Tag: options

Fun With Data

I’m a firm believer that an edge can be created through simple data analysis. I further believe that the rarer the data the better the edge. You can also take common data and create different or unique ways of looking at it.  As an example, here’s a different way to approach widely available put &

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Weekly Weeder

Ah yes, it’s option expiration week. Hated by so many as a time of market manipulation yet also a time that many get paid, such as myself. Whether or not you believe in option shenanigans during opex is irrelevant. What matters is that you have a trading plan for the week. Perhaps you don’t trade

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House Of Pain

I’ve seen some folks quote that as high as 80% of options expire worthless. It’s nowhere near that level but when you are selling a program/system that focuses on selling option premium it sounds sexy to the buyer. After all, they’d have the odds stacked in their favor if they sold rather than buy options.

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Increased Option Volume

Below are some of the names that have seen an increase in option activity today relative to the past 3 days of trading. No due diligence has been done on these names and I’m just pointing out the increase. In other words, just because 10,000 calls went out for a stock at the August 40

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, Meadwestvaco Corporation ($MWV) saw 5,000 calls go out at the

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, Health Net ($HNT) saw some significant call action today; especially

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, the Ishares sin index ($SIN) saw over 5,300 front-month calls

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, BJ’s Wholesale ($BJ) saw an 8,600 put spread between the

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, HMS Holdings Corp. ($HMSY) saw 1,000 puts for the March

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, Leggett & Platt ($LEG) saw 20,000 puts go out at

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