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  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

Explore Your Options

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a question, post it to o

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Taking stock of a broken WinG If I'm bearish on a stock but wish to own shares at lower levels, would an out-of-the-money (Ot m) long put broken butterfly through assignment be a win-win spread to consider? I like the idea of participating in la

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I've noticed some bull call spreads trade for less than intrinsic value prior to expiration. Why is that, since it would seem like a good opportunity to buy at a discount compared to an outright call? What you're seeing is a function of larger

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Is selling an at-the-money (At m) or outof-the-money (Ot m) option really better than selling a contract that has more premium attached to its market price due to its intrinsic worth? That's a tricky one. As for which type of sale constitutes th

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...What can be done to make the long butterfly strategy more consistently profitable?

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Which is considered better to own, intrinsic or extrinsic premium? That's a broad question with no absolute answer, though some may suggest that traders refrain from owning extrinsic premium. As option traders, we should recognize that all extrinsic or t

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Confused about some aspect of trading? Professional trader Don Bright of Bright Trading (www.stocktrading.com), an equity trading corporation, answers a few of your questions.

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the TradersƠ Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questio

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Ask Price Headley, who was inducted into the Traders' Hall of Game in 2007 and is the founder of BigTrends.com, which provides investors with real-time stock and option strategies and investment education. To submit a questi

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief option strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximizing profits using options. To submit a

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Got a question about options? Tom Gentile started his trading career on the floor of the American Stock Exchange in 1994. He has appeared on many financial TV and radio shows, as well as hosting a weekly talk show himself, and has co-authored many books

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:12 (74): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:1 (63): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:1 (65): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTION SPREADS I was told that to lower my risk in buying calls or puts, I could spread them. What does this mean? To spread an option means to buy a call or put and sell one simultaneously to hedge it, either in th

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:2 (86): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:2 (71): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile PUTS DON'T MAKE MONEY WHEN STOCK FALLS I am trying to understand why I did not make any money on a put option. I am hoping you can shed some light. On October 23, 2008, I bought an Xyz put option with the 15 strike p

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SEASONALITY I know seasonality is an important factor in the commodities markets. Is there any way to play seasonality in the stock market? Can you give an example? Important seasonal patterns exist, not just in the

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile I've often heard traders and analysts make statements along the lines of such and such move is being priced into a stock in front of a key event with regards to its options. What is this and how is it calculated? Gr

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:2 (38): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALL STRATEGIES With the market at yearly lows and the volatility of most options at yearly highs, I think covered calls would make a great strategy. I know you don't like to do them because of the high risk,

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile EUROPEAN VERSUS AMERICAN At the end of your November 2003 column, you referred to the Europeanstyle settlement, saying that you could sell options without the risk of unexpected early assignment. Could you please exp

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:1 (73): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SHORT STOCK RISK IN CALL CALENDAR Sears Holding (Shld) was brought to my attention after Barron's profiled the shares as being overvalued. Looking at the premiums, I noticed a distinct skew between the calls and puts

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY INDEX Tom, I have heard of using the volatility index (VIX) as a way of predicting overall market movement. Can you explain this to me, along with some ideas on how to trade the VIX in the markets? -- Fred

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY How do I figure out which strategies are best to implement when the volatility of the market changes so drastically from one season to the next? Fortunately for option traders, volatility is your friend,

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:12 (42): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:12 (57): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR SPREAD QUESTIONS I have developed some indicators that give a fairly accurate picture of when a trend is over. In other words, when signal comes, I'm about 70% sure that the trend will either reverse or go f

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DOUBLING DOWN ON OPTIONS Does doubling down on a losing options position by purchasing more and thus lowering the breakeven point work the same as it does with stocks? Thank you. -- Fiorenzo Primavori, Genoa, Italy Y

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile AULD LANG VIX What happened to the "old" VIX? Can I still use that index to measure volatility? Absolutely. The old VIX (the CBOE's market volatility index) used a series of options from the Standard & Poor's 100 in

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...If I'm trying to manage option position risk to reduce my maximum loss exposure, is it better to tie a stop-loss to the market price of the options or the underlying stock? Managed stops can be a good tool as they act as an extra layer of port

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A CaLL on VoLatiLitY I'm new to options and having some difficulty. Despite the broader market having more or less trended higher since September 2010, I've found my purchased calls, which I make sure aren't expensive in their relative historical

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...A smarter Call to sell? With a long call, what would be the best time to sell? I know that directionally, the higher a stock goes up the more the call stands to profit as it goes further in-themoney. But if a call went from out-of-the money to

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Can I adjust a profitable long butterfly prior to expiration and if so, how? Would it amount to being a smart approach for this type of spread?

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...I've noticed many stocks see their strongest or weakest price levels in afterhours or premarket trade immediately following an earnings release. With the stock's listed options not open during those sessions, it seems an investor with a long call, i

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUY-WRITES? A report in Baron's said now was a good time for ""buy-writes"" and said the trade was buying stock and selling calls. This sounds like covered calls. Is there a difference and, if not, do you think it

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile ""SPLITTING"" HEADACHE Can you please explain how a 3-for-2 stock split affects the pricing of options? I saw a split of this type and couldn't get my head around the math. Great question. Before we jump into this

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTIONS SYMBOLS What do the various letters signify in an options symbol? -- Name Withheld The letters in an option symbol designate the underlying instrument, whether it is a put or call, the expiration date, and th

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:3 (45): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:3 (41): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicatedmto teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:3 (49): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SIZING UP A STRADDLE BUY I was looking at a particular stock for a possible straddle. The company is expected to release earnings in 10 days. Suppose I intend to purchase options that have 50 days left until expirati

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile TO CLOSE OR NOT TO CLOSE I have a put credit spread on a stock where the sold leg is out-of-the-money and the bought leg is deep in-the-money. I have already bought back the sold leg and the bought leg is left to be

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile GAMMA SCALPING A VERTICAL? What do you think about hedging directional risk of a vertical spread with stock? That's an interesting question, but one without a "one size fits all" answer. Hedging delta risk and pos

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...TECHNICAL OR FUNDAMENTAL? Q: Which is a better form of analysis to use when trading options, technical or fundamental? A: Talk about a loaded question! Well, when trading options, the fact is that the life of an option is limited to the terms of the co

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:4 (65): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR SPREADS Q: I'm having a hard time understanding exactly how a calendar spread creates profit. Can you explain this technique in language that I can easily understand? A: A

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:4 (37): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile THE COLLAR VS. THE BULL CALL SPREAD I know that owning shares of stock and a put option are equivalent to simply holding a call option. If so, then the collar should represent the equivalent of the bull call spread.

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile LEAPING INTO CALENDAR SPREADS? I see some Leap options are not that expensive given the amount of time they've got -- about two years. There are 23 months you can sell against it. That's got to be a good trade. Where

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile RSVP FOR A CHEAPER STRADDLE? I like the idea of positioning with long straddles, but when it comes to pulling the trigger, I'm having problems executing. More often than not, the spreads that look the most attractive

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUTTERFLY SPREADS Would you be so kind to explain what exactly a butterfly spread is? Thanks -- Simon A butterfly spread is a sideways market strategy using all calls or puts, and is designed to profit from a stock t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:5 (47): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:5 (61): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CRUDE AWAKENING Crude oil keeps moving to record highs, but I don't think it can stay above $100 a barrel for much longer. However, I don't trade commodities or futures. Do I have any other options if I think crude i

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COLLAR CONFUSION I read some messages from other traders about collars and I'm confused. My understanding is these were a bearish strategy, but above all they're for insurance on your stock. What I don't understand i

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile PORTFOLIO PROTECTION I have a longer-term portfolio of stocks that I'd like to protect against any repeat performances of 2008 into March 2009. How can this be done with options? That's a good question, but the ans

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile STOCK OPTIONS AND SPLITS I was wondering what happens to stock options when the underlying stock splits. Does the call's strike price go down? An example would really help me out -- James Kramer When the underlying i

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALLS If I write a covered call for a stock I bought at 30.50, am I allowed to place a stop-loss price, say, 27.00, to protect it from further decline? What happens if the stop-loss price is triggered? Altho

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:6 (51): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:6 (73): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 25:6 (35): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FIGHTING INFLATION Commodity prices are surging. With the Federal Reserve lowering rates aggressively, I am now more worried than ever about the risk of inflation. Is there a way to trade inflation directly, like an

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY RISK A stock I like has been trending higher, and I was considering a credit spread expiring in May. However, the earnings report is due May 7 and I can't determine whether this volatility rush will negati

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:9 (34): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk while maximiz

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CREDIT AND DEBIT SPREADS What are some money management tips for credit and debit spreads? Specifically, when should I get out if a spread goes against me? --Bob Great question. By purchasing or selling spreads, you'

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:6 (89): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile STRADDLES How do straddles make money? If the call moves up, doesn't the put lose just as much? Straddles are a "delta-neutral" strategy. Since straddles are composed of both an at-the-money put and ca

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:7 (79): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (32): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile OPTIONS AND SHORT-TERM PRICE MOVES I've been working on a system that works well in predicting the moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) over one to two weeks. It is a purely technical system. I have been

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VIEWS ON VOLATILITY Is it important to look at the volatility chart of an option that you would like to buy or sell? And if you are trying to determine whether volatility is high or low before you buy an option? Opt

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile VOLATILITY What exactly is volatility and how is it used to trade options? -- S.L. Volatility is simply the rate of change in a stock, index, or futures contract over a specific period of time. There are two types th

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile BUYING VS. SELLING What's the difference between buying an option and selling one? Buyers of options have rights, and sellers have obligations. The buyer of a call has the right to buy the underlying security at an a

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:8 (43): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:8 (43): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how t

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile SELLING TO BUY I've heard the term "selling to buy" when discussing put options. I am not sure what it means and when to apply it in my trading. If you are selling to buy, you are selling or writing options and are

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DEBIT AND CREDIT What's the difference between a debit spread and a credit spread? When investors buy or sell options, the transaction is either a debit or a credit. Of course, since an option contract is an agreem

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile COVERED CALLS FOR PROTECTION I am concerned about the markets going forward and want to know if there is any way of protecting my stock portfolio using options instead of liquidating my position. I have heard of cove

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FLEX OPTIONS What are FLEX options?--A.M. Flexible exchange (FLEX) options are totally customizable equity and index options that you can create under certain requirements. They allow traders complete flexibility to

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DIVIDENDS AND OPTIONS PRICES How does a company's dividend affect the option price? -- Newman The dividend can be an important influence on a stock option's price. Obviously, if the company pays no dividend, it makes

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile FOCUSED ON THE FINANCIALS The recent problems at the brokerage firms has me concerned about wider credit problems. Is there a way to protect my portfolio from future volatility in the banks and brokerage sector? Good

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile TRADING PLAN I bought five Xyz October 160?170 call spreads for $1.79. Here's my trading plan: Buy Xyz October 160?170 calls spread for $1.79 Max loss: $1.79 Max risk: $1.79 Max reward: $8.29 Ratio: 4.6 to 1 Stop-lo

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile RATIO BACKSPREAD Could you please explain what a ratio backspread is? --David BJ A ratio backspread is a delta-neutral strategy that is directional in nature, and allows the trader to enter the position with a zero d

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...V. 22:9 (76): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how to minimize their risk

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:10 (56): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile UNDERSTANDING OPTION SYMBOLS I know stock symbols usually have threeor four-letter symbols. Why do options have five-letter symbols? Stocks can have one-, two-, three-, four-, or even five-letter symbols. For exampl

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 23:11 (86): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile AVOIDING ASSIGNMENT Suppose I use a spread by selling a 50 call and buying a 55 call. If the stock starts approaching 50, at what price should I buy back the 50 call to avoid assig

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile MEchanics of a Dividend Play In early August, Intel (Intc) saw huge contract volume in a handful of deep in-the-money calls. The largest activity occurred in the August 16 and 17 calls with more than 200,000 contracts

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile CALENDAR STRATEGY How dependent is a calendar strategy on sideways movement? A sideways-moving market is important, but not as important as the volatility of the options that are being used to create the calendar sp

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 22:11 (101): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

  • Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile

    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Stocks & Commodities V. 24:11 (62): Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile Got a question about options? Tom Gentile is the chief options strategist at Optionetics (www.optionetics.com), an education and publishing firm dedicated to teaching investors how

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile NOT GETTING FILLED I live in Europe and I often place my orders outside of US market hours. I almost always use limit orders between the bid and ask. For example, I tried to buy a call option the other day, but I did

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    ARTICLE SYNOPSIS...Explore Your Options by Tom Gentile DOLLAR BOUNCE The US dollar has performed miserably against the euro in recent years. I think it's overdone, but I have heard that some analysts say the euro could move all the way up to 1.50. If so, I think the doll






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