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Option Block 721: The Trade Hawks


Is Maine the next hotbed of options trading?

Listen to Option Block 721: The Trade Hawks Trading Block: Earnings! Odd Block: Size opening puts in Banco Bradesco (BBD), Size opening call sale in Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). Mail Block: Options question of the week Google Trends is full of interesting, and surprising, data. When you analyze the "options" search data you uncover some surprising results. Which brings us to this week's question: Which "subregion" is currently ranked one for overall "options" interest by Google?
  • Illinois
  • California
  • New York
  • Maine
Flash Poll: Let's stick with our Volatility theme to round out the week. Quite simply - which product do you think has the highest 30-day implied Volatility? No cheating (or checking with your broker)! What does your gut tell you? VIX? Bitcoin? TSLA? RUSSELL2000? RUT? IWM?
  • Tesla, TSLA
  • VIX
  • Bitcoin
  • Russell 2000: Emini, RUT
Listener questions and comments:
  • Comment from Till - I'm looking forward to the rock lobster's ongoing webinar series on Asian options.
  • Question from DollClub - How do you price ratio spreads. If it's a long 1x2 do you just multiply the cost of the second leg by 2 and then subtract it from the long leg? Is it just that simple?
  • Question from Division1 - Why has there never been a cool trading video game? Options or stocks I don't care. Maybe Insider should do it?
Around the Block: What's on the radar for next week?

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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