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NYSE Amex Options
Mrt 14 2013 | 4:22 PM

We continue our look into minis following Mini Options at NYSE, Hedging with Mini Contracts and Reviewing Short mini Puts.

mini options are not just for the mini positions. Yes, its true minis are options with a 10 share underlying deliverable and a 10 multiplier which allows investors with less than 100 shares of certain securities to execute covered write strategies. minis will do more than that, but first let’s talk about covered writes.

A covered write is an option strategy where an investor sells a call option short. The obligation of a short call is to sell stock at the strike price at any time until expiration. This means that an investor engaging in a covered write must be prepared to sell some or all of...

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Gepost Door: Bill Ryan
Managing Director, NYSE Amex Options
Market Drivers
Mrt 14 2013 | 4:07 PM
The Mount Bromo volcano on the island Java of ...

The Mount Bromo volcano on the island Java of Indonesia. Photo by Jan-Pieter Nap taken on July 11 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

March has started off with 10 straight days of gains for the DJIA and the S&P has already logged 8 out of 10 on the plus side (with the down days posting minimal losses). Not a bad way to kick off a month. Will the market continue to surge upward? Or will there be a correction...

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Gepost Door: Ronald Bohlert
Managing Director, Global Corporate Client Group
NYSE Event Marketing
Mrt 14 2013 | 2:50 PM

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Gepost Door: NYSE Staff
The Bell
Mrt 14 2013 | 12:00 PM

On March 14, António Mota, the Chairman of Mota-Engil and high level representatives from firms which actively worked towards the success of the Bond Issuing Mota-Engil Taxa Fixa 2013-2016, rang the NYSE Euronext Lisbon Closing Bell on the occasion of the public presentation of its results. This issuing was a success and it has increased the number of the offer – from 75 million to 175 million euros. The demand exceeds the offer in 300%. More than 16,200 investors bought bonds, that pay an interest rate of 6,85%.

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Gepost Door: Euronext Lisbon
NYSE MAC Desk
Mrt 14 2013 | 10:06 AM

From The Trading Floor: Markets have come out of the gate in positive territory, taking an early cue from European trading but boosted by better than expected jobless claims as the S&P now nears its all time high.



  • The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped to 332,000 last week to the lowest in almost 2 months, adding to the theory that the labor market is improving.

  • Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in February for a second month to 0.7% reflecting a jump in energy costs that are now dissipating

  • The Commerce Department said the current account deficit fell to $110.4 billion, from an upwardly revised $112.4 billion in the third quarter. That represented 2.8 percent of gross domestic product, unchanged from the third quarter, and tied for the lowest since 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009

  • U.S. Weekly Consumer Comfort Index for the week ending...
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Gepost Door: Charles Brown
Managing Director, The Capital Markets Desk