Options / Finance

High-Frequency Trading Has Reshaped Wall Street In Its Image

Mar 17 9:50am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/high-frequency-trading-has-reshaped-wall-street-in-its-image-2017-03-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post High-Frequency Trading Has Reshaped Wall Street In Its Image appeared first on The Options Insider.
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New High For QQQ - SPYWill Make A New High Very Soon

Mar 17 9:31am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wednesday the market staged an impressive 20 point S&P rally after the FOMC statement. Stocks took a breather yesterday and the SPY found support above $238. By the end of the day most of the losses were erased. Quadruple witching doesn't appear to be much of a factor this quarter. Stocks are flat this morning and it looks like we are in for a quiet day. Considering that the market was able to shoulder the second rate hike in three months, the price action this week was bullish. Look for a grind …...
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Central Bank Hikers Push World Stocks Near Peak

Mar 17 9:18am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/asia-stocks-set-end-week-010003748.html The post Central Bank Hikers Push World Stocks Near Peak appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swim Lessons: Options Strategies for Quiet Markets

Mar 17 9:14am The Options Insider
https://tickertape.tdameritrade.com/options/2017/03/calendar-spreads-and-low-volatility-87573 The post Swim Lessons: Options Strategies for Quiet Markets appeared first on The Options Insider.
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S&P 500 and Dow Are Weaker after the Rate Hike

Mar 17 9:07am The Options Insider
http://marketrealist.com/2017/03/made-sp-500-dow-weaker-next-day-interest-rate-hike/ The post S&P 500 and Dow Are Weaker after the Rate Hike appeared first on The Options Insider.
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For Once, the Fed Is Showing Its Smarter Than the Markets

Mar 17 9:01am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/fed-notches-a-win-in-central-bank-battle-with-markets-on-outlook?cmpid=yhoo.headline The post For Once, the Fed Is Showing It’s Smarter Than the Markets appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Fed Gave Itself a Safety Net

Mar 17 8:53am The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-03-16/the-fed-gave-itself-a-safety-net The post The Fed Gave Itself a Safety Net appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stock Market Looks For Political Clarity, But Set For Weekly Gains

Mar 17 8:46am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-set-to-trim-weekly-gain-as-g-20-summit-kicks-off-2017-03-17 The post Stock Market Looks For Political Clarity, But Set For Weekly Gains appeared first on The Options Insider.
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FBI Warns Investors About Binary Options Scams

Mar 17 8:44am The Options Insider
https://financialregnews.com/fbi-warns-investors-binary-options-scams/ The post FBI Warns Investors About Binary Options Scams appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Stocks Peel Back Following Fed-Fueled Rally

Mar 17 8:41am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-peel-back-following-fed-fueled-rally-192738642.html The post Stocks Peel Back Following Fed-Fueled Rally appeared first on The Options Insider.
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CBOE Vix Volatility Index Edges Lower For Second Consecutive Day

Mar 17 8:39am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-hangs-lower-wake-fomc-decision/# The post CBOE Vix Volatility Index Edges Lower For Second Consecutive Day appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Swing Trades BLDR DK TEL

Mar 17 12:35am Slope of Hope
Long Builders FirstSource (BLDR) Long Delek US Holdings (DK) Short Tyco Connectivity (TEL) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Call Me Boring, But

Mar 16 6:04pm Slope of Hope
Those who don’t like my writing style may already call me boring (or worse), but as far as stock holdings go I willingly take on that description.  If you’re looking for words about yesterday’s FOMC meeting, you won’t find them here.  There are plenty of people picking that thing apart and trying to make chicken […]...
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Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From March 16

Mar 16 4:33pm 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 Thursday, March 16, 2017. All time stamps are in Eastern Time. 4:47:19pm: IONS Ionis Pharma Mar 24th 41.5 Calls Sweep: 783 @ ASK $2.09: 789 traded vs 4 OI: Earnings 5/4 Before Open (est) $41.81 Ref 4:42:46pm: AXL American Axle Jan18 15.0 Puts Sweep: 500 @ ASK $0.90: 6200 traded vs 4125 OI: Earnings 5/5 Before Open (est) $20.64 Ref 4:16:55pm: KATE Kate Spade Apr 26.0 Calls: 1000 @ ASK $0.80: 1000 traded vs 563 OI: Earnings 5/4 Before Open (est) $23.87 Ref 4:03:35pm: INFY Infosys Jul 14Put: 2414 @ BID $0.30; $15.70 Ref 3:57:01pm: INFY Infosys Apr 16.0 Calls Sweep: 4880 @ ASK $0.45: 22k traded vs 17k OI: Earnings 4/13 Before Open $15.68 Ref 2:48:31pm: CRESY Cresud Mar 20.0 Calls; 2485 @ Bid @ $0.05; Ref=19.50 2:44:32pm: RCII Rent A Center Sep17 10.0 Puts Sweep: 600 @ ASK $2.20: 6589 traded vs 2244 OI: Earnings 4/24 After Close (est) $9.31 Ref 2:42:13pm: MNK Mallinckrodt Jan19 30.0 Puts: 500 @ ASK $4.00: 500 traded vs 109 OI: Earnings 5/2 Before Open (est) $47.91 Ref 2:24:03pm: ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 16, 2017 RUBI, BAC, AAPL, RAD, INFY, OPK

Mar 16 4:21pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 16, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 16, 2017 – RUBI, BAC, AAPL, RAD, INFY, OPK appeared first on The Options Insider.
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OTM MOMO Calls Trade

Mar 16 3:19pm The Options Insider
400 MOMO Apr 40 calls went up in 1 block on the NASDAQ The post OTM MOMO Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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HL Calls Roll

Mar 16 3:16pm The Options Insider
2499 HL Mar17 5 calls over Apr21 5.5 calls went up in2 blocks on the CBOE marked spread. The post HL Calls Roll appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Short-Term GPRO Calls Trade

Mar 16 3:13pm The Options Insider
1000 GPRO Apr21 8 calls went up in 1 block on the NASDAQ. These calls are part of 2200 contracts traded on the strike. The post Short-Term GPRO Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Inside Day . Probably

Mar 16 3:06pm Slope of Hope
The bull flag channels broke up on both SPX and ES, and the obvious next target is a retest of the ATH on both. As long as wedge support holds, currently at 2365, then my working assumption is that, after an inside day today, an ATH retest is next, with a possible target above at […]...
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Pete Najarian Sees Unusual Options Activity In Alcoa

Mar 16 3:06pm Options
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Pete Najarian said that there was unusually high call options activity in Alcoa Corp (NYSE: AA) on Thursday. Traders bought around 5,000 contracts ...Full story available on Benzinga.com...
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CHX Speed Bump Draws Fire

Mar 16 2:54pm The Options Insider
http://marketsmedia.com/chx-speed-bump-draws-fire/ The post CHX ‘Speed Bump’ Draws Fire appeared first on The Options Insider.
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The Market Is Acting Like the Fed Cut Rates Yesterday

Mar 16 2:49pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/yellen-faces-conundrum-financial-conditions-175526817.html The post The Market Is Acting Like the Fed Cut Rates Yesterday appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Time to Short Emerging

Mar 16 2:47pm Slope of Hope
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Oracle Beats Earnings But an Options Trade is The Real News

Mar 16 2:30pm The Options Insider
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) beat earnings last night after the bell and the stock is having one of its best days in years. But even with this run up, the stock is up just 6\% in the last two-years. The post Oracle Beats Earnings – But an Options Trade is The Real News appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Perfect Retrace to Broken Trendline

Mar 16 1:05pm Slope of Hope
High yield seems pretty much doomed……...
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Fed Elation And Trumps Budget The Major Themes On Wall Street

Mar 16 12:02pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fed-elation-trumps-budget-major-114059956.html The post Fed Elation And Trump’s Budget The Major Themes On Wall Street appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fed Rate Hikes + Low Growth = Recession, Says Stock-Market Strategist

Mar 16 11:57am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/fed-rate-hikes-low-growth-recession-says-stock-market-strategist-2017-03-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post Fed Rate Hikes + Low Growth = Recession, Says Stock-Market Strategist appeared first on The Options Insider.
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I Cant Not Be In It

Mar 16 11:50am Slope of Hope
Yesterday morning, I covered my short in SNAP for about a 9\% profit in just a few days. I called it a “goofy trade”. However, my contempt for the stock is so great that I’ve jumped right back in again. It’s a small position, and my stop is 21.41.
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How to Profit From Apples Supply Chain With Options

Mar 16 10:10am The Options Insider
Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS) has been on a tear of late. It's a specialty chip maker that makes the guts of each device that will connect the world of IoT and 5G. The post How to Profit From Apple’s Supply Chain With Options appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Gold Rallies As Dollar Slides On Feds Dovish Hike

Mar 16 9:46am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-rallies-as-dollar-slides-on-feds-dovish-hike-2017-03-16 The post Gold Rallies As Dollar Slides On Fed’s ‘Dovish Hike’ appeared first on The Options Insider.
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New Market High Friday - Buy Calls - 2 New Trades

Mar 16 9:37am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - I love it when a plan comes together. The Fed raised rates and the market rallied. If you've been following my market comments you made a ton of money. All of the pieces are in place and quadruple witching will push us to a new all-time high. Use SPY $238 as your stop. If you want actionable trades, watch this video.
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U.S. Stocks Set To Extend Fed-Fueled Rally

Mar 16 9:07am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stock-futures-climb-as-fed-fueled-rally-set-to-continue-2017-03-16?siteid=yhoof2 The post U.S. Stocks Set To Extend Fed-Fueled Rally appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Gold-Miner Stocks, ETFs Primed For More Volatility, Says Goldman Sachs

Mar 16 8:58am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-miner-stocks-etfs-primed-for-more-volatility-says-goldman-sachs-2017-03-15 The post Gold-Miner Stocks, ETFs Primed For More Volatility, Says Goldman Sachs appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trumps CFTC Pick Intends To Slash Financial Regulations

Mar 16 8:55am The Options Insider
http://pilotonline.com/news/government/nation/trump-s-cftc-pick-intends-to-slash-financial-regulations/article\_d3eba973-dc50-5ea0-ba01-064bdaeca186.html The post Trump’s CFTC Pick Intends To Slash Financial Regulations appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Theyre a Person Too

Mar 16 8:48am Slope of Hope
Yesterday, I went into the Palo Alto Whole Foods to pick up a few items for dinner. The checkout lines were surprisingly short, so I went to a line with just one guy buying some groceries. After a couple of moments, I took in the scene: the young woman running his items over the scanner […]...
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VIX Daily Update: Volatility Retreats After Fed Rate Rise

Mar 16 8:47am The Options Insider
http://tradinggods.net/trading-gods-blog/vix-daily-update-volatility-retreats-fed-rate-rise/ The post VIX Daily Update: Volatility Retreats After Fed Rate Rise appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trading Firm Virtu Financial Makes Bid For Rival KCG

Mar 16 8:41am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/trading-firm-virtu-financial-makes-220919950.html;\_ylt=A0LEVkCFh8pYj1YArncnnIlQ;\_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw-- The post Trading Firm Virtu Financial Makes Bid For Rival KCG appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Wells Fargo ex-CEO Gained $54.9 Million From Cashing In Options Amid Scandal

Mar 16 8:36am The Options Insider
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/15/wells-fargo-ex-ceo-gained-29-million-from-stock-sales-amid-scandal/ The post Wells Fargo ex-CEO Gained $54.9 Million From Cashing In Options Amid Scandal appeared first on The Options Insider.
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How Far Could Gold Go?

Mar 15 9:10pm Slope of Hope
As my Slope Plus members can attest, my timing with precious metals has been quite good lately. I offered up a SHORT MINERS recommendation in my Gold………Again?!!? post from February 8th (the symbol is DUST, the triple-bearish-on-miners ETF): …….and then, after DUST was up 70\%, exactly one month later (March 7th) I had a Slope […]...
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Swing Trades HRG CDW FINL

Mar 15 6:13pm Slope of Hope
Long Harbinger Group (HRG) Long CDW Corp (CDW) Short Finish Line (FINL) Be sure to checkout more of Ryan’s Swing-Trades at SharePlanner.com...
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Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 15, 2017 BAC, AAPL, HAL, F, QCOM

Mar 15 4:23pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 15, 2017 The post Most Active Stock Options For End Of Day March 15, 2017 – BAC, AAPL, HAL, F, QCOM appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Dow Closes Up Triple Digits After Fed Raises Rates

Mar 15 4:03pm The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-slightly-higher-ahead-fed-150307244.html The post Dow Closes Up Triple Digits After Fed Raises Rates appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fed Raises Benchmark Rate as Inflation Approaches 2% Target

Mar 15 2:38pm The Options Insider
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/fed-raises-benchmark-rate-as-inflation-approaches-2-target The post Fed Raises Benchmark Rate as Inflation Approaches 2\% Target appeared first on The Options Insider.
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How A Fed Rate Hike Will Impact Millions Of Americans

Mar 15 2:34pm The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-the-fed-raising-rates-would-mean-for-your-credit-cards-and-bank-accounts-2016-12-14?siteid=yhoof2 The post How A Fed Rate Hike Will Impact Millions Of Americans appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Quick Takes

Mar 15 2:14pm Slope of Hope
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Ford (F) Sep Calls Trade

Mar 15 1:51pm The Options Insider
11917 F Sep15 13 calls went up in 1 block on the PHLX. This large block could be closing a short call but is curious with this much time to expiration. The post Ford (F) Sep Calls Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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VIX Ratio Time Diagonal Call Spreads Trade

Mar 15 1:48pm The Options Insider
37200 VIX May17 35 calls, 9000 VIX May17 20 calls and 6000 VIX Apr19 19 calls went up in 5 blocks on the CBOE marked spread The post VIX Ratio Time Diagonal Call Spreads Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Fed Schmed

Mar 15 1:44pm Slope of Hope
I always find Fed days a bit strange. The markets seem to hang on the words of an institution that doesn’t actually control interest rates, which are set by the bond markets primarily on the markets for ten and thirty year treasuries. The Fed also doesn’t appear to employ any decent analysts to at least […]...
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WFT Call Blocks Trade

Mar 15 1:34pm The Options Insider
8375 WFT Apr21 6 calls went up in 1 block on the PHLX. The post WFT Call Blocks Trade appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Hot Options Report For Midday March 15, 2017 HAL, QCOM, F, INTC, AAPL, KGC, SGYP, VRX, P

Mar 15 1:03pm The Options Insider
Most Active Stock Options For Midday March 15, 2017 The post Hot Options Report For Midday March 15, 2017 – HAL, QCOM, F, INTC, AAPL, KGC, SGYP, VRX, P appeared first on The Options Insider.
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A Couple of Thoughts

Mar 15 12:04pm Slope of Hope
We all have to sit around and wait for the old biddy to show up at 11:00 a.m. PST (2:00 p.m. EST). Well, she doesn’t actually show until half an hour after that, but the big announcement (e.g. “up another .25\%”) is slated at the top of the hour. Here are a couple of charts […]...
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SMBUs Options Tribe Webinar: Rob Chastain of Stratagemtrade.com: A look at hedging strategies with the use of options

Mar 15 11:30am SMB Capital – Trading Education
This week, Rob Chastain of Stratagemtrade.com returns to the Options Tribe to discuss his approach to the use of options to implement hedging strategies for traders.
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Swing Trades BABA DIS APD

Mar 15 10:44am Slope of Hope
Mornin’ everybody – Tim here. It’s a very quiet morning so far, since we’re all waiting for the anti-Christ to do her stupid press conference. I’ll bang together a post in a bit. In the meanwhile, here are some ideas from our buddy Ryan………. Long Alibaba Group (BABA) Long Walt Disney (DIS) Short Air Products […]...
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Hidden Pothole For Stock Market May Lie In Republican Tax Reform Plan

Mar 15 9:53am The Options Insider
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hidden-pothole-stock-market-may-110107980.html The post Hidden Pothole For Stock Market May Lie In Republican Tax Reform Plan appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Markets Brace For An Explosively Volatile Week

Mar 15 9:48am The Options Insider
http://www.futuresmag.com/2017/03/14/markets-brace-explosively-volatile-week The post Markets Brace For An Explosively Volatile Week appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Market Is Ready For This Rate Hike - Look For A Close Above SPY $238

Mar 15 9:34am One Option Trading Blog
Posted 9:00 AM ET - Yesterday the market retreated ahead of a likely interest rate hike. We saw some early position squaring and a rally back above SPY $237. Oil futures are up this morning and the market will erase Tuesday's losses on the opening bell. I consider this to be noise and the real action will start later today. Analysts are pricing in a quarter-point rate hike and the rhetoric will set the timetable for the next move. The FOMC will not want to spook investors after raising rates twice in the last three months. Consequently, the statement should be …...
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Trader Talk: Are You Ready For A 2,000 Point Drop In The Dow?

Mar 15 9:32am The Options Insider
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/15/trader-talk-are-you-ready-for-a-2000-point-drop-in-the-dow.html?\_\_source=yahoo\%7Cfinance\%7Cheadline\%7Cheadline\%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=104341874 The post Trader Talk: Are You Ready For A 2,000 Point Drop In The Dow? appeared first on The Options Insider.
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U.S. Stocks Poised For Tepid Gain As Traders Await Fed Decision

Mar 15 9:24am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-stocks-poised-for-upbeat-day-as-traders-wait-for-fed-news-2017-03-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post U.S. Stocks Poised For Tepid Gain As Traders Await Fed Decision appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Gold Is Back In The Red As Probable Fed Rate Hike Looms

Mar 15 9:20am The Options Insider
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/gold-is-back-in-the-red-as-probable-fed-rate-hike-looms-2017-03-15?siteid=yhoof2 The post Gold Is Back In The Red As Probable Fed Rate Hike Looms appeared first on The Options Insider.
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Trump To Nominate CFTC Acting Head Giancarlo As Permanent Chairman

Mar 15 8:59am The Options Insider
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-cftc-idUSKBN16M01E The post Trump To Nominate CFTC Acting Head Giancarlo As Permanent Chairman appeared first on The Options Insider.
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