NEW YORK (Reuters) – Options activity in BlackBerry Ltd jumped after a Reuters report that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had approached the Canadian company about a possible takeover deal.
Call volume on BlackBerry options swelled to about four times normal after the report that Samsung had approached BlackBerry about buying the company for as much as $7.5 billion.
NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Surging U.S. stock-market
volatility ahead of the earnings season is leading traders to
lock in some gains in some big-cap companies that recently hit
all-time highs, strategists said on Wednesday.
Investors have grown worried about weak global growth and
falling commodities prices, and drops in the S&P 500 stock index
reflect that concern. The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX,
has jumped above 22, a sign of elevated anxiety.