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9 Is the New 10

Looking at the market rip up on the surprising housing news and the old highs are in the rearview mirror as stocks race ahead.  Alex Jacobson, who I co-moderate the Options Block with on the Options Insider Radio Network, made a nice call last week watching the Dow transports make new highs and thinking the […]






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Who Wants to Buy The Juice?

The market drifts lower today and nobody seemed to care.  It is only May 14th and Summer is still a month away officially so this is a bizarre kind of complacency, or is it?  The volatility futures did have a little pullback priced in with the VIX trading near 12%.  The premium in the front […]






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What To Do in TSLA?

The stock looks poised for a fall but what if it jacks up again? Seems too risky to play! The dilemma is how to directionally play high priced stocks without getting your face ripped off. My favorite speculative strategy is the directional Butterfly trade. Trade: TSLA is around $246 (we got this from Dan at […]






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What’s Monthly Expiration Good For?

It’s that time of the month again – for options traders that is. Friday is January monthly options expiration and now is the time when you can see the hands of large open options positions play out. There is a lot happening in these final 2 days of options expiration. The big players are rolling […]