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Overcoming The Earnings Dilemma

As a market maker on the CBOE, I always had a simple plan when it came to trading stocks around their earnings announcement: Don’t do it. I, like most professional traders, didn’t like trading options on stocks with earnings coming out because that was the day of the quarter that typically had the most risk. […]

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Turnabout in BWP?

The market is deciding what to do today after making the big volatility crushing run to SPX 1885.52 yesterday.  I can give it a day of rest even for a hyper active bull.  The momentum drivers are a little slower today, so that might be part of it.  Lackluster employment data, of which there seems […]