Largest option buying in equities so far

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Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with the most call and put buying on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.

SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond Fund (JNK): Some 15,000 December 39 puts were bought for $0.35 as investors look for junk bonds to drop over the next six weeks. JNK rose 0.13 percent to $39.82.

Clearwire (CLWR): An investor sold 19,500 December 2 calls for $0.37 and rolled the position to the January 2.50 calls for $0.30. He or she collected $0.07 and have an additional month to profit from upside in the share price. CLWR fell 1.13 percent to $2.20.

American International Group (AIG): Some 10,000 January 35 calls were bought for $0.43 and $0.44 but volume was far below open interest at the strike. AIG fell 0.80 percent to $31.10.

Groupon (GRPN): Almost 5,000 April 8 calls were purchased for $0.05 as investors position for potential upside in the share price. GRPN rose 1.14 percent to $2.66.

Facebook (FB): About 25,0000 November 19 puts traded for $0.05 and $0.10 against previous open interest, suggesting that investors bought back short positions. FB rose 7.34 percent to $21.32.



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Referenced Stocks: AIG , CLWR , FB , GRPN , JNK

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