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Expiration Friday – At Last

Expiration Friday. Since the beginning of time (OK, the last 40 years we’ve had listed options), options expired on the Saturday following the 3rd Friday of the month.  Why Saturday? Let’s take a walk to the way-back machine with Mr Peabody.   I was a floor trader at the CBOE and I am trading front-month options […]






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Part #3 of 4 – Using SPX Options in a Diagonal Spread

Back in May and June we posted two videos on using Index options and SPX Super LEAPS®, this is the third in a four part series on using SPX Index options. You can watch the previous videos by visiting http://www.cboeoptionshub.com/author/shawn-howell/ For this third segment I’m using the SPX LEAPS and Super LEAPS as a foundation […]






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LEAPS® for Stocks and ETF’s to be Added for 2017

We received two questions last week from investors regarding the listing of 2017 LEAPS® options for stocks and ETF’s.  The listing of LEAPS used to happen in the early summer for dates going out ~30 months.  The listing of LEAPS was pushed back a few months because our data showed they didn’t trade very much […]






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2016 Index & ETF LEAPS To Be Added

On June 25, 2014, trading will begin for June 2016 LEAPS in the following Index and exchange traded fund (ETF) option products: DJX (Dow Jones Industrial Average) MNX (Mini-NASDAQ 100 Index) NDX (NASDAQ 100 Index) OEF (iShares on the S&P 100 Index Fund) OEX (S&P 100 Index with American Exercise) RUT (Russell 2000 Index) SPX […]






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LEAPS Listing for 2016 Completed

Happy day after Veterans Day, and welcome back bond traders who got yesterday off. We added “Cycle 3″  LEAPS ® options for 2016 yesterday, Monday November 11th.  “Cycle 3” LEAPS options are those with March, June, September and December expiration. This completes the addition of 2016 LEAPS in ETF’s and stocks. Cycle 1 LEAPS (January, […]






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LEAPS for 2016 Arrive – Partially

We’ve had a few questions this week about the listing of LEAPS options for 2016. LEAPS for 2016 were added for equities (stocks) and ETF’s in the January Cycle this past Monday, September 16th.  When traders refer to the January cycle, they mean stocks that are in the January, April, July and October Cycle.  These […]






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Index LEAPS June 2015 Schedule Announced

On September 9th, 2013, trading will begin for June 2015 LEAPS in the below Index and exchange-traded fund (ETF) options: DJX (Dow Jones Industrial Average) MNX (Mini-NASDAQ 100 Index) NDX (NASDAQ 100 Index) OEF (iShares on the S&P 100 Index Fund) OEX (S&P 100 Index with American Exercise) RUT (Russell 2000 Index) SPX (S&P 500 […]






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LEAPS as a Stock Substitute

Today I was fortunate enough to attend the GAME III Forum which is hosted by Quinnipiac University and held annually in New York City.  GAME stands for Global Asset Management Education and the intent is to educate college students.  With over 1000 students in attendance today I would say they are doing a good job. […]






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2014 Equity and ETF LEAPS Listing Schedule

The following schedule will be used to list the 2014 Equity & ETF LEAPS: Monday, September 12, 2011: 2014 LEAPS begin trading for January cycle option classes. Monday, October 17, 2011: 2014 LEAPS begin trading for February cycle option classes. Monday, November 14, 2011: 2014 LEAPS begin trading for March cycle option classes. For more […]






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Book Blogging

All of the instructors here at the Options Institute at the CBOE travel the country (and even the globe) to instruct all those who are interested in the merits of using options in their portfolios. In fact I write this as I sit at the desk in my hotel room far away from home on […]