Thursday, October 28, 2010

Special Case of Weekly Options (GOOG Example) | Options Like a DPM Webinars #6: Strangles

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp - In the Q&A segment of this Options Strangles educational webinar, the Admiral answers a question about weekly options and their extreme dynamics due to the closeness to expiration. The Admiral, a former CBOE Designated Primary Market Maker, explains the potentials, dangers, and considerations for trading weekly options.

This a Q&A excerpt from "Trade Options like a DPM Webinar #6: Strangles" - http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp




"STRANGLES" OPTIONS WEBINAR DESCRIPTION (October 20, 2010, 1800 CT)

An options strategy where the investor holds a position in both a call and put with different strike prices but with the same maturity and underlying asset.


ABOUT "THE ADMIRAL"

The featured speaker, whom we affectionately call "The Admiral," was a Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) on the floor of the CBOE for five years. Although we're not using his real name (so don't ask!) suffice it to say that we consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable option traders on the planet. As a floor trader in the '80s and '90s he did the opening options rotation for 5-25 stocks the old-fashioned open outcry way—meaning he opened each option strike price for each of these stocks within the first 30 minutes of trading, both calls and puts.

That meant he had to price more than 500 option strikes, plus as a market maker he traded and kept the markets current. As a DPM, technology brought forth auto-quoting of option series, but pricing of those quotes remained his responsibility. Trading 1 million shares of stocks and 50,000 options contracts was a normal day for him. In 27 years at CBOE, he has traded through the crash of '87, the smaller crash of '90 and the tech bubble in 2000. He has traded three-digit volatility and seen every possible market environment imaginable. So, if you're going to learn options, it might as well be from the very best.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Market Thrust Indicator: Applying Advance Decline Market Data | Rich Ruscio's Market Internals Webinar

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/educational_webinars.asp - Futures trader Rich Ruscio combines advance/decline issues and volume data for use in the Market Thrust indicator to help time his trades and give him a sense of market behavior.



About Rich (@rruscio on twitter)
Rich Ruscio is a retired-from-the-W2-world trader, trading $ES_F and selected 2x ETF’s.
While at work for others for most of the past 4 decades, Rich has held positions from the factory floor, thru software engineering, various management jobs, and Corporate staff roles.
Since leaving the working world in August 2009, Rich as spent a lot of his time on learning how TradeStation works, leaving TOS behind, walking his dogs and riding his bikes. A self described code monkey, Rich builds, and uses, a number of partially automated systems he delicately describes as ‘robots’.
Rich lives in Upstate NY, with his wife, mother-in-law, the occasional one of his three daughters, two dogs, bikes, computers, and Droid Inc. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a MS In Statistics.
Rich is active member of HamzeiAnalytics’ High Frequency Trading Chatroom. In this webinar, Rich will describe the market internals he uses (data, algos, methodology).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Using Advancing & Declining Issues Data as a Market Indicator | Rich Ruscio Market Internals Webinar

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/educational_webinars.asp - Futures trader Rich Ruscio explains using the advancing and declining issues data as a day trading indicator.




About Rich (@rruscio on twitter)

Rich Ruscio is a retired-from-the-W2-world trader, trading $ES_F and selected 2x ETF’s.
While at work for others for most of the past 4 decades, Rich has held positions from the factory floor, thru software engineering, various management jobs, and Corporate staff roles.
Since leaving the working world in August 2009, Rich as spent a lot of his time on learning how TradeStation works, leaving TOS behind, walking his dogs and riding his bikes. A self described code monkey, Rich builds, and uses, a number of partially automated systems he delicately describes as ‘robots’.
Rich lives in Upstate NY, with his wife, mother-in-law, the occasional one of his three daughters, two dogs, bikes, computers, and Droid Inc. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a MS In Statistics.
Rich is active member of HamzeiAnalytics’ High Frequency Trading Chatroom. In this webinar, Rich will describe the market internals he uses (data, algos, methodology).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Using Tick Charts as a Day Trading Market Indicator | Rich Ruscio Market Internals Webinar

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/educational_webinars.asp - Futures trader Rich Ruscio shares his insights and experiences with using the market Tick data when day trading. Rich shows several different ways of using Tick data including the slow average, fast average, range days, and trend days.



About Rich (@rruscio on twitter)
Rich Ruscio is a retired-from-the-W2-world trader, trading $ES_F and selected 2x ETF’s.
While at work for others for most of the past 4 decades, Rich has held positions from the factory floor, thru software engineering, various management jobs, and Corporate staff roles.
Since leaving the working world in August 2009, Rich as spent a lot of his time on learning how TradeStation works, leaving TOS behind, walking his dogs and riding his bikes. A self described code monkey, Rich builds, and uses, a number of partially automated systems he delicately describes as ‘robots’.
Rich lives in Upstate NY, with his wife, mother-in-law, the occasional one of his three daughters, two dogs, bikes, computers, and Droid Inc. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, and a MS In Statistics.
Rich is active member of HamzeiAnalytics’ High Frequency Trading Chatroom. In this webinar, Rich will describe the market internals he uses (data, algos, methodology).

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Straddle Strategy for High Volatility Events (Earnings, Takeovers) | Options Like a DPM Webinars #5

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp - The Admiral, a former CBOE Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM), explains how straddles could be used to take advantage high volatility events like earnings and takeover plays. The Admiral suggests ways to use straddles both before the event, to capture the volatility, and after the event, to fade volatility.

This a Q&A excerpt from "Trade Options like a DPM Webinar #5: Straddles" - http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp



"STRADDLES" OPTIONS WEBINAR DESCRIPTION (October 6, 2010, 1800 CT)

An options strategy with which the investor holds a position in both a call and put with the same strike price and expiration date.


ABOUT "THE ADMIRAL"

The featured speaker, whom we affectionately call "The Admiral," was a Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) on the floor of the CBOE for five years. Although we're not using his real name (so don't ask!) suffice it to say that we consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable option traders on the planet. As a floor trader in the '80s and '90s he did the opening options rotation for 5-25 stocks the old-fashioned open outcry way—meaning he opened each option strike price for each of these stocks within the first 30 minutes of trading, both calls and puts.

That meant he had to price more than 500 option strikes, plus as a market maker he traded and kept the markets current. As a DPM, technology brought forth auto-quoting of option series, but pricing of those quotes remained his responsibility. Trading 1 million shares of stocks and 50,000 options contracts was a normal day for him. In 27 years at CBOE, he has traded through the crash of '87, the smaller crash of '90 and the tech bubble in 2000. He has traded three-digit volatility and seen every possible market environment imaginable. So, if you're going to learn options, it might as well be from the very best.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Straddles Trade Adjustment | Trade Options Like a DPM Webinars #5: Straddles

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp - The Admiral, a former CBOE Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM), answers in this webinar Q&A what to look for when considering a trade adjustment of a options straddle. When a trade has gone against you, action must be taken, and the Admiral explains what are the important factors in making that straddle adjustment decision.

This a Q&A excerpt from "Trade Options like a DPM Webinar #5: Straddles" - http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp





"STRADDLES" OPTIONS WEBINAR DESCRIPTION (October 6, 2010, 1800 CT)

An options strategy with which the investor holds a position in both a call and put with the same strike price and expiration date.


ABOUT "THE ADMIRAL"

The featured speaker, whom we affectionately call "The Admiral," was a Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) on the floor of the CBOE for five years. Although we're not using his real name (so don't ask!) suffice it to say that we consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable option traders on the planet. As a floor trader in the '80s and '90s he did the opening options rotation for 5-25 stocks the old-fashioned open outcry way—meaning he opened each option strike price for each of these stocks within the first 30 minutes of trading, both calls and puts.

That meant he had to price more than 500 option strikes, plus as a market maker he traded and kept the markets current. As a DPM, technology brought forth auto-quoting of option series, but pricing of those quotes remained his responsibility. Trading 1 million shares of stocks and 50,000 options contracts was a normal day for him. In 27 years at CBOE, he has traded through the crash of '87, the smaller crash of '90 and the tech bubble in 2000. He has traded three-digit volatility and seen every possible market environment imaginable. So, if you're going to learn options, it might as well be from the very best.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

How Analyst Recommendations May Affect Options Open Interest | Options like a DPM #5: Straddles

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http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp - While answering a question about Ford (F)'s options high level of open interest, The Admiral, A former CBOE Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM), also explains how high open interests could be a phenomenon of analyst recommendations to retain traders such as through Charles Schwab. The Admiral says he has experienced times where the same types of orders flowed continuously when such analysts recommendations were made and, as a DPM, he could use options equalities to take the other side of the trade.

This a Q&A excerpt from "Trade Options like a DPM Webinar #5: Straddles" - http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp




"STRADDLES" OPTIONS WEBINAR DESCRIPTION (October 6, 2010, 1800 CT)

An options strategy with which the investor holds a position in both a call and put with the same strike price and expiration date.


ABOUT "THE ADMIRAL"

The featured speaker, whom we affectionately call "The Admiral," was a Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) on the floor of the CBOE for five years. Although we're not using his real name (so don't ask!) suffice it to say that we consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable option traders on the planet. As a floor trader in the '80s and '90s he did the opening options rotation for 5-25 stocks the old-fashioned open outcry way—meaning he opened each option strike price for each of these stocks within the first 30 minutes of trading, both calls and puts.

That meant he had to price more than 500 option strikes, plus as a market maker he traded and kept the markets current. As a DPM, technology brought forth auto-quoting of option series, but pricing of those quotes remained his responsibility. Trading 1 million shares of stocks and 50,000 options contracts was a normal day for him. In 27 years at CBOE, he has traded through the crash of '87, the smaller crash of '90 and the tech bubble in 2000. He has traded three-digit volatility and seen every possible market environment imaginable. So, if you're going to learn options, it might as well be from the very best.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

High Frequency Trading in Options Explained | Trade Options Like a DPM Webinars #4

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As former CBOE Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM), The Admiral, explains what High Frequency Trading (HFT) is. Specifically, the admiral explains what the purpose of high frequency trading and how big firms like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley take advantage of technology placed near the exchanges

This an excerpt from the "Trade Options like a DPM Webinar #4: Synthetics & Equalities -http://hamzeianalytics.com/pow_register.asp





"SYNTHETICS / EQUALITIES" OPTIONS WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

A financial instrument that is created artificially by simulating another instrument with the combined features of a collection of other assets. 


ABOUT "THE ADMIRAL"

The featured speaker, whom we affectionately call "The Admiral," was a Designated Primary Market Maker (DPM) on the floor of the CBOE for five years. Although we're not using his real name (so don't ask!) suffice it to say that we consider him to be one of the most knowledgeable option traders on the planet. As a floor trader in the '80s and '90s he did the opening options rotation for 5-25 stocks the old-fashioned open outcry way—meaning he opened each option strike price for each of these stocks within the first 30 minutes of trading, both calls and puts.

That meant he had to price more than 500 option strikes, plus as a market maker he traded and kept the markets current. As a DPM, technology brought forth auto-quoting of option series, but pricing of those quotes remained his responsibility. Trading 1 million shares of stocks and 50,000 options contracts was a normal day for him. In 27 years at CBOE, he has traded through the crash of '87, the smaller crash of '90 and the tech bubble in 2000. He has traded three-digit volatility and seen every possible market environment imaginable. So, if you're going to learn options, it might as well be from the very best.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Revealing HamzeiAnalytics Chat & Trader Social Networking Platform on MarketHEIST Interview

Revealing HamzeiAnalytics Chat & Trader Social Networking Platform on MarketHEIST InterviewSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
During my interview on http://marketHEIST.com with Jeffrey Lin discussing crossing 20,000 twitter followers, I disclosed some details for the first time about our HA chat platform. The HA chat platform will integrate various social networks including twitter, facebook, myspace, etc and be accessible on mobile platforms too.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

20,000 Twitter Followers marketHEIST Interview Pt.2

20,000 Twitter Followers marketHEIST Interview Pt.2SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend
Second part of my interview with marketHEIST's Jeffrey Lin, talking more about my experience with using twitter as a trader.

Part 1 of our interview

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