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Henry Schwartz is the president of Trade Alert, a provider of real-time options analysis tools to leading Wall Street firms. His systems analyze hundreds of thousands of transactions per second to help professionals identify and interpret market activity in real time, supporting informed trading decisions and intelligent idea generation.Expand

Schwartz has held institutional trading and management roles with Bank of America, Bear Stearns, Salomon Brothers and the Hull Group, and made markets on the CBOE and AMEX floors in the U.S., and EUREX and MONEP overseas. Prior to founding Trade Alert, he led the electronic market-making group at Bank of America coincident with the launch of the International Securities Exchange.Collapse

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Henry Schwartz

 | Feb 5, 2016 | 1:01 PM EST
Tableau Software option trade opened yesterday on the PHLX stands out as a painful example of the perils of ratio spreads into catalysts. Trader...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Feb 4, 2016 | 10:17 AM EST
Heavy call selling in Gold Miners ETF likely closes position after strong rally. 22K March 13.5 calls have been sold in the opening minutes as GDX...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 27, 2016 | 12:09 PM EST
Market Vectors Gold Mining Fund ($GDX) calls outpace puts 7:1. Shares are up 7c to $14.04 and building on recent gains amid continued strength in the...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 25, 2016 | 9:56 AM EST
Cautious early flow in Apple as shares slip back toward $100 and earnings loom. Puts lead calls early in the day in contrast to typical flow where...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 12, 2016 | 1:52 PM EST
SPY 182K contract SPYder spread crossed on NYSE-ARCA as market crosses into the red. After an early leg higher faded and SPY approached 192.38 a...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 7, 2016 | 4:27 PM EST
Third straight day of heavy call volume in Interexon as shares make 52wk lows and later bounce to 3% gain. Shares near $26.04 and a buyer paid up to...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 5, 2016 | 2:54 PM EST
Pre-earnings options volume in Sonic is 2.3x normal with calls leading puts 2:1. Implied volatility suggests the market is anticipating a move near 9...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Jan 5, 2016 | 9:58 AM EST
Early bull in Oracle puts $300K into ten day trade. Customer paid 62 to 63c for nearly 5K Jan 36 calls early in the day as shares traded near $35.92...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Dec 30, 2015 | 12:17 PM EST
Megablock of Hilton calls crossed on CBOE will boost open interest 23%. Shares little changed near $21.73 and nearly 29K February 23 strike calls...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Dec 30, 2015 | 10:18 AM EST
Defensive short-term play in McDonald's options. Shares are off 36c to $119.71 and the Feb 5th Weekly 119 - 125 bearish risk-reversal on the fast...
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The sharp decline in the index in the first half of January and then the reflexive bounce ...

Nice work on the diary today, Bret. Tough day but you killed it.

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