25 days ago

JPM recommending buying short dated puts in DAX

German business sentiment isn't looking overly great. Note Germany has the usual problems of delta, bottlenecks etc, but also the upcoming elections. JPM is out today recommending buying short dated "digital" like puts in DAX; "...short-dated put spreads are offering compelling risk-reward for the first time in almost two years across several European indices, thanks to the decline in index implied volatilities and persistently steep skew:" Source:the Market Ear

33 days ago

Selloff usually coincide with options expiration days

U.S. stocks have formed a habit of tumbling at this time of month. It could easily be coincidence, but another possibility is that it has something to do with options expiration, which in August comes this Friday. Source: Bloomberg

34 days ago

Michael Burry is betting against Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation

Michael Burry, which you all know from the Oscar-winning movie 'The Big Short', is now taking aim at the famous stock picker Cathie Wood for its new coup. Burry disclosed on Monday that its company, Scion Asset Management, held bearish put option against 235,000 shares of Wood's ARK Innovation ETF at the end of the second quarter, for a total value of around $31 million. Does he think that focusing on innovation might come with higher risks than expected? Source: Barron's

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Michael Burry is betting against Cathie Wood's ARK Innovation

41 days ago

Option volume over shares volume is at record levels

Institutional sentiment as measured by US shares notional is LOWER in August, while US option notional is at all-time highs. Option volume over shares volume is the highest level on record (>140%). Single stock call notional is the highest level on record (~$320B) per day. There is no slowdown in calls. 72% of options traded have an expiry of two-weeks or less, this is the shortest expiry on record. Source: The Market Ear

45 days ago

Meme traders take an options trading holdiay

Options trading volumes down significantly from peaks during meme mania

Meme traders take an options trading holdiay
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