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 683: Is Uncle Mike Getting Bearish?
4 days ago
Trading Block: VIX at 12.40! In the double digits for the first time in a long while. Earnings season ahead. IBM - $168.70, ATM straddle - $7.20, approx. 4%. A rough start to the year for Bitcoin. Tuesday selloff hits crypto hard. Odd Block: Yet more Jan 2019 50 "catastrophe" puts in Tesla Motors (TSLA). Massive call party in Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE). Size bullish strangle in Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI). Size put roll in MBIA Inc. (MBI). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses exercising caution in this current market. Mail Block: Options question of the week. Which name are you looking forward to trading options on during the upcoming earnings season? Your fav not here? Choose "Other" and send it in. Best will be shared on #OptionBlock Apple ($AAPL) Tesla ($TSLA) Amazon ($AMZN) Other Another options question of the week: Bitcoin futures are currently trading around $11,500. If options existed, how would you trade them? Assuming one-month to expiration would you...? Buy 5% OTM Call Buy 5% OTM Put Sell 5% OTM Covered Call Just Short the Future Listener Questions and Comments: Question from PJamesLamar - Can you guys recommend an options platform for active option trader? I'll try to add a link to what I used to be able to do on my old platform but am no longer able to do. But I would like to find another platform that has single click entry and exit for options. If you know one please let me know. Thanks. Around the Block: IBM off a little over 4%. Earnings. Shutdowns.