Henry Schwartz

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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

 | Oct 13, 2014 | 10:43 AM EDT
Surging put volume in the first hour. 4.10 million contracts have traded across the exchanges, which compares to 2.5 million contracts of call...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Oct 10, 2014 | 4:30 PM EDT
Active trading in the VIX pit as the index recaptures the 20 level into the close. VIX hit a 52-week high of 22.06 earlier today before easing into...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Oct 8, 2014 | 1:27 PM EDT
Marketwide volume on track for 20M contracts, 15% above normal. Index and ETF option volume running nearly 25% above normal, while among single...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 25, 2014 | 10:33 AM EDT
Apple options volume on pace to exceed the one-day record set earlier this month. The stock is down 3.1% to $98.60 after the company pulled its...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 18, 2014 | 2:01 PM EDT
Yahoo options see busiest week since 2008 into Alibaba IPO. YHOO leads the single stock space today with 600K contracts trading by 1:30PM ET as...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 16, 2014 | 2:57 PM EDT
October puts on both Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise (CCL) are seeing interest Tuesday. RCL is up 58 cents to $67.01 and smaller lots of Oct 62....
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 9, 2014 | 12:14 PM EDT
Buyer dips into Dunkin Donuts calls. Paid 87 cents for 600 Dec 50 calls at noon when shares were near 46.31, followed a minute later by a 95cent...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 8, 2014 | 2:33 PM EDT
Put buyer commits $13.7M to a billion dollar SPY hedge. Initiator paid $2.79 for 52K SPY Nov 195 puts on the CBOE recently when SPY was approaching...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 5, 2014 | 10:24 AM EDT
Noteworthy trading in Yahoo! options as shares notch 52-week highs. The stock is up 9 cent to $39.28 and an investor has been selling Oct 37 puts on...
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Henry Schwartz

 | Sep 3, 2014 | 1:57 PM EDT
- Apple options near record daily volume of 2.7 million contracts. Shares down 3% today near $100 after an and Apple options are leading single...
Many have talked about the recent challenge to the 200 MA of the SPX 500 and how it closed...
Earnings have been reasonably positive so far. But more than the actual results, it will b...
At the bottom last Wednesday I doubt that many people would have predicted the headline ab...
FB has earnings due out on 10-28-2014, after the market closes. I will write a full earni...

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