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 560: The Sex Appeal of Options
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Today we have a very special guest co-host, Benjamin Londergan, Executive Managing Director and Head of Options Trading and Technology, Convergex. Trading Block: Most indices closed sharply lower. That means the VIX closed higher. Was Deutsche Bank the biggest story of the day? The media dropped the dreaded "D" word. Crude is up again. Revisiting the CBOE/BATS deal. Odd Block: Size PFE time spread goes up, size BHI call buyers and VNDA parity calls and combos trade. Strategy Block: Uncle Mike discusses the biggest frustrations with collars and alternatives to that. Mail Block: Listener questions and comments What's the deal with PG? Around the Block: Will the markets move from the election? The post-debate analysis. Options #QuestionOfTheWeek: How will the election impact $VIX? Are we heading for #Trump-ocalypse or #Clint-astrophe? Share your feelings. Spike > 20 - Blame Trump Spike > 20 - Blame Clinton No impact (12-14 range) Modest Increase (15-20)