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Las Vegas Sands (LVS): Volatility Brings Opportunity for Delta Neutral Traders

Markets have been in correction mode since mid-October, but one stock has been struggling since well before then: Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS). The stock...
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The Limitations of Max Pain Theory For Options Traders (into Op-ex)

The Max Pain theory suggests that stock and commodity prices will often move towards specific prices on specific option expiration dates. “Max pain” is the price...

Brazil ETF (EWZ): Using Options To Profit Off Implied Volatility

When implied volatility on the Brazil ETF (NYSEARCA: EWZ) went through the roof earlier in the month, I took notice. Having previously hovered around the...
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Russell 2000: Tightening Bollinger Bands Signal Trading Opportunity

Bollinger Bands are an excellent technical indicator for traders to watch and use in their trading analysis and execution. Two charts that caught my eye...
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Gold ETF (GLD): Is A Bollinger Bands Squeeze Nearing?

Bollinger Bands are an excellent technical indicator for traders to keep an eye on. And right now, they are signaling a potential options trade on...
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VIX Volatility Divergence Sends Mixed Message To Stock Market

The S&P 500 Index is jumping once again to new highs — but is the volatility market sending a non-confirmation warning? A few weeks ago, we...
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COT Report (September 7): VIX Volatility Index Signaling Caution

The chart and data that follow highlight non-commercial commodity futures trading positions as of September 4, 2018. This data was released with the September 7,...
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Navigating Crude Oil Through August Option Expiration

Like many markets, the NYMEX crude oil market has trading volumes that greatly exceed physical supply or demand. This is one reason why I don’t...
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EBAY Offers 24.22% Return for Neutral Traders After 10% Drop

EBAY (NASDAQ:EBAY) had a tough day on Thursday. In fact it was the stocks worst day in 2 years for the stocks as it dropped...

VIX vs SPX Options Expiration Outlook with Price Magnets

It's options expiration week. Let's look at Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE:VIX) and S&P 500 (INDEXCBOE:.INX). This week, VIX Volatility options expire on Wednesday morning, the S&P 500...

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