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This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.
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This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.

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English


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Option Block 732: Talking MSFT, TSLA, VIX, and VXX; plus Pairs Trading

7/20/2018
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Trading Block: A review of the week in trading Earnings! Odd Block: Bullish risk reversal in Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA), Rolling call speeds in Omnicom Group Inc. (OMC), Call 3-way in Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses options pairs vs. stock pairs. Mail Block: Listeners weigh in Volatility Flash Poll: $VXX is back in the erosion zone. Many short vol traders are anxiously waiting for it to break the 30 handle. When do you think $VXX will...

Duration:01:01:56

Option Block 731: Mystery Risk Reversals and Funky Puts

7/17/2018
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Trading Block: A review of the week so far from a trading perspective Earnings! Odd Block: Bullish stupid in Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (CLF). Risk reversal in Interpublic Group of Companies Inc. (IPG). Put roll in QEP Resources Inc. (QEP). Mail Block: Listeners have their say Options question of the week: Yup it's earnings season once again. Options traders are gearing up for a busy season. Which names do you think will dominate your options trading this season? Listener questions and...

Duration:01:02:06

Option Block 730: VIX vs the Negative Zone

7/13/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Plus, crude is taking it on the chin this week. Odd Block: Call love in D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI), call vertical in PagSeguro Digital Ltd (PAGS), put/call palooza in Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses premium buying vs selling. Mail Block: Options question of the week Options during earnings season can be challenging. Some live for it while others avoid it. Do you hold options positions through earnings announcements?...

Duration:00:58:56

Option Block 729: Market Loves a Trade War

7/10/2018
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Trading Block: The trade war scares no one??? Earnings: Odd Block: Rolling put spread in iShares Russell 2000 Growth Index (IWO), vertical roll in Endo International PLC (ENDP) and small verticals in Amgen, Inc. (AMGN) Mail Block: Listeners have their say Options question of the week: Traders generally fade vlatility going into holidays (today notwithstanding). What's your favorite vehicle when you want to wager on the dark side of volatility? Short-term or Long-term - that's up to...

Duration:00:57:44

Best of Option Block 633: Nukes, Volatility and Crazy Tesla Puts

7/5/2018
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Originally posted on July 7th, 2017 Trading Block: VIX ends near the top of the range. It was up to 13.05 at its highest. Tesla down 7.2% yesterday, due to concerns of slowing Model S and Model X sales. The numbers are out: OCC announced today that cleared contract volume in June reached 387,597,223 contracts, a 2% increase from the June 2016. Odd Block: TSLA Jan 2019 50 puts and Jan 2018 20 puts continue to trade. Back and forth trading in Tesla Motors (TSLA). Puts trade in LG Display...

Duration:00:59:58

Option Block 728: Tariff-Ied of Killer Foxes

7/3/2018
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Trading Block: Canadian revenge tariff are on the docket today. VIX cash sits above 17. OCC Cleared Contract Volume up 6% in June - the highest June for total options volume on record. It's SPX's 35-year anniversary. Odd Block: July 4 calls in Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW), Funky multi-leg in BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT), Rolling puts in (FLO). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses trading short put spreads Mail Block: Options question of the week Traders generally fade...

Duration:00:56:58

Option Block 727: Slinging VIX By Way of Mexico, Maine

6/29/2018
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Trading Block: A review of the week in trading Odd Block: Size money call roll in Devon Energy Corp (DVN). Call vertical in CVS Health Corp (CVS). Size puts in PowerShares DB US dollar Index (UUP) Strategy Block: Uncle Mike discusses selling a call spread versus selling a call. Mail Block: Around the Block/This Week in the Market

Duration:01:00:55

Option Block 726: Amazing VIX Predictions...and Hiccups

6/26/2018
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Trading Block: Trump's trade war spooks the market. Again. Bitcoin manipulation via tether. Who out there is trading or interested in Crypto? What are you trading? Odd Block: Call writing frenzy in Campbell Soup Company (CPB). Call palooza in Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH). Call love in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU). Mail Block: Listeners take over Options question of the week. Let's have some fun. These "entertainment" stocks are pricing in big moves. Gun to your head: Which...

Duration:01:00:29

Option Block 725: Well-Timed Puts and Funky Verticals

6/22/2018
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Trading Block: Trump trade war spooks markets again. We are fully into zone two. Will vol explode, or is it just a bunch of nothing? Will there be a 50-handle move in the S&P within the next three days? Will this be another year of record volume? Which exchange is dominating the flow so far? Odd Block: TSLA takes a drubbing. Returning to the Rent-A-Center trade from Tuesday. SBUX closing some locations. Is IQIY Inc. being impacted by the threat of trade war? Strategy Block: Managing risk...

Duration:01:00:08

Option Block 724: Live from the Southern Studio

6/19/2018
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Ttrading Block: Making up for lost ground. Weekend risk. Silver give up gains on tarriff talks.New low in the July VIX futures.Square up for no discernible reason. TWTR. TSLA. Put buyers. VIX zones. Fifty cent is back.Why are there so few market makers left? IL Rep takes it on. Where should regulators focus their attention? Odd Block: Mystery TSLA puts. Rally-ho in Dropbox. Finding value in Rent-A-Center. Mail Block: Listeners take over Last week's question of the week: We've broken...

Duration:00:59:59

Option Block 723: Live from the Pro Trader Summit

6/15/2018
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In this episode, the all stars are live at the annual Option Pit Pro Trader Summit. Chaos, hilarity, and options discussion ensued.

Duration:00:30:56

Option Block 722: Prepare for the Meeting of the Minds

6/12/2018
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Trading Block: What is happening in the markets this week? Stocks shake off G7 row as investors await US-North Korea summitBitcoin tumbles as hackers hit South Korean exchange CoinrailNew research shows European demand for US equity options remains strong Odd Block: Funky closing spread in Owens Corning (OC), call love in BGC Partners, Inc. (BGC) and playing with house money in Beacon Roofing Supply (BECN). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses Bitcoin/crypto future. Mail...

Duration:01:00:06

Option Block 721: The Trade Hawks

6/8/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon join forces to convince CEOs to end quarterly profit forecasts 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...

Duration:00:58:16

Option Block 720: Options Volume and Skew Breakdown

6/5/2018
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Trading Block: Last week in review Credit Suisse announces Odd Block: Ratio call spread in Melco Resorts & Entertainment (MLCO), put apocalypse in Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), and put roll in iShares MSCI Turkey Index Fund (TUR). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses how to trade skew. Around the Block: What are we looking at for the upcoming week?

Duration:00:57:28

Option Block 719: The Rock Lobster Loves Asian Options

6/1/2018
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Trading Block: Trade wars are back on the table. Credit Suisse announces 1-to-10 reverse split for TVIX and TVIZ effective June 8th. Odd Block: Put palooza in Deutsche Bank AG (DB). Opening size call sale in Exeton Corporation (EXC). Calls and puts trade in PagSeguro Digital Ltd (PAGS) Mail Block: Options question of the week Holiday Weekends are notoriously tough for VIX traders. The markets love to crush Volatility going into these events. So we thought we'd poll the savvy VIX traders...

Duration:00:59:29

Option Block 718: Crazy HMNY, TSLA and DB Options Trades

5/25/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Odd Block: Big selloff in Petroleo Brasil (PBR). Size opening risk reversal in iShares JPMorgan USD (EMB). Call buyer giving up the ghost in Deutsche Bank AG (DB). Mail Block: Options question of the week Holiday Weekends are notoriously tough for VIX traders. The markets love to crush Volatility going into these events. So we thought we'd poll the savvy VIX traders in our audience - where do you think VIX will OPEN on Tues 5/29? Listener questions and...

Duration:00:50:51

Option Block 717: The Dangerous Art of Buying OTM Calls

5/22/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Odd Block: Call palooza in PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL). Rolling calls in Union Pacific Corporation (UNP). Cheapie calls in Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NOG) Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses how to profitably buy OTM calls Around the Block/Economic Reports: If you are interested in what the Federal Reserve has to say or has been saying, this is the week for you. Not only are the notes from the last meeting going to be released on Wednesday, several Fed...

Duration:00:59:06

Option Block 716: Secrets That Option Muggles Don't Know

5/18/2018
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Trading Block: Featuring special guest host Greg Stevens, VP of Product Development for Options at Fidelity. Earnings! Odd Block: Line in the sand puts in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA). Call love in General Electric Company (GE). Roll/stupid in Mylan NV (MYL). Mail Block: Options question of the week. CME Group just announced a new Ether index this week - expanding the universe of Crypto indices. But, at the end of the day, we all want more tradeable products. Which derivatives...

Duration:01:05:34

Option Block 715: What Zone is VIX in Today?

5/15/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Odd Block: Crazy call palooza in Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR). Bullish risk reversal in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM). Strategy Block: Uncle Mike Tosaw discusses what skew is. Mail Block: Options question of the week CME Group just announced a new Ether index this week - expanding the universe of Crypto indices. But, at the end of the day, we all want more tradeable products. Which derivatives product would you like to see next in the Crypto space? Bitcoin Ether...

Duration:00:59:01

Option Block 714: Talking VXX, NVDA and VIX

5/11/2018
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Trading Block: Earnings! Odd Block: More Jan 2019 50 “catastrophe” put in Tesla Motors (TSLA). Crazy option palooza in Helios and Matheson Analytics (HMNY). Line in the sand puts in HP Inc. (HPE). Call trade in Nabors Industries Ltd. (NBR). Mail Block: Options Question of the Week VIX is back in the mid-teens but the Volatility space is hotter than ever. This is breathing new life into old Volatility products as they try to elbow their way into the VIX spotlight. Which do you think has...

Duration:00:59:33