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Option Block 634: APRN Calls Not So Tasty


Is it already time to hang up the APRN?

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Trading Block: Blue Apron options to list on CBOE exchanges on Monday."Amazon Prime Day" is today. A plan for new trading pit triggers a feud in the U.S. options market.

Odd Block: TSLA Options Tracker - 51 more “catastrophe” puts hit the tape today. Puts roll in L Brands Inc. (LB) Puts trade in Gap Inc. (GPS)

Mail Block: Listeners weigh in

Options question of the week: Blue Apron $APRN is down over 10% from its #IPO price. Assuming #Options were listed, what trade would you make?

  • Buy Dec 10 Call for $1
  • Buy Dec 9 Put for $1
  • Sell Dec 10 Call for $1
  • Not Touching $APRN

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Tomlyn - What the heck does StoppedIM mean? - From IB Website: SPIM Transaction was the execution of an order which was “stopped” at a price that did not constitute a Trade-Through on another market at the time of the stop. Process like a normal transaction except don’t update “last”.
  • Comment from PBiggers‏ - Costco Could not get filled to close, then this happens! Need a bounce next week.
  • Question from Alfieg - Interesting artice in Barrons. Any truth to it?  How to Tame Volatility? Nix VIX and Buy CBOE.

Around the Block:

This Week in the Market

  • Jul 11: JOLTS
  • Jul 12: Beige Book, OPEC monthly crude oil report.
  • Jul 13: Jobless Claims, Treasury Budget
  • Jul 14: Consumer Price Index, Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment

Earnings This Week:  

  • Thursday - Delta Airlines
  • Friday - Wells Fargo, Citi, and JP Morgan

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About Mark S. Longo


Mark S. Longo is the founder of The Options Insider Inc. - a firm dedicated to providing free options information, education, news and analysis for options users. Whether it's on TheOptionsInsider.com, a leading online options destination; through Options Insider Radio, the world's only radio network for options users; or through a growing number of newsletters and live events, Mr. Longo continues to provide new ways to spread the word about options.Mr. Longo's analysis of the options market has appeared in a wide variety of domestic and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Futures Magazine, and more. As one of the few industry commentators with practical options experience, he has developed a substantial following among industry veterans and newcomers looking for insight into this complex market. Mr. Longo began his career as an options trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

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