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  • stockstone stockstone Feb 5, 1998 8:22 PM Flag

    AOL 100,95 90, 85 80 PUTS

    did you all see the volume on the puts today. All 80 thru 100 feb put options traded at 3 to 5 times the call volume. Maybe the general public is starting to get smarter???????????????

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    • >DID YOU ALL SEE THE VOLUME ON THE PUTS TODAY.
      >ALL 80 THRU 100 FEB PUT OPTIONS TRADED AT 3 TO
      >5 TIMES THE CALL VOLUME.

      Out of the money options almost always trade at higher volumes (which is why the 110, 105, and 100 calls outpaced the puts).

      More interesting is the fact that for both February and March we've got a steady increase in implied volatility as strike price drops. Those writing options are charging through the nose for out of the money puts, but are selling out of the money calls really cheap...

      Robert

    • I don't think this has been posted here:

      Source: InfoBeat, Inc. (http://www.infobeat.com) Email subscription for
      Finance - Internet Daily for Thursday, February 05, 1998
      --------------------------------------------------------
      New lawsuit against AOL

      Just when it looked like America Online had resolved the service
      problems and consumer complaints related to its switch to a flat
      rate Net access program last year, there's a new lawsuit. In a
      filing late last month, the online company has been named as a
      defendant in a multi-million dollar class action filed on behalf
      of content providers, advertisers, and electronic commerce users,
      in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
      Virginia.

      The claim is a common law breach of contract with AOL users who
      last year may not have been able to access or transact business
      through the service, according to attorney Gary Mason of Cohen
      Milstein Hausfeld & Toll in Washington, DC. An AOL spokeswoman
      downplayed the action, characterizing it as "just part of (last
      year's) suit. This case will be resolved, with the first one
      soon," said Wendy Goldberg.

 
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