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Advisors Option 62: The Problems with Expiration


Preparing for end times: options expiration.

Listen to Advisors Option 62: The Problems with Expiration

Options 101: Exploring Expiration Myths & Misconceptions

  • What is expiration?
  • Why do options expire?
  • What do some of these scary terms mean, i.e. triple witching, and quadruple witching?
  • How does expiration impact the Greeks?
  • Myth busting: Is it true that options control the stock market on expiration Friday?
  • Is max pain a real concept?
  • Pinning/Pin risk: What is it? Why does it matter? How do you avoid it?
  • What happens when you exercise an option?
  • American vs. European exercise?
  • Can you exercise options early? Should you?
  • How does auto-exercise work?

The Buzz: Looking back on 2017: The year without volatility.

  • VIX has been under 10 for about 45 days this year, and under 12 for a little over 200 days.
  • "Stealth hedging" shows investors not so complacent
  • We are all now living in a post-Bitcoin world now - when will we be able to trade the options?

    Preparing for end times: options expiration.


About Mark S. Longo


Mark S. Longo is the founder of The Options Insider Inc. - a firm dedicated to providing free options information, education, news and analysis for options users. Whether it's on TheOptionsInsider.com, a leading online options destination; through Options Insider Radio, the world's only radio network for options users; or through a growing number of newsletters and live events, Mr. Longo continues to provide new ways to spread the word about options.Mr. Longo's analysis of the options market has appeared in a wide variety of domestic and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Futures Magazine, and more. As one of the few industry commentators with practical options experience, he has developed a substantial following among industry veterans and newcomers looking for insight into this complex market. Mr. Longo began his career as an options trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Author's web site: http://theoptionsinsider.com


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