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Inflation, growth in the cards: 2017 outlook

The year 2017 appears to be a period of changes. In addition to Donald Trump becoming President after the biggest upset in U.S. political history, new currents are flowing in the stock market and global economy. Today's outlook will review these trends.  Inflation and interest rates: The last three months…

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Meet The Team – Ryan

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of our “Meet the Team” series, where we introduce members of OptionsHouse’s dedicated Customer Service team. (To read our first three profiles, click on Paul, Rachael and Maggie.) Today, we’re profiling Ryan, a Customer Service Representative on the Active Trader Support team. Ryan…

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Meet The Team – Maggie

Welcome back to our inaugural “Meet the Team” blog series, where we introduce members of OptionsHouse’s dedicated Customer Service team. (To read our first two profiles, click on Paul and Rachael.) Today, we’re profiling Maggie, a Platinum Client Relationship Manager. Maggie is a high-energy, retail investment strategy pro who serves…

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Winners and Losers at high noon

The overall market has dramatically and quickly digested the election result this morning. Overnight, fear dominated the investing stage in the futures market with the major index futures down limit! However, the recovery began before the opening bell and continued in the equity market before lunch. It is truly remarkable…

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Options Strategies to Generate Income in Your Portfolio

We previously shared an article by Steven Sears, who writes The Striking Price column for Barron’s. It was the first of a two-part series to help the novice investor get a clear-and-concise, straight forward description on the basics of options trading. The first part of his series was on the basics…

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Did You Know? – StrategySeek

Did you know? To help you get the most from the OptionsHouse platform, this series of tips is designed to save you time with handy shortcuts. This installment focuses on our powerful StrategySeek tool. Tip: Identify winning strategies and trading ideas with StrategySeek What if you had a tool that…

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Meet The Team – Rachael

Welcome back to our inaugural “Meet the Team” blog series, where we introduce OptionsHouse’s dedicated Customer Service team. (To read our first profile, featuring Paul, our Vice President of Relationship Management, please click here.) Today, we’re profiling Rachael, our Director of Customer Service. Rachael is a self-described “people-person,” who loves…

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Using Options Strategies in Your Portfolio

For someone brand new to equity options, finding an easy-to-read, clear-and-concise, relatively straight forward article on the basics of options trading is not simple. Fortunately, Steve Sears, who writes The Striking Price column for Barron’s, is doing a series of articles to accomplish just that. The first part of his…

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Meet The Team – Paul

Welcome to our new “Meet the Team” blog series, where we’ll spotlight the individuals at OptionsHouse who work behind the scenes to provide an outstanding customer experience. First up is our dedicated Customer Service team. We know you take your trading seriously, and deserve the best support possible. This is…

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Did You Know? – LiveAction Scans

Did you know? To help you get the most from the OptionsHouse platform, this series of tips is designed to save you time with handy shortcuts. This installment focuses on our powerful LiveAction scanning tool. Tip: Get new trading ideas with LiveAction Most brokerages and several free financial sites have…

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SPY has weekly expirations on Wednesday as well as Friday.

As the number of expiring cycles has increased over the years expanding from monthly expiration only to quarterly and weekly expirations, we want to express the importance of verifying the expiration date when trading options with multiple expiring cycles within a single symbol. SPY, the highly liquid S&P 500 ETF,…

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Did you know? Tip #2: Trade right from a chart

To help you get the most from the OptionsHouse platform, this series of tips is designed to save you time with handy shortcuts. Our second installment focuses on how you can quickly execute trades right from a chart.  Tip #2: Trade right from a chart If you’re a “chartist” or…

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E*TRADE Financial is acquiring OptionsHouse

I wanted to share the exciting news announced earlier today that E*TRADE Financial is acquiring OptionsHouse. The transaction is expected to close in Q4, pending regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. After the deal closes, we will integrate the two companies and look forward to introducing you to all…

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Introducing our Recent Partnership with the Options Insider Radio Network

At OptionsHouse, we are committed to educating our customers and those looking to learn more about trading. As such, we’re happy to announce a recent partnership with the Options Insider Radio Network. OptionsHouse’s own Chief Investment Strategist, Steve Claussen, and Todd Rich, President of OptionMONSTER Media, will alternate appearing on The Option Block program every Monday at 4 pm EST.

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OptionsHouse Is Now A Futures Commission Merchant!

OptionsHouse is now a Futures Commission Merchant!

Since the beginning, we've been dedicated to helping active traders succeed in trading stocks, options, and ETF’s. As part of that mission, we’ve always strived to provide the best trading experience in not just options, but the whole gamut of trading and investing. Of course, we recognize the importance of…

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New and Upcoming Platform Enhancements

We’ve got an award-winning trading platform, but our development team isn’t resting on their laurels. We’ve heard your feedback, so we’ve made a number of recent enhancements to help you place orders faster, follow and manage alerts easier, and improve your overall trading experience. And we’re hard at work on…

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The Market – Mechanically Driven

What was positive about Wednesday is that the gains weren't limited to just one index as each climbed around 1.2%. What's more is that pre-market futures are up almost 0.8% on the tail winds of European markets which are up between 1% and 2%. The European markets have, naturally, been…

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The Market – Anecdotal Trends

I read an interesting article yesterday regarding certain trends in the market. The first was called the "First Five Days" trend. The thinking goes as such: The first five days are indicative of the rest of the year. According to the Stock Trader's Almanac, of the last 41 times the…

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The Market – Short Term Over-Extension

First of all, let’s put things in perspective. The 6%+ charge that we saw between December 16th and December 29th equated to over half of the annual percentage gain. HALF! And... wait for the kicker, in just nine trading days. To say that that market was a bit overextended in…

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