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Say goodbye to the easy money policy that the Federal Reserve has pursued since the dawn of the financial crisis. The Central Bank, in a historic move, said today that beginning next month it will take a slow and easy route to unwind the lofty balance sheet it has accumulated these last nine years.

Investors don't appear to care that Deutsche Bank strategists think global stocks are not only at an "elevated" valuation, but "possibly the most elevated in aggregate through history."

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) spiked late Wednesday on news of a new Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) partnership.

Benzinga Pro provides its subscribers with real-time alerts of potentially market-moving options activity.

Here's a recap of the options alerts from Wednesday, September 20, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time.

Internet stocks have made double-digit gains in 2017, propelling the tech sector to record highs. While some bears look for signs of a looming bubble — with the memory of the painful sting of the 2000 dot.com bubble in mind — others search the blue skies for signs of catalysts that could push the space even higher.

There are several old adages related to the markets.

One commonly mentioned at this time of the of year, just ahead of the Jewish holidays, is "Sell Rosh Hashanah, Buy Yom Kippur."

The 15-percent pullback in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ) shares from a high of $47 in early June was likely an overreaction to a combination of industry-wide and one-time, company-specific issues, according to a Bernstein note.

Video game stocks have been on fire in 2017, with Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) among the five best-performing stocks in the entire S&P 500 on the year.

Jefferies said in a Wednesday note to wait on the sidelines of TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), as the company accumulates free cash flow and de-levers. The firm believes the company is currently at the completion of one of its significant capital deployment cycles.

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) shares are trading lower by 50 cents (1.4 percent) at $35.42 in Wednesday's session.