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    TGIF

    Scott from Stratagem has an image with funny caption at the end of his daily morning report I am not sure if he as any copyright on it or not Some of them really cracks me up
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    TOS 64 bit resolution not the same as 32 bit

    I found the issue I had to set the windows to Windows basic instead of one of the windows themes That made a huge difference It made the fonts on TOS much smaller so I had to change the setting to large which is that same as on the 32 bit now so the risk graph also looks like on the 32 bit
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    TOS 64 bit resolution not the same as 32 bit

    I am having an issue with the resolution on TOS when I use it in 64 bit mode I am using windows 7 in dual boot mode where one mode is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit The window display resolution on both are set to 1680x1050 and I am using the same monitor The TOS setting is high contrast with...
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    Skew Shape and How it Affects Options

    I am not using the skew to make trading decisions since I don't see the correlation between the skew shape and individual option prices but I will watch the presentation and perhaps you can cover that topic There are too many variables to make any decision on what option price to trade based on...
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    Rhino trade over the crash

    Here is a rhino trade example that was done over the recent crash in case anyone is still trading it or is interested in the Rhino https://optionstradingiq.com/rhino-options-strategy/ This is just a simulation so who knows how it would have worked out in reality Also keep in mind that the trade...
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    growth vs. value (again)

    Seems a little late unless the trend continues but it's unknown the magnitude and the time frame It can also swing back after it hits resistance on the upside I believe those gaps will be filled eventually So you have to time it just right to get the most of it Basically you have to be in it...
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    RTD for VIX has issues

    Thanks for the explanation although I am not sure that changing from mark to last would fix it but I will try it next time it happens This wasn't like it was stuck at one point or not updating or it was just a little off like somewhere between the mark and last I actually saw it change from 0...
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    Thanks Marcas, I thought maybe you or someone else had more knowledge about this Friday's elevated vol and did some research on it I just happened to stumble on it as I was trying different expirations for calendars and diagonals mainly looking to buy it as cheap as possible which may or may not...
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    RTD for VIX has issues

    Will do
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    RTD for VIX has issues

    I am using the same formula you show there except I am using the MARK instead of LAST and yes I meant the VIX Normally I only use it at the EOD just as a reference and it was working fine except today I was working during trading hours with RTD in the VBA code that is not updating so I was...
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    RTD for VIX has issues

    I was looking at a cell in excel that has the vix values and it shows all kind of wrong values like 9.7 or 0 while on tos it shows as 23.9 so I am not sure where the RTD is getting these wrong values
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    Thanks Michael B Just a couple of questions How critical is the risk free rate and the annual volatility and where do you get them from ? Or are you using the calculate button to calculate the volatility ? Another question is about what Dan mentioned about running the full trade so that...
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    Unfortunately I am afraid this may not be a good entry since I placed it Friday for 20/23 Nov expiration I think I paid a bit much for it 1.10 and I am using the -3570/3575 calls in SPX That was a scary ride yesterday as it went up to the outside of the tent on the upside but than it pulled back...
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    That is good to know What would you say is the most optimal time to enter a trade to take advantage of this elevated vol ? Would it be better to enter it on a Monday or maybe closer to Friday ?
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    I am not sure if you want a past trade or new trade Here are a couple of past trades As you can see on the Oct 1 trade I paid 45 cents for one diagonal 5 wide so that is $500 risk on the upside On Oct 2 EOD it was showing $65 gain so that's over 10% in 2 days of course I got a little greedy so...
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    Here is my diagonal Not sure exactly how to interpret the results
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    Option risk calculator on calendars

    Looks like that market moved down a lot so it's outside the tent so you may want to close it or add a tent lower but since the expiration is a few days away it may be better to just close it I did not use the risk calculator but I am experimenting with something similar I am using diagonals...
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    Schwab website not working

    Seems to be back to normal at the moment
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    Schwab website not working

    Anyone have problems with Schwab this morning ? I had some problems logging in this morning but I got in after about 3 tries but than for some reason it is not accepting the the symbol for SPX Look like other folks have problems too https://downdetector.com/status/charles-schwab/
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    RTD not updating when second file is opened in VBA

    I have a few workbooks that has the "MARK" RTD value for each brokerage in on cell and I want to save this value as a static number in another workbook that consolidates all the brokerages in one workbook I have a few separate worksheets in this workbook for each brokerage So the macro code...
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