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March 20, 2016

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The Week in Review (3/20/16)   US Index performance (5d): SPX +1.4%, DJIA +2.2%, RTY +1.3%, NDX +1.1%, TLT +1.3% Equities climbed for a 5th week in a row and the SPX is now positive for the year +1.3%. Last week, central banks were in the spotlight with the BOJ and the US Fed holding […]

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March 16, 2016

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March 10, 2016

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February 28, 2016

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Why watching option and stock activity matters

On Thursday, 2/11/16, there were some large blocks of IWM (Small Caps) calls throughout the trading session:

>>  39,772 IWM Mar16 97.0 Calls $2.31  SWEEP / OPENING

>>   10,000 IWM Mar16 97.0 Calls $2.53   OPENING   Above Ask!

>>   2,913 IWM Fri 2/12 94.0 Calls (Wkly) $1.34  ASKSIDE

However, examining stock activity illustrates that there were large blocks of the common equity being sold close to the same time as the call buying.  Without having the full picture in both options and equities one can be mistaken by only following only one side of the trade.

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