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Beth Gaston Moon
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With more than a decade of experience as a financial journalist and market analyst, Beth Gaston Moon writes about stocks and options from her home in Chicago, IL.

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Recent Articles

How to Price Options

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:17 pm EDT – The price of an option is influenced by the stock price, time left until the option expires, and the volatility of the stock. Learn how to price options. More 

How to Read Options Symbols

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:16 pm EDT – All options symbols are 21 characters long. While this seems like it would make the symbology difficult to understand, the uniform options symbol format is easy to understand. More 

Price of Options

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:14 pm EDT – Strike price is an important part of the options contract and the only static variable that contributes to option’s pricing. Learn which factors impact the price of options. More 

What are Options?

Apr. 12, 2012, 2:10 pm EDT – An option is a securities contract, a “call” or a “put,” that gives you the right to buy (call) or sell (put) the underlying equity, index, or ETF. More 

4 Ways Target Can Grow Without Growing

Apr. 11, 2012, 8:00 am EDT – Target turns 50 this year, and may be getting too big to grow further. Here are four ways the chain hopes to attract new customers without expanding. More 

Best Buy CEO Drama Inspires Options Traders

Apr. 10, 2012, 12:44 pm EDT – Short-term calls and puts ignite with activity as CEO leaves the building. More 

Q1 Earnings Outlook Looks Dubious

Apr. 6, 2012, 11:46 am EDT – First-quarter earnings growth is expected to be stagnant, but we should be thankful for these low expectations. More 

Same-Store Sales Growth Springs Up Again

Apr. 5, 2012, 11:40 am EDT – An early Easter and warm weather keep the happy streak going (for some), including upside surprises at Target, Macy’s and others. More 

Bulls Expect a Breakout in Disney

Apr. 4, 2012, 2:34 pm EDT – Disney shares are trading lower Wednesday, providing an entry point for bullish option traders using both call and put options. More 

3 Options Trades on Volatile Stocks

Apr. 4, 2012, 9:00 am EDT – A look at the 10 optionable U.S. stocks that currently have the highest beta rankings, and bullish option strategy ideas on three high-volatility names. More