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November OPEX

Last week here I discussed the likelihood of new highs, but that price was unlikely to close above SPY 260 for both open interest reasons as well as psychological round number reasons. A new high was made, but as price approached the 260 level SPY pulled back. For the first time in several weeks SPY […]

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What Says the Open Interest

Last week here I said that SPY was likely to make a new high and showed the resistance and support areas for SPY’s Wednesday and Friday’s expiration. Both expirations pinned fairly well, which is no surprise given the slow nature of the move. SPY is likely to make another new high again in the next […]

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Clues From Expiration for the 1st week of November

I was out of town last weekend hence no post. Luckily I returned in time to trade the Friday fun. SPX closed at a new high and is likely to see another new high at some point next week. Open Interest: SPY-W: (45 of 59 pins).* Currently the best pin is around 256, but it’s […]

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October OPEX

Last week here I showed the open interest for both Wednesday and Friday expiration and wrote that after two closes over the high calls it was likely that SPX would take some time to consolidate and was unlikely to close over the high calls again. SPX consolidated in a very strong tight range and indeed […]

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Will the Open Interest Affect this Bull Trend Next Week?

Last week here I wrote about the high calls for both the Wednesday and Friday SPY expirations. I wrote that if price were to open or get above them NOT to fight it and that it could even push price up faster due to delta hedging. If you are going to use the open interest […]

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Open Interest for Week One, Q4

Last week here I showed the high open interest calls on SPY that could act as resistance. For Wednesday the calls were a bit of a deterrent to price and SPY did pin. Throughout the week the SPY Friday open interest that started with lots of high calls were met with many high puts and […]

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September OPEX

Last week here I suggested that both the Wednesday and Friday SPY open interest supported a rangebound week. That came to fruition and there really only was one good opportunity which came Tuesday when SPY fell below two levels of high puts. Knowing where the likely pin would be Wednesday, combined with technical support levels, […]

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What Open Interest Says about Next Week

I’m back and here is your SPY open interest for next week. If you want the real goods you should subscribe below. SPY-W: (41 of 51 pins since Wednesday expiration inception).* The current best pin is clearly 247. There is also more puts at that strike than calls making it pretty good support coupled with the […]

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Does the Energizer Bull Have any Battery Left?

Last week here I suggested that there was likely a new high to be made. That indeed worked out, but for the first time in a while some cracks* began to show late in the week. I am not ready to call for a pullback and would not be surprised to see another new high […]

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What Is Open Interest, Max Pain and Pinning

The increase in weekly options has caught the attention of many traders as a potentially quick way to make money without the larger premiums coupled with monthly options. Many people are already familiar with and use maxpain as a way to gauge what the price of a stock may be at the close on Friday expiration. Knowing […]

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