Option Traders, I'm Back!

Well option traders, I hope you guys missed me. I had a wonderful time in Bimini, Bahamas. I would suggest it to anyone who does like nature and wants to avoid crowds.

IBM Earnings Reaction, A look at the VIX and IV

Option traders, here is why I HATE 'smart' routers. At the end of the day today I went to go sell the IBM Oct 135 calls at .35.

Final IBM Update

Option Traders, after the sell off today, I am still bullish IBM. The Broken wing doesn't make sense anymore because the 135 calls are so cheap.

ETF Divideneds

Option Traders, I get so many students that get assigned on options in ETF's either the Thursday before expiration or the Friday morning of expiration.

IBM Calendar Update, Now a IBM Butterfly, a Note on the VIX

[caption id="attachment_338" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="This is the IBM Call Butterfly I am planning on trading tomorrow"]

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