The Option Block
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The Option Block All-Star Panel breaks down the latest developments in the options market, analyzes unusual options activity, explains cutting-edge options strategies, answers listener questions and much more. Whether you're an active options trader or just getting started in the options market, The Option Block will keep you informed and entertained.
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Option Block 577: Mad Man Option Screeners
4 days ago
Trading Block: Earnings after the bell today: TD Ameritrade, Krogers, Lands End, Dollar General. OCC cleared contract volume increased 20% in November. Why was November such a massive month for markets around the world? XLE up 8% since Tuesday. Volume 1.5x ADV, calls slightly over puts.USO up over 10% since Tuesday - volume 2x ADV, calls over puts 2-to-1. VOLUME 2X ADV TODAY, CALLS OVER PUTS 2-TO-1. Trump plan to dismantle Dodd-Frank unlikely to be realized, says TABB Group. Odd Block: (Review from Monday) Calls and puts trade in SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exp (XOP), alls trade in Financial Select SPDR (XLF), calls trade in Seadrill LTD (SDRL) and calls trade in Ford Motor Co. (F). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses his new modified collar strategy. Mail Block/Options#QuestionOfTheWeek: Commodities are capturing a lot of attention and generating a lot of #Volatility. What's your option of choice? $GLD / Comex Gold $USO / $WTI $TLT / ED / 10YR EUR/USD, GPB/USD Question from Go Hoos - If I buy 10,000 XYZ calls at $1 and sell them for $2, who loses that $1M? The MMs who make $$ on expired option premiums? TIA! Around the Block/This Week in the Market: Friday - Nonfarm payrolls