Friday, August 19, 2016 EST

We updated the Option Screener Settings when searching for options to exclude earnings dates.

There are now 3 options.

  • Any: Ignore earnings date and search all options
  • Exclude: Exclude any earnings date that fall in between the from and to expiration date selected in the screener.
  • Include: Searching for options that have an earnings date between the from and to expiration date in the screener. 

Notice the updated help information that states "Many option traders avoid selling options around earnings date to avoid additional risk." It is important to note that selling options around earnings date can increase your risk.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 EST

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The CBOE has a Free Option Paper Trading Account. 

 

 

 
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