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Was FDX Down Too Much Ahead of Earnings? Think Again!

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Think FDX was down too much before earnings? Think again. Trading options into earnings is not necessarily about being bullish or bearish but recognizing when a stock could be setting up for a much sharper move than anticipated.

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Options in Play: Setting Expectations for the FOMC

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The FOMC rate decision Wednesday will be the biggest market moving event for the remainder of the year. Options are pricing in significant moves across multiple assets so buckle up for a busy session.

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Options in Play: Earnings on the Radar

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It’s Friday so that means earnings on the radar time. This coming week is the last full trading week until January and the last chance for companies to report before they enter the holiday quiet period.

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So What’s Up with the VIX?

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We have had a consistently elevated VIX for a longer period of time. People are drawing parallels to early 2016, so let’s talk about what that means for the market:

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Why It’s a Great Tape for Calendar Spreads

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Expensive near term contracts into a seasonally quiet time of year? Calendar spreads could be entering a sweet spot thanks to higher than normal recent volatility.

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Options in Play: The Stitchfix Strangle

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SFIX is going to need a surgeon after this quarter. The stock had a solid set up for a trade into earnings and it followed through on it nicely today.

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Options in Play: BIG’s Big Breakdown

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BIG was a bright spot in a week of sloppy earnings set ups. Earnings combo trades are some of my favorite and BIG is a textbook example of the strategy.

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Options in Play: Catching Up on Research

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The markets are closed today so it is a great time to catch up on research. I’m going to talk about a couple sites I use for building my game plan for upcoming trades.

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Options in Play: The G20 Crunch

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Expectations matter when you are trading options and today is a great lesson highlighting that. SPY option prices were sky high for Monday expiration which made it tough to capitalize on the large move.

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Options in Play: Earnings on the Radar This Week

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Today’s video is going to focus on the big reports this week. The holiday is over and this week will be a busy one for this late in the quarter. After you watch the video, click here for our 90% Off Cyber Monday specials. Deal ends at midnight, so don’t miss out.  

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