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Options Oracle: Expiration Week Alert 02/12/13

This Friday marks expiration day for the November option chain. We are currently holding positions in the following companies; iShares Silver Trust (SLV), AMEX SPDR Energy Select Index (XLE), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Biogen, Inc. (BIIB), Baidu, Inc. (BIDU), Oil Holders (OIH), iShares S&P Small Cap (IJR), Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and in The Volatility Index (VIX).

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Options Oracle: 02/07/13

You can see from the chart, above, that there is a big gap in the VIX above the market. The price has already bounced off of support and it looks as though the volatility in the market is starting to climb. This is usually a sign of a market top. Remember that the VIX is a contrarian indicator […]

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Options Oracle: 01/31/13

You can see from the chart, above, that there is a big gap in Netflix that still needs to be filled. The put spread that I’m suggesting is a great way to capture a profit while the stock drops to fill that gap. We currently hold a calendar call spread on this stock and we are adding this […]

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Options Oracle: 01/24/13

The trade we are making today is a move to repair the damage done on the long side of our condor spread. If you do not already have a position in Apple, Inc., then do nothing at this point. You can follow along with us so you can learn how to adjust a position that has gone against […]

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Options Oracle: Expiration Week Alert 01/15/13

This Friday marks expiration day for the November option chain. We are currently holding positions in the following companies; iShares Silver Trust (SLV), AMEX SPDR Energy Select Index (XLE), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Biogen, Inc. (BIIB), Baidu, Inc. (BIDU), Oil Holders (OIH), iShares S&P Small Cap (IJR), and Apple, Inc. (AAPL).

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Options Oracle: 01/08/13

I believe now is the time for us to leg in to the next part of our condor spread. We have already bought the January 2014 570 Puts and we’ve sold the February 525 Puts. This completed the first half of the Condor, which is a Diagonal Calendar Put Spread. Right now we are going to buy the […]

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Options Oracle: 01/04/13

Apple stock pulled back to fill the gap just like we expected it to, so now is the time to complete the calendar put spread that we initiated yesterday. If you have been following along with this trade then you should already be long the Jan 2014 570 puts. Our goal was to wait for the stock to […]

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Options Oracle: 01/03/13

We have had some great results with our Condor Spread in 2012. Now that we have a fresh new year ahead of us I thought it would be a good idea to enter into another condor spread with Apple, Inc. The time premium in the options I’m looking at is very high and this is exactly what we […]

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Options Oracle: 12/28/12

I think now is the time to start looking for opportunities in the small-cap sector. The iShares Core S&P Small-Cap ETF is a great way to get long the small cap market while reducing the risk of having to find one or two small cap companies to invest in. The idea behind this trade is to sell a […]

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Options Oracle: Expiration Week Alert 12/20/12

This Friday marks expiration day for the November option chain. We are currently holding positions in the following companies; iShares Silver Trust (SLV), AMEX SPDR Energy Select Index (XLE), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Biogen, Inc. (BIIB), Baidu, Inc. (BIDU), and the Oil Holders (OIH).

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