InvestorPlace » Options 101 http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Options Basics: How to Sell Covered Calls http://investorplace.com/2013/06/options-basics-how-to-sell-covered-calls/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/options-basics-how-to-sell-covered-calls/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:59:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=362398 Covered calls provide an alluring introduction into the options realm for traders looking to not only improve returns, but also attain some downside protection.

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Covered calls provide an alluring introduction into the options realm for traders looking to not only improve returns, but also attain some downside protection.

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NASDAQ:INTC Options 101
Need Income? You Need Covered Calls http://investorplace.com/2013/06/need-income-you-need-covered-calls/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/need-income-you-need-covered-calls/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:11:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=362218 This conservative options strategy generates a steady flow of cash in stocks you want to hold.

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This conservative options strategy generates a steady flow of cash in stocks you want to hold.

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NYSE:JNJ Options 101
7 Reasons Not to Fear a Quadruple Witching http://investorplace.com/2012/09/quadruple-witching-options-expiration-day-questions-answered/ http://investorplace.com/2012/09/quadruple-witching-options-expiration-day-questions-answered/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:14:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=17499 Get the answers to some common questions about this quadruple witching expiration day.

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Get the answers to some common questions about this quadruple witching expiration day.

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Options 101
How to Manage Expiring Options Positions http://investorplace.com/2012/08/options-expiration-how-to0manage-expiring-options-positions/ http://investorplace.com/2012/08/options-expiration-how-to0manage-expiring-options-positions/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:43:47 +0000 With August options coming off the board Friday, it's a good time to review how to extend profits or reduce losses.

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With August options coming off the board Friday, it's a good time to review how to extend profits or reduce losses.

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Options 101
5 Popular Stocks Get the VIX Treatment http://investorplace.com/2012/06/5-popular-stocks-get-the-vix-treatment/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/5-popular-stocks-get-the-vix-treatment/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2012 20:18:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=182837 CBOE Stock VIXes track the implied volatility of AAPL, AMZN, GS, GOOG and IBM.

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CBOE Stock VIXes track the implied volatility of AAPL, AMZN, GS, GOOG and IBM.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NYSE:GS NYSE:IBM Options 101
8 VIX Trading Myths Debunked http://investorplace.com/2012/06/trading-the-vix-eight-vix-trading-myths-debunked/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/trading-the-vix-eight-vix-trading-myths-debunked/#comments Mon, 11 Jun 2012 15:00:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=16853 When it comes to the VIX, nothing trades quite like you think it should.

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When it comes to the VIX, nothing trades quite like you think it should.

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NYSE:VXX NYSE:VXZ Options 101
6 Options Expiration Day Traps to Avoid http://investorplace.com/2012/06/options-expiration-day-mistakes-to-avoid/ http://investorplace.com/2012/06/options-expiration-day-mistakes-to-avoid/#comments Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:00:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/options-trading/options-trading-101/getting-started/options-expiration-day-mistakes-to-avoid.html Find out what you need to know and what steps you should take to avoid unpleasant surprises on expiration day.

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Find out what you need to know and what steps you should take to avoid unpleasant surprises on expiration day.

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Options 101
Do You Know How to Trade the VIX? http://investorplace.com/2012/05/so-you-think-you-know-how-to-trade-the-vix/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/so-you-think-you-know-how-to-trade-the-vix/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 18:54:13 +0000 http://wordpress.investorplace.com/?p=11007 With all the new ways to trade volatility, we're going to give you a primer on some VIX products.

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With all the new ways to trade volatility, we're going to give you a primer on some VIX products.

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NYSE:VIX NYSE:VXX NYSE:VXZ Options 101
Trade Your Way to Big Profits With Commodity Futures http://investorplace.com/2012/05/how-to-trade-commodity-futures/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/how-to-trade-commodity-futures/#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 14:28:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=169169 Demand for crude oil, metals and other materials is increasing, so now is the perfect time to learn how to trade commodity futures.

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Demand for crude oil, metals and other materials is increasing, so now is the perfect time to learn how to trade commodity futures.

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Options 101
4 Critical Tips for Every Options Trader http://investorplace.com/2012/05/4-tips-for-first-time-option-traders/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/4-tips-for-first-time-option-traders/#comments Sat, 12 May 2012 21:44:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=27968 Four rules every options trader should follow.

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Four rules every options trader should follow.

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Options 101
5 Things You Must Know to Trade Index Options http://investorplace.com/2012/05/5-things-you-must-know-to-trade-index-options-spx-vix-spy-iw/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/5-things-you-must-know-to-trade-index-options-spx-vix-spy-iw/#comments Wed, 02 May 2012 18:10:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=44008 A tutorial on trading index options like the S&P 500 (CBOE: SPX), CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX), Russell 2000 (.RUT), and the Nasdaq-100 Index (.NDX).

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A tutorial on trading index options like the S&P 500 (CBOE: SPX), CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX), Russell 2000 (.RUT), and the Nasdaq-100 Index (.NDX).

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CBOE: SPX CBOE: VIX NYSE: IWM NYSE: SPY NASDAQ: QQQ Options 101
What are Options Contracts? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options-contracts/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options-contracts/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:26:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153481 When you purchase options contract, the price quoted will be per share and not per contract. Here's a simple calculation to determine options contract price.

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When you purchase options contract, the price quoted will be per share and not per contract. Here's a simple calculation to determine options contract price.

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Options 101
Choosing an Options Broker http://investorplace.com/2012/04/choosing-an-options-broker/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/choosing-an-options-broker/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:25:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153593 Before you open an options trading account here are a few considerations you'll encounter when choosing an options broker. Getting approval for trading options.

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Before you open an options trading account here are a few considerations you'll encounter when choosing an options broker. Getting approval for trading options.

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Options 101
Options Trading Strategies http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-trading-strategies/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/options-trading-strategies/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:23:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153575 There are many fairly complex options trading strategies. Here's a listing of options trading strategies for novice and seasoned options traders.

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There are many fairly complex options trading strategies. Here's a listing of options trading strategies for novice and seasoned options traders.

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Options 101
Common Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-trading-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/common-mistakes-to-avoid-when-trading-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:21:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153566 In addition to risk, time decay, and overly aggressive positions, there are a few other common mistakes that option traders make. Avoid these Options Mistakes.

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In addition to risk, time decay, and overly aggressive positions, there are a few other common mistakes that option traders make. Avoid these Options Mistakes.

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Options 101
Understanding Options Risk http://investorplace.com/2012/04/understanding-options-risk/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/understanding-options-risk/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:20:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153553 By understanding options risk, you can become a better and more profitable options trader. While big returns are achievable savvy traders understand the risk.

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By understanding options risk, you can become a better and more profitable options trader. While big returns are achievable savvy traders understand the risk.

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Options 101
How to Read Options Quotes http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-quotes/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-quotes/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:18:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153534 How to read options quotes and make sense of open interest, volume and expiration cycles.

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How to read options quotes and make sense of open interest, volume and expiration cycles.

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Options 101
How to Price Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-price-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-price-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:17:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153511 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.

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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.

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Options 101
How to Read Options Symbols http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-symbols/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/how-to-read-options-symbols/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:16:09 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153500 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.

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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.

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Options 101
Price of Options http://investorplace.com/2012/04/price-of-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/price-of-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:14:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153492 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.

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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.

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Options 101
What are Options? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/what-are-options/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:10:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=153477 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.

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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.

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Options 101
The Uphill Battle for VIX Bulls http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-uphill-battle-for-vix-bulls/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/the-uphill-battle-for-vix-bulls/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:30:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141516 The VIX continues to sit at annual lows, but trying to wager on upside is probably more difficult than you think.

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The VIX continues to sit at annual lows, but trying to wager on upside is probably more difficult than you think.

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CBOE:VIX Options 101
Options Expiration Quiz http://investorplace.com/2012/02/options-expiration-quiz/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/options-expiration-quiz/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 06:24:44 +0000 For option traders, expiration day can be the best day of the month -- or the very worst. Do you know what you're doing?

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For option traders, expiration day can be the best day of the month -- or the very worst. Do you know what you're doing?

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Options 101
Making Money With Options the ‘Write’ Way http://investorplace.com/2012/02/making-money-with-options-the-write-way-abt-cag-kmb-mcd-msft-rtn-etv/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/making-money-with-options-the-write-way-abt-cag-kmb-mcd-msft-rtn-etv/#comments Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:00:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=127072 Options trading is a balancing act that favors the house. Find out how to master the balancing act and achieve great returns.

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Options trading is a balancing act that favors the house. Find out how to master the balancing act and achieve great returns.

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NYSE:ABT NYSE:CAG NYSE:KMB NYSE:MCD NASDAQ:MSFT Options 101
2012 Options Trading Profit Guide http://investorplace.com/2011/11/options-trading-education-guide/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/options-trading-education-guide/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:00:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=24985 This free options trading education guide will get you up to speed on the basics of trading options and ready to trade in no time.

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This free options trading education guide will get you up to speed on the basics of trading options and ready to trade in no time.

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Options 101
The Single Trading Variable Always Within Your Control http://investorplace.com/2011/11/the-single-trading-variable-always-within-your-control/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/the-single-trading-variable-always-within-your-control/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2011 14:27:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=75041 When sizing positions, you might risk a fixed percentage or dollar amount in each trade, or you might adjust the amount of money at risk.

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When sizing positions, you might risk a fixed percentage or dollar amount in each trade, or you might adjust the amount of money at risk.

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Options 101
Test Your Options IQ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/options-trading-quiz-2/ http://investorplace.com/2011/10/options-trading-quiz-2/#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:42:15 +0000 http://64.50.170.202/~iplace/?p=9937 Take our options trading quiz to find out just how savvy an options trader you are.

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Take our options trading quiz to find out just how savvy an options trader you are.

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Options 101
What Traders Need to Know About Option Settlement http://investorplace.com/2011/09/options-trading-education-option-settlement/ http://investorplace.com/2011/09/options-trading-education-option-settlement/#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2011 18:12:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=65746 The rarely-discussed topic of option settlement is critical for option trading success.

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The rarely-discussed topic of option settlement is critical for option trading success.

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Options 101
7 Tips for Mastering Put Selling http://investorplace.com/2011/08/put-selling-tips-for-writing-put-options/ http://investorplace.com/2011/08/put-selling-tips-for-writing-put-options/#comments Thu, 11 Aug 2011 15:10:00 +0000 Selling put options can provide consistent profits or allow you to buy stocks at a discount.

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Selling put options can provide consistent profits or allow you to buy stocks at a discount.

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Options 101
5 Advantages of Trading Weekly Options http://investorplace.com/2011/08/advantages-of-trading-weekly-options/ http://investorplace.com/2011/08/advantages-of-trading-weekly-options/#comments Fri, 05 Aug 2011 15:43:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=24747 Find out what it is that traders love so much about Weeklys.

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Find out what it is that traders love so much about Weeklys.

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Options 101
11 Secrets of Naked Option Writing http://investorplace.com/2011/08/writing-naked-options/ http://investorplace.com/2011/08/writing-naked-options/#comments Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:00:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/722/writing-naked-options/ Naked options can be risky, but you shouldn't let your fear hold you back. Here are some things you should know before you get naked.

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Naked options can be risky, but you shouldn't let your fear hold you back. Here are some things you should know before you get naked.

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Options 101
4 Tips for Trading Weekly Options http://investorplace.com/2011/08/4-tips-for-trading-weekly-options/ http://investorplace.com/2011/08/4-tips-for-trading-weekly-options/#comments Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:13:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=53516 These important strategy adjustments are designed to promote safer, more successful weekly options trading.

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These important strategy adjustments are designed to promote safer, more successful weekly options trading.

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NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:BIDU NASDAQ:GOLD Options 101
Options Newbies — Take a Deep Breath … http://investorplace.com/2011/07/options-traders-education-gs-spreads/ http://investorplace.com/2011/07/options-traders-education-gs-spreads/#comments Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:05:29 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=52246 New options traders should have realistic expectations. So, how much should a new trader expect to make?

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New options traders should have realistic expectations. So, how much should a new trader expect to make?

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NYSE: GS Options 101
Roll Up an Option Spread to Garner Profits http://investorplace.com/2011/07/option-spread-profits-aapl/ http://investorplace.com/2011/07/option-spread-profits-aapl/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2011 15:56:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=51639 Grab your profits from a long call option position when the underlying rises but rolling up your position.

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Grab your profits from a long call option position when the underlying rises but rolling up your position.

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NASDAQ: AAPL Options 101
Earnings Take Option Prices on Bumpy Ride http://investorplace.com/2011/07/earnings-options-pricing-google-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2011/07/earnings-options-pricing-google-goog/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:45:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=49845 Earnings seasons puts a monkey wrench into the logic of time decay and options pricing.

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Earnings seasons puts a monkey wrench into the logic of time decay and options pricing.

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NASDAQ: GOOG Options 101
Earnings a Volatile Season for Options http://investorplace.com/2011/07/earnings-volatility-options-aa-rimm-wmt-goog/ http://investorplace.com/2011/07/earnings-volatility-options-aa-rimm-wmt-goog/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2011 18:25:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=49669 Earnings season is a difficult time for options trading because the news causes volatility to fluctuate unpredictably.

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Earnings season is a difficult time for options trading because the news causes volatility to fluctuate unpredictably.

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NYSE: AA NYSE: WMT NASDAQ: GOOG NASDAQ: RIMM Options 101
If Stocks Go Idle, Should Options? http://investorplace.com/2011/07/options-volatility-market-makers-limit-up-rule/ http://investorplace.com/2011/07/options-volatility-market-makers-limit-up-rule/#comments Fri, 01 Jul 2011 14:03:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=48168 The proposed “limit up limit down” volatility curb would pause stocks but keep options trading.

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The proposed “limit up limit down” volatility curb would pause stocks but keep options trading.

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Options 101
What a Tool – Option Volatility Skew Charts http://investorplace.com/2011/06/what-a-tool-%e2%80%93-option-volatility-skew-charts-spy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/06/what-a-tool-%e2%80%93-option-volatility-skew-charts-spy/#comments Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:40:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=47436 Options traders can use volatility skew charts to better understand the impact of implied volatility on the pricing of options.

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Options traders can use volatility skew charts to better understand the impact of implied volatility on the pricing of options.

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NYSE: SPY Options 101
Stay Sharp When VIX Is High http://investorplace.com/2011/06/vix-cboe-volatility-index-fear-gauge/ http://investorplace.com/2011/06/vix-cboe-volatility-index-fear-gauge/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:08:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=46466 A rally in the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) can mean a troubled market but rarely a meltdown.

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A rally in the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) can mean a troubled market but rarely a meltdown.

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CBOE: VIX Options 101
VIX Rally Looks Like Real Volatility Lift http://investorplace.com/2011/06/vix-volatility-spx-vx/ http://investorplace.com/2011/06/vix-volatility-spx-vx/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 13:27:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=45252 The rally in the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) appears real.

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The rally in the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) appears real.

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CBOE: VIX NYSE: VXX NASDAQ: CBOE Options 101
Grown Men Tremble at Fear Gauge Close http://investorplace.com/2011/05/grown-men-cower-at-fear-gauge-close-vix-spx/ http://investorplace.com/2011/05/grown-men-cower-at-fear-gauge-close-vix-spx/#comments Thu, 19 May 2011 08:30:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=41551 The monthly settlement price of the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) is confusing.

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The monthly settlement price of the CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) is confusing.

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CBOE: VIX CBOE: SPX Options 101
What a Tool — the Options Calculator http://investorplace.com/2011/05/what-a-tool-the-options-calculator-cboe/ http://investorplace.com/2011/05/what-a-tool-the-options-calculator-cboe/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 13:29:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=41449 Options calculators are valuable tool for novice options traders as they learn premium pricing.

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Options calculators are valuable tool for novice options traders as they learn premium pricing.

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NASDAQ: CBOE Options 101
Options Reinvent Sell in May Cliché http://investorplace.com/2011/05/options-reinvent-sell-in-may-cliche/ http://investorplace.com/2011/05/options-reinvent-sell-in-may-cliche/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 16:57:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=41356 Option traders should use income-producing trading strategies during slow summer months when volume and volatility dry up.

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Option traders should use income-producing trading strategies during slow summer months when volume and volatility dry up.

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Options 101
BATS Options Exchange Files for IPO http://investorplace.com/2011/05/bats-options-exchange-files-for-ipo-cboe-nyx-ndaq/ http://investorplace.com/2011/05/bats-options-exchange-files-for-ipo-cboe-nyx-ndaq/#comments Fri, 13 May 2011 13:41:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=40977 The BATS Global exchange operator filed for an initial public offering. The BATS is one of nine options exchanges.

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The BATS Global exchange operator filed for an initial public offering. The BATS is one of nine options exchanges.

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NASDAQ: CBOE NASDAQ: NDAQ NYSE: NYX Options 101
Bernanke Speak – Look for Proven Brands http://investorplace.com/2011/04/bernanke-speak-%e2%80%93-look-for-proven-brands-aapl-rl-open/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/bernanke-speak-%e2%80%93-look-for-proven-brands-aapl-rl-open/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:20:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=38899 Trade established brands like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the conclusion drawn from the press conference by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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Trade established brands like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the conclusion drawn from the press conference by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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NASDAQ: AAPL NYSE: RL NASDAQ: OPEN NYSE: CRM Options 101
Options Speak 101 — Meet the Greeks I http://investorplace.com/2011/04/meet-the-options-greeks-delta-theta/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/meet-the-options-greeks-delta-theta/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:10:14 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=38716 Options traders would do well to learn about the Greeks. First, delta and theta.

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Options traders would do well to learn about the Greeks. First, delta and theta.

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Options 101
Why Selling Options Works for Traders http://investorplace.com/2011/04/why-selling-options-works-for-traders/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/why-selling-options-works-for-traders/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:49:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=38526 The strategic sale of an option offers income, flexibility, protects gains, and locks in a purchase price.

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The strategic sale of an option offers income, flexibility, protects gains, and locks in a purchase price.

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Options 101
Decline of VIX Futures Worth Watching http://investorplace.com/2011/04/decline-of-vix-futures-worth-watching-vxx-spx/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/decline-of-vix-futures-worth-watching-vxx-spx/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:28:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=38471 The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSE: VXX) is dribbling away.

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The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures (NYSE: VXX) is dribbling away.

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CBOE: VIX CBOE: SPX NYSE: VXX Options 101
Smart Options Trading – Earnings Season http://investorplace.com/2011/04/smart-options-trading-%e2%80%93-earnings-season/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/smart-options-trading-%e2%80%93-earnings-season/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:15:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=37906 During earnings season the smartest options strategies involve less risk, lower returns, and a greater probability of success.

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During earnings season the smartest options strategies involve less risk, lower returns, and a greater probability of success.

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Options 101
VIX Moves, Just When You Think It Won’t http://investorplace.com/2011/04/vix-moves-just-when-you-think-it-won%e2%80%99t/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/vix-moves-just-when-you-think-it-won%e2%80%99t/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:49:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=37670 The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) moves big on quiet weeks and seemingly slow days.

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The CBOE Volatility Index (CBOE: VIX) moves big on quiet weeks and seemingly slow days.

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CBOE: VIX Options 101