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#463: Wed 5/24/2017 8:29 AM EDT
Futures Mixed

U.S. futures: S&P -0.50, Dow Jones +1, NDX +6.50 and Russell 2000 -0.90. Asia higher and Europe mixed.

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Latest Alerts

#371: Tue 5/23/2017 3:45 PM EDT
New Trade In SPY

We are going to play the S&P 500 via SPY. We will buy... ~more~

#370: Thu 5/11/2017 10:42 AM EDT
Lock In Gains On SPY Puts

On Monday we recommended the S&P 500 via SPY. We went into the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) June $240 Put that was trading at $3.23. SPY was at $239.63 and is now at $238.31. The put is now at $4.01 for a gain of $0.78 or 24.14%. ~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~


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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