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Option Block 680: 2017 Year-End Palooza - All Smoke, No Fire


2017: All smoke, no fire.

Listen to Option Block 680: 2017 Year-End Palooza - All Smoke, No Fire

Trading Block: Review of the last trading day of the year. VIX barely holding on to double digits. Big meh into the end of the year. Silver is on a tear. The highs and lows of Bitcoin. Cboe announces six Bitcoin ETFs. Uncle Mike creates a new product...Fitcoin.

2017 Year-in Review: The good, the bad, and the unexplicable.

Final Options Question of the Week for 2017: What is your enduring market memory/event/trend/etc of 2017? Have a suggestion of your own? We encourage you to choose "Other" and send in your thoughts.

  • Death of Volatility/VIX
  • Rise of Bitcoin
  • The Unstoppable Bull
  • Other: Reply/DM w/ ideas
    • Comment from OptionsAlliance: The surprise resurgence of #options volume in 2017.
    • Comment from OliveWanaBroker: The oats bull market. Very important.
  • Uncle Mike's silver collar was not, in fact, the second coming of AAPL.
  • All smoke, no fire
  • Crypto fever

Odd Block: Crazy paper from the year

  • TSLA options tracker: The explosion of interest in TSLA catastrophe puts. OI exploded in 2017. Interest also expanded to Jan 2020 50 puts.
  • The 250,000 contract VIX three-way, rolled thrice
  • Extended Stay America - giving up the ghost
  • The way-out-of-the-money gold trade with a further out-of-the-money kicker.

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike waxes poetic about his trading strategy from 2017

Around the Block: Will the outlier trends continue? Andrew brings us down with debt talk. What would it take for volatility to return to normal?


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.

Author's web site: http://www.theoptionsinsider.com


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