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#375: Mon 8/14/2017 3:20 PM EDT
New Trade in SPY

We closed out our SPY Put trade last Thursday and will buy the September ... ~more~

#374: Thu 8/10/2017 11:57 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

On July 20th, we recommended selling the S&P 500 via the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) August $247 Put that was trading at $2.20. SPY was at $246.38 and is now at $245.06.The put is now at $2.66 for a gain of $0.46 or 20.90% ~more~


Options Activity

#765: Sun 11/27/2016 9:55 PM EST
Index ETF Options Activity

Each day we look for unusual options activity. If there is none, then this column will not appear. We note one major Index Equity ETF saw unusual call action. ~more~


Daily Playbook

#477: Mon 7/24/2017 1:14 PM EDT
The Week Ahead FOMC To Meet

On Monday a group of OPEC Oil ministers and Non OPEC ministers meet in Russia. On Monday night the BOJ minutes are due out. On Tuesday the FOMC begin a two day meeting that concludes on Wednesday. On Thursday Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

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Weekly Update

#260: Wed 5/3/2017 8:43 PM EDT
The Holy Grail Of Options Trading

One of the biggest problems with making option recommendations is the dreaded "decay factor". When you buy an option, it begins to lose value from the second you own it. Even worse than decay, is a stock or ETF dropping only 2% overnight and seeing your option drop 30-40% from the close to the open. It happens and will always happen on a certain percentage of trades. That is the risk of owning overnight.

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