When To Expect Early Assignment

Stock options are American style and it is good to know when an option is likely to be exercised ahead of the expiration date Let’s keep in mind that American style options, unlike European style options may be exercised at any moment in their lifetime. As said above,...

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Options Are a Wasting Asset

Options decay as time goes on. They are a wasting asset. This time decay happens whether the market is open or not. 24/7, every day, including weekends and holidays. It also makes perfect sense when you think about it. Time adds value to options. Think of a put as an...

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The Tao of the Dow

Today  I want to talk about the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). With General Electric (GE) being dropped from the DJIA after more than 110 years (and was an original component) I think it is appropriate. Last year the stock lost half its value and is down another...

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An Important Question For My Readers

Dear Readers, The Liss Report is now 5 years old and (hopefully) still counting. I have tried to the best of my ability to provide primarily knowledge of exchange traded options but also received wisdom on the market in general. Yes, there are times I have interjected...

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