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Q: Which symbol do you use to trade the Emini’s? $SPX or SPY? Why do you pick the one you do? A: ESU12 is emini. SPX and SPY are just the S&P. They all move together. Q: I’m still a … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013, Issue #4, Ask the Crew: Q & A, Newsletter | Leave a comment

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Q: When you suggest placing a limit order so you get in at a good strike price on a butterfly, what is a good strike? I assume it means as close to the middle leg as possible. Am I correct? … Continue reading

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Q: What is the main value of open interest in an option? A: Primarily it will provide an indication as to liquidity. Greater open interest would generally indicate liquidity sufficient to perform larger trades on a particular contract with less … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Crew: Q & A, December 2012, Issue #7, Newsletter | Leave a comment

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Q: Just signed up for Weekly Options Windfall. Trying to find the math for selecting the long protective put in the calendar spread. Some positions are a month out, some are at the end of the year, some are a … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Crew: Q & A, October 2012, Issue #5 | Leave a comment

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Q. I am new to options trading; can you recommend a good broker? A. TradeMonster is excellent for option trading and the type of spread trades that we focus on. OptionsXpress is also very good. I would take a look … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Crew: Q & A, Newsletter, September 2012, Issue #4 | Leave a comment

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Crew members tackle questions submitted by readers each month

Q. Where can I find a list of stocks that have weekly options? A. Check here for the list: http://www.cboe.com/micro/weeklys/availableweeklys.aspx or visit CBOE Web site to learn more: (www.cboe.com -> Products -> Weeklys -> Available Weeklys) Q. The Weekly Windfall … Continue reading

Posted in Ask the Crew: Q & A, August 2012, Issue #3, Newsletter | Leave a comment
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