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Pete Najarian Sees Unusual Options Activity In Oracle

Apr 28 5:07pm Options
Pete Najarian said on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report that he noticed unusually high bullish options volume in Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL). He explained that somebody bought 8,500 contracts ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From April 28

Apr 28 4:34pm Options
Benzinga Pro provides its subscribers with real-time alerts of potentially market-moving options activity. Here's a recap of the options alerts from Friday, April 28, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time. 3:53:04 pm: QCOM Qualcomm May 12th 56.5 Calls Sweep: 1841 @ ASK $0.12: 1843 traded vs 35 OI: Earnings 7/19 After Close $53.78 Ref 3:39:12 pm: AVP Avon May 5.0 Calls: 4000 @ ASK $0.25: 4007 traded vs 2240 OI: Earnings 5/4 Before Open $4.79 Ref 3:37:21 pm: MDXG MimeDx Jun 12.5 Calls Sweep: 767 @ ASK $1.10: 768 traded vs 358 OI: Earnings today Before Open $12.77 Ref 2:53:02 pm: MOMO MOMO May 40.0 Calls: 500 @ ASK $1.50: 518 traded vs 3173 OI: Earnings 5/16 Before Open [est] $37.78 Ref 2:52:04 pm: PAYX PayChex Jun 57.5 Puts Sweep: 692 @ ASK $0.75: 694 traded vs 239 OI: Earnings 6/29 Before Open [est] $59.43 Ref 2:51:30 pm: PAYX PayChex Jun 60.0 Puts Sweep: 3001 @ ASK $1.699: 3002 traded vs 276 OI: Earnings 6/29 Before Open [est] $59.57 Ref 2:48:30 pm: MDXG MimeDx Sep 12.5 Calls: 1200 @ ASK $1.50: 1301 traded vs 1383 OI: Earnings today Before Open ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 28, 2017 FB, AAPL, BAC, MSFT, AU

Apr 28 4:15pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 28, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 28, 2017 – FB, AAPL, BAC, MSFT, AU appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Quest for Penny Stocks

Apr 28 2:35pm Slope of Hope
We all get these, but it doesn’t make them any less entertaining… This time, Ms. Annette even carefully spelled out the ticker symbol – ya know, to make things easier for calling your broker. —–Original Message—– From: Annette Meyer [mailto:Meyer0661@daekogslanger.dk] Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:09 AM Subject: By tomorrow evening this stock will be […]...
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AU Put Seller Likely Closing

Apr 28 1:36pm The Options Insider
6000 AU May19 12 puts went up in 1 block on the PHLX. The post AU Put Seller Likely Closing appeared first on The Options Insider.
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SWN Call Buyers Jump In

Apr 28 1:33pm The Options Insider
6149 SWN Jun16 8 calls went up in 1 block on the AMEX The post SWN Call Buyers Jump In appeared first on The Options Insider.
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S Calls Roll Out

Apr 28 1:29pm The Options Insider
8611 S May19 10 calls over Jun16 10 calls went up in 2 blocks on the CBOE The post S Calls Roll Out appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Well Do It Live!

Apr 28 1:04pm Slope of Hope
During last Monday’s totally retarded French election rally, I was still brazen enough to suggest shorts, such as this one. Heh.
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Hot Options Report For Midday April 28, 2017 BAC, FB, AU, AAPL, CVX, WFC, MSFT

Apr 28 12:58pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday April 28, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday April 28, 2017 – BAC, FB, AU, AAPL, CVX, WFC, MSFT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Short Borg Warner

Apr 28 11:03am Slope of Hope
Suggested stop=42.93. Good luck!...
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Option Block 615: AMZN, GOOGL, SBUX Earnings, Plus Epic Strategy Block

Apr 28 10:58am The Options Insider
Learn about the six factors of options pricing in the most epic of strategy blocks The post Option Block 615: AMZN, GOOGL, SBUX Earnings, Plus Epic Strategy Block appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Market Is Loosening Up

Apr 28 10:43am SMB Capital – Trading Education
In this video I discuss how the character of the market has recently changed and how short term traders can capitalize.   no relevant positions Find out how you can get these ideas each morning and listen to our desk trade live below Read more [...]...
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Selling Pressure WillBuild After Next Week - Expect Some Profit Taking

Apr 28 10:32am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:20 AM ET - Yesterday the QQQ soared to a new all-time high while the S&P 500 treaded water. Tech stocks marched higher ahead of earnings from Google, Amazon, Intel and Microsoft. Good news was priced in and any surprise favored the downside. The overnight price action has been stable and the reaction was generally positive. Google and Amazon rallied after the news and Microsoft was flat. Intel is trading lower and the server-side of their business disappointed. Tech stocks are flying high and day traders should focus on this sector. Apple will announce earnings after the close Tuesday and …...
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How Trump and Brexit Could Change Global Bank Rules

Apr 28 9:45am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/how-trump-and-brexit-could-change-global-bank-rules The post How Trump and Brexit Could Change Global Bank Rules appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Nasdaq Hits New Record Amid Tax Policy Uncertainty

Apr 28 9:38am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/nasdaq-hits-new-record-amid-tax-policy-uncertainty/ The post Nasdaq Hits New Record Amid Tax Policy Uncertainty appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stagnation Time Again: Dow Goes Nowhere as Tax Talk Taxes

Apr 28 9:29am The Options Insider
http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2017/04/27/stagnation-time-again-dow-goes-nowhere-as-tax-talk-taxes/ The post Stagnation Time Again: Dow Goes Nowhere as Tax Talk Taxes appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Treks Lower As Stocks Stabilize

Apr 28 9:27am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-treks-lower-stocks-stabilize/# The post VIX Daily Update: Volatility Treks Lower As Stocks Stabilize appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Volatility Hits 3-Year Low As Trump Reaches 100 Days

Apr 28 9:04am The Options Insider
http://www.atimes.com/article/volatility-hits-3-year-low-trump-reaches-100-days/ The post Volatility Hits 3-Year Low As Trump Reaches 100 Days appeared first on The Options Insider.
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U.S. Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in Three Years

Apr 28 8:55am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-28/u-s-economy-expands-at-slowest-pace-in-three-years?utm\_source=yahoo&utm\_medium=bd&utm\_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline The post U.S. Economy Expands at Slowest Pace in Three Years appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fully-Valued?

Apr 28 8:50am Slope of Hope
I’ll just kick off today with a single, simple chart – – the NASDAQ e-mini futures, shown below. They have already benefitted from the full force of blow-out earnings from the likes of Amazon and Google, and yet all they’ve got to show for it is a doji shooting star at the crest of what […]...
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Options Bulls Gun For More As U.S. Tech Earnings Roll Up

Apr 28 8:48am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-options-technology-sctr-idUSKBN17T2MT The post Options Bulls Gun For More As U.S. Tech Earnings Roll Up appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Da Basics

Apr 27 9:09pm Slope of Hope
We’re four days into the trading week. For me, Monday was a “2”, Tuesday was a “3”, Wednesday was a “6”, and Thursday was a “7”. So……….progress. A week that started off vomit-inducing is getting better. I’d appreciate Friday being a 10, thank you very much. The charts don’t necessarily point to that, however. The […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 27, 2017 WFT, CIT, AAPL, MAR, JCP, BAC

Apr 27 4:42pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 27, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 27, 2017 – WFT, CIT, AAPL, MAR, JCP, BAC appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Najarian Brothers See Unusual Options Activity In Snap And Infinera

Apr 27 4:31pm Options
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Pete Najarian said he noticed high options activity in Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP). He said that traders bought 4,500 contracts of the May 22 calls ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Put Spreads Trade in ILG Massive Put Roller

Apr 27 4:24pm The Options Insider
Shares of ILG Inc (ILG) are up .23 to 24.60 today. The post Put Spreads Trade in ILG – Massive Put Roller appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Waiting For A Break

Apr 27 4:12pm Slope of Hope
Yesterday opened and closed between the daily upper 2sd and 3sd upper bands, but that has changed today with the 2sd upper band established as resistance in the morning and afternoon. Today is day four of the daily upper band ride, which continues until a day when the daily 2sd upper band isn’t tested as […]...
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Calls Trade in YNDX Calls Trade Underwater

Apr 27 3:53pm The Options Insider
Shares of Yandex NV (YNDX) are up 1.93 to 26.7. The post Calls Trade in YNDX – Calls Trade Underwater appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Calls Trade in NBR Cage Match in the Jun Cycle

Apr 27 3:46pm The Options Insider
Shares of Nabors Industries Ltd (NBR) are down 1.16 to 10.58 today. NBR is near the middle of the 52 week range. The post Calls Trade in NBR – Cage Match in the Jun Cycle appeared first on The Options Insider.
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O Canada

Apr 27 2:46pm Slope of Hope
Since apparently our northern neighbor didn’t learn anything from the folly of the U.S. between 2002 and 2006, they have engaged in their own nutty real estate mania. Countless seminars and get-rich-quick schemes are cluttering the landscape, and I think we all know how this movie is going to end. For myself, I’ve taken to […]...
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Hot Options Report For Midday April 27, 2017 HD, CIT, MAR, BAC, AAPL, NBR

Apr 27 1:19pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday April 27, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday April 27, 2017 – HD, CIT, MAR, BAC, AAPL, NBR appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Earnings Wont Throw a Wrench Into Tech Stocks Gains, Options Show (SUB)

Apr 27 1:07pm The Options Insider
https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/04/27/earnings-wont-throw-a-wrench-into-tech-stocks-gains-options-show/?mod=e2tw The post Earnings Won’t Throw a Wrench Into Tech Stocks’ Gains, Options Show (SUB) appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Triple-Energy Bear Shines

Apr 27 12:34pm Slope of Hope
Crazy morning so far, but only because I’ve been dragged away from my computers to deal with other matters. Luckily, my ERY long (entered this morning) is doing well, and at long last the cup with handle pattern is complete. Go, oil, go!...
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Earnings AfterClose Need To BeIncredible For New SPY High

Apr 27 10:28am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:30 AM ET - In yesterday's comments I mentioned that stocks were likely to pullback after Trump's press conference. His content was good, but the early gains were erased. After the biggest two day rally since November the market needed a breather. Earnings after the close today will be critical. Google, Amazon, Intel and Microsoft posts results after the closing bell. These mega cap tech stocks are heavily weighted in major indices and they are a barometer for the tech sector. All of them are at the high-end of the range and good news is priced in. The QQQ has …...
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Oil Deliciously Weak

Apr 27 9:13am Slope of Hope
First off, wholly unrelated to this post, I’ve got to express amusement about the latest Trump flip-flop, which is the NAFTA switch. Yesterday, we were going to leave NAFTA. I wake up this morning and see that he’s changed his mind. Not that I care – – seriously, it matters hardly an iota to me […]...
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Acquisitions Help Nasdaq Beat Profit Estimates

Apr 27 8:42am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nasdaq-results-idUSKBN17S183 The post Acquisitions Help Nasdaq Beat Profit Estimates appeared first on The Options Insider.
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ICE Says Being Asked to Shift Operations From London to Continent

Apr 27 8:39am The Options Insider
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/04/26/business/26reuters-britain-eu-clearing.html?\_r=0 The post ICE Says Being Asked to Shift Operations From London to Continent appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Chicago Fintech, The Rising Star In Innovation

Apr 27 8:31am The Options Insider
http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2017/04/27/chicago-fintech-the-rising-star-in-innovation.html The post Chicago Fintech, The Rising Star In Innovation appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fist Bumps At Hedge Funds Over Trumps Tax Plan

Apr 27 8:29am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tax-hedgefunds-idUSKBN17S2TE The post ‘Fist Bumps’ At Hedge Funds Over Trump’s Tax Plan appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Ex-Jefferies Trader Gets 2 Years for Lying on Prices, Again

Apr 27 8:17am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-26/ex-jefferies-trader-gets-2-years-for-lying-about-bond-prices The post Ex-Jefferies Trader Gets 2 Years for Lying on Prices, Again appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Bankers Use Trump Rally to Cash Out

Apr 27 8:11am The Options Insider
http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/04/27/bankers-use-trump-rally-to-cash-out.html The post Bankers Use Trump Rally to Cash Out appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Bets On A Stock Market Rally Using Options Just Hit Record Levels

Apr 27 8:06am The Options Insider
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/26/bets-on-a-stock-market-rally-using-options-just-hit-record-levels.html The post Bets On A Stock Market Rally Using Options Just Hit Record Levels appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Amazon Stock Options Traders Defy Historical Volatility

Apr 27 7:59am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/amazon-stock-options-traders-defy-historical-volatility-2017-04-26 The post Amazon Stock Options Traders Defy Historical Volatility appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: VIX Steadies As Trump Outlines Tax Plan

Apr 27 7:53am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-vix-steadies-trump-outlines-tax-plan/ The post VIX Daily Update: VIX Steadies As Trump Outlines Tax Plan appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Dan Deming's Starbucks Options Trade

Apr 27 6:57am Options
Speaking on Bloomberg Markets, Dan Deming of KKM Financial suggested an options strategy in Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) ahead of earnings report, which is scheduled on Thursday. Deming noticed that implied volatility in weekly calls is ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Watch These 7 Huge Put Purchases In Thursday Trade

Apr 27 5:49am Options
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday’s regular session. Himax Technologies, Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ: HIMX) Jun 7.0 Puts Sweep: 2000 @ ASK $0.50: 2000 traded vs 8337 OI: Earnings 5/11 Before Open $7.09 Ref LKQ ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Consolidation Takes More Time

Apr 27 12:19am Slope of Hope
I Still Think the Consolidation Takes More Time By Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader.net First published on Saturday April 22 for members of ElliottWaveTrader.net:    With the GDX breaking below the 24 level this past week, it has strongly suggested that it is not yet ready for a parabolic run.   And, as I noted during the mid-week update, it even […]...
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Stop Making Sense

Apr 26 8:25pm Slope of Hope
In honor of director Jonathan Demme, who passed away at age 73…………...
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Aggressive BAC Upside Weekly Calls Trade

Apr 26 5:48pm The Options Insider
5000 BAC May05 90 calls went up in 1 block on the NASDAQ The post Aggressive BAC Upside Weekly Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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FCAU Combos Trade

Apr 26 5:39pm The Options Insider
10000 FCAU Jan19 2018 13 calls and 11 puts went up in 2 blocks on the AMEX marked spread The post FCAU Combos Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Short-Term BOFI Call Buyers Active

Apr 26 5:31pm The Options Insider
600 BOFI May19 25 calls went up in 1 block on the ARCA. The post Short-Term BOFI Call Buyers Active appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Rich Ross Believes Netflix Is Going To $180

Apr 26 5:16pm Options
Rich Ross of Evercore ISI spoke on CNBC's Trading Nation about Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX). He identified a bullish technical pattern on its daily chart and he believes the stock is going to trade to $180. See Also: Where You ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Jon Najarian Sees Unusual Options Activity In Morgan Stanley

Apr 26 4:46pm Options
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian said that he noticed unusually high bullish options activity in Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). He explained that somebody sold 5,000 contracts of ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 26, 2017 BX, NSC, BAC, MRK, V

Apr 26 4:17pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 26, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day April 26, 2017 – BX, NSC, BAC, MRK, V appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Battle Of The Bands

Apr 26 2:49pm Slope of Hope
Yesterday was the third day of a daily upper band ride and was of a stronger type where the daily 2sd (two standard deviations away from the middle band) upper band acted as support and the daily 3sd upper band acted as resistance. The 2sd upper band is currently at 2388 and the 3sd upper […]...
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: The BrokerMadness Champion Reigns Supreme

Apr 26 2:31pm The Options Insider
An interview with the champions of the 2017 Options BrokerMadness The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: The BrokerMadness Champion Reigns Supreme appeared first on The Options Insider.
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How Trading Options in Starbucks (SBUX) Has Outperformed

Apr 26 2:08pm The Options Insider
There is edge in Starbucks Corporation options, and it has led to nearly 200\% returns over the last 3-years while the stock was up just 80\%. The post How Trading Options in Starbucks (SBUX) Has Outperformed appeared first on The Options Insider.
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ICE Says Being Asked To Shift Operations From London To Continent

Apr 26 1:15pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ice-says-being-asked-shift-103910852.html;\_ylt=A0LEVj4s1gBZvzEAzlAnnIlQ;\_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw-- The post ICE Says Being Asked To Shift Operations From London To Continent appeared first on The Options Insider.
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SEC Working Diligently On Plan To Test Lower Exchange Fees

Apr 26 1:11pm The Options Insider
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/sec-working-diligently-plan-test-152847251.html The post SEC Working ‘Diligently’ On Plan To Test Lower Exchange Fees appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Difference Between Trading Futures and Stock Options

Apr 26 1:03pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/difference-between-trading-futures-stock-140605814.html The post The Difference Between Trading Futures and Stock Options appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday April 26, 2017 BAC, MRK, V, CMCSA, ABX, TWTR, ABBV, ATVI

Apr 26 12:52pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday April 26, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday April 26, 2017 – BAC, MRK, V, CMCSA, ABX, TWTR, ABBV, ATVI appeared first on The Options Insider.
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