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Endeavor International (END) – the Options tea leaves say Something is up

A huge options bet was placed by a trader yesterday on Endeavor International. Endeavour International Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of energy reserves and resources in the United Kingdom North Sea and the United States onshore. It has interest in Alba field, the Bacchus field, and the Rochelle areas in the United Kingdom (more…)

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How to Trade Option Iron Condors

There are more option strategies than option strategists, but at their heart they are all modifications of basically two ideas – buying and/or selling options. The proliferation of options strategies come from the infinite ways that these two concepts can be combined. Some of these combinations can be great ideas but others are just commission generators with the difference usually resting on how you implement them as a trader. (more…)

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Profit in Bear or Bull Markets With Calendar Spreads

Calendar spreads are a great modification of the diagonal option spread strategy. The calendar spread is useful when you are more uncertain about the direction of the market and want to increase the effectiveness of the hedge during periods of market volatility.
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