Options / Finance

Bitcoin Briefing

May 26 8:13pm Slope of Hope
One of my readers sent me this email, and I asked him permission to post it, which he kindly gave: I’ve read a few times that your bloggers/commenters do not understand how bitcoin works but they will trade it anyway. I know pretty extensively how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work. Being a bitcoin/litecoin miner and […]...
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Heavy WPX July Call Buying

May 26 4:55pm The Options Insider
6,000 WPX July 13 calls traded for .35 tied to 91,500 shares of WPX sold at 11.55. The post Heavy WPX July Call Buying appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Large HD Call Spread

May 26 4:50pm The Options Insider
Paper bought the HD June 155-160 call spread for 1.36. The post Large HD Call Spread appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Huge USO August Put Purchase

May 26 4:42pm The Options Insider
In two blocks, a customer bought 215,000 USO Aug 8.5 puts tied to stock of 10.14 on a 13 delta. The post Huge USO August Put Purchase appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Mergers, Volume, Next Generation Traders and More with E*Trade/Options House

May 26 4:31pm The Options Insider
Talking Mergers, Volume, Next Generation Traders and More with E*Trade/Options House The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Mergers, Volume, Next Generation Traders and More with E*Trade/Options House appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 26, 2017 AAPL, TSLA, MU, TV, SIRI, FB, MAR

May 26 4:12pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 26, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 26, 2017 – AAPL, TSLA, MU, TV, SIRI, FB, MAR appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Right Now: How to trade Ulta options after earnings

May 26 3:41pm The Options Insider
Ulta Beauty Inc (NASDAQ:ULTA) has been a top performer in the S&P 500, proving quite definitively that a retailer can find success, even in the world of Amazon.com. The post Right Now: How to trade Ulta options after earnings appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Option Block 623: How to Sell Premium With A Low VIX

May 26 3:30pm The Options Insider
Even in a low volatility environment, you can still sell premium. The post Option Block 623: How to Sell Premium With A Low VIX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swing Trade SGMS, MU, MTOR

May 26 1:18pm Slope of Hope
Long Scientific Games (SGMS) Long Micron Technology (MU) Short Meritor (MTOR) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Hot Options Report For Midday May 26, 2017 MU, SIRI, AAPL, MAR, F, GE, HTZ, TSLA, MRK

May 26 1:09pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday May 26, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday May 26, 2017 – MU, SIRI, AAPL, MAR, F, GE, HTZ, TSLA, MRK appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fresh. Live.

May 26 11:09am Slope of Hope
A fantastic performance by Devo on the Letterman show back in 2010 (and here is the original video of the song, in case its meaning isn’t immediately obvious to you).
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April 2017 Monthly Trade Watch

May 26 10:51am Blog – Options-Intelligence
The post April 2017 Monthly Trade Watch appeared first on Options-Intelligence.
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U.S. Stocks Slip From Record Highs Despite GDP Beat

May 26 10:36am The Options Insider
https://www.investing.com/news/stock-market-news/u.s.-stocks-slip-from-record-highs-despite-gdp-beat-489044 The post U.S. Stocks Slip From Record Highs Despite GDP Beat appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Gold Rallies As Anxiety Levels Rise Ahead Of Weekend

May 26 10:32am The Options Insider
https://www.investing.com/analysis/anxiety-levels-rise-ahead-of-weekend-200191593 The post Gold Rallies As Anxiety Levels Rise Ahead Of Weekend appeared first on The Options Insider.
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CFTC Strengthens Anti-Retaliation Protections For Whistleblowers

May 26 10:27am The Options Insider
http://www.futuresmag.com/2017/05/22/cftc-strengthens-anti-retaliation-protections-whistleblowers The post CFTC Strengthens Anti-Retaliation Protections For Whistleblowers appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hedge Fund Billionaire Paul Singer Predicts Trump Could Cause a Recession

May 26 9:48am The Options Insider
http://fortune.com/2017/05/26/hedge-fund-elliott-paul-singer-donald-trump/ The post Hedge Fund Billionaire Paul Singer Predicts Trump Could Cause a Recession appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stocks Set To Snap Multiday Rally, Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

May 26 9:34am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/record-run-for-us-stocks-hangs-in-the-balance-ahead-of-holiday-weekend-2017-05-26?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo The post Stocks Set To Snap Multiday Rally, Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend appeared first on The Options Insider.
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New Market High Is Vulnerable - Expect Profit Taking Before June FOMC

May 26 9:27am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday the S&P 500 made a new all-time high on light volume. After the initial surge, stocks traded in a very narrow three-point range the rest of the day. The gains held despite a big drop in oil. I don't trust this rally and I believe we will see a round of profit-taking ahead of the June FOMC. Economic growth is moderating and current activity levels don't justify another rate hike. The Fed is likely to tighten in a few weeks. The recent market rally has provided a window of opportunity and they will take advantage …...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-World Stocks Hit Record, Oil Falls On OPEC Cuts Deal

May 26 8:59am The Options Insider
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/global-marketsworld-stocks-hit-record-oil-falls-on-opec-cuts-deal-20170525-00662 The post GLOBAL MARKETS-World Stocks Hit Record, Oil Falls On OPEC Cuts Deal appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Recedes For Sixth Consecutive Day

May 26 8:53am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-recedes-sixth-consecutive-day/ The post VIX Daily Update: Volatility Recedes For Sixth Consecutive Day appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stock Market Lull Calls for Extreme Measures

May 26 8:49am The Options Insider
https://www.wallstreetdaily.com/2017/05/25/stock-market-lull-calls-extreme-measures/ The post Stock Market Lull Calls for Extreme Measures appeared first on The Options Insider.
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I Wonder What Happens Next?

May 26 8:26am Slope of Hope
And for some longer-term perspective on this savvy recommendation while prices are at bargain levels……….
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OAP 093: Options Trading Timelines & Duration [EEM Straddle Backtest]

May 26 7:00am Blog – Option Alpha
I’ve said it for years, position sizing matters in a high probability system. Much more so that you would believe and today’s show is the first in a new mini-series we are doing leading up to the launch of our new backtesting software. Inside we’ll cover a case study using and iron condor backtest we […] The post OAP 093: Options Trading Timelines & Duration [EEM Straddle Backtest] appeared first on Option Alpha.
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Indexes Galore!

May 25 8:37pm Slope of Hope
I am DE-LIGHT-ED to tell you that SlopeCharts has high quality index data now. The charts remain free of charge, although I actually am paying for this index data out of my own pocket. Lovely guy, eh? In any case, here’s the list of indexes. Ignore the symbols – – a lot of them are wrong […]...
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Snapshots

May 25 6:29pm Slope of Hope
Just a quick post as I’ve been fighting the clock all day today, with a review of the pattern setup on SPX/ES, NDX/NQ and RUT/TF with the break over resistance last night. On SPX the short term pattern from 2352 is a decent rising wedge. Wedge support currently in the 2410 area and a 15min […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 25, 2017 QCOM, NBR, AAPL, FB, RAD, MAR, CMCSA

May 25 5:03pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 25, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 25, 2017 – QCOM, NBR, AAPL, FB, RAD, MAR, CMCSA appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Najarian Brothers See Unusual Activity In Colgate-Palmolive, MGM Resorts And Sprint

May 25 4:09pm Options
On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Pete Najarian said that somebody bought 10,600 call options in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL) on Wednesday, just before the market close. He added that the trader targeted the August expiration. Jon Najarian noticed some call options activity in MGM Resorts International ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Is Elliott Wave Basic Pattern Voodoo Magic?

May 25 4:05pm Slope of Hope
Does Elliott Wave voodoo magic work? Lots of people who study Elliott wave theory have conflicting counts. Many are looking for complex “4th wave patterns” .. But is it possible that the most basic Elliott wave pattern formed under our nose without us easily noticing it? I’ll post the two charts — 1) theoretical and […]...
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OHI Puts Trade tied to Stock

May 25 3:36pm The Options Insider
Paper bought 10,000 OHI Sep 30 puts for .75 & 240,000 shares of OHI stock for 32.83 which would be a 24 delta on these puts. The post OHI Puts Trade tied to Stock appeared first on The Options Insider.
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MAC Call Sweep

May 25 3:33pm The Options Insider
MAC, with ADV of 870 contracts and OI of 21,526, saw a customer sweep over 10,000 Sep 70 calls The post MAC Call Sweep appeared first on The Options Insider.
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SWN Call Spread Trades

May 25 3:29pm The Options Insider
Paper bought 10,000 SWN June 6 calls for .63 and sold 10,000 June 7 calls at .13. The bulk of the trade went up in one block of 9927. The post SWN Call Spread Trades appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Data, Alpha and More with Wall Street Horizon

May 25 3:00pm The Options Insider
Don't trade with bad data. The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Data, Alpha and More with Wall Street Horizon appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swing Trade RACE NYT LNG

May 25 1:51pm Slope of Hope
Long Ferrari (RACE) Long New York Times (NYT) Long Cheniere Energy (LNG) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volume, Market Making and Auctions with MIAX

May 25 1:00pm The Options Insider
Talking Volume, Market Making and Auctions with MIAX The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volume, Market Making and Auctions with MIAX appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Constructive Progress

May 25 12:34pm Slope of Hope
The star of today is, naturally, crude oil — and what a wild ride is has been! I came into the day long (VERY long……..) both DRIP and ERY. They started off well, and then they went into a free-fall which was, umm, a little disconcerting. Mercifully, I didn’t get stopped out, and they have […]...
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Bitcoin Now in SlopeCharts

May 25 11:10am Slope of Hope
The improvements to SlopeCharts have been happening so rapidly lately, I need to catch up with some posts about them (as well as update the documentation). But I’ll mention quickly that the symbol $BIT will now present to you the Bitcoin chart, which is causing puzzlement and red eyes to all the gold and silver […]...
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New Market High Fueled By Light Holiday Buying - I Dont Trust It

May 25 10:31am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:30 AM ET - Yesterday the FOMC minutes revealed that the Fed is still likely to hike rates in June. The market inched its way to a new all-time high and we are seeing follow-through buying this morning. That is contrary to what you would expect and I don't trust this rally. There are too many unresolved issues for a sustained breakout. This is just a light volume holiday rally. Politicians are in a stalemate and it will be a long time before we see tax cuts. DC goes on vacation during the summer and nothing gets done (hard to …...
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PHEW!!

May 25 8:33am Slope of Hope
I don’t think I let myself know just how nervous I was about the OPEC announcement in the wee hours of this morning (my time). When I woke up, however, it took me about one second to grab my iPad from the side of my bed, fire it up, and look at crude oil. I […]...
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Dan Nathan Sees Unusual Options Activity In United States Steel

May 25 7:06am Options
Dan Nathan spoke on CNBC's "Options Action" about unusually high options activity in United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X). He explained that call ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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OAP 092: Position Sizing Impact On Returns [TLT Iron Condor Backtest]

May 25 7:00am Blog – Option Alpha
I’ve said it for years, position sizing matters in a high probability system. Much more so that you would believe and today’s show is the first in a new mini-series we are doing leading up to the launch of our new backtesting software. Inside we’ll cover a case study using and iron condor backtest we […] The post OAP 092: Position Sizing Impact On Returns [TLT Iron Condor Backtest] appeared first on Option Alpha.
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Stocks Continue to Climb

May 25 4:42am Stock Options News Blog
Stocks continue to climb following a significant comeback which has erased most of the losses experienced from the drubbing the market received last week - particularly on Thursday.
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Before He Was President

May 24 10:23pm Slope of Hope
Years before he announced his candidacy in 2015, Donald Trump was the honoree (if you want to call him that) of a Comedy Central Roast. I’m not sure how many years ago it was, but whenever it was, Trump was already saying he wanted to run for President, and the comedians spent a lot of […]...
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Unfinished Business

May 24 6:20pm Slope of Hope
Yesterday was one of the lowest volume days of the year, and today was not an exciting day. This isn’t unusual just before a holiday weekend, though it’s rare to see much slowdown before Thursday. Yesterday I mentioned two levels that were unfinished business that might well need to be completed on NQ and TF. […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 24, 2017 SIRI, AAPL, F, X, LNG, FB, PEP, WFT

May 24 4:17pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 24, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day May 24, 2017 – SIRI, AAPL, F, X, LNG, FB, PEP, WFT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Najarian Brothers See Unusual Options Activity In Nabors Industries And Cheniere Energy

May 24 3:58pm Options
On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian spoke about Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR). He said that somebody bought 6,500 contracts of the July 11 calls for $0.50 in the first half of the ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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MTZ Bear Put Spreads Trade

May 24 3:36pm The Options Insider
Paper bought a MTZ Jul 39-24 put spread for as low as 1.07 and as high as 1.20. The post MTZ Bear Put Spreads Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Huge Call Selling in PAGP

May 24 3:30pm The Options Insider
On the day, paper sold over 8700 PAGP July 30 calls from as high as .45 down to .40. The post Huge Call Selling in PAGP appeared first on The Options Insider.
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XLP Calls Roll Up and Out

May 24 3:27pm The Options Insider
Paper sold 7500 XLP June 56 calls and bought 7500 Sep 58 calls, rolling ‘out and up’ on a set of long calls. The post XLP Calls Roll Up and Out appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swing Trade EBAY TEX BLDR

May 24 2:48pm Slope of Hope
Long eBay (EBAY) Long Terex (TEX) Short Builders FirstSource (BLDR) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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I just need to eliminate my ehh trades

May 24 2:43pm SMB Capital – Trading Education
Last night, I was reading the review of one of our traders, Trader A, who wrote, I just need to stick to my plays that make me money (ETRM, TWTO, GLYC) and just faze out those ehhh ehh trades, I will become very consistent and very profitable. To Trader A, I responded, When u say get rid of ehh trades be more specific. My PlayBook is abc (specific variables that make up the trade) My antiPlayBook is 123 789 2334 trades (specific variable that define the trade) Specific, specific, […]...
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Options Suggest Traders Overconfident About Inflation Forecasts

May 24 1:55pm The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/options-suggest-traders-overconfident-about-inflation-forecasts The post Options Suggest Traders Overconfident About Inflation Forecasts appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Perfect Gap Fill and Reversal

May 24 1:09pm Slope of Hope
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Mergers, Millennials, and Mobile with TD Ameritrade

May 24 1:00pm The Options Insider
Talking Mergers, Millennials, and Mobile with TD Ameritrade The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Mergers, Millennials, and Mobile with TD Ameritrade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday May 24, 2017 X, AAPL, LNG, FB, WFT, FCAU, F

May 24 12:50pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday May 24, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday May 24, 2017 – X, AAPL, LNG, FB, WFT, FCAU, F appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Best Buy Earnings Preview: What Might Be Expected For Its First Quarter Of Fiscal 2018?

May 24 12:15pm Options
It’s gotten pretty quiet as far as earnings goes and there’s just a few names left to report first-quarter results. Big-box retailer Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) releases first-quarter earnings for fiscal 2018 before market open on Thursday, May 25. The company is expected to report earnings of $0.40 per share, down 9.1\% year over year, on revenue of $8.26 billion, according to consensus third-party analyst estimates. Like earnings, analysts are also expecting revenue to decline, down slightly from $8.44 billion in the same period last year.  For this quarter, management issued guidance of non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.35 to $0.40 on revenue in the range of $8.2 billion to $8.3 billion. Management has said it expects domestic comparable sales, a retail industry measure used to compare sales at stores open longer than a year, to decline in the range of 1.5\% to 2.5\% and for international comparable sales to range ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Criminal Minds

May 24 11:53am Slope of Hope
One of my simple pleasures in life is reading the Daily Post, which is Palo Alto’s own little daily newspaper. It’s a morning tradition for me to walk the dogs, grab the (free) paper from a newstand, and read it during my pre-dawn breakfast. On yesterday’s paper, this photo and caption on the front page […]...
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Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Data, Clouds and Costs with Vela

May 24 11:00am The Options Insider
Talking Data, Clouds and Costs with Vela The post Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Data, Clouds and Costs with Vela appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Is This a Big FAKEOUT?

May 24 10:20am Slope of Hope
By Avi Gilburt, ElliottWaveTrader.net One of the benefits of being a part of a trading room with over 3000 members, over 400 professionals, and 15 analysts is that we all are able to take advantage of the combined wisdom of all the members and analysts in the room.  Since I am but one person within this […]...
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SMBUs Options Tribe Webinar: Frank Fahey of Optionvue Systems, International: How an options veteran trades broken wing butterflies

May 24 10:13am SMB Capital – Trading Education
This week, former market maker and options trading professional Frank Fahey discusses how he trades broken wing butterflies in a large account.
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Equities Disappoints In First Quarter At Top Investment Banks

May 24 9:45am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Asset-Classes/Equities/Equities-disappoints-in-first-quarter-at-top-investment-banks/ The post Equities Disappoints In First Quarter At Top Investment Banks appeared first on The Options Insider.
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