Sr. Correspondent, Broker Research, Bangalore, India
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Jan 14, 2015

BlackBerry options activity surges on Samsung approach report

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.

Jan 14, 2015

U.S. stock investors try to manage volatility with covered calls

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.

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      "Saqib Ahmed is an options correspondent working with the Markets team in New York. He previously led the Reuters Broker Research team in Bangalore. He joined Reuters in 2009 after graduating from the Asian College of Journalism."
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