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#400: Tue 9/18/2018 12:09 PM EDT
Lock In IWM Calls

We are going to lock in the calls on the iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) October $169 Call that was trading at $2.95 and is now at $3.27 for a rise of $0.32 or 10.80%. IWM was at $170.03 and is now at $170.62. ~more~

#399: Mon 9/17/2018 2:41 PM EDT
Back To The Russell 2000

We are going to play the Russell 2000 via IWM for the first time since March. We will buy ... ~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

#515: Mon 9/17/2018 10:47 AM EDT
The Week Ahead New Trade Tariffs?

Economic Releases. Releases of note this week and next include the weekly chain store sales, oil/gas numbers, mortgage applications and jobless claims as well as Empire Manufacturing, NAHB Housing Index, Housing Starts, Leading Indicators and Philly Manufacturing.

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Weekly Update

#269: Thu 9/6/2018 3:45 PM EDT
Latest Thoughts & Game Plan For The Fall

This year we have booked seven winners and taken one loser. Statistically, we were due to get a trade wrong. Seven winners and one loser is an 88% batting average. Our historical batting average is 79% so we are right where we want to be, actually a little better. The total return is 162.75%. So the per trade return is 20.34% and the average winner is 21.48%. Expect to see us pick up the action in September as volatility appears to be on as we move from summer to fall trading.

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