Saturday, November 27, 2010 EST
In order to allow option writers to focus on writing options on stocks, ETFs, or Short ETFs the filtering option for the ETF category was updated.

In addition to filtering out searches by ETF you can now filter searches by Short ETFs.  When running a search with Sectors set to "All" ETFs will be excluded from the search so that only stocks show up in the search results.  If you want to focus on ETFs for option writing select ETF (or Short ETFs) from the Sector Drop Down.

Friday, November 26, 2010 EST
The Covered Call / Naked Put Expert Search was updated to show Ex-Dividend Dates and Dividend Pay Dates.

In addition to showing Ex-Dividend Dates and Dividend Pay Dates you can now search for option trades for stocks that are going Ex-Dividend. Simply check the box show below "Future Ex-Dividend Dates Only" to enable this search feature.  As with all columns in the option grid you can click on any of the dividend columns to sort.

The screen show below shows the Ex-Dividend Search and the grid with Dividend Columns shown (columns in green).

Uncheck the box "Show Dividend Columns" to return the default result view as shown below.

For more information on Ex-Dividend Dates click here.