When Christmas and New Year’s fall on Wednesdays the market is pretty much in a pause mode. Unless, of course, we are approaching a year end ‘fiscal cliff’ or something like that. The point is there isn’t too much to talk about as far as short dated option trading goes for the next couple of week. Looking back at last week, the list of stocks with Weeklys available expanded by ten more companies (listed below). That takes the total number of markets with options expiring each Friday to 312. The breakdown is 6 indexes, 57 exchange traded funds (or notes), and 249 stocks.