Trading Bitcoins The Old-fashioned Way

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First, all but one ETF had a Put loss at 1 SD or lower. The exception is IWM (the Russell 2000 index) which had two Put losses at 0.5 SD, and zero Put losses at 1 SD. Second, all but one ETF had a Call loss at 1 SD. The exception was EWW (Mexico) with zero Call losses. And third, the additional income generated by the short Call at 1 SD turned one of the 0.5 SD Put losses into a winner with a net increase of $800 ($1,803 – $1,003). In conclusion, the aggressive Put continue reading this.. @ 0.5 SD, while adding more premium, did so at greater risk adding one to two losses.
Source: http://www.examiner.com/article/consistent-income-trading-options-bull-strategy-with-high-implied-volatility

First Week of May 17th Options Trading For Deckers Outdoor (DECK)

While both companies reported better-than-expected results, both were also affected by the recent winter storms. Macy’s said that at one time during January, 30 percent of its stores were shut down because of weather. “We don’t like to use weather as an excuse but we think we probably lost $100 million in the month of January,” Home Depot’s chief financial officer, Carol Tome, said in a conference call with investors. “Atlanta was frozen, for example. It was tough here.” CONFIDENCE IS ALSO HIT: The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence fell to 78.1 in February from 80.7 the month before. That was below the 80.1 level economists polled by FactSet were expecting. The report is a closely watched indicator of how likely consumers are to spend money and keep the economy moving forward. The report was the latest indication that the last several weeks of cold weather has slowed economic activity.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/stocks-edge-higher-in-afternoon-trading/

Rowe Price Group Inc., Royal Bank of Canada (RY) and IEX Group Inc., which operates a trading venue owned by institutional investors, the people said. Any change to the maker-taker system could affect the profits and business models of stock exchanges, their competitors known as dark pools, and automated trading firms that reap the benefits of rebates, such as Citadel LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Virtu Financial LLC. It could also reduce the number of exchanges and other venues in the $22 trillion American equity market. The three biggest market operators — ICE, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) and Bats Global Markets Inc.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-21/trading-rebates-skew-markets-nyse-and-allies-tell-sec.html

Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer .
Source: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2014/02/25/t-trading-bitcoins-old-fashioned-exchange-atms.cnnmoney

One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 81 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration. At Stock Options Channel , our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the DECK options chain for the new May 17th contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest. The put contract at the $82.50 strike price has a current bid of $8.00. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $82.50, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $74.50 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of DECK, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $84.00/share today. Because the $82.50 strike represents an approximate 2% discount to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there is also the possibility that the put contract would expire worthless.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-week-of-may-17th-options-trading-for-deckers-outdoor-deck-cm329774

regulators including the Federal Reserve and CFTC have been reviewing banks involvement in commodity markets. The CFTC issued subpoenas last year to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) , JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and other metal-warehouse operators after brewer MillerCoors LLC and others complained of long waits for materials.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-25/senate-s-brown-pushes-cftc-nominees-on-banks-commodity-trading.html

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