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  • holdengold17 holdengold17 May 7, 2010 10:40 AM Flag

    What A Crazy Options Market

     

    Popped a little day trade today buying 20 contracts of WMT May $55 calls.I bought after the stock sold off early in the first hour of trading. It stabilized and started climbing, but then started falling again, so I sold for a 9 cent profit and was glad to be out of the trade. Then, despite falling more, the call options actually went up. Rising VIX I suppose. Next week it's back to long straddles on the Dow for me.

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    • Crazy market, period.

      As for volatility, I've never seen such dramatic and severe swings in such a short time period.

      Gotta be pretty nimble-footed to stay ahead of the curve at this pace. Most of this is 'bot trading, I suspect. Best that guys like you and I stay out of the fray for the moment-by-moment stuff.

      60% Bonds, 30% Cash, 10% Equities. Sleep well.

 
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