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  • What's Trading | Apr 13, 2017, 3:10 PM

    Candy Coated What's Trading Today from Kevin Davitt

    Today’s episode of What’s Trading details candy sales, the big business of Easter, and a July put seller in Mondelez International (MDLZ). The link to the video is below as well as additional commentary on the trade.  Click here to watch the episode and continue below to learn more about the trade. The payoff diagram below shows the potential P&L if someone was short (sold) ONE July 40 put in MDLZ for $0.77 and held the position until expiration. The maximum loss is considerable[...]

  • What's Trading | Apr 12, 2017, 5:14 PM

    What's Trading Today - Roma on a WFC Straddle

    Click here for today's WT Episode then read below for a little more info on today's trade. Today’s What’s Trading episode was a discussion on an earnings trade in Wells Fargo. When evaluating an earnings trade, or any trade for that matter, history is a good place to start.  In this video we examine the benefits using earnings history as a barometer for the likelihood of these options not only being in-the-money but potential being profitable.

  • What's Trading | Apr 11, 2017, 2:03 PM

    What's Trading Today - Buyer of Puts on TWTR

    Today’s What’s Trading episode was a discussion of a big put buyer in TWTR. A link to the video is below.  Click Here for Today's Video The payoff diagram here shows the outcome of this trade if it is held until September expiration. The maximum loss is limited to the price paid for each put. Profits can be earned below the break-even point of 11.45.

  • What's Trading | Apr 10, 2017, 1:18 PM

    What's Trading Today - SPX Broken Wing Butterfly

    Today’s What’s Trading episode was a discussion of a SPX Broken Wing Iron Butterfly expiring this coming Thursday April 13th.  Link to the video is below and after that some additional commentary about today's trade. Click Here for Today's Video The payoff diagram below shows the outcome if this trade is held through Thursday’s close.  Between 2345.60 and 2374.40 this trade makes a profit.  The payoff diagram below also highlights that the risk of loss is bigger[...]