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Option Block 577: Mad Man Option Screeners

Trading Block: Earnings after the bell today: TD Ameritrade, Krogers, Lands End, Dollar General. OCC cleared contract volume increased 20% in November. Why was November such a massive month for markets around the world? XLE up 8% since Tuesday. Volume...
Posted December 2nd, 2016

Trading Block: Earnings after the bell today: TD Ameritrade, Krogers, Lands End, Dollar General. OCC cleared contract volume increased 20% in November. Why was November such a massive month for markets around the world? XLE up 8% since Tuesday. Volume 1.5x ADV, calls slightly over puts.USO up over 10% since Tuesday - volume 2x ADV, calls over puts 2-to-1. VOLUME 2X ADV TODAY, CALLS OVER PUTS 2-TO-1. Trump plan to dismantle Dodd-Frank unlikely to be realized, says TABB Group.

Odd Block: (Review from Monday) Calls and puts trade in SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exp (XOP), alls trade in Financial Select SPDR (XLF), calls trade in Seadrill LTD (SDRL) and calls trade in Ford Motor Co. (F).

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses his new modified collar strategy.

Mail Block/Options#QuestionOfTheWeek:

Commodities are capturing a lot of attention and generating a lot of #Volatility. What's your option of choice?

  • $GLD / Comex Gold
  • $USO / $WTI
  • $TLT / ED / 10YR
  • EUR/USD, GPB/USD
  • Question from Go Hoos - If I buy 10,000 XYZ calls at $1 and sell them for $2, who loses that $1M? The MMs who make $$ on expired option premiums? TIA!

Around the Block/This Week in the Market:

  • Friday - Nonfarm payrolls

Contagion and Deutsche Bank: The Business Show Episode 9

In this episode, the business crew discusses the ins and outs of contagion and Deutsche Bank. They also touch on OPEC, explain Venmo and emojis to Mark, and play another round of Trump or Punk!
Posted December 1st, 2016

In this episode, the business crew discusses the ins and outs of contagion and Deutsche Bank. They also touch on OPEC, explain Venmo and emojis to Mark, and play another round of Trump or Punk!


Options Playbook Radio 136: MRO Butterfly Spread with Calls

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio we are covering a call butterfly spread. You can find this on page 102 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version. Brian covers: A review of the last strategy Taking...
Posted December 1st, 2016

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio we are covering a call butterfly spread. You can find this on page 102 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

Brian covers:

  • A review of the last strategy
  • Taking advantage of the OPEC meeting and the ensuing oil volatility
  • Putting on a butterfly in MRO
  • Picking the expiration and the strikes
  • What will it cost? What is the upside? Breakeven?
  • What is our outlook?

OICs Wide World of Options 33: Delta Spreads and OICs Position Simulator

WWoO Show 33: Delta Spreads and OICs Position Simulator Joe Burgoyne speaks with Randy Frederick from Schwab about Delta Spreads and discusses helpful investor resources including OIC's position simulator.
Posted December 1st, 2016

WWoO Show 33: Delta Spreads and OICs Position Simulator

Joe Burgoyne speaks with Randy Frederick from Schwab about Delta Spreads and discusses helpful investor resources including OIC's position simulator.


Futures Options: Exploring Post-Election Volatility

In this episode, we feature Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group. He discusses: Looking back at pre- and post-election volatility environments: A Tale of Two Volatility Regimes. Was the ferocity of the selloff in the overnight session surprising?...
Posted December 1st, 2016

In this episode, we feature Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group.

He discusses:

  • Looking back at pre- and post-election volatility environments: A Tale of Two Volatility Regimes.
  • Was the ferocity of the selloff in the overnight session surprising?
  • Were there any interesting quirks or trends in CME options and futures volume that day/night?
  • An overview for volatility going forward
  • Nine Challenges Facing Markets Post-U.S. Election

Listener Mail: Listener questions and comments

Options#QuestionOfTheWeek: Commodities are capturing a lot of attention and generating a lot of volatility. What's your option of choice?

  • $GLD / Comex Gold
  • $USO / $WTI
  • $TLT / ED / 10YR
  • EUR/USD, GPB/USD
  • Question from Alan McKay: I am starting my undergrad next year and I am thinking about majoring in economics with a concentration in derivatives. Any suggestions for programs?
  • Question from Invern3ss: I have a theory regarding why WTI Weekly options don?t trade as much as the monthlies. Could it be because the vast majority of customers are using the product to hedge existing long positions by purchasing puts. So a weekly would not be suited to their needs since it would just waste too much money through decay. Thanks for your great network. Please keep the shows coming. I?m a proud listener, newsletter subscriber, website reader and app user.

Options News Rundown: November 30, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 30.
Posted November 30th, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 30.


Option Block 576: The Ducky of Maine

Trading Block: Jobs report and the Fed set the holiday table this week. Opinion: How the Trump bump to the U.S. economy could fall flat? Odd Block: Calls trade in VALE SA (VALE), calls and puts trade in SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exp (XOP) and calls...
Posted November 29th, 2016

Trading Block: Jobs report and the Fed set the holiday table this week. Opinion: How the Trump bump to the U.S. economy could fall flat?

Odd Block: Calls trade in VALE SA (VALE), calls and puts trade in SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exp (XOP) and calls trade in ArcelorMittal SA (MT)

Mail Block/Options#QuestionOfTheWeek:

Commodities are capturing a lot of attention and generating a lot of #Volatility. What is your option of choice?

  • $GLD / Comex Gold
  • $USO / $WTI
  • $TLT / ED / 10YR
  • EUR/USD, GPB/USD

Listener questions: Listeners have their say

  • Question from Marco - Trading on election night was horses**t! What can an options trader do when the futures are plummeting but the options are not open? So frustrating.
  • Question from Chris Brecher - Is legal pot driving squeeze in $DRYS? Debating now on. Maybe if I was high, I would have believed all the bull flags on the way up:)

Around the Block/Earnings Highlights:

  • Tuesday - Tiffany & Co.
  • Thursday - TD Ameritrade, Krogers, Lands End, Dollar General

Options News Rundown: November 29, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 29
Posted November 29th, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 29


The Best of This Week in Futures Options: Brexit Breakdown Bonanza

We gave Mark and Nick the day off for Thanksgiving, so to meet your weekly TWIFO fix, we present the Best of This Week in Futures Options, Brexit edition. Do you remember when the Pound sterling hit a 31-year low? Relive the madness here.
Posted November 28th, 2016

We gave Mark and Nick the day off for Thanksgiving, so to meet your weekly TWIFO fix, we present the Best of This Week in Futures Options, Brexit edition. Do you remember when the Pound sterling hit a 31-year low? Relive the madness here.


Best of Volatility Views: Remember Brexit?

It may seem like it was years ago, but Brexit dominated the headlines, and Volatility Views a mere five months ago. In this "Best of Volatility Views" we go back to the episode before the historic vote and look at the ensuing volatility explosion.
Posted November 28th, 2016

It may seem like it was years ago, but Brexit dominated the headlines, and Volatility Views a mere five months ago.

In this "Best of Volatility Views" we go back to the episode before the historic vote and look at the ensuing volatility explosion.


Options News Rundown: November 28, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, November 28, 2016
Posted November 28th, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, November 28, 2016


Options Playbook Radio 135: Thanksgiving Huddle Edition

In this episode, recorded the day before Thanksgiving 2016, Brian is joined by Mark, and they take on listener questions and comments. This includes: Options#QuestionOfTheWeek: Great traders need many weapons in their arsenals. But everyone has a...
Posted November 25th, 2016

In this episode, recorded the day before Thanksgiving 2016, Brian is joined by Mark, and they take on listener questions and comments.

This includes:

Options#QuestionOfTheWeek:

Great traders need many weapons in their arsenals. But everyone has a favorite. What is yours?

  • Vertical/Ratio Vertical
  • Iron Condor/Iron Fly
  • Straddle/Strangle
  • Covered Call/Short Put

What is Brian's answer? Long Butterflies!

Listener questions include:

  • When the market is rallying, what's wrong with just buying calls?
  • Has anyone studied the effect of selling weekly options vs monthly options INCLUDING commissions? Seems like that would be a big factor when writing so many contracts.
  • Are skip-strike butterflies the same thing as broken wing butterflies?
  • Why trade volatility versus direction or income?
  • Discuss the delta of VIX

Options News Rundown: November 23, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Posted November 23rd, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 23, 2016.


Option Block 575: Put Spreads Need Love to Grow

Trading Block: Stocks jump as S&P 500 and Nasdaq set new record highs. Goldman insiders underwater options were salvaged by the Trump election.There are still earnings being released. Earnings today: Tyson Foods (before the bell) Palo Alto...
Posted November 22nd, 2016

Trading Block: Stocks jump as S&P 500 and Nasdaq set new record highs. Goldman insiders underwater options were salvaged by the Trump election.There are still earnings being released.

Earnings today:

  • Tyson Foods (before the bell)
  • Palo Alto Networks (after the bell)

Odd Block: Calls trade in NRG Energy Inc (NRG), calls trade in Ultra DJ - AIG Crude Oil ProShares (UCO) and calls trade in Cypress Semiconductor Corp (CY).

Mail Block: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from RealRK - Juice for free is always nice. I would have never thought of mixing in the call time spread. Musk uses the massive short interest, tweets and it goes up ten points. Thanks fellas! Also, check out the call/put ratio on CY (Cypress Semiconductors). OI near and out of the money in the next three months contracts shows huge call buying (Probably 100 million plus in value). Buyout rumors, so I got long a small amount of January 11 calls. Let me know what you guys think Thursday! Thanks

Options #QuestionOfTheWeek

Great traders need many weapons in their arsenals. But everyone has a favorite. What is yours? Reply/DM w/others.

  • Vertical/Ratio Vertical
  • Iron Condor/Iron Fly
  • Straddle/Strangle
  • Covered Call/Short Put
  • Addition from Options_Addict - Options ratio spreads and naked purchases.

More questions:

  • Question from Rico Landa - Did you guys see this? Is Cuban talking about buying puts or something else? Guess he has a savvy financial advisor?
  • Question from JNic - When the market is rallying like it is now what is wrong with just buying calls? Seems to work or is that just too basic?

Around the Block/This Week in the Market:

  • Nov 22: Existing Home Sales
  • Nov 23: Durable Goods, Jobless Claims, New Home Sales, Consumer Sentiment, FOMC Minutes
  • Nov 24: Thanksgiving Day, markets closed
  • Nov 25: International Trade, Markets close at 1:00 pm Eastern.

Options News Rundown: November 22, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.
Posted November 22nd, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 22, 2016.


This Week in Futures Options 30: Post-Election Volatility Blues

Topics this week include: Crude Oil/WTI Surprise (?) product of the week Crazy trade of the week Gold Futures Options Feedback: Listeners have their say Question from Big Jack - How important are the futures when pricing the options? Should I pay...
Posted November 21st, 2016

Topics this week include:

  • Crude Oil/WTI
  • Surprise (?) product of the week
  • Crazy trade of the week
  • Gold

Futures Options Feedback: Listeners have their say

  • Question from Big Jack - How important are the futures when pricing the options? Should I pay attention to the term structure?
  • Question from Anthony Wheeler - What is the most liquid futures option product?
  • Question from GK6: What is your favorite to trade?

Volatility Views 231: VIX Put Frenzy and Social Media Volatility

Volatility Review: The Trumpocalypse is fading. VIX cash is back below 14. VVIX = 87, back below 100. Russells Weekly Rundown: If a Trump Presidency is scary, why is VIX so low? VIX Options: A lighter volume week than last week - started strong,...
Posted November 21st, 2016

Volatility Review: The Trumpocalypse is fading. VIX cash is back below 14. VVIX = 87, back below 100.

Russells Weekly Rundown:

  • If a Trump Presidency is scary, why is VIX so low?
  • VIX Options: A lighter volume week than last week - started strong, pushing 1M contracts on Tuesday, but then fell off. Total 3.88m (2.80m Calls, 1.08m Puts)
  • Crude Oil: OIV = 48, elevated compared to recent weeks - spiked to 53 on Wednesday.

Volatility Voicemail/Options #Question of the Week

$TSLA ($182.50, down 3%, IV30:41, HV30:31) Straddle says $8.20 move (4.5%) by Friday close. How much will $TSLA actually move?

  • 20% - In line: ($8-$8.50)
  • 37% - Beat Straddle: > $8
  • 23% - Less than Straddle: < $8
  • 20% - Sick of #Musk / $TSLA

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Alex Devers - What does the future hold in terms of social media sentiment and volatility. Is there a social volatility index out there already? If not is this something the folks at CBOE are cooking up?
  • Question from Avec - Has anyone studied the effect of selling weekly options vs monthly options INCLUDING commissions? Seems like that would be a big factor when writing so many contracts.

Crystal Ball: Reckless and wild prognostication.

Last Week:

  • Mark L. - 15
  • Mark S. - 12
  • Russell - 13.5

This Week:

  • Mark L. - 11.75
  • Mark S. - 12.25
  • Russell - 14

Options News Rundown: November 21, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, November 21, 2016
Posted November 21st, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, November 21, 2016


Options News Rundown: November 18, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, November 18, 2016.
Posted November 18th, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, November 18, 2016.


Option Block 574: Laterally Arabesque

Trading Block: A mild market rally today. VIX cash back below the 14-handle. TSLA recovering from some recent losses; was up over 2% at mid-day. Yellen says Fed might hike interest rates relatively soon. Jobless claims in U.S. declined to lowest level...
Posted November 18th, 2016

Trading Block: A mild market rally today. VIX cash back below the 14-handle. TSLA recovering from some recent losses; was up over 2% at mid-day. Yellen says Fed might hike interest rates relatively soon. Jobless claims in U.S. declined to lowest level in four decades.

Odd Block: Size calls trade in Financial Select SPDR (XLF), calls trade in Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and puts trade in Freeport Mc MoRan Inc. (FCX).

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike discusses trading in IBB

Mail Block: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Mike The Bookie - Yeah, the ETF based volatility indexes. Is here a good place to bracket UVXY or VXX?
  • Question from Ian Wagner ?- Why trade volatility vs direction or income? Preference? More favorable risk/reward profile.

Around the Block/Earning Highlights this Week:

  • Friday - Foot Locker, Abercrombie & Fitch

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Taking on Monopolies with August Capital

In this episode, Mark is joined by Villi Iltchev of August Capital They discuss: Villi's background in the fintech space What is August Capital? What are the barriers to entry in the fintech space? Success breeds success The market data albatross The...
Posted November 17th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Villi Iltchev of August Capital

They discuss:

  • Villi's background in the fintech space
  • What is August Capital?
  • What are the barriers to entry in the fintech space?
  • Success breeds success
  • The market data albatross
  • The life of the venture capitalist
  • And more

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Discussing Full Disclosure with the Collaborative Fund

In this episode, Mark is joined by Morgan Housel of the Collaborative Fund. They discuss: What is the Collaborative Fund? Morgan's former career in journalism and private equity/investment banking Bringing diverse backgrounds under one roof Should...
Posted November 17th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Morgan Housel of the Collaborative Fund.

They discuss:

  • What is the Collaborative Fund?
  • Morgan's former career in journalism and private equity/investment banking
  • Bringing diverse backgrounds under one roof
  • Should there be full disclosure on fees?
  • Overwhelming market data fees
  • Innovation versus regulation
  • Taking the long-term view
  • The future of financial advising

Options Playbook Radio 134: Covered Call Writing in FB

What situations might be a good time for covered call writing? There is also the long put spread from last week to discuss. You can follow on pages 50 and 62, respectively, of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle...
Posted November 17th, 2016

What situations might be a good time for covered call writing? There is also the long put spread from last week to discuss. You can follow on pages 50 and 62, respectively, of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

This week, Brian discusses:

  • What has happened to the market since the election?
  • Why is the VIX going up when the market is going up?
  • How did we do from the long put spread from last week?
  • What were the risk parameters?
  • Covered call writing
  • Don't forget about the Thanksgiving holiday
  • What is the timeframe?
  • Looking for the Goldilocks of volatility
  • Avoid earnings
  • Setting up the trade

Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to Brian at [email protected].


Options News Rundown: November 17, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, November 17, 2016.
Posted November 17th, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, November 17, 2016.


Options News Rundown: November 16, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
Posted November 16th, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 16, 2016.


Option Block 573: Tesla Tailspin and Dubious DRYS

Trading Block: U.S. stock market Trump rally loses steam. Oil gets left behind in post-Trump rally. Trump presidency raises questions on the future of Wall St. regulation. Odd Block: Calls trade in Canadian Natural Resources LTD (CNQ), calls trade in...
Posted November 15th, 2016

Trading Block: U.S. stock market Trump rally loses steam. Oil gets left behind in post-Trump rally. Trump presidency raises questions on the future of Wall St. regulation.

Odd Block: Calls trade in Canadian Natural Resources LTD (CNQ), calls trade in Financial Select SPDR (XLF) and calls trade in Square Inc (SQ)

Mail Block/Options #Question of the Week:

$TSLA ($182.50, down 3%, IV30:41, HV30:31) Straddle says $8.20 move (4.5%) by Friday close. How much will $TSLA actually move

  • In line: ($8-$8.50)
  • Beat Straddle: > $8
  • Less than Straddle: < $8]
  • Sick of #Musk / $TSLA

Listener questions:

  • Question from Moolla - WTF is up with $DRYS? Thing is going nuts - takeover? Lots of calls trading?
  • Comment from Burgh83: Can you explain what that means exactly?...thanks, I'm trying to figure options out still. But holding MRO, want to buy more...

Around the Block/Earnings Highlights:

  • Tuesday - Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Wednesday - Lowe's, Target, Cisco
  • Thursday - Walmart, Best Buy, Salesforce
  • Friday - Foot Locker, Abercrombie & Fitch

Options News Rundown: November 15, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Posted November 15th, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 15, 2016.


This Week in Futures Options 29: Election Volatility

Topics this week include: Gold/Silver Copper Crude Oil/WTI EuroDollar Soybeans Futures Options Feedback: Listener questions and comments Question from Tom Chase - Can you explain more about QuikSkew? What is it and how do I get it? Is it available...
Posted November 14th, 2016

Topics this week include:

  • Gold/Silver
  • Copper
  • Crude Oil/WTI
  • EuroDollar
  • Soybeans

Futures Options Feedback: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Tom Chase - Can you explain more about QuikSkew? What is it and how do I get it? Is it available for free on the CME site?

You can find all the cool reports Nick talks about on www.cme.com/twio.


Volatility Views 230: Trump Volatility Bonanza

Volatility Review: The Trumpocalypse is here! What a week! VVIX: 102. So, about last night...Patient volatility seller ended up winning big. Volatility shorts cash in despite the shock U.S. election. Volume in non-U.S. trading hours set a new daily...
Posted November 14th, 2016

Volatility Review: The Trumpocalypse is here! What a week! VVIX: 102. So, about last night...Patient volatility seller ended up winning big. Volatility shorts cash in despite the shock U.S. election. Volume in non-U.S. trading hours set a new daily record.

Russells Weekly Rundown:

  • VIX Options - A crazy volume week!
  • Mon - 1.05M, Tues - 1.05M, Weds - 1.03M, Thurs - 1.08M
  • Total 7.08m (4.62m Calls, 2.46m Puts)

Earnings Volatility:

  • Walt Disney Company
  • Nvidia
  • Nordstrom

Volatility Voicemail/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek

$SPX Weds Weekly straddle says 2% move through election. How much will SPX / $SPY move through Weds 11/9?

  • Over 3% - crazy move
  • Between 2-3% - big move
  • Between 1-2% - mild move
  • Less thastockn 1% - meh

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Brian: Hi Mark, your shows are the best known to me. Congratulations on your success. I have a topic/question for Volatility Views. I am trying to get a sense of how viable XIV will be in the long term. Are there red flags for ETFs/ETNs that would indicate whether or not they will go broke at some point? Are the bigger ETFs/ETNs a safer bet or is it the ETFs/ETNs that deal with future contracts the ones that end up in trouble? I appreciate and value your advise.
  • Question from Mike The Bookie: Yeah, the ETF based volatility indexes. Is here a good place to bracket UVXY or VXX?

Crystal Ball: Wild prognosticating

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 18.50
  • Mark S. - 10.80
  • Russell - 23.50

This week:

  • Mark L. - 15.00
  • Mark S. - 12.00
  • Russell - 13.50

Options News Rundown, November 14, 2016

Options News Rundown, November 14, 2016
Posted November 14th, 2016

Options News Rundown, November 14, 2016


Option Block 572: Post-Election Market Madness

Trading Block: Volume in non-U.S. trading hours sets a new daily record. Pharma pop on Hillary loss. Earnings After the Bell: DIS - $95.72, ATM Straddle = $2.70, approx. 3% NVDA - $68, ATM Straddle = $5.40, approx. 8% JWN - $57.10, ATM Straddle =...
Posted November 11th, 2016

Trading Block: Volume in non-U.S. trading hours sets a new daily record. Pharma pop on Hillary loss.

Earnings After the Bell:

  • DIS - $95.72, ATM Straddle = $2.70, approx. 3%
  • NVDA - $68, ATM Straddle = $5.40, approx. 8%
  • JWN - $57.10, ATM Straddle = $4.85, approx. 8.5%

Odd Block: Calls roll in YRC Worldwide Inc (YRC), calls trade in Huntington Bankshares Inc. (HBAN) and calls trade in Financial Select SPDR (XLF)

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses what to do when you get called away from a covered call.

Mail Block/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek:

$SPX Weds Weekly straddle says 2% move through election. How much will SPX / $SPY move through Weds 11/9?

  • Over 3% - crazy move
  • Between 2-3% - big move
  • Between 1-2% - mild move
  • Less than 1% - meh

Comment:

  • Comment from Bongsong2: Trump win makes America great again.

Around the Block: Checking back on the earnings straddles from the top of the show. Who will be in the Trump cabinet? Funky sector rotation. Will tech buyers show up?


Options News Rundown: November 11, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, November 11, 2016.
Posted November 11th, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, November 11, 2016.


Options News Rundown: November 10, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, November 10, 2016.
Posted November 10th, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, November 10, 2016.


Options Playbook Radio 133: SPY Long Put Spread

For the last few weeks, we have been looking at earnings plays, including a short call spread (page 64), and today we're looking at a long put spread (page 62) of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version. On tap...
Posted November 10th, 2016

For the last few weeks, we have been looking at earnings plays, including a short call spread (page 64), and today we're looking at a long put spread (page 62) of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

On tap for today:

  • Pushing all-time highs post-election
  • Reviewing last week's FB trade
  • Where is the market right now?
  • Putting on a long put spread in SPY
  • What is the timeframe?
  • Setting up the trade
  • What is the maximum risk? Reward? Break-even?

Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to Brian at [email protected].


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Franchise Financing Marketplace

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Franchise Financing Marketplace with Jeff Zinn.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: The Real Estate Software Venture Landscape

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, The Real Estate Software Venture Landscape with Matt Murphy.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Building a Global Startup Investment Portfolio

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Building a Global Startup Investment Portfolio with Audrey Jacobs of Our Crowd.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Banks and Investing in 2020

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, will banks and investing look the same in 2020 with Daniel Kimerling, Stuart Sopp and Joseph Sanberg.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Fireside Chat with Anton Zajac

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, a fireside chat with Anton Zajac, President, ESET Foundation.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Cheddar

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 9th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, a fireside chat with Jon Steinberg, founder of Cheddar.


Options News Rundown: November 9, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
Posted November 9th, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, November 9, 2016.


Volatility Views Election Special Part Two: Volatility After Dark

Volatility After Dark
Posted November 9th, 2016

Volatility Views Election Special Part Two: Volatility After Dark
The resurgence of Donald Trump in the U.S. election is weighing heavily on markets around the globe. We break down the historic action in VIX, Dow, SPX and more live on this special late-night episode of Volatility Views.


Volatility Views Election Special

You want a Volatility Views looking at election volatility in real time? Well, Mark, Russell and the greasy meatball got together and did just that.
Posted November 8th, 2016

You want a Volatility Views looking at election volatility in real time? Well, Mark, Russell and the greasy meatball got together and did just that.


Options News Rundown: November 8, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Posted November 8th, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 8, 2016.


Option Block 571: TSLA Puts and Election Volatility

Trading Block: Dow soars 300 points after FBI clears Clinton again. Are certain volatility funds raising election risk for the stock market? Earnings today after the bell Fogo de Chao Hertz Global Holdings Marriott International - ATM Straddle =...
Posted November 8th, 2016

Trading Block: Dow soars 300 points after FBI clears Clinton again. Are certain volatility funds raising election risk for the stock market? Earnings today after the bell

  • Fogo de Chao
  • Hertz Global Holdings
  • Marriott International - ATM Straddle = $2.75, approx. 4%
  • The Priceline Group - ATM Straddle = $82, approx. 5.5%

Odd Block: Calls trade in SPDR KBW Bank ETF (KBE), calls and puts trade in iShares MSCI Mexico Fund (EWW) and puts trade in Marathon Oil Company (MRO)

Mail Block/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek:

$SPX Weds Weekly straddle says 2% move through election. How much will SPX / $SPY move through Weds 11/9?

  • Over 3% - crazy move
  • Between 2-3% - big move
  • Between 1-2% - mild move
  • Less than 1% - "meh"

Listener questions:

  • Question from RKintz - What do you guys think of out of the money puts on PBR? I noticed heavy buying across several expiries the last few weeks (possibly speculation of prolonged glut in oil supply)
  • Question from Real RK - What do you guys think of being long a little less than one standard deviation puts OTM for Jan in everyones favorite hyperbolic name Tesla?

Around the Block/Earning Highlights This Week:

  • Tuesday - Valeant, CVS Health
  • Wednesday - Valeant, Mylan, Shake Shack, Macys
  • Thursday - The Walt Disney Company, Nvidia, Kohls, Nordstrom
  • Friday - JCPenney

Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Research and Forensic Accounting

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 8th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, research and forensic accounting with Josh Brown and Herb Greenberg.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Fox on Stocks

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 8th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Fox on Stocks with Rachel Fox.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Crowdfund Investing

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 8th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Republic.co and Crowdfund Investing with Kendrick Nguyen.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: AngelList

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 8th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Lee Jacobs demonstrates AngelList's syndicate feature


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Working on a Portfolio with Jim Cramer

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, Working on a Portfolio with Jim Cramer by Jack Mohr.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Should I Be Passive?

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, How to be Passive...Should I be Passive? Featuring Eddie Elfenbein, Cullen Roche, David Aferiat, Tadas Viskanta


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Fixed Income Landscape & Interest Rate Markets

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, a look at Fixed Income Landscape & Interest Rate Markets with Alan Trice and Josh Brown.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Fireside Chat, Version 2

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, a fireside chat with Villi Itchev of August Capital and Michael Porat of Cicso.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: The Importance of Data

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

Up next, The importance of data to the fintech and active investor ecosystem by Stepane Dubois.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Mythbusting with Danny Jassy

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Stocktoberfest is the year's premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year's theme of the show was "Why it's never been a better time to be an active investor."

In this recording, Danny Jassy, CFA, discusses Mythbusting: Are Buybacks Affecting Stock Valuations?


This Week in Futures Options 28: Oil Drop, Gold Rally and FX Volatility

This week your TWIFO hosts discuss: Crude Oil/WTI Gold Futures Options Feedback: Listener questions and comments Question from Bobby - I have noticed moved in the currencies lately. Is this increased volatility good for premium sellers in currency...
Posted November 7th, 2016

This week your TWIFO hosts discuss:

  • Crude Oil/WTI
  • Gold

Futures Options Feedback: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Bobby - I have noticed moved in the currencies lately. Is this increased volatility good for premium sellers in currency options?

You can find all the cool reports Nick talks about on www.cme.com/twio.


Volatility Views 229: The Mystery of VIX Variation

Volatility Viewpoint: Today we have special guest David Hait, CEO of OptionMetrics. He discusses: What is OptionMetrics? An overview of the white paper on VIX Variation OptionMetrics recently released What are the key takeaways? The methodology for...
Posted November 7th, 2016

Volatility Viewpoint: Today we have special guest David Hait, CEO of OptionMetrics.

He discusses:

Volatiltiy Review: VIX surging well north of the 20-handle. VVIX is up to 120.

VIX Options heavy volume week:

  • Mon - 397k
  • Tues - 731k
  • Weds - 602k
  • Thurs - 882k
  • Total 6.02m (4.52m Calls, 1.50m Puts)

Russell's Weekly Rundown: November 9 VIX futures focus. You will NOT be able to capture (most) election returns with that expiration. SPX weeklies and event risk

Volatility Voicemail/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek:

Special #Earnings, #Election, #WorldSeries edition $FB ATM strd=$7.30 $VIX=17.20. Which outcome is most likely?

  • $VIX > 20 before election
  • $FB beats ATM Straddle
  • @realDonaldTrump wins
  • @Cubs win World Series

Crystal Ball: Wild prognosticating

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 16
  • Mark S. - 17.15
  • Andrew - 17.50
  • Bill L. - 15.43

This week:

  • Mark L - 18.50
  • Russell - 10.80

Options News Rundown: November 7, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 7, 2016
Posted November 7th, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 7, 2016


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Breaking the OTC Cabal with Eris Exchange

In this epsidoe Mark is joined by Geoff Sharp, Managing Dierector and Head of Sales for the Eris Exchange. They discuss: What is the Eris Exchange? What are Eris standards? U.S. dollar interest rate swaps: what are they? How are they used? What are...
Posted November 4th, 2016

In this epsidoe Mark is joined by Geoff Sharp, Managing Dierector and Head of Sales for the Eris Exchange.

They discuss:

  • What is the Eris Exchange?
  • What are Eris standards?
  • U.S. dollar interest rate swaps: what are they? How are they used?
  • What are swap futures?
  • What are the advantages of a swap future ofver a standard OTC swap?
  • What is Eris' plan to break the OTC cabal?
  • Who are using these products?
  • What is the Eris secret sauce?
  • What is Eris doing in the platform/technology space to attract customers?
  • You can find more information on the Eris website

Option Block 570: Resigned to Groans

Trading Block: Wrapping up the week in options Earnings this Week: Alibaba (Wednesday before the bell). Close: $101.15, ATM Straddle: $5.46. Open up: $2.65, Traded up: $2.95. Facebook (Wednesday after the bell). Close: $127.17, ATM Straddle: $6.68....
Posted November 4th, 2016

Trading Block: Wrapping up the week in options

Earnings this Week:

  • Alibaba (Wednesday before the bell). Close: $101.15, ATM Straddle: $5.46. Open up: $2.65, Traded up: $2.95.
  • Facebook (Wednesday after the bell). Close: $127.17, ATM Straddle: $6.68. Open down: $5.17, Traded down: $7.56.
  • Starbucks. Close: $52, ATM Straddle: $2.45 - 4.7%

OCC cleared contract volume down 13% in October.

Options #QuestionOfTheWeek: Special #Earnings, #Election, #WorldSeries edition $FB ATM strd=$7.30 $VIX=17.20. Which outcome is most likely?

  • $VIX > 20 before election
  • $FB beats ATM Straddle
  • @realDonaldTrump wins
  • @Cubs win World Series

Odd Block: Calls trade in Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ITUB), puts trade in Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), calls trade in Powershares QQQ Trust (QQQ)

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses ways to use money management in your favor

Around the Block: Prescient polling...so many correct answers on the #QuestionOfTheWeek. Does that mean Trump will win?


Options News Rundown: November 4, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 4, 2016
Posted November 4th, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 4, 2016


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Chart Art

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 3rd, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Chris Kimble, JC Parets and Charlie Bilello talk about StockTwits Community favorties - chart art!


Options Playbook Radio 132: FB Short Call Spread

'Tis the season. Earnings season, that is. Let's take a look at another earnings play, specifically a short call spread. You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version. Today Brian...
Posted November 3rd, 2016

'Tis the season. Earnings season, that is. Let's take a look at another earnings play, specifically a short call spread. You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

Today Brian discusses:

  • A review of last week's CVX front spread
  • Facebook (FB) announced earnings just after this recording
  • What is the expected move post-earnings?
  • Do we agree with that prediction?
  • Selecting an expiration
  • Setting up the trade
  • What's the risk? Reward?

Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to Brian at [email protected].


Options News Rundown: November 3, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 3, 2016
Posted November 3rd, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 3, 2016


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking RIA Problems and FinMedia with Modern Trader

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeff Joseph Publisher of Modern Trader Magazine and Managing Partner of Prescient Capital Partners. They discuss: RIAs, are they mostly style over substance? Being early adopters of alternative investments The...
Posted November 2nd, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Jeff Joseph Publisher of Modern Trader Magazine and Managing Partner of Prescient Capital Partners. They discuss:

  • RIAs, are they mostly style over substance?
  • Being early adopters of alternative investments
  • The metamorphasis from Traders Magazine to Modern Trader
  • Differentiation within the RIA space
  • The decision to acquire a print publication
  • Calling out the talking heads
  • Filtering out the noise
  • Partnering on Stocktoberfest

Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Fireside Chat with Morgan Housel

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 2nd, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, we sit down for a fireside chat with Morgan Housel of the Collaborative Fund.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Not Dead Yet

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 2nd, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Jeff Macke delivers "The Death of the Mall and Retail Is Greatly Exaggerated."


Options News Rundown: November 2, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 2, 2016
Posted November 2nd, 2016

Options News Rundown: November 2, 2016


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Finding Yourself as an Investor

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 1st, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Michael Batnick CFA talks about finding yourself as an investor.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: What Is On Josh Brown's Mind?

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 1st, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Josh Brown discusses whatever is on his mind.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: StockTwits New Product Launch and Demo

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 1st, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Ian Rosen and Justin Paterno present StockTwits New Product Launch and Demo.


Options Insider Special Events Live from Stocktoberfest 2016: Welcome from Howard Lindzon

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA. Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial...
Posted November 1st, 2016

Stocktoberfest 2016 took place from October 13 - 15, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA.

Stocktoberfest is the year?s premiere gathering of active traders, investors, Fintech entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and financial media.The event featured top names in trading and investing, fintech, and financial media as both presenters and attendees.

This year?s theme of the show was ?Why it?s never been a better time to be an active investor.?

In this recording, Howard Lindzon, co-founder and chairman of StockTwits delivers the opening address.


Option Block 569: The Musical Halloween Spooktacular

Trading Block: The tumultuous presidential election could peak the VIX today. Emotional uncertain about the election? Stick to your investing plan. Odd Block: Calls trade in Metlife Inc. (MET), calls and puts trade in Holly Frontier Corp (HFC) and...
Posted November 1st, 2016

Trading Block: The tumultuous presidential election could peak the VIX today. Emotional uncertain about the election? Stick to your investing plan.

Odd Block: Calls trade in Metlife Inc. (MET), calls and puts trade in Holly Frontier Corp (HFC) and puts trade in Encana Corp (ECA).

Mail Block/ Options #QuestionOfTheWeek:

Special #Earnings, #Election, #WorldSeries edition $FB ATM strd=$7.30 $VIX=17.20. Which outcome is most likely?

  • $VIX > 20 before election
  • $FB beats ATM Straddle
  • @realDonaldTrump wins
  • @Cubs win World Series

Listener questions

  • Question from Nickel 45: Your talk of the P&G and COTY arb had my head spinning. So I did some research and came across terms like "put squeeze" and "GEX." Now my head is spinning even more. I included one of the links below for clarification. Is this stuff accurate or just noise? Thx.
  • Question from PFC11: Whats up with $PG/Coty options arb? Any updates?
  • Question from Barncat: I guess this is for the Options House crew. I am an Etrade customer but I am not happy with their platform. I have been thinking about making the switch to your firm for a few months. Will my account automatically switch over to Options House after the merger or I should I switch it manually now?

Around the Block/Earnings Highlights this Week:

  • Tuesday - Pfizer
  • Wednesday - Alibaba, Facebook
  • Thursday - Starbucks
  • Friday - Berkshire Hathaway

Options News Rundown, November 1, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Posted November 1st, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Volatility Views 228: Hillary, The Scorpion and VIX 200

Volatility Review: Today we have on Bill Luby of VIX and More fame. VIX Cash: 15.36 VIX Options: Total 5.11m (3.92m Calls, 1.19m Puts) Strategy index offers cues to derivatives investors seeking to enhance potential yields. Volatility...
Posted October 31st, 2016

Volatility Review: Today we have on Bill Luby of VIX and More fame.

  • VIX Cash: 15.36
  • VIX Options: Total 5.11m (3.92m Calls, 1.19m Puts)
  • Strategy index offers cues to derivatives investors seeking to enhance potential yields.

Volatility Voicemail/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek

Is #Trumpocalypse done? Is $VIX already pricing in @HillaryClinton win? Where will $VIX close on election day?

  • UNCHD (Between 12-14 )
  • Elevated (15-18)
  • Spike (Over 18)
  • Selloff (Below 12)

Listener questions:

  • Comment from Al Melvin - VIX is the best mathematical equation in history!
  • Question from Andrew Simon - What would it take to get a VIX of 200? Is that even possible or does that mean the Earth would explode?

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication

Last Week:

  • Mark L. - 13.75
  • Mark S. - 12.5
  • Russell - 13.3333

This Week:

  • Mark L. - 16
  • Mark S. - 17.50
  • Bill - 15.43

This Week in Futures Options 27: Hillary Gold Call Frenzy

This week your TWIFO hosts discuss: Gold Crude Oil/WTI Soybeans You can find all the cool reports Nick talks about on www.cme.com/twio.
Posted October 31st, 2016

This week your TWIFO hosts discuss:

  • Gold
  • Crude Oil/WTI
  • Soybeans

You can find all the cool reports Nick talks about on www.cme.com/twio.


Options News Rundown: October 31, 2016

Options News Rundown: October 31, 2016
Posted October 31st, 2016

Options News Rundown: October 31, 2016


Option Block 568: Honking Slingshot Swaps Plus AMZN, GOOGL and TWTR Earnings

Trading Block/Earnings Palooza! Before the Bell: TSLA: stock up 1.5%, $12.30 (6%) AAPL: stock closed $118.25, but dropped nearly $5 the next trading day - now trading around $115, straddle $5.25 (4.5%) TWTR: ATM straddle - $2.10, approx. 12% - stock...
Posted October 28th, 2016

Trading Block/Earnings Palooza!

Before the Bell:

  • TSLA: stock up 1.5%, $12.30 (6%)
  • AAPL: stock closed $118.25, but dropped nearly $5 the next trading day - now trading around $115, straddle $5.25 (4.5%)
  • TWTR: ATM straddle - $2.10, approx. 12% - stock nearly unchanged today.

After the Bell:

  • GOOG: ATM straddle - $39.45, approx. 5%
  • AMZN: ATM straddle - $50 - approx. 6%

Odd Block: Calls trade in Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD), calls trade in Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) calls trade in Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)

Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses when you would sell a long-dated option.

Mail Block/Options #QuestionOfTheWeek

Is #Trumpocalypse done? Is $VIX already pricing in @HillaryClinton win? Where will $VIX close on election day?

  • UNCHD (Between 12-14)
  • Elevated (15-18)
  • Spike (Over 18)
  • Selloff (Below 12)

Listener questions:

  • Question from Trader Onki - I think you recently attended two trading conferences. Would you please share anything new for some of us retail traders who were not able to attend? Or if you already shared them, please direct me to right place?
  • Question from ItsGoodUntilTheBearRaid - @Options Does this mean someone picked up 19k $8 calls? Refers to this article.

Around the Block: The big story is the elections, even during earnings season. Will the VIX continue to roll up? 2016: A lot of up, a lot of down, but going nowhere.


Options News Rundown: October 28, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, October 28, 2016.
Posted October 28th, 2016

Options news you can use for Friday, October 28, 2016.


Options Playbook Radio 131: CVX Front Spread with Calls

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio, we are talking about a front spread with calls.You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version. In this episode, Brian discusses: A review of...
Posted October 27th, 2016

In this episode of Options Playbook Radio, we are talking about a front spread with calls.You can find this on page 80 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

In this episode, Brian discusses:

  • A review of last week
  • Chevron (CVX) will announce earnings before the open on 10/28
  • What kind of move can we expect?
  • Setting up the trade
  • Picking the expiration
  • What strikes to use?
  • What is the maximum upside? Risk?
  • What about margin?

Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to Brian at [email protected]


Options News Rundown: October 27, 2016

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Posted October 27th, 2016

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The Long and Short of Futures Options: Futures Options Trends, Surprises and Volatility

Coming to you from the Futures Industry Conference in Chicago, Mark is joined by Nick Howard, founder of QuikStrike and Derek Samman, CME Group Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Options and Products. They discuss: The great year...
Posted October 27th, 2016

Coming to you from the Futures Industry Conference in Chicago, Mark is joined by Nick Howard, founder of QuikStrike and Derek Samman, CME Group Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Options and Products.

They discuss:

  • The great year that CME has been having in 2016
  • This outsize growth was fueled by options
  • What trends are we seeing in futures options?
  • Are retail traders becoming more active in futures options?
  • The trend towards trading on microevents
  • The short-duration expiration options. Will there be daily expiration options?
  • Crude! Puts are still very expensive
  • Natural gas options business grew 40% year-over-year
  • Soybeans driven by volatility and volatility skew
  • 72% of ag options are trading electronically
  • Managing options flow outside of seasonal patterns
  • Metals! It's been an interesting year.
  • Gold call bias...the rent is cheap
  • Don't forget the less sexy metals
  • What can we look forward to from CME in the next year?

Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Trading Floors and Takeovers with NASDAQ

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Kennedy Vice President and Head of U.S. Options at NASDAQ. They discuss: The NASDAQ acquisition of ISE What drove the merger? Will there still be six exchanges after the ink has dried? The new deal on the...
Posted October 26th, 2016

In this episode, Mark is joined by Kevin Kennedy Vice President and Head of U.S. Options at NASDAQ. They discuss:

  • The NASDAQ acquisition of ISE
  • What drove the merger?
  • Will there still be six exchanges after the ink has dried?
  • The new deal on the street: CBOE + BATS
  • An intelligent auction process
  • The ultimate auction: Open Outcry?
  • And more

Advisors Option 48: Elections And Volatility

The Buzz: What are the hot breaking topics in the world of options? Presidential Elections and Option Implied Volatility by Chris Hausman, Swan Global Investments. Is the market pricing in a Clinton victory? Have we already seen the peak of election...
Posted October 26th, 2016

The Buzz: What are the hot breaking topics in the world of options?

  • Presidential Elections and Option Implied Volatility by Chris Hausman, Swan Global Investments.
  • Is the market pricing in a Clinton victory?
  • Have we already seen the peak of election volatility?
  • How should a typical advisor/asset manager that writes covered calls, buys protective puts or trades collars adjust their strategies for this market?
  • Should advisors consider adding a volatility/VIX component to their client portfolios during this period?
  • What about the ETFs / ETPs?
  • VIX in October in election years.

Options News Rundown: October 26, 2016

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Posted October 26th, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, October 26, 2016.


Option Block 567: VIX Fades and Broker Buyouts

Trading Block: Earnings today before the bell: T-Mobile USA, Inc. Earnings today after the bell: Visa Inc. S&P 500 Skew Unwind Shows Complacency Over Clinton Win: Analysis. TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in two-step deal with TD Bank: Read more....
Posted October 25th, 2016

Trading Block: Earnings today before the bell: T-Mobile USA, Inc. Earnings today after the bell: Visa Inc. S&P 500 Skew Unwind Shows Complacency Over Clinton Win: Analysis. TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in two-step deal with TD Bank: Read more.

Odd Block: Calls trade in Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCAU), puts trade in Time Warner Inc. (TWX), calls and puts trade in CBS Corp. (CBS).

Mail Block/QuestionOfTheWeek:

Is #Trumpocalypse done? Is $VIX already pricing in @HillaryClinton win? Where will $VIX close on election day?

  • Unchaged (Between 12-14 )
  • Elevated (15-18)
  • Spike (Over 18)
  • Selloff (Below 12)

Listener question:

  • Question from Mark Brant: How do funds get orders routed to floor traders? If OH hosts HFs please discuss, thx. Starting one to run the Big Kahuna and favor OH!

Around the Block:

Earnings Highlights This Week:

  • Monday - Visa
  • Tuesday - Apple
  • Wednesday - Tesla
  • Thursday - Alphabet, Amazon, Twitter
  • Friday - Exxon Mobil

This Week in the Market:

  • Oct 25: Consumer Confidence
  • Oct 26: International Trade, New Home Sales
  • Oct 27: Jobless Claims, Durable Goods
  • Oct 28: GDP, Consumer Sentiment

Options News Rundown: October 25, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, October 25, 2016.
Posted October 25th, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, October 25, 2016.


Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Acquisitions, Auctions and Options with BATS

In this episode Mark is joined by Kapil Rathi, Senior Vice President of Options Business Strategy at BATS Global Markets. They discuss: The forthcoming deal with CBOE What the deal has to offer investors? What were the drivers for the deal? What does...
Posted October 25th, 2016

In this episode Mark is joined by Kapil Rathi, Senior Vice President of Options Business Strategy at BATS Global Markets.

They discuss:

  • The forthcoming deal with CBOE
  • What the deal has to offer investors?
  • What were the drivers for the deal?
  • What does this mean for options market share?
  • When is the deal expected to close?
  • What does Kapil think of ISE becoming part of the NASDAQ group?
  • What else is happening at BATS, especially the BAM auctions?
  • Are auctions hurting the market?
  • What do ETFs bring to the BATS ecosystem?

Options News Rundown: October 24, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, October 24, 2016.
Posted October 24th, 2016

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This Week in Futures Options 26: Internet Armageddon

Topics this week include: Crude Oil/WTI Gold & Silver Nat Gas FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK Comment from JVich - How about coal for a surprise product? Seems to be doing more volume? Question from N. Molansen - Why are there not options on stock futures?
Posted October 24th, 2016

Topics this week include:

Crude Oil/WTI

Gold & Silver

Nat Gas

FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

Comment from JVich - How about coal for a surprise product? Seems to be doing more volume?

Question from N. Molansen - Why are there not options on stock futures?


Volatility Views 227: Rise of the VIX 1x2 Put Spread

VOLATILITY REVIEW VIX Cash - 13.34 Russells paper link: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/lums/accounting--finance/Park-PriceDislocationandPriceDiscoveryintheSP500OptionsandV....pdf VIX Options Strong...
Posted October 24th, 2016

VOLATILITY REVIEW

VIX Cash - 13.34

Russells paper link: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/media/lancaster-university/content-assets/documents/lums/accounting--finance/Park-PriceDislocationandPriceDiscoveryintheSP500OptionsandV....pdf

VIX Options

Strong volume on Tues, 10/18: 780k, but light volume the rest of the week.

Total 4.30m (3.24m Calls, 1.05m Puts)

The VIX: Not so fearsome after all? - by David Hait

http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2016/10/21/the-vix-not-so-fearsome-after-all/

VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL

Question from Avery - I found the discussion and the "point" made by ThinkTankTrading extremely confusing. Is this really something to worry about or, as Mark suggested, is it really a distinction without a difference? VXX erodes predictably. Does it really matter if its is caused by roll yield or stampeding elephants?

Question from Tom from NYC - Love the Vol Views. Been thinking about that 1x2 call vertical in VIX. Would flipping the script also work? So instead of selling 1 buying 2 calls you would BUY 1 ATM VIX PUT and then Sell 2 OTM VIX PUTS. You could capture a downside move in VIX without spending a lot. While you are short an extra VIX put you would not have the same worry of being short a VIX call because the downside risk of VIX is limited. Thanks and hope you read my question.

Question from JonasBro - What does CBOE acquisition of BATS mean for the future of SPYIX? Is it dead? Also an update please on VolDex and VIXUP / VIXDN?

CRYSTAL BALL

Last Week:

Ghost of Mark S - 9.99, Mark L. - 13.50, Russell - 17

This Week:

Mark S. - 12.5, Mark L. - 13.75, Russell - 13.33


Option Block 566: Revenge of the Pit Traders

TRADING BLOCK Earnings highlights today: Before the bell: American Airlines, Dunkin Brands, Verizon Communications, Textron (TXT), Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Union Pacific (UNP) After the bell: E*Trade Financial Corporation, Microsoft Corporation,...
Posted October 21st, 2016

TRADING BLOCK

Earnings highlights today:

Before the bell: American Airlines, Dunkin Brands, Verizon Communications, Textron (TXT), Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and Union Pacific (UNP)

After the bell: E*Trade Financial Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, PayPal Holdings

The return of pit trading?

CFTCs Massad wants access to automated trader source code.

A Nasdaq speed upgrade is threatening IEX.

Resources mentioned in the show:

http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/10/cftc-automated-trading/

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-nasdaq-speed-upgrade-is-threatening-iex-1476982856

ODD BLOCK

Calls trade in Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI), calls trade in Groupon Inc (GRPN), puts trade in Bunge LTD. (BG)

STRATEGY BLOCK

Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses the Wash sale

MAIL BLOCK

Question from James T - What do you think about HIMX ?

Question from TradeCraft - Are there options on carbon trading right? Do they trade much volume?

Question from Trader Onki - MTG Earnings MGIC Investment Corporation is expected to report earnings tomorrow before open. I attached the OI book, Heavy volume 10K contracts -Oct 8 call -Nov 7 puts -Jan17 5 puts -Jan17 10 calls. Would you please share your thoughts? Thanks

AROUND THE BLOCK

Earnings Highlights this Week:

Friday - General Electric Company, Honeywell International, McDonalds Corporation


Options Playbook Radio 130: WBA Backspread with Puts

We are going to look at a backspread with puts this week. You can find that on page 87 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version. Today, Brian discusses: A review of the MRO covered call from last week Making an...
Posted October 20th, 2016

We are going to look at a backspread with puts this week. You can find that on page 87 of The Options Playbook, on OptionsPlaybook.com, or in the Amazon Kindle version.

Today, Brian discusses:

  • A review of the MRO covered call from last week
  • Making an adjustment based on new outlook
  • Walgreens, which is merging with Rite-Aid, has earnings coming up
  • What can we do with that? A backspread with puts
  • What is the outlook?
  • Setting up the trade
  • What is the risk? Reward?
  • How to stay out of the valley of death

Do you have questions that you would like answered on the show? Send them to Brian at [email protected]


Options News Rundown: October 20, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Posted October 20th, 2016

Options news you can use for Thursday, October 20, 2016.


Options News Rundown: October 19, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Posted October 19th, 2016

Options news you can use for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.


This Week in Futures Options 25: Gold, Crude and Corn Palooza Plus Your Questions

Topics this week include: WTI Gold Corn! Futures otpions feedback: Listner questions and comments Question from TradeAlytics - Can you please confirm the last trade time for LOX6? Plus, symbology Question from Crude - Is the put/call ratio useful...
Posted October 18th, 2016

Topics this week include:

  • WTI
  • Gold
  • Corn!

Futures otpions feedback: Listner questions and comments

  • Question from TradeAlytics - Can you please confirm the last trade time for LOX6? Plus, symbology
  • Question from Crude - Is the put/call ratio useful when trading crude?

You can find all the cool reports Nick talks about on www.cme.com/twio.


Option Block 565: Rise of the Widowmaker

Trading Block: Earnings today before the bell: Bank of America (BAC) leading off before the market opened Monday with a positive result. Earnings today after the bell: IBM: $154.50, ADV 23K; Today over 50k, ATM Straddle: $6.50, approx. 4% ...
Posted October 18th, 2016

Trading Block: Earnings today before the bell:

  • Bank of America (BAC) leading off before the market opened Monday with a positive result.

Earnings today after the bell:

  • IBM: $154.50, ADV 23K; Today over 50k, ATM Straddle: $6.50, approx. 4%

Resources mentioned in the show:

Odd Block: Calls trade in SPDR KBW Bank (KBE), calls trade in Bank of America Corp (BAC) and calls trade in 3D Systems Corp (DDD)

Mail Block: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Adam - Could you please explain what it means to "gamma scalp" and why this is not called delta scalping? Thanks and your show has saved me a lot of money now that I have come to the dark side!
  • Question from Ian Wagner - Why trade volatility vs direction or income? Preference? More favorable risk/reward profile?

Around the Block/Earnings Highlights this Week:

  • Tuesday - Dominos, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth.
  • Wednesday - Abbott Labs, American Express, eBay, Mattel
  • Thursday - American Airlines, Dunkin Brands, E*Trade Financial Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, PayPal, Verizon Communications
  • Friday - General Electric Company, Honeywell International, McDonalds Corporation

Options News Rundown: October 18, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
Posted October 18th, 2016

Options news you can use for Tuesday, October 18, 2016.


Volatility Views 226: Sunshine and Volatility

Volatility Review: VIX cash/futures finally connect: we've been wondering for the past few weeks whether VIX cash would rally to the future or the future would drop to the cash. We finally have our answer. Oh, and VXX is NOT VIX. Volatility Voicemail:...
Posted October 17th, 2016

Volatility Review: VIX cash/futures finally connect: we've been wondering for the past few weeks whether VIX cash would rally to the future or the future would drop to the cash. We finally have our answer. Oh, and VXX is NOT VIX.

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Bill Chace: Hi Russ. What indicator do you use to help determine future movements of VIX? And how reliable are they?
  • Question from Bobby: I've noticed moves in the currencies lately. Is this increased volatility good for premium sellers in currency options?
  • Question from Vegan: Do you use VIX as a relative strength indicator vs. ES? What tends to lead the dance: S&P or VIX?
  • Comment from Itzprav: VIX will be back to 11 next week - referring to headline "How high will the VIX get?"
  • Comment from Highlander: Yes, it's only $46 Trillion backing mortgages & loans for hundreds of millions of people. It'll be fine.
  • Question from LV87: Single name VIXes. What's up there? Can I actually buy Amazon VIX?
  • Question/comment of the week winner!!!! dmcxkxjzpo
  • Commen from Kid Sinclair: When does your new album drop? :) I love your latest single "F**k a maintenance call" was that inspired from Brexit?
  • Comment from Mark Brandt: VIX reverse investment skew is a gold mine if you can see the big picture
  • Question from Billivanilli: I'm a bit confused. Why do so many people trade that 1x2 call spread in VIX? Seems like you guys discuss it on every show. Is it really that effective? What am I missing?

Crystal Ball: Wild prognostication

This Week:

  • Mark S: 9.99
  • Mark L: 13.50
  • Russell: 17

Last week:

  • Mark L: 12.25
  • Mark S: 12.75
  • Guest: 12.98
  • Russell: 12.95

Options News Rundown: October 17, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, October 17, 2016
Posted October 17th, 2016

Options news you can use for Monday, October 17, 2016


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