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Ivan Martchev | Equities.com |

Last Friday was quadruple witching expiration day, which means options on futures, the futures contracts themselves, and options on stocks and indexes all expired on the same day. Some expired at the opening, while others expired at the close of trading, causing surreal moves in the futures market.Derivatives are a fascinating field that is not appropriate for every investor, but the really intriguing thing about a derivative contract is that if one is making money on a derivatives contract, tha...


Reuters | Equities.com |

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Well-timed trades in Gilead Sciences Inc’s (GILD.O) options ahead of good news on the biopharmaceutical company’s COVID-19 drug treatment may draw regulatory scrutiny, experts said....


Reuters | Equities.com |

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Options investors are preparing for more volatility ahead despite last month’s sharp rebound in U.S. stocks, reflecting doubts that markets will be quick to return to their former highs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Market turbulence has plunged alongside stocks' climb since late March, with the Cboe Volatility Index , known as "Wall Street's fear gauge," last at 37.19 on Friday after peaking above 80 in mid-March. The S&P 500 rose 12.7% in...