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Options in Play – Gingerbread SNAP

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It may be a cheesy holiday-themed title but the SNAP setup is legit. The stock is showing a possible bullish pattern, with an interesting option scenario we have talked about recently.

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Options in Play – Managing Risk with Spreads

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A lot of times we will have option trades start out as call spreads or put spreads but that isn’t the only way to use them. Turning an existing position into a spread can be a great way to manage risk, versus the typical rolling/closing of contracts.

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Options in Play – Earnings on the Radar Week of 12/20

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It’s the 2nd to last week of 2019 and earnings will start slowing down into the holidays. That being said, there are a few big names reporting this week that are worth watching.

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50 Options Trading Terms You Need to Know

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Everyone wants to trade options. But options terminology can be confusing if you’ve never traded this complex asset class. So we’ve put together a list of 51 options trading terms you need to know. And if you’d like to learn an interesting strategy for event-driven options trade, watch Daniel Darrow’s Options In Play webinar. Adjusted […]

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Options in Play – The Implied Volatility Expansion Breakout Setup

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When implied volatility is high, the market is anticipating a big move for the stock and when it’s low, expectations are for less action. An interesting setup occurs when implied volatility is low but the stock has increasingly big moves and EA may potentially fit that bill.

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Options in Play – Earnings on the Radar Week of 12/13

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This coming week will feature a lighter lineup of earnings but several of those names of heavy hitters. Expect more action in Retail and Tech.

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Options in Play – The Tale of Two Strangles

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WORK and RH were 2 stocks we targeted with strangles into their reports this week and they are having different reactions to the numbers. Neither move is ideal and that means we need to approach them differently.

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Options in Play – Breaking My Rules for Bios

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Typically, I like to wait until the day before or the day of the catalyst to open straddles/strangles but we have broken that rule on a few recent Bio trades. Part of it has to do with the lack of a firm date for data releases, but it also has to do with the overall […]

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Options in Play – Revisiting the Timing of Our Entrances

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It never hurts to go over principle ideas every now and then. The timing of our entrances for swing trades and event/volatility trades are different, and it is an important point to discuss again.

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Options in Play – Earnings on the Radar Week of 12/6

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December is going to kick off with a bang for Software stocks. This coming week will be packed with big reports from a bunch of high profile names in the sector.

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