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Dec 14, 2018

Options news you can use for Friday, December 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018

Trading Block: A mixed day today after a crazy week.

Most active today:

  • SPY - 1.62M (ADV 3.44M)
  • VIX - 332k (603k ADV)

Earnings Highlights:

  • Monday - Stitch Fix
  • Tuesday - Dave & Busters, American Eagle Outfitters
  • Wednesday - Vera Bradley, Peak Resorts
  • Thursday - Costco, Adobe

And, Apple falls after Chinese court...

Dec 14, 2018

WWoO 57: Panel - How Do You Know When to Hedge?

Many investors continue to wonder how long the bull market will last. After all, it began almost a decade ago. So does it make sense to consider hedging? Join OIC for a lively panel discussion, moderated by OIC Sr. Investor Services Specialist Mark Benzaquen, to learn how...

Dec 14, 2018

Topics this week include:

  • Soybeans
  • Crude Oil
  • Nat Gas
  • Equities
  • Metals/Gold
  • Crypto/Bitcoin
  • Winners: KC Wheat, Iron Ore, Palladium
  • Losers: Nat Gas, Rough Rice, E-Mini Russell 2000

Futures Options Feedback: Listeners take over

  • Question from JLN7 -Is it safe to write calls in nat gas again?
  • Question from Mainev -Didn't...

Dec 13, 2018

When the market conditions are right, it can be a good time to trade a butterfly in the S&P 500. Now is the time. You can find more in The Options Playbook, which is always available on, in on the Amazon Kindle edition.


  • As of this recording, the VIX is higher than last week, but down a...