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Deutsche Boerse, LSE Plan Further Concession For EU Merger Approval

Feb 22 9:54am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-deutsche-boerse-m-a-lse-eu-idUSKBN1602MP The post Deutsche Boerse, LSE Plan Further Concession For EU Merger Approval appeared first on The Options Insider.
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FOMC Minutes Could Be Small Speedbump - Raise Your SPY Stop

Feb 22 9:35am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday the market staged a nice rally after a three-day weekend. The momentum clearly points higher and the price action will be bullish this week. This afternoon the FOMC minutes will be released. Improving economic conditions will be cited along with balanced risks. In a unanimous decision, Fed officials decided to leave rates unchanged. I believe the rhetoric will point to a June rate hike and the reaction will be slightly negative. Investors will not be overly concerned about a rate hike in June as long as economic activity is strong. Earnings season has been good. …...
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IEX Rolls Out Free Data Service For Traders

Feb 22 9:19am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Data/IEX-rolls-out-free-data-service-for-traders/ The post IEX Rolls Out Free Data Service For Traders appeared first on The Options Insider.
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This Is the Worlds Tiniest Stock Exchange

Feb 22 9:15am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/world-s-tiniest-stock-exchange-hungers-for-forbidden-foreigners The post This Is the World’s Tiniest Stock Exchange appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Wall Street Challenges U.S. Regulator Over Proposed Commodities Rule

Feb 22 8:46am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-banks-regulation-commodities-idUSKBN16028B The post Wall Street Challenges U.S. Regulator Over Proposed Commodities Rule appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Two Stocks Ready to Break Out Higher

Feb 22 8:42am Slope of Hope
EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK) broke out today of a two week consolidation(bull flag) and begin new up wave with target projection toward the upper channel line in the 20 area. Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (GPI), which has been in a sideways channel(rectangle pattern) since early December of 2016., broke today technical resistance in the […]...
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Its a Wonderful, Wonderful World in China Stocks, $6.7B Hedge Fund Says

Feb 22 8:41am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/hedge-fund-sees-a-wonderful-wonderful-world-in-china-stocks The post It’s a ‘Wonderful, Wonderful’ World in China Stocks, $6.7B Hedge Fund Says appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Half The World Stock Markets Are Now In Bull Market

Feb 22 8:35am The Options Insider
https://www.investing.com/analysis/half-the-world-stock-markets-are-now-in-bull-market-200176487 The post Half The World Stock Markets Are Now In Bull Market appeared first on The Options Insider.
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CBOE VIX Pares Gains To End Flat As S&P 500 Rises To New Record

Feb 22 8:32am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-pares-gain-equity-rally-deepens/# The post CBOE VIX Pares Gains To End Flat As S&P 500 Rises To New Record appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Debt That Will Never Be Repaid

Feb 21 11:26pm Slope of Hope
As always, click the graphic to see a more readable image.
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First 100 Days Since Election Bullish, Right?

Feb 21 6:21pm Slope of Hope
On the surface, Trump’s 1st 100 days (since election) ‘comp’ well with JFK, as well as Bush 1 and Clinton.  Each of these presidents saw successful markets for the rest of the year.  From data supplied by Bespoke (whose premium service is a good market data source) I created this table showing the S&P 500’s […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 21, 2017 MAT, K, CPN, BAC, AMD, AAPL, FCX

Feb 21 4:24pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 21, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 21, 2017 – MAT, K, CPN, BAC, AMD, AAPL, FCX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Expletive Repeated

Feb 21 3:38pm Slope of Hope
I made Eagle Scout when I was only thirteen years old. I was confirmed into the Methodist church before that. I was literally a choir boy, as well as an acolyte. And, as a fully consecrated Christian, I say the following in full sight of God almighty: anyone who thinks this market should be bought […]...
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SVU Call Blocks Trade

Feb 21 3:37pm The Options Insider
10890 SVU Jul21 4.5 calls went up in 2 blocks on the PHLX The post SVU Call Blocks Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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BOFI Midterm Puts Roll Out

Feb 21 3:34pm The Options Insider
3500 BOFI Apr21 25 puts over Jul21 22.5 puts went up in several blocks on the PHLX marked spread. The post BOFI Midterm Puts Roll Out appeared first on The Options Insider.
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MAT Call Traders Give Up

Feb 21 3:13pm The Options Insider
17819 MAT Mar17 30 calls went up in 1 block on the PHLX. The post MAT Call Traders Give Up appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Inspector Twelve Says Short Hanes

Feb 21 2:11pm Slope of Hope
You have to be a certain age to get this joke. Anyway……”short”. Heh.
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Well-Formed Top

Feb 21 1:33pm Slope of Hope
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Hot Options Report For Midday February 21, 2017 MAT, FCX, BAC, AMD, COP, M, AAPL, SVU

Feb 21 1:11pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday February 21, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday February 21, 2017 – MAT, FCX, BAC, AMD, COP, M, AAPL, SVU appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Bets for Higher U.S. Yields Wane as Options Show Trump Fatigue

Feb 21 12:57pm The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/bets-for-higher-u-s-yields-wane-as-options-show-trump-fatigue The post Bets for Higher U.S. Yields Wane as Options Show Trump Fatigue appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Buying Bonds

Feb 21 12:03pm Slope of Hope
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Robot Traders Jolt Life Into Slow-Speed European Stock Venue

Feb 21 11:34am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-21/robot-traders-jolt-life-into-slow-speed-european-stock-exchange The post Robot Traders Jolt Life Into Slow-Speed European Stock Venue appeared first on The Options Insider.
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SPX Gaps Through Channel Resistance

Feb 21 11:05am Slope of Hope
SPX didn’t quite make the ATH retest I wanted on Friday and delivered it this morning with a gap through channel resistance. Channels don’t overthrow so that is a clear resistance break and opens higher targets. SPX 60min chart: On the daily chart the retracement on NYMO has opened up some some on the falling […]...
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Wall Street To Open Near Record-Highs On Strong Retail Earnings

Feb 21 9:35am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-futures-hit-record-highs-123232177.html The post Wall Street To Open Near Record-Highs On Strong Retail Earnings appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Orange, Black, Breakdown, Breakout

Feb 21 9:32am Slope of Hope
Nonstop rain and flooding this winter (easily predicted by constant coverage of how California was going to be in a century-long-drought at that you-know-who blog) created big delays in airport travel last night, meaning that my pickup of family members at the airport didn’t happen until, oh, three in the morning. Having gone to bed […]...
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S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Are Optimistic This Week

Feb 21 9:08am The Options Insider
http://marketrealist.com/2017/02/solid-performance-sp-500-nasdaq-dow-enter-week-optimism/ The post S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Are Optimistic This Week appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Investors Are Not Out Of The Woods Despite Delay In OTC Margin Rule

Feb 21 9:05am The Options Insider
http://www.pionline.com/article/20170220/PRINT/302209989/investors-are-not-out-of-the-woods-despite-delay-in-otc-margin-rule The post Investors Are Not Out Of The Woods Despite Delay In OTC Margin Rule appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Head Of An Investment Bank Explains How Trump, Brexit, And The Rest Have Changed Trading

Feb 21 8:55am The Options Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/andrea-orcel-ubs-on-how-to-manage-uncertainty-2017-2 The post The Head Of An Investment Bank Explains How Trump, Brexit, And The Rest Have Changed Trading appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs 2/13 2/17

Feb 21 8:52am The Options Insider
http://www.cboe.com/blogs/options-hub/2017/02/21/weekend-review-of-volatility-indexes-and-etps---2-13---2-17 The post Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs – 2/13 – 2/17 appeared first on The Options Insider.
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That Curiously Low Level For Wall Streets Fear Index? Why Its NOT A Sell Signal

Feb 21 8:50am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/that-curiously-low-level-for-wall-streets-fear-index-why-its-not-a-sell-signal-2017-02-21 The post That Curiously Low Level For Wall Street’s Fear Index? Why It’s NOT A Sell Signal appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Should You Bet On More Volatility During 2017?

Feb 21 8:46am The Options Insider
http://seekingalpha.com/article/4047537-bet-volatility-2017 The post Should You Bet On More Volatility During 2017? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Market Wants To Rally - Smooth Sailing Until You See This Pattern

Feb 21 8:35am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Last week the market inched its way to a new all-time high. We saw follow through buying after the retest of the breakout and the price action this morning points higher. I believe we will have a bullish week. I mentioned a few days ago that I am not worried about down opens. Those are natural in a bull market. Typically the market will rally into the close and finish on the high of the day. The market will get a little over-extended and some of the fluff will come out the next morning (profit taking). …...
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Bull Market, Bull Market and More Bull Market!

Feb 21 2:02am Stock Options News Blog
Plan for 2017 and profit from a bull market that doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
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Theory of Relativity

Feb 20 2:41pm Slope of Hope
Since its President’s Day, I think I’ll write about something Presidential. And this quote from our patron saint George Carlin is absolutely crucial to the piece:  “When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.” See, I want it crystal clear at […]...
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This Week in Futures Options 41: Time for a Little Hog Love

Feb 20 12:11pm The Options Insider
Lest you think #TWIFO is only about #Brent and $WTI, this week, we show the love to live hogs The post This Week in Futures Options 41: Time for a Little Hog Love appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Volatility Views 243: Crazy VIX Ratio Call Spreads

Feb 20 11:39am The Options Insider
The highlight of the week: Crazy VIX Ratio Call Spreads The post Volatility Views 243: Crazy VIX Ratio Call Spreads appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Presidential Picks (Part 6 of 6)

Feb 20 8:47am Slope of Hope
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Presidential Picks (Part 5 of 6)

Feb 20 8:47am Slope of Hope
Preface for each of these parts: Some recent success with short sales, even in the face of lifetime index highs on a virtually daily basis, have emboldened me during this long weekend to offer up my entire collection of existing short positions. As always, Slope Plus subscribers get exclusive access to half of these posts, and […]...
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The Stock Market Is Not Even Close To A Major Top

Feb 19 6:52pm Slope of Hope
by Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader.net The stock market is too high.  The fundamentals don’t support these heights.  This rally is completely “fake” because it has been “manipulated.” The market is in “nosebleed” territory.  We are in a blow-off rally. The market is about to crash.  Yes, we have heard it all for months now.  Maybe even for […]...
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Presidential Picks (Part 4 of 6)

Feb 19 9:24am Slope of Hope
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Presidential Picks (Part 3 of 6)

Feb 19 9:24am Slope of Hope
Preface for each of these parts: Some recent success with short sales, even in the face of lifetime index highs on a virtually daily basis, have emboldened me during this long weekend to offer up my entire collection of existing short positions. As always, Slope Plus subscribers get exclusive access to half of these posts, and […]...
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Set ups and Open Interest for Week 2/21/17

Feb 18 1:54pm Sassy Options
New highs again after closing at new highs last Friday. Last weekend I was cautious about what came next, but as I said then and will reiterate, the bulls still have the edge and until there is some evidence with price to doubt that, we continue to play the long side. The end of the […]...
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Will the Open Interest Stall the Uptrend Next Week?

Feb 18 12:51pm Sassy Options
Two weeks ago here I discussed the likelihood of news highs. That indeed came the following week and then continued on into last week. At this point there is no reason not to expect another new high to be made as the edge continues to reside with the bulls. Open Interest: I have pointed out […]...
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Presidential Picks (Part 2 of 6)

Feb 18 11:48am Slope of Hope
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Presidential Picks (Part 1 of 6)

Feb 18 11:48am Slope of Hope
Preface for each of these parts: Some recent success with short sales, even in the face of lifetime index highs on a virtually daily basis, have emboldened me during this long weekend to offer up my entire collection of existing short positions. As always, Slope Plus subscribers get exclusive access to half of these posts, and […]...
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Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 18, 2017)

Feb 18 10:29am Trade with Aram
Market Analysis The major U.S. indices continued setting new all-time highs throughout this past week with the S&P 500 ending the week up 1.5\% from last week's close. Fueling this rally are the expectations of investors for possible changes to the U.S. corporate tax code and the regulatory environment. With 75\% of S&P 500 companies […] The post Weekend Portfolio Analysis (February 18, 2017) appeared first on Trade with Aram.
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Stocks and Gold: the Next Opportunity

Feb 17 7:12pm Slope of Hope
Unless you visit the Notes From the Rabbit Hole website regularly, you might think the title of this article implies it is written by a market analyst pretending to know what will happen; like a top in the stock market or a resumed bull cycle in gold.  You might also think it is written by […]...
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The End of Volatility

Feb 17 5:24pm SMB Capital – Trading Education
During the first three years of my trading career I participated in a stock market that seemed to move 1\%+ almost every day. That market was built for short term traders. But during that same time period regulators pushed through a series of market structure changes that I believe laid the foundation for a long term decline in stock market volatility. I now believe those structural changes as well as other technological developments make it unlikely the price gyrations that were once common place will ever return. Structural Changes In […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 17, 2017 UNP, BAC, AAPL, SYF, MAT

Feb 17 4:28pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 17, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 17, 2017 – UNP, BAC, AAPL, SYF, MAT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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French Election Put Spreads Trade in DB

Feb 17 4:27pm The Options Insider
Deutsche Bank AG (trading $19.37 with an IV30 of 34.90\% and an HV10 of 28.25\%) saw a large put time spread trade today. The post French Election Put Spreads Trade in DB appeared first on The Options Insider.
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SIZE NICKEL CALL ACTION IN SYF

Feb 17 4:20pm The Options Insider
Synchrony Financial (trading $36.41 down $.44 with an IV30 of 26.48 and an HV10 of 24.40) is seeing call action today in the ‘teenies.’ The post SIZE NICKEL CALL ACTION IN SYF appeared first on The Options Insider.
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AGGRESSIVE OTM CALL LOVE IN MAT

Feb 17 4:12pm The Options Insider
Mattel Inc. (MAT) trading $26.03 up $.36 with an IV30 of 36.44 up 8 points and an HV10 of 11.20 is seeing heavy out of the money call action today. The post AGGRESSIVE OTM CALL LOVE IN MAT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Wall Street Takes Breather After Trump Rally

Feb 17 4:04pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stock-futures-dip-wall-street-124451261.html The post Wall Street Takes Breather After ‘Trump Rally’ appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Market Begins To Catch Up To The Fed On Rate-Hike Views

Feb 17 4:01pm The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-market-begins-to-catch-up-to-the-fed-on-rate-hike-views-2017-02-17?siteid=yhoof2 The post The Market Begins To Catch Up To The Fed On Rate-Hike Views appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stock Markets Are Doing So Much Winning, Investors Are Thinking Nasdaq 6,000

Feb 17 3:58pm The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-stock-market-is-doing-so-much-winning-wall-street-is-thinking-nasdaq-6000-2017-02-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post Stock Markets Are Doing So Much Winning, Investors Are Thinking Nasdaq 6,000 appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday February 17, 2017 UNP, BAC, AAPL, SYF, MAT, CTSH

Feb 17 1:45pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday February 17, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday February 17, 2017 – UNP, BAC, AAPL, SYF, MAT, CTSH appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Pearl Cast Before A Swine

Feb 17 11:26am Slope of Hope
I’ve blocked my latest twitter troll, though apart from the one with very poor english a few weeks ago, I strongly suspect that I’ve had the same troll on twitter and my blog for a few months now. If I’m right then he has a London IP address and seems to have a lot of […]...
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Deutsche Boerse CEO Denies Insider Trading Allegations

Feb 17 10:58am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-deutsche-boerse-lse-kengeter-idUSKBN15V0X4 The post Deutsche Boerse CEO Denies Insider Trading Allegations appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Volatility Trades and Explosive Shorts

Feb 17 10:54am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-17/volatility-trades-and-explosive-shorts The post Volatility Trades and Explosive Shorts appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trading Options in QQQ

Feb 17 10:00am The Options Insider
It's a fair question -- does selling put spreads in the Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) work, and if so, how do we optimize the results? The post Trading Options in QQQ appeared first on The Options Insider.
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