Options / Finance

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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Market Rally Alive and Well - Bullish Speculators Getting Flushed Out

Feb 17 9:37am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday we saw a light round of profit-taking and that is spilling over today. The market has staged an impressive rally and it got a little ahead of itself. This is a three-day weekend and investors are locking in profits. The breakout from three weeks ago is legitimate and all of the pieces are still in place for a rally. Look for soft price action this morning. Minor support is at $233.50 and I'm expecting it to hold today. When sellers can't push the market lower this morning we will see a reversal. Yesterday I told …...
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KC Masterpiece

Feb 17 9:34am Slope of Hope
So……..any tweets from the President about the stock market this morning? Hello from Flatland. I’m traveling all day today, so you’re not going to get the usual torrent of content. I will say that I’m pleased to see – – could it be – – a second day of weakness in equities. I hope D.C. […]...
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World Stocks Lose Momentum After Record-Breaking Week

Feb 17 9:17am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/asia-shares-ease-run-gains-005242719.html The post World Stocks Lose Momentum After Record-Breaking Week appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Fed Should Raise Rates Next Month

Feb 17 9:08am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-17/the-fed-should-raise-rates-next-month?cmpid=yhoo.headline The post The Fed Should Raise Rates Next Month appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Investors Might Finally Be Recognizing Risk In The Stock Market

Feb 17 9:04am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/investors-might-be-finally-recognizing-risk-in-the-stock-market-2017-02-16?siteid=yhoof2 The post Investors Might Finally Be Recognizing Risk In The Stock Market appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Dows Record Run Set To Hit A Wall

Feb 17 9:01am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dows-record-run-could-get-taken-out-ahead-of-long-holiday-weekend-2017-02-17?siteid=yhoof2 The post Dow’s Record Run Set To Hit A Wall appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Cash Will Be King in 2017

Feb 17 8:58am The Options Insider
https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/02/16/cash-will-be-king-in-2017.aspx The post Cash Will Be King in 2017 appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Almost Half Of Investors Now Trade Fixed Income Electronically

Feb 17 8:50am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Asset-Classes/Fixed-income/Almost-half-of-investors-now-trade-fixed-income-electronically/ The post Almost Half Of Investors Now Trade Fixed Income Electronically appeared first on The Options Insider.
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CBOE-Bats Merger Gets Go-Ahead From FCA

Feb 17 8:48am The Options Insider
http://www.thetradenews.com/Trading-Venues/CBOE-Bats-merger-gets-go-ahead-from-FCA/ The post CBOE-Bats Merger Gets Go-Ahead From FCA appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Gaining Momentum

Feb 17 8:39am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-gaining-momentum/ The post VIX Daily Update: Volatility Gaining Momentum appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trade Alert

Feb 17 8:25am Trade with Aram
#1970255027, SOLD -4 /ZWN7 1/50 JUL 17 /OZWN7 600 CALL @6.50LAST=484.50 IMPL VOL=27.07\% , ACCOUNT 86*****37 The post Trade Alert appeared first on Trade with Aram.
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Test03

Feb 17 3:06am Trade with Aram
Test03 The post Test03 appeared first on Trade with Aram.
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Test01

Feb 17 2:48am Trade with Aram
Test01 The post Test01 appeared first on Trade with Aram.
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Yolo Contendere

Feb 16 8:29pm Slope of Hope
Greetings from – where else? – the Las Vegas Centurion Lounge, where I’m enjoying butternut squash soup, pecan rice, and Brussels sprouts. One of my beloved children just declared to me, without prompting, “I don’t like it here (that is, Las Vegas). It goes against everything I stand for.” So……..no paternity test needed. Anyway. Back […]...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 16, 2017 BAC, CSCO, CHK, AAPL, AKS, MDLZ, MSFT

Feb 16 4:23pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 16, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day February 16, 2017 – BAC, CSCO, CHK, AAPL, AKS, MDLZ, MSFT appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Sam I Am

Feb 16 4:02pm Slope of Hope
This was Kinison’s first appearance on Letterman. Of course, since he was actually brilliant, God took him from us, just like Carlin and Pryor. We’re left with Amy Schumer.
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Trade Adjustment in /ZW

Feb 16 2:45pm Trade with Aram
On January 31, I entered into a short wheat position by selling the /ZW July 540 Call options. This was the second half of a two-commodity strangle (or pairs trade) where I also entered into a long position in soybeans (/ZS). The soybean side of the trade has performed well and is currently showing a […] The post Trade Adjustment in /ZW appeared first on Trade with Aram.
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Calls and Puts Trade in MDLZ- Risk Reversal Trades

Feb 16 2:13pm The Options Insider
Calls and Puts Trade in MDLZ- Risk Reversal Trades The post Calls and Puts Trade in MDLZ- Risk Reversal Trades appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Calls Trade in XLV- Large Block Trade

Feb 16 1:55pm The Options Insider
Calls Trade in XLV- Large Block Trade The post Calls Trade in XLV- Large Block Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday February 16, 2017 CSCO, BAC, MDLZ, AKS, RAD, AAPL

Feb 16 1:53pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday February 16, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday February 16, 2017 – CSCO, BAC, MDLZ, AKS, RAD, AAPL appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Calls Trade in HIMX- Call Buyers Abound

Feb 16 1:39pm The Options Insider
Paper traded 1000 HIMX Jun16 7 calls for .55. The post Calls Trade in HIMX- Call Buyers Abound appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Likely Capitulation High Yesterday

Feb 16 1:31pm Slope of Hope
The short term rising wedge on SPX either overthrew yesterday or widened into a small rising channel, but the big news on the hourly chart was that the high established a perfect overall rising channel for this move from early December. The AM high today was a slight break below short term rising channel support […]...
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Wall Streets Fear Index Is On Track For The Biggest Two-Day Jump Since Trumps Election

Feb 16 1:20pm The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/wall-streets-fear-index-is-on-track-for-the-biggest-two-day-jump-since-trumps-election-2017-02-16 The post Wall Street’s ‘Fear Index’ Is On Track For The Biggest Two-Day Jump Since Trump’s Election appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Short Assurant

Feb 16 1:09pm Slope of Hope
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The VIX and S&P 500 Are Moving in Tandem Like Its 1995

Feb 16 1:08pm The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-16/the-vix-and-s-p-500-are-moving-in-tandem-like-it-s-1995-chart The post The VIX and S&P 500 Are Moving in Tandem Like It’s 1995 appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Impatience is a major enemy of beginner options traders

Feb 16 12:45pm SMB Capital – Trading Education
In this video, Seth Freudberg details the problems of raising capital level too quickly and suggests an alternative way to structure your growth process as an options trader. After experiencing some success over a small time period, they decide that they can trade much larger without understanding the tragic ramifications of increasing your capital level too quickly.
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Keeping Clean and Neat

Feb 16 12:30pm Slope of Hope
Well, as usual, any tweet of mine with political undertones garners lots of brouhaha, so let’s dumb it down with one of the funniest MST3K shorts I’ve ever seen. Enjoy...
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Nasty Lauder

Feb 16 10:39am Slope of Hope
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World Stocks Ride To Record High, Dollar Retreats

Feb 16 10:37am The Options Insider
http://www.futuresmag.com/2017/02/16/world-stocks-ride-record-high-dollar-retreats The post World Stocks Ride To Record High, Dollar Retreats appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Buy n Die

Feb 16 10:06am Slope of Hope
The fact that people are electing to exchange cash for equity at these levels boggles my tiny brain. I am long ERY (triple-bearish energy), long SDS (ultra-short S&P) and have 30 individual short positions. Come and get me!...
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Finding Edge in Goldman Sachs Options

Feb 16 10:00am The Options Insider
It turns out there is some edge in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) options over the last six-months and as far out as the last two-years, and the results are staggering. The post Finding Edge in Goldman Sachs Options appeared first on The Options Insider.
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U.S. Stocks Open Slightly Higher After Notching Best Record-Setting Run In A Quarter-Century

Feb 16 9:46am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-open-slightly-higher-after-notching-best-record-setting-run-in-a-quarter-century-2017-02-16?siteid=yhoof2 The post U.S. Stocks Open Slightly Higher After Notching Best Record-Setting Run In A Quarter-Century appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Take Profits When You See This - It Will Mark A Short-term Top

Feb 16 9:36am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Open on the low and close on the high. That is a very bullish pattern and we've been in it for the last week. The S&P 500 is down five points before the open and you should know the game plan by now. Day traders, be patient and wait for support to be established. When the market stops going down, start scaling into long positions. We have been killing it in my day trading chat room. Down opens don't scare me, in fact I welcome them. They help me identify relative strength and I have time …...
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U.S. Investors Brace For Mounting Political Risks As They Decode Trump

Feb 16 9:03am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-funds-politicalrisk-trump-idUSKBN15T2FZ The post U.S. Investors Brace For Mounting Political Risks As They Decode Trump appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Beware Of Overpriced Options

Feb 16 8:59am The Options Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/beware-of-overpriced-options-2017-2 The post Beware Of Overpriced Options appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fortress Stock Volume Surged With Options on Day Before Buyout

Feb 16 8:56am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/fortress-stock-volume-surged-with-options-on-day-before-buyout The post Fortress Stock Volume Surged With Options on Day Before Buyout appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Who Will Watch the Banks Under Trump?

Feb 16 8:51am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-14/who-will-watch-the-banks-under-trump The post Who Will Watch the Banks Under Trump? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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