Fear at a Crescendo with Record Put Option Contracts on U.S. Stocks, ETFs and Indexes

Fear gripped global final markets Friday with the global leveraged speculating community awash with derivatives. In the US alone there were 34 million put-option contracts traded Friday across U.S. stocks, exchange-traded funds and indexes. Cboe Global Markets data said this was the highest on record going back to 2008. Put options are used by to hedge portfolios or speculate on lower prices. Fear is in control but is it at a point of saturation contrarians are asking. The overhanging risk … Continue reading “Fear at a Crescendo with Record Put Option Contracts on U.S. Stocks, ETFs and Indexes”

Using Option Gamma and Technical Analysis in Index Futures and Oil

The trading room discusses trades live during the Monday morning bounce using option gamma levels and Technical analysis. We were joined today by Julie Wade of J Auto Trading Strategies, LLC sharing her Gamma algorithms live and in conjunction with the KnovaWave Trading grid and how the traders were able to use them. Listen to Julie, Andrew, Mahdavi and Alex discuss the morning session.