Schaeffer's Investment Research

Schaeffer's Investment Research

Schaeffer’s Investment Research Inc. offers real-time option trading services to investors, as well as a full array of print and multi-media educational offerings, including daily, weekly and monthly newsletters. The SchaeffersResearch.com Web site provides financial news and commentary, as it happens, throughout the market day, plus stock screeners, filters and many other option tools to give investors an edge.

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Option Trends: Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT), Juniper Networks, and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN)

Speculative players have been taking sides on Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR), and Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN), according to data from the major options exchanges. More specifically, the former two stocks have attracted the attention of option bulls, while the latter has drawn bearish speculation. Here’s a closer look at recent option [...]

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Option Trends: NIKE and Oracle Corporation

Speculative players have been betting against athletic apparel guru NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) and tech concern Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), according to data from the major options exchanges. Both stocks have attracted heavy put volume in recent weeks, and here’s a closer look at recent option activity on these two heavily traded names. NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) NKE [...]

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Most Active Options Update: Freeport-McMoRan, JPMorgan Chase, and Exxon Mobil

Of the 20 equities seeing the heaviest options volume in recent sessions, three names of notable interest this afternoon are Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Here is a quick look at today’s interesting activity in these options pits. Copper prices are heading south today, [...]

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Short Sellers Eye Three Gold Stocks

Short Sellers Eye Barrick Gold (ABX), Silver Wheaton (SLW), and Yamana Gold (AUY) Short interest data for the second half of April was released earlier this week, and a number of metal and mining stocks attracted significant attention from short sellers during the two-week period. While the number of bearish bets on Barrick Gold Corporation [...]