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Netflix could jump 10 percent on earnings. Here’s how one trader is playing the stock

“Streaming giant Netflix is set to report earnings after the bell on Monday, and one options trader is betting the stock could soar to new heights following the results” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Therefore, he is selling the April 20 weekly 290-strike put and buying the April 20 weekly 285-strike put, which gives him a credit of $1.50, or about $150 credit on the spread.This means that if Netflix closes above $290 on April 20 expiration, Gordon would make the $150 credit on the trade.”It looks like we should…

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Bombardier to bid on N.J. rail contract to boost U.S. sales: sources

“The agency is also considering an estimated 900 more railcars as options, according to the industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because the tendering process is private” reports businessinsider.com. Proposals are expected in June, according to the agency’s website, for a deal expected to range from around $500 million into the billions of dollars, depending on how many, if any, options are exercised, the source said. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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France’s financial ombudsman: Forex, binary options complaints volume drops but concerns remain

“Forex and binary options trading are among the main reasons for the complaints that the AMF ombudsman received in 2017” reports financefeeds.com. The latter prohibited all types of digital advertising and sponsorships related to toxic products like binary options.The investigated and closed files concerning Forex and/or binary options have resulted in 67 decisions in favor of investors in 2017.The ombudsman is barely satisfied with this result and notes that there are tens of thousands of people affected by Forex and binary options fraud. Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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The 50 cent options trader who bets on market volatility says a financial ‘earthquake’ is coming

“And Ruffer says that if an “earthquake” does occur, “volatility will be a key issue in a market unwind.”” writes Business Insider Australia for businessinsider.com. That’s according to Ruffer LLP — the British asset manager that was revealed to be behind a series of trades last year betting on a rise in market volatility, via the purchase of 50 cent options contracts.Until February, asset managers could rely on a stable environment where stocks rose steadily.And the trades often expired worthless, as markets steadily rose amid an environment of record-low volatility. Source:…

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This airline is set to soar on earnings this week, according to some traders

“Shares of Delta could fly high when it reports earnings this week, according to some traders” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. “Delta is liked a lot by options traders,” Khouw said Monday on CNBC’s “Fast Money.”. On Monday, a number of traders also bought the June 52.5 call options for an average of $3.50 per contract.The Atlanta-based airline is scheduled to announce first-quarter earnings before the bell Thursday, and the options market is implying a 4 percent move for the stock in either direction.Despite struggling to make gains for the…

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America’s Three Bad Options in Syria

“That requires an existential threat, which the United States is unwilling to impose because of the risks” writes Max Fisher for nytimes.com. This is where we think this debate starts to reveal more about the United States, and particularly Washington’s foreign policy community, than about the Syrian war.These strikes would only be enough to work if they deliberately create one of two risks that the United States has strained to avoid. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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USDCAD tests the trend line/200 day MA and finds support buyers

“The USDCAD moved below a lower trend line at 1.2646 but has the 200 day MA to contend with as well at 1.26317” reports forexlive.com. The low just reached to 1.26345 – just above the 200 day MA but below the lower trend line.A move below the 200 day MA (the price has not closed below the MA since February), adds more bear to the run lower since the March 19 high. Source: forexlive.com Share This:

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Bolton back on the job as Trump weighs Syria options

“While the U.S. has yet to take action over the latest alleged chemical attack, Trump responded to reports as they emerged on Saturday” writes Aol Staff for aol.com. “Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria,” Trumptweeted.Standing alongside Jordan’s King Abdullah II last year, Trump said that the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun crossed “a lot of lines for me.”. While the job didn’t officially start until Monday, Bolton spent the weekend at the White House, and has visited regularly since Trump announced via Twitter that…

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GOLDMAN SACHS: 5 stocks will see unusually large moves this earnings season — here’s how to trade them

“And at the root of any good earnings strategy are options straddles, which involve the purchase of both call and put contracts” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Buy Seagate (STX) $57 weekly straddles expiring May 4  — Goldman says the potential for a stock-moving company update ahead of earnings creates opportunity.Buy Infinera (INFN) May $11 straddles  — As outlined above, Goldman says options aren’t adequately pricing in the possibility of earnings volatility.There’s big money to be made forecasting which stocks will move the most, and Goldman Sachs is here to…

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