What’s the difference between SPX and SPY Options?

What’s the difference between SPX and SPY Options?

SPX and SPY are two very similar instruments from which a trader can choose. Today we will talk a bit about the similarities and differences between the two. What is SPX? SPX is the nickname for the Standard and Poor's 500 Index. It is based on the 500 largest...

CBOE to List SPX Wednesday-Expiring Weeklys Options

I came across an interesting announcement from CBOE that they are adding a new SPX weekliy option that expires on Wednesdays! OptionVue and OptionNET Explorer have some work to add the new options into their software now! Here's the CBOE press release: CHICAGO, Feb....

The Round Table: SPX Broken Wing Butterfly and VXX/UVXY Trades

The Round Table meeting had two parts. Tom showed the SPX Broken Wing Butterfly trade he's been trading. Then Jim showed his VXX and UVXY volatility based trades he's been doing. We recorded this event and it is posted in our free members area. Get your free login...
SPX Aug 23 (W4) Broken Wing Butterfly

SPX Aug 23 (W4) Broken Wing Butterfly

Time for a new trade in SPX. Another broken wing butterfly trade expiring on Aug 23rd with 33 days to expiration. The ten lot of puts are at 1945/1920/1860. The 1920's were about a -19 true delta (in OptionVue). I sold two lots at a $1.90 credit and eight lots at a...
Is this the Market Top?

Is this the Market Top?

We've had some interesting discussions in our forums about the market topping. Garret is a long time Gann trader and showed us his charts that predicted the SPX topping on June 23 at 1959. The peak yesterday was 1968.17, one day off from Garret's prediction....