Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

* Trading Block: NFLX Options Frenzy; Commodity Retracement; AMZN & MSFT Earnings Previews. * Odd Block: EK Review – those bulls were terribly wrong; Bears devouring GNK OTM puts; Bullish risk reversal in MJN, Size bulls playing in LOW, Massive put sale in ITG. * Spread Block: Xpresso futures recommendations, OX customer activity in NFLX & F. * Around the Block: VIX futures no longer pricing in a substantial premium beyond Feb?; F earnings on the horizon.

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Option Block 28: Da Bears!

* Trading Block: Da Bears!, Flirting, finance style–Dow near 12,000, S&P 500 close to 1300; Tech, Tech, Tech; JCP, RSH, SLV, GLD. * Odd Block: Bulls snapping EK; VMW–large bear put spread into earnings; CNO–seriously sizable combo. * Spread Block: OI Newsletter readers choose OX as broker of the year; OX rings bell at Nasdaq & CBOE; a virtual tour of CBOE's trading floor. * Strategy Block: Back to basics–how to buy a call. * Around the Block: Economic indicators–FOMC & GDP; NFLX earnings on Wednesday; RDN revisited and unleashed; Fifty cent on penny stocks. The Option Block All-Star Panel Includes: o Mark Longo – The Options Insider o Mike Tosaw – Know Your Options Inc. o Mark Sebastian – Option Pit o John Grigus – OptionsXpress * Special Option Block Listener Promo: Be sure to visit Option Pit and use the Coupon Code: OI2011 to receive $100 off their latest mentoring package. * Dial 866-903-1822 to request a free custom webinar with "Uncle" Mike Tosaw from Know Your Options Inc. Custom webinars can designed around the options topic of your choice. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your webinar.

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Option Block 28: Da Bears!

* Trading Block: Da Bears!, Flirting, finance style–Dow near 12,000, S&P 500 close to 1300; Tech, Tech, Tech; JCP, RSH, SLV, GLD. * Odd Block: Bulls snapping EK; VMW–large bear put spread into earnings; CNO–seriously sizable combo. * Spread Block: OI Newsletter readers choose OX as broker of the year; OX rings bell at Nasdaq & CBOE; a virtual tour of CBOE's trading floor. * Strategy Block: Back to basics–how to buy a call. * Around the Block: Economic indicators–FOMC & GDP; NFLX earnings on Wednesday; RDN revisited and unleashed; Fifty cent on penny stocks.

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Option Block 27: The Big AAPL Show

*Trading Block:* AAPL sauce, AAPL juice, AAPL pie: Steve Jobs, earnings, risk management, and drinking the Kool-Aid. Also, Citi disappoints the Street, but financials look strong. *Odd Block*: CY: over 4x regular volume on a new 52-week high, but is the party over? EBAY, continuing bearish sentiment as one bear buys 15,000 July 26 puts & earnings out on Wednesday. RDW, printing volume in the Jan 9's & 10's. *Spread Block*: AAPL, selling premium into earnings. Citi traders liking $5 calls. Silver pops. OX testing a new version of Xtend, and it's easy on the eyes. *Around the Block*: AAPL earnings out as the panel speaks, gains erase all the morning's overreactions. Goldman earnings Wednesday before the market opens. On the 20th, AMD, IBM, and Southwest. Housing starts driving market? Expiration week. SPX watch…is it hitting resistance? Is gold topping out.

Option Block Episode 29: NFLX Frenzy, SPX Skew, AMZN Preview

Option Block 26: Guns, Booze and Women

* TRADING BLOCK: Sin trading; Brian Bosworth is a genius, live INTC earnings analysis, Mark Longo's INTC trading tales. * ODD BLOCK: MRVL vertical call spread, Size call roll in YRCW, IPG continues to intrigue, bears finally emerge in RDN, Insider loading up on puts in PPL? * XPRESS BLOCK: OX customers love NFLX and are confused by the VIX. * AROUND THE BLOCK: Is volatility an asset class, The outlook for the CBOE's new volatility products on individual equities.