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Bloomberg: Options Traders Predict Rocky Road For Stocks

As investors try to decode the Federal Reserve’s next step, options traders are betting that regardless of what happens, it’ll be a rocky ride for stocks.... More »
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Calendar Spreads

A calendar spread, or what it is sometimes referred to as a time spread or horizontal spread can be a simple and quite useful option strategy.... More »
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Metals Roundup: Top 10 Metals Futures Options Strikes, OI

Let's take a look at metals this morning. In particular, the top 10 futures options strikes and overnight changes in open interest.... More »
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Treasury Traders Nervous Ahead Of Fed Meeting

Bullish equity traders received a surprise ahead of today’s Fed announcement... More »
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Timely Call Purchase in CBL

Today we saw a timely call purchase in CBL, an income play in QEP, and put sellers in NVTL.... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Do It Again

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Tuesday, September 16, 2014... More »
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Option Block 371: Talking TSLA, SCTY, YHOO and Alibaba

Talking TSLA, SCTY, YHOO and Alibaba. Plus Wednesday is Fed day. How will the bonds react?... More »
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Looks Like a Long VIP Put Combo

Unusual activity today has a long VIP put combo, early put spread buyers in SMH, and buy-writes in ETP.... More »
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Bloomberg: Options Traders Reversing Wagers On Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Options traders are reversing their wager as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. prepares for what will probably be the biggest-ever U.S. listing.... More »
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Wheat Futures Move Lower After Bearish USDA Report

Wheat futures continue to move lower amid fund selling after the bearish USDA report last week.... More »
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Thoughts on Being a Great Options Trader, Part I

You might start by asking yourself are you the great options trader you thought you would be by now or have you ever wondered what truly makes a great options trader?... More »
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Hot Options Report: AAPL Calls Lead The Way

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Monday, September 15, 2014... More »
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Volatility Views 127: Diving Into Treasury Volatility

Let's take a deep dive into Treasury Volatility.... More »
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Unusual Activity Is on a Roll

Unusual activity is on a roll today with a long-term call roll in WLB and a put roll up in AVNR.... More »
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Upside Call Love in ITUB

Today's unusual activity includes: upside call love in ITUB, early bids lifted in RSX, and aggressive put buying in COMM.... More »
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Bloomberg: Lower Volatility May Be Here To Stay

One of the best trades in the stock market this year has been betting on lower volatility, and by one indicator, it’s going to stay that way.... More »
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Interest Rate Jitters

Recently concern about rising interest rates intensified after the European Central Bank announcement surprised investors. ... More »

Fundamentals Fuel Bear Market For Crude

The price premium for Brent Crude vs. WTI has fallen of late despite continued tensions in the Middle East.... More »

Top Ten Most Active Equity Options

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Friday, September 12, 2014... More »

Options and Time Value

The value of the possibility of a put gaining even more intrinsic value is called time value. ... More »

Unusual Options Trading Activity Alert: AMD, IYR, AMAT

Unusual Options Trading Activity in Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), iShares Dow Jones US Real Estate ETF ( IYR) and Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT)... More »

Trading Trendlines

In this post, I’d like to show you a couple of techniques to use trading trendlines to help you determine the strength or weakness of a trend.... More »

Australian Dollar Crushed By Weight Of Metal Prices

The Australian Dollar suffered heavy losses versus the greenback in recent sessions, driven by lower commodity prices.... More »

Unusual Options Trading Activity Alert: VIX, SPLS, AVNR

Unusual Options Trading Activity: Customer buying upside calls in VIX, group of traders buying calls outright in SPLS, and a bullish play on AVNR.... More »

Bloomberg: Scotland Vote Causes Nervous Trading

Scotland’s independence referendum is igniting bets on U.K. stock swings. ... More »

RSI Indicator as an Odds Enhancer

I modify the RSI indicator to use it as an odds enhancer to help identify whether trend will continue or if the supply and demand zones are strong enough to hold. ... More »

Top Ten Most Active Equity Options

Top 10 Most Active Equity Options & Strikes For Thursday, September 11, 2014... More »

Horton The Elephant Would use Simple Logic to Trade

For all you Who’s down in Whoville who want to succeed, I have something to say, so take careful heed…Whether your Horton or Mazie, Thing One or Thing Two, you must use simple logic to do what you do.... More »

Dealing with Volatility

The strong rise in price in the equity markets and the subsequent increase in volatility are enough to make even the most experienced investor dizzy.... More »

Futures Roundup: Copper Woes Continue

Copper futures are trading at their lowest level since mid-June amid a flurry of negative forces affecting the market. ... More »

Timely Call Purchase in CBL

Today we saw a timely call purchase in CBL, an income play in QEP, and put sellers in NVTL. More...

Looks Like a Long VIP Put Combo

Unusual activity today has a long VIP put combo, early put spread buyers in SMH, and buy-writes in ETP. More...
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Your source for the most important news and information from the world of options.

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The Options Insider Radio Network

All of our radio programs in one convenient place.

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