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Big traders buy last-minute Apple protection

With a big move for Apple shares expected after the bell, options traders appear to be bracing themselves. The Tuesday earnings report is expected to send Apple shares up or down by 6 percent, based on a look at options prices. (That is, 6 percent of the stock price is the amount one would have to pay in order to ... Read More »

Oil sheds gains after big inventory build

Crude oil futures pared gains in late trading Tuesday, after American Petroleum Institute data showed crude oil inventory had a larger-than usual weekly build, The Wall Street Journal reported. US oil inventories increased by 11.4 million barrels in the latest week, an unnamed source told the Journal. U.S. government data on the weekly inventories is due Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. ... Read More »

Morgan Stanley sees big plunge in Treasury yields

If early returns hold, 2016 is shaping up as another year where the bond market’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. Numerous forecasts around Wall Street warned investors away from fixed income, particularly longer duration U.S. government issues. The thinking was that the Fed’s rate-hiking trajectory would push up Treasury yields, eroding prices and sending investors to bond-like equities. That theory ... Read More »

These stocks should be this week’s big movers

“Buy low and sell high” is a simple investing adage that not only makes basic sense, but is backed by historical data. But this philosophy is not just for fundamental investors. Technical analysts use statistics to find “overbought” and “oversold” stocks based on their trading history. Using Kensho, a quantitative analytics tool used by hedge funds, we ran a screen ... Read More »

‘Big bets’ cost Google parent Alphabet $3.6 billion in losses last year

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, racked up $3.6 billion in losses last year through investments in “big bets” such as self-driving cars and Internet balloons. The company was known to be spending heavily on these items but revealed actual figures for the first time Monday when it broke out results separately for its core Google business and for big-bet ... Read More »

These stocks could see big moves out of earnings this week

After a tough start to the year, investors are eyeing company earnings reports as a potential catalyst to boost the already fragile market. And as the heart of the season gets underway, options traders are expecting some big moves from many of the stocks. High-flying Netflix, which is scheduled to report Tuesday after the closing bell, is projected to see ... Read More »

Fidelity: ‘Stealth bear’ market could see ‘big’ turnaround

While the Dow Jones industrial average was only in a correction ahead of Friday’s trading, the carnage in small cap stocks has been much worse. “You could argue we’re in a stealth bear,” said Jurrien Timmer, director of global macro research at Fidelity Investments. “If you look deeper within the market, the Russell 2000 is down [about] 22 percent from ... Read More »

Big banks are safe-haven bets: Mayo

Some traders are avoiding the energy space after WTI crude broke below $30 on Tuesday, but one analyst believes that the banks are actually insulated from the underperformance of the energy space. Top banking analyst Mike Mayo of CLSA said on CNBC’s “Fast Money Halftime Report” that he doesn’t think that banks have significant exposure to the problems in energy. ... Read More »

The Honor X3 tablet might be Huawei’s big announcement at CES this year

As you may have heard, Huawei has scheduled its CES press conference for 10:00 AM local time in Las Vegas today, which we will be sure to cover, but a few leaks have been unearthed that might already give us some insight on what the Chinese giant has in store. Allegedly, Huawei won’t be launching any new “D”, “M” or ... Read More »

Traders see big moves for Intel off of earnings

With Intel scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings after the bell Thursday, options traders are expecting to see a notable reaction in the tech giant’s stock price. On Wednesday, the options market implied a 4.5 percent one-day move for Intel, based on January options that expire Friday. That’s much larger than the stock’s average post-earnings move of 2 percent over the ... Read More »