NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – The options on a popular
exchange-traded fund that allows investors to bet on the
strength of the dollar attracted an unusually high volume of
bullish bets on Monday, ahead of this week’s European Central
PowerShares DB Bullish Dollar Index Fund’s, which
tracks the value of the U.S. dollar relative to a basket of the
six major world currencies, has gained about 5 percent this year
and on Monday hit a high of $25.26, the highest it has been
since June 2010.
NEW YORK, Feb 27 (Reuters) – CBOE Holdings Inc’s
Chicago Board Options Exchange, the largest U.S. stock-options
market, is set to extend trading hours for two of its most
heavily traded index options starting Monday.
The exchange plans to add more than six hours of additional
trading five days a week for options on the S&P 500 and
the CBOE VIX index, a broadly used gauge of market
volatility based on U.S. equity option prices.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Transocean Ltd (RIG.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares are expected to move about 8 percent in either direction following its earnings results on Wednesday, options data showed, but positioning among traders suggests some worry.
This would be the biggest post-earnings move for the shares in at least eight quarters.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amira Nature Foods Ltd’s options have been unusually active since a short-seller published a report casting doubts on the company’s financials, and bearish bets on the stock have surged ahead of Amira’s quarterly results due on Monday.
The company, which gets most of its revenue from the sale of basmati rice, suffered its biggest one-day drop in share price on Feb. 9 after a short-selling firm, Prescience Point Research, said the company had fabricated its financial statements.
NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) – A barrage of damaging cyber
attacks has shaken up the security industry, and traders in the
options market are betting on cyber security companies
benefiting from increased spending as governments and
businesses boost security.
Cyber security has become a major concern for U.S. firms
with recent high profile data breaches reported at Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Target Corp, Home Depot Inc
, and most recently at health insurer Anthem Inc.