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August 05, 2014

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August Monthly Options Expiration Day

August 15, 2014-August 16, 2014

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August 19, 2014

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August 26, 2014

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Markets Closed For Labor Day

September 01, 2014

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September 02, 2014

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September 09, 2014

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September Monthly Options Expiration Day

September 19, 2014-September 20, 2014

September Monthly Options Expire

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September 23, 2014

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September 30, 2014

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October 07, 2014

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October Monthly Options Expiration Day

October 17, 2014-October 18, 2014

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October 21, 2014

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October 28, 2014

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November 11, 2014

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Novermber Monthly Options Expiration Day

November 21, 2014-November 22, 2014

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November 25, 2014

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Markets Closed For Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2014

All financial markets are closed for Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy the long weekend!

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Markets Closed At 1pm For Thanksgiving Day

November 28, 2014

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December 02, 2014

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December 09, 2014

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December Monthly Options Expiration Day

December 19, 2014-December 20, 2014

December Monthly Options Expire

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December 23, 2014

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Markets Closed At 1pm For Christmas Eve Day

December 24, 2014

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Markets Closed For Christmas Day

December 25, 2014

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December 30, 2014

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Markets Closed For New Year's Day

January 01, 2015

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Terry's Tips Stock Options Trading Blog

July 21, 2014

Finding Lessons in a Trade

Last week I told you about a bullish short-term bet we made on SVXY because the stock had dropped over $3 in the previous week (and historically, 4 out of 5 times when that happened earlier this year, the stock rose at least $3 in the subsequent week). We placed an order to sell half the calls if they had doubled in price, and that occurred on Tuesday. On Thursday, volatility soared due to the plane being shot down over Ukraine and Israel invading Gaza. It looked like we would just break even on the trade since we had recovered the initial investment, but then, on Friday, the stock rallied $6 and we were able to sell the remaining half for enough to give us a 32% gain on the trade. Not as much as we had originally hoped, but a gain of any sort is always welcome.

Terry

Finding Lessons in a Trade

The big lesson from our experience last week, one that we have had many times, is that there is . . .

July 14, 2014

A Possible Great Option Trading Idea

Just before the close on Friday, we made a strongly bullish trade on our favorite underlying stock in a portfolio at Terry’s Tips. In my personal account, I bought weekly calls on this same underlying. As I write this in the pre-market on Monday, it looks like that bet could triple in value this week.

I would like to share with you the thinking behind these trades so next time this opportunity comes up (and it surely will in the near future), you might decide to take advantage of it yourself.

Terry

A Possible Great Option Trading Idea: As we have discussed recently, option prices are . . .

July 7, 2014

Vertical Put Credit Spreads Part 2

Last week I reviewed the performance of the Terry’s Tips options portfolio for the first half of the year. I should have waited a week because this week was a great one – our composite average gained another 6%, making the year-to-date record 22%, or about 3 times as great as the market (SPY) gain of about 7%.

Last week I also discussed a GOOG vertical put credit spread which is designed to gain 100% in the year if GOOG finished up 2014 at any price higher than where it started, something that it has done in 9 of its . . .

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