Posted by on September 26, 2014

BABA Options Debut on Monday!

Alibaba’s stock IPO was a huge success by most measures. Volume on day 1 totaled over 270 million shares and the price performance that day appreciated 38% from the IPO price. Chapter 2 of the trading life of BABA will commence on Monday morning with the listing of options on the shares. BABA is expected to…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on July 28, 2014

Covered Calls Have Arrived!

One of my colleagues here at OptionsHouse, who is a tournament crossword puzzle competitor, shared with me last Saturday’s Washington Post’s puzzle. He highlighted the answer for clue for 17 across: “Options strategy also known as a “buy-write.” Those folks who attended our recent webinar should recognize that answer immediately! The Covered Call. My point is…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on July 17, 2014

Weekly Options and Earnings

We are in entering the heart of the corporate earnings season with IBM and Google announcing their quarterly results after the close tonight. Many other highly traded stocks report next week including NFLX, MSFT, AAPL and AMZN to only mention a few. You can gain a look into the future by checking the Options markets. The premiums…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on July 7, 2014

GoPro Options available for traders.

You have likely seen this company’s geeky looking cameras on ski and bike helmets as downhill skiers and mountain bike enthusiasts are able to record their daredevil exploits. This morning options on GoPro Inc. are listed and available for trading daredevils – only 12 days after the stock first became listed via IPO on June…  Continue Reading
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Posted by on June 25, 2014

Don’t write off the VIX yet!

Among a flurry of articles stating that the VIX was broken, the old fear gauge finally shows signs of life today. After spending the last week with a 10 handle, levels not seen since pre-financial crisis in early 2007, a double digit decline in the S&P 500 futures yesterday caught some traders by surprise. The VIX…  Continue Reading
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