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Option Market Activity Explodes

2020 was notable for many things, but one of the below the radar happenings in the financial markets was the absolute explosion in options activity. In many cases, option flow actually drove the performance in the underlying stock, the classic “tail wagging the...
The Power of Five

The Power of Five

This post from Bespoke Investments is a couple of weeks old, but the numbers haven’t changed much since then. It speaks volumes however of what has been going on behind the curtain so to speak: Below is one chart from this week’s Bespoke Report that shows...

Options Market: 6 month recap

For those of you who have ever contemplated using options as a tool for hedging or speculation or arbitrage but felt the markets were too illiquid or opaque, here is a simple summary recap of the extraordinary volume seen across different parts of the option arena for...