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February 08, 2016:   I follow good, quality stocks. When the market has a big down day, I buy these stocks because I think I'm getting a good price. Can options be used to complement my strategy of buying low? 
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January 29, 2016:   Is it possible to turn a losing trade, such as a long call, into a winning trade or at least cut some of the losses from a losing trade? 
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January 22, 2016:   I buy stocks that pay dividends, but understand that options may be used to increase income beyond dividends received. Can you explain? 
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January 08, 2016:   I frequently trade stocks on margin and would like to know if options can be traded on margin? 
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December 21, 2015:   What happens to the price of a put option when the underlying stock pays a dividend? 
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December 14, 2015:   I trade S&P 500 Index (SPX) Quarterly Options and End-of-Month Options. When is the last time to close a position in these options? 
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December 04, 2015:   Can you explain the terms opening transaction and closing transaction as they pertain to buy and sell orders? 
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November 20, 2015:   Why would a call option go down in price when the underlying asset goes up in price? 
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November 13, 2015:   If I have a 65-60 credit put spread and am assigned on the 65 put, can I sell the shares rather than exercise my 60 put? 
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November 06, 2015:   Can you explain why the prices of options on the Russell 2000 Index (RUT) change less than the index itself? 
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