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August 11, 2015

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August Monthly Options Expiration Day

August 21, 2015-August 22, 2015

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August 25, 2015

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September 01, 2015

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Markets Closed For Labor Day

September 07, 2015

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September 08, 2015

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September Monthly Options Expiration Day

September 18, 2015-September 19, 2015

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September 22, 2015

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September 29, 2015

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October 06, 2015

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October Monthly Options Expiration Day

October 16, 2015-October 17, 2015

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October 20, 2015

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October 27, 2015

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November 10, 2015

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Novermber Monthly Options Expiration Day

November 20, 2015-November 21, 2015

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November 24, 2015

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Markets Closed For Thanksgiving Day

November 26, 2015

All financial markets are closed for Thanksgiving Day.

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Markets Closed At 1pm For Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2015

All financial markets are closed for Thanksgiving at 1pm. Enjoy the long weekend!

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December 01, 2015

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December 08, 2015

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December Monthly Options Expiration Day

December 18, 2015

December Monthly Options Expire

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December 22, 2015

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Markets Closed At 1pm For Christmas Eve Day

December 24, 2015

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Markets Closed For Christmas Day

December 25, 2015

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December 29, 2015

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Markets Closed For New Year's Day

January 01, 2016

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Terry's Tips Stock Options Trading Blog

July 30, 2015

Long-Term Options Strategies For Companies You Like

Today I would like to share an article I sent to paying subscribers two months ago. It describes an 8-month options play on Facebook (FB), a company that seems to be doing quite well these days. The spread is a vertical credit put spread which I like because once you place it, you don’t have to make any closing trades (both options hopefully expire worthless, all automatically) as long as the stock is any higher than a pre-determined price. It is actually quite simple to do, so please don’t tune out because its name sounds so confusing.

Terry

Here is the exact article sent out on April 24, 2015:

“A Long-Term Play on Facebook (FB): Last week in my charitable trust account I made a long-term bet that FB would not fall dramatically from here during the balance of 2015. It seems to be a good company that is figuring out how . . .

June 27, 2015

5 Option Strategies if you Think the Market is Headed Lower

A subscriber wrote in and asked what he should do if he thought the market would be 6% lower by the end of September. I thought about his question a little bit, and decided to share my thoughts with you, just in case you have similar feelings at some time along the way.

Terry

5 Option Strategies if you Think the Market is Headed Lower

We will use the S&P 500 tracking stock, SPY, as a proxy for the market. As I write this, SPY is trading just below $210. If it were to fall by 6% by the end of September (3 months from now), it would be trading about $197 at that time. The prices for the possible investments listed below are slightly more costly than the mid-point between the bid and ask prices for the options or the option spreads, and include . . .

June 1, 2015

Why Option Prices are Often Different

This week I would like to discuss why stock option prices are low in some weeks and high in others, and how option spread prices also differ over time. If you ever decide to become an active option investor, you should understand those kinds of important details.

Terry

Why Option Prices are Often Different

The wild card in option prices is implied volatility (IV). When IV is high, option prices are higher than they are when IV is lower. IV is determined by the market’s assessment of how volatile the market will be at certain times. A few generalizations can be made:

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