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Back on the Three Day Rule

Mar 29 8:00pm Slope of Hope
Bulls had a good day yesterday and delivered a conviction break back over the 5dma. As the decline was more than 2\%, that puts SPX back on the 5dma Three Day Rule. The 5dma is currently in the 5350 area and on a daily close back below today or tomorrow, requiring a clear break of […]...
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Doomed to Fail? A History of the Exchange Mega-Merger

Mar 29 4:30pm The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Trading-Venues/Doomed-to-fail--A-history-of-the-exchange-mega-merger/ The post Doomed to Fail? A History of the Exchange Mega-Merger appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 29, 2017 GM, DIS, AAPL, INTC, VRX

Mar 29 4:15pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 29, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 29, 2017 – GM, DIS, AAPL, INTC, VRX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Todd Gordon's Bullish Tesla Options Trade

Mar 29 3:59pm Options
On CNBC's Trading Nation, Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com spoke about a bullish options strategy in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). He said the stock is trading close to a technical resistance, but it hasn't been ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Now We Are Twelve

Mar 29 3:57pm Slope of Hope
A carton of eggs. The product of the first three factorials. Units of time. The number of months in a year. The largest number with a single-syllable name in English. Twelve is a many-wondered thing. It also happens to be, as of today, the number of years Slope of Hope has existed. As I’ve explained before […]...
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BX Puts Roll

Mar 29 3:42pm The Options Insider
17039 Mar31/May05 30 BX put spreads went up in 2 blocks on the ARCA The post BX Puts Roll appeared first on The Options Insider.
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TPX May Calls Trade

Mar 29 3:38pm The Options Insider
5000 TPX May 50/55 calls spreads went up in 3 blocks on the PHLX The post TPX May Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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EWJ Call Spreads Trade

Mar 29 3:34pm The Options Insider
6000 EWJ May 53/54 call spreads went up in 2 blocks on the PHLX marked buy-write. The post EWJ Call Spreads Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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How To Minimize The Risks Of Covered Call Selling

Mar 29 3:29pm Options
Covered calls are one of the most common and popular strategies to generating income in mildly up-trending or flat markets. Covered calls, for the uninitiated, are when you own the underlying stock and sell someone the right to buy the stock in case it reaches the strike price before expiration. Experts suggest that the best time to sell covered calls is while establishing a long equity position or when the equity position has already begun to move in the seller’s favor. Keep in mind, that when creating a covered call position, it is best to sell options with a strike price that is equal to or greater than the price you paid for the same equity. If you sell out-of-the money calls and the stock remains flat, or their value declines or increases, the calls might expire and become worthless. Subsequently you will have the scope to keep the premium that you received when you sold them. Shorting covered calls is a popular trading strategy. While there is an upside, where the traders have limited capped profit, on the downside, they have limited and proportionate loss. Experienced traders would advise that you apply the strategy with the correct timing and selection of expiry and moneyness. Risks Involved in Covered Call Dealings While covered calls are an easy way to make money, ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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The Real Secret to Google And Amazons Stock Rises

Mar 29 2:57pm The Options Insider
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) stock has been rising, other than the slight misstep with the YouTube ad debacle -- but as investors the real phenomenon has not been the stock rise, but rather that the stock hasn't gone down a lot, and that has meant staggering returns from a risk protected option strategy. A similar situation exists with Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN). The post The Real Secret to Google And Amazon’s Stock Rises appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Clearinghouse Safety on CFTC Panels April Meeting Agenda

Mar 29 1:41pm The Options Insider
https://www.bna.com/clearinghouse-safety-cftc-n57982085899/ The post Clearinghouse Safety on CFTC Panel’s April Meeting Agenda appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Response to a Reader

Mar 29 1:19pm Slope of Hope
I recently received an email from a reader who has been on Slope for nearly a decade and very politely asked me to lighten up on Trump. His letter was well-crafted, well-reasoned, and courteous. I wrote him back, and after doing so, I thought I’d share my thoughts with you, since it doesn’t cross any […]...
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Hot Options Report For Midday March 29, 2017 GM, INTC, VRX, BAC, AZN, AAPL, BX

Mar 29 12:34pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday March 29, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday March 29, 2017 – GM, INTC, VRX, BAC, AZN, AAPL, BX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Simple High-Yield Short

Mar 29 12:17pm Slope of Hope
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Swing Trade AMKR VIAV TKR

Mar 29 11:37am Slope of Hope
Long Amkor Technology (AMKR) Long Vlavi Solutions (VIAV) Short Timken (TKR) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Europes Huge Stock Exchange Merger Is Dead

Mar 29 10:18am The Options Insider
http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/29/investing/lse-deutsche-boerse-stock-exchange-europe/ The post Europe’s Huge Stock Exchange Merger Is Dead appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Look For An Easy Little Tax Cut - Market Will Get A Sugar High

Mar 29 9:28am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday we saw follow-through buying after the reversal on Monday. The S&P 500 was up more than 20 points at one time and it has rallied 40 points since the low Monday. The SPY is above resistance at $235 and that will become a support level we can lean on. As you know from my comments, I felt the failed attempt at repeal and replace was a blessing (for the market). Healthcare is complex and a solution it will require buy-in from both parties. Trump likes to win and now he can focus on lower hanging …...
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Markets Could See Heartbreak If Brexit Is Hard To Do

Mar 29 9:06am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/markets-could-see-heartbreak-brexit-225601680.html The post Markets Could See Heartbreak If Brexit Is Hard To Do appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Quiet Start

Mar 29 8:59am Slope of Hope
The market gives me my content, so the first thing I do when I wake up is see what’s happening in the markets and remark about it. With the /ES and /TF about just about 0.00\% change now, there’s not exactly a lot to work with. This is kind of a special day, however, and […]...
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Apples Stock Climbs To Fifth Record In March, 11th Record This Year

Mar 29 8:56am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apples-stock-climbs-toward-another-record-2017-03-28?siteid=yhoof2 The post Apple’s Stock Climbs To Fifth Record In March, 11th Record This Year appeared first on The Options Insider.
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From trading five figures to seven figures what changes?

Mar 29 8:47am SMB Capital – Trading Education
At 3 PM today... professional options trader, Andrew Falde, will be teaching a workshop on 4 Ways that 7 Figure Options Trades are the Same as a 5 Figure Trades and 6 Ways They are Not . Join the workshop to attend a month of live meetings for just $1. Learn more and join before 2 PM Eastern to make sure you get the invitation to join the meeting live. AND... your trial gives you access to 40+ hours of recorded workshops! >> Join The Workshop Now << Read more [...]...
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LSE/Deutsche Boerse Merger Blocked By European Commission

Mar 29 8:44am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Trading-Venues/LSE/Deutsche-Boerse-merger-blocked-by-European-Commission/ The post LSE/Deutsche Boerse Merger Blocked By European Commission appeared first on The Options Insider.
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US Stocks Rally; Dow Jones Snaps Eight-Day Skid

Mar 29 8:37am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/us-stocks-rally-dow-jones-snaps-eight-day-skid/# The post US Stocks Rally; Dow Jones Snaps Eight-Day Skid appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Volatility Is Back

Mar 29 8:31am The Options Insider
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4058477-volatility-back The post Volatility Is Back appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Despite Down Days, Glass Half Full Scenarios Easy To Imagine

Mar 29 8:29am The Options Insider
https://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/17/03/9224735/despite-down-days-glass-half-full-scenarios-easy-to-imag The post Despite Down Days, ‘Glass Half Full’ Scenarios Easy To Imagine appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Cost of Trumps Deepening Unpopularity

Mar 29 8:23am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-27/the-cost-of-trump-s-deepening-unpopularity The post The Cost of Trump’s Deepening Unpopularity appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Goldilocks Economy Keeps the Bull Market Rolling

Mar 29 7:56am Stock Options News Blog
The Goldilocks economy keeps the bull market rolling despite the set-backs encountered by the Trump Administration.
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Options Action: OptionApps Top 5 for 2017-03-29

Mar 29 7:29am Blog Large – ODDS®
Options Action: OptionApps Top 5 for 2017-03-29 Academic Algorithms: ( Term LT-ST Difference )          Ticker Stock Name Close Difference 1 ADI ANALOG DEVICES INC 82.20 -23.72 2 CBOE CBOE HLDGS INC 79.14 -21.87 3 SFM SPROUTS FMRS MKT I 22.81 -20.65 4 TIME TIME INC NEW 19.45 -19.77 5 GOOS CANADA GOOSE HOLDI 16.35 … Continue reading Options Action: OptionApps Top 5 for 2017-03-29 ...
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Dan Nathan's Apple Options Trade

Mar 29 7:18am Options
Dan Nathan suggested on CNBC's Options Action that investors should consider a bullish options strategy in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). Call options activity was very high on Tuesday ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Do Stock Market Fundamentals Matter Yet Or Ever?

Mar 28 9:47pm Slope of Hope
by Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader.net The market has finally followed through on the pullback we were expecting to the 2335SPX region from 2400SPX, as we have outlined. The structure of the market over the coming week will likely tell us when the next 200-point rally to 2500SPX takes hold. This past week, I read an article by […]...
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Cest Moi

Mar 28 6:25pm Slope of Hope
Maybe because it’s I am a Knight, but I don’t think any single book, play, or other work of art has had more influence on my worldview than Camelot. That may seem ridiculous, but it’s true. Below is the production HBO did of it back in 1982 with the marvelous Richard Harris, and I’ve watched […]...
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Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From March 28

Mar 28 4:26pm 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 Tuesday, March 28, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time. 3:55:34pm: SPLS Staples May 9.0 Calls: 2400 @ ASK $0.25: 4021 traded vs 2068 OI: Earnings 5/17 Before Open (est) $8.48 Ref 3:44:51pm: MYCC Club Corp May 18.0 Calls Sweep: 723 @ ASK $0.30: 723 traded vs 510 OI: Earnings 4/26 Before Open (est) $15.88 Ref 2:54:28pm: BMY Bristol Myers Apr 65.0 Calls: 7000 @ ASK $0.10: 21k traded vs 3041 OI: Earnings 4/27 Before Open $56.24 Ref 2:05:37pm: KITE Kite Pharma Apr 65.0 Puts Sweep: 646 @ ASK $0.75: 686 traded vs 2489 OI: Earnings 5/9 Before Open (est) $78.61 Ref 1:58:52pm: CASY Casey's Gen Stores Aug 110 Calls: 1000 @ ASK $6.60: 1000 traded vs 2 OI: Earnings 6/5 After Close (est) $110.06 Ref 12:52:20pm: AFSI Amtrust Fin Apr 17.5 Calls Sweep: 501 @ ASK $1.613: 508 traded vs 1583 OI: Earnings 5/2 Before Open (est) $18.55 Ref 12:35:22pm: NAK N. Dynasty Min Aug 6.0 Calls Sweep: 884 @ ASK $0.10: 1684 traded ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Pete Najarian Sees Unusual Options Activity In Advance Auto Parts

Mar 28 4:05pm Options
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Pete Najarian spoke about unusually high call options activity in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP). He said traders were aggressively buying the ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Important Resistance Levels

Mar 28 3:32pm Slope of Hope
SPX filled the gap from Friday’s close yesterday afternoon, but there is still more to be done to confirm the low. The next test up on SPX is to break the 50 hour MA, currently at 2354 and SPX is testing that at the moment. If broken the next levels are an intraday higher high […]...
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Puts Trade in CMCSA Size Put Spreads Go Up

Mar 28 3:13pm The Options Insider
Shares of Comcast Corp (CMCSA) are down .7 to 37.03 today. The post Puts Trade in CMCSA – Size Put Spreads Go Up appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Calls Trade in AA- Calls Roll Down

Mar 28 3:02pm The Options Insider
Shares of Alcoa Corp (AA) are up 1.00 to 33.47. The post Calls Trade in AA- Calls Roll Down appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Calls Trade in WFT- Massive Call Sale

Mar 28 2:54pm The Options Insider
Shares of Weatherford International PLC (WFT) are down .14. The post Calls Trade in WFT- Massive Call Sale appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Miners Victory

Mar 28 2:21pm Slope of Hope
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The Dow Is Poised To Snap An 8-Session Slump As Stocks Climb

Mar 28 1:25pm The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-poised-to-rise-for-first-time-in-9-sessions-2017-03-28?siteid=yhoof2 The post The Dow Is Poised To Snap An 8-Session Slump As Stocks Climb appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday March 28, 2017 WFT, AAPL, CMCSA, VALE, F, BAC

Mar 28 12:31pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday March 28, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday March 28, 2017 – WFT, AAPL, CMCSA, VALE, F, BAC appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swing Trades URI WNC HRG

Mar 28 12:30pm Slope of Hope
Short United Rentals (URI) Short Wabash National (WNC) Long Harbinger Group (HRG) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Amazing Grace

Mar 28 10:28am Slope of Hope
The symbol below (GRA) has an astonishing topping pattern for the ages. I believe it’s going to fall. A lot. For a long time. Here’s some perspective:...
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Silver Set To Dip Before Resuming Bullish Trend

Mar 28 10:21am The Options Insider
https://www.investing.com/news/commodities-news/silver-set-to-dip-before-resuming-bullish-trend-469317 The post Silver Set To Dip Before Resuming Bullish Trend appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Market Will Bounce - Earnings and Economy In Focus - Tax Reform Has Time

Mar 28 9:28am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday the S&P 500 gapped lower on the open and it was down more than 20 points. The low the day was established in the first 10 minutes of trading and stocks gradually work their way back the entire day. This reversal was bullish and it was a sign that buyers are still engaged. The SPY closed above the 50-day moving average ($233) and we can lean on that support level. Stocks will test the bid early this morning. If the market bounces immediately we can trade from the long side with confidence. Use SPY $233 …...
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Dow On Track For 9th Straight Decline

Mar 28 9:12am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-poised-to-rise-for-first-time-in-9-sessions-2017-03-28?siteid=yhoof2 The post Dow On Track For 9th Straight Decline appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Bloomberg Holds Market Share As Terminal Users Decline

Mar 28 9:05am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Technology/Bloomberg-holds-market-share-as-terminal-users-decline/ The post Bloomberg Holds Market Share As Terminal Users Decline appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Several Options Exchanges Declare Self-Help Against The CBOE

Mar 28 9:02am The Options Insider
https://www.yahoo.com/news/several-options-exchanges-declare-self-145524896.html The post Several Options Exchanges Declare ‘Self-Help’ Against The CBOE appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Retreats As Stocks Regain Composure

Mar 28 8:55am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-retreats-stocks-regain-composure/ The post VIX Daily Update: Volatility Retreats As Stocks Regain Composure appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Steady Progression

Mar 28 8:54am Slope of Hope
Technical analysis and charting are, of course, subjective creatures. I feel very alone right now, since even among bearishly-inclined chartists, everyone is saying the bottom is in. Even our friends in Gainesville, weary, I suppose, of calling it wrong for so many years, are too timid to predict any decline more than one or two […]...
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FINRA and Several Exchanges Collectively Charge Lek Securities with Fraud

Mar 28 8:48am The Options Insider
http://www.financemagnates.com/institutional-forex/finra-several-exchanges-collectively-charge-lek-securities-fraud/ The post FINRA and Several Exchanges Collectively Charge Lek Securities with Fraud appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Alarm Bells Ringing On Trump Trades

Mar 28 8:45am The Options Insider
http://www.livemint.com/Money/c6EoEBvftgoH2DDGgvy5RL/Alarm-bells-ringing-on-Trump-trades.html The post Alarm Bells Ringing On Trump Trades appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Dow to Surge -- Be Prepared

Mar 28 7:14am Stock Options News Blog
It is expected, based on history, that the there is an expectation that the Dow will surge in the near-term, so be prepared to benefit.
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Watch These 4 Huge Put Purchases In Tuesday Trade

Mar 28 4:36am 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 Monday’s regular session. Lululemon Athletica inc. (NASDAQ:...
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Finger on the Trigger (by a Sloper)

Mar 27 7:28pm Slope of Hope
Note from Tim: Nearly seven years ago, Market Sniper (“Dutch”) wrote a piece called The Very Last Day in One Trader’s Life, a personal tale. In a similar vein, another Sloper, whom has requested anonymity, offers up this autobiographical tale (unlike Dutch’s, which was about a friend), and I am grateful for this thoughtful contribution. […]...
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Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From March 27

Mar 27 4:49pm 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 Monday, March 27, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time. 2:43:32pm: ABC Amerisource Bergen May $80 Put; 2087 @Bid @$1.15; Ref = $86.63 2:41:10pm: LULU lululemon Apr 7th 60.5 Puts: 1000 @ ASK $1.14: 1074 traded vs 39 OI: Earnings 3/29 After Close $64.05 Ref 2:19:05pm: MAT Mattel Apr 26.0 Calls Sweep: 818 @ ASK $0.70: 1410 traded vs 3744 OI: Earnings 4/20 After Close $25.08 Ref 2:05:50pm: PWR Quanta Services Apr 35.0 Calls Sweep: 600 @ ASK $1.60: 1029 traded vs 89 OI: Earnings 5/4 Before Open (est) $35.96 Re 1:51:45pm: EPD Enterprise Prod Partners Jun 28 Call; 5000 @Bid @$0.32; Ref=$26.89 12:45:06pm: YELP YELP Mar 31st 32.5 Calls: 900 @ ASK $0.50: 1161 traded vs 15 OI: Earnings 5/4 After Close (est) $32.45 Ref 12:25:42pm: AKAM Akamai Apr 65.0 ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Short-Term BK Puts Trade

Mar 27 4:40pm The Options Insider
1650 BK Mar31 44 and 44.5 puts went up in one block on the AMEX. The post Short-Term BK Puts Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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GG April/May Put Spreads Trade

Mar 27 4:34pm The Options Insider
20000 GG Apr21 15 over May19 15 put spreads went up in 2 blocks on the PHLX The post GG April/May Put Spreads Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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KRE Puts Trade Through the Bid

Mar 27 4:25pm The Options Insider
3175 KRE May19 50 and 45 puts went up in 2 blocks on the ARCA marked spread. The post KRE Puts Trade Through the Bid appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 27, 2017 BAC, GG, AAPL, SNAP, MSFT

Mar 27 4:21pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 27, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 27, 2017 – BAC, GG, AAPL, SNAP, MSFT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Financials Drag On Wall Street As Trump Agenda Weighed

Mar 27 3:43pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-stock-futures-hit-six-113341232.html The post Financials Drag On Wall Street As Trump Agenda Weighed appeared first on The Options Insider.
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