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Advisors Option 23: Diversification with Futures Options

Real estate may have location, location, location, but advisors have diversification, diversification, diversification.... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Do It Again!

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Tuesday, September 30, 2014 ... More »
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Option Block 375: How to Hedge Your 401K

Sure, you hedge your stock positions, but how do you hedge your 401k? Uncle Mike has some thoughts.... More »
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Lots of Closing Action in DAL

20,000 DAL Dec 40 calls traded for 0.90. The calls marked spread but there was no other contracts of like size except the Dec 50 calls which looked like a closing transaction.... More »
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EBAY Traders Taking Advantage of the Pop on News

Today paper traded 6000 EBAY Nov 52.5 calls for 4.60.Volume went up in one large block with the calls marked buy-write with stock going up concurrently.... More »
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Bloomberg: Despite Rise In Volatility, Tom Lee Predicts A Rally

Stock swings that sent volatility up 30 percent in a week are distracting investors from a U.S. economy that warrants a further run in the bull market.... More »
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Interest Rates Futures Options Roundup

Let's take a look at interest rates futures options. Specifically, the top 10 strikes and overnight changes in OI.... More »
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Slow News Cycle Keeps Oil Prices In Check

Crude Oil futures continue to tread water due to lack of geopolitical events and more than ample supplies.... More »
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Hot Options Report: Ford (F) Calls Lead The Way

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Monday, September 29, 2014 ... More »

Giant Call Trade in VIX

457,900 VIX Oct 19 calls traded today for 0.86 in one large block. The calls traded out of sequence and through the offer at the time. There is a jump in the option implied volatility in the VIX today by 3 points. ... More »
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New Risk Control Standards Announced By OCC And U.S. Options Exchanges

The OCC and the U.S. Options Exchanges have come together in an effort to reduce the risk of errors or unintended activity that could cause or contribute to a financial loss to market participants.... More »
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ISE Holdings Files Application For 3rd Options Exchange

International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (ISE Holdings) announced today they have filed a license application for a 3rd options exchange, ISE Mercury.... More »
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Bloomberg: Alibaba IPO Lacks Volatility

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s (BABA) smooth sailing since its initial public offering has been a bust for traders hoping to capitalize on volatility.... More »
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Volatility Trading Digest – Breadth Notice

Trade selection using volatility as the primary criteria. Different trades for different volatility opportunities.... More »
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Bear Trend In Crude Stalling?

Crude Oil Bulls received some positive news last week. ... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Do It Again!

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Friday, September 26, 2014 ... More »
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The World Series and Exits for an Options Trader

It takes a lot of dedication, courage and a well thought out plan to make it as an elite athlete, and those same attributes are what it takes to learn to trade and become a successful options trader.... More »
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Potential Div Play as Calls Trade in XRX

Someone is looking to collect a dividend with an interestingly-timed call trade in XRX... More »
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Bloomberg: Stocks Slump But VIX Resists Panic

The VIX, derived from the price of options used to hedge against losses, is hovering around its average level from the past three years, the data show.... More »
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Option Block 374: When To Exercise An Option…Never

This episode of the Option Block takes listeners on a journey from a worrisome AAPL to options exercise and back again. Strap in and hold on!... More »
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Will Traders Go “Hog Wild” Following USDA Report?

Lean Hog futures prices remain at historically high price levels despite seasonal tendencies that favor lower pork prices.... More »
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Options Playbook Radio 30: Long Spreads

Long spreads. What are they? How do you use them?... More »
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Closing, not Rolling, Puts in KO

Today paper traded 9110 KO Oct 41 puts for .19.This trade is most likely closing a long put position but there has been no roll posted yet so the trader looks willing to wait to add a short put farther out.... More »
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Puts Roll in YHOO

6800 YHOO Oct/Jan 40 put spreads traded today for 1.64. This trade is most likely a long put and stock roll out to a farther term.... More »
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Trading Tech Talk 16: Upgrade Dilemmas & Open Source Surprises

This episode of Trading Tech Talk looks at curious acquisitions and divestments made by ICE.... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Top The List

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Thursday, September 25, 2014 ... More »
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Bloomberg: Options Traders Looking Beyond Stimulus

Options traders are less pessimistic than equity investors about what will happen in developing countries as the U.S. Federal Reserve ends stimulus.... More »
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Currency Corruption Weighs On Copper

Front month Copper futures fell to their lowest levels in over 3 months on currency and demand concerns.... More »
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Hot Options Report: VALE Calls Are #1

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Wednesday, September 24, 2014... More »

Lots of Closing Action in DAL

20,000 DAL Dec 40 calls traded for 0.90. The calls marked spread but there was no other contracts of like size except the Dec 50 calls which looked like a closing transaction. More...

EBAY Traders Taking Advantage of the Pop on News

Today paper traded 6000 EBAY Nov 52.5 calls for 4.60.Volume went up in one large block with the calls marked buy-write with stock going up concurrently. More...
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