help assess potential stock movement in the coming weeks.

Notable Options Trading:

ProShares Ultra S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SSO)- Bearish: With 3 trading days left in July expiration, investors were busy today buying over 20k July 35 puts in the SSO. The SSO ETF returns twice the daily return of the S&P 500. This cheap protection option cost the buyer around $0.40 on average. Shares of the SSO would need to fall 5% by Friday for the trade to yield a profit. With key earnings due out from GOOG, C, INTC, JPM and BAC this week, buying protection to lock in recent gains may not be such a bad idea. S&P 500 binary put options can be purchased on EZ Trader and most other leading binary options trading platforms.

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