The Option Block
About This Show
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 596: Disastrous 1x3 Call Spreads
3 days ago
Trading Block: Earnings earlier this week. Tuesday - Potbelly, T-Mobile Wednesday - PepsiCo, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., Groupon, Marriott International Earnings today. AVP - Crush, stock down 17% intraday. Odd Block: Calls trade in Himax Technologies, Inc (HIMX), Calls trade in Health Care SPDR (XLV), Calls and puts trade in Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ). Mail Block: #Options #QuestionOfTheWeek - Trading single #Calls and #Puts is fine, but smart #Options traders use spreads. What is your go-to spread? - Vertical/Ratio Vertical - Calendar/Diagonal - Butterfly/ Iron Butterfly - Iron Condor Question from Gramercy - So I am interested in $ATVI ahead of earnings. I buy 1 Feb 39.50 call for $1.50. The stock opens up the next day and I sell it out for $5. What am I missing? Why does everyone say this earnings stuff is so hard? Question from NIZ - Are there options on Snap? *Note from IPO filing - “Like many burgeoning tech startups, Snap warned that it “may never achieve or maintain profitability.” Question from Mark Tucker - You think MaxPain was the reason to hold $AAPL below $132.40 for closing? Rest of Nasdaq seemed bright green. Thoughts? Thank you. Question from Richard R. - At 14:00 of episode 553 you stat that a $6 straddle was pricing an 8% move following earnings. Is this just the current ATM straddle? Around the Block: The market will be closed Monday, February 20 for Presidents Day. This week in the market - Feb 16: Jobless Claims, Housing Starts Earnings next week - TSLA, BIDU