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Selling #Theta and #Positive Theta

I was recently asked to explain how we trade.  I will usually briefly go into Delta Neutral and Positive Theta trading.  Then I’m asked, “You sell theta, but it is positive?”  I tell them yes, then I explain: When you sell an option, it affects the “Greeks” in your portfolio.  The option Greek “Theta” represents…

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Weekend Market Summary from Investmenthouse.com

Weekend Market Summary from Investmenthouse.com for 03/08/15:   MARKET SUMMARY – Friday post-jobs action is again down but turns ugly for SP500 and DJ30. Just a Friday thing with a bit of panic thrown in? – Jobs again stronger on the headlines but not internally, but the Fed’s stance leaves it little operating room on…

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Weekend #Markets Summary by Investmenthouse.com

– Cognitive dissonance continues with the October jobs report. – Stocks jump on the jobs report, then don’t. – Younger age worker demographic throws in the towel, joins seniors in taking low-pay jobs. – Just as likely to meet a waiter as a manufacturing worker. – SP500, DJ30 appear a bit extended as NASDAQ, RUTX…

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September 30, 2014, Market Action – $RUT and $TZA

Today, September 30, 2014, we had a rather tumultuous day in the markets. The market started slightly higher and then dipped to its lows only to recover slightly and then some late day selling. The $RUT is the is index to watch in my opinion, in that it is leading the charge down. There’s just…

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August 31, 2014 Weekend Market Summary by Investmenthouse.com

Here is the market summary and macro-economic view on August 31, 2014. – No shortage of issues, economic, geopolitical, market, but stocks rally Friday. – Facing the last third of the year, where the year’s outcome is determined. – Lifecycle of stocks: many extended as stocks enter the run to year end. – Extended perhaps, but the trends…

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Excellent Post on Today’s #Options #Market from ThetaForums.com

I wanted to push this post to our SellTheta.com customers.  We posted this on our new sister-site, ThetaForums.com which is our dedicated Forum site! The market is up big today!  But is it a fake-out?  I think so.  I’ve found when there is a clear down move (I know, I know, but we are in…

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The Best Use of #Option #Volatility in Low Volatilty Environments

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Today, May 30, 2014, S&P 500 is resting at all-time highs in the VIX is very low. Not quite the lowest in history, but low enough that it becomes hard to make decent positive Theta trades that rely on higher volatility. In this environment is actually time to consider debit trades versus credit trades. One…

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