Monthly Archives: February 2010

Double Diagonal Stock Options Strategy

Double Diagonal – Neutral Strategy

The Double Diagonal is a neutral stock options strategy. The Double Diagonal strategy is similar to an Iron Condor and can be considered a combination of a Calendar Call spread and a Calendar Put spread.

The Calendar Put spread portion of the Double Diagonal is entered by selling an out-of-the-money put option and purchasing a further out-of-the-money put option having an option expiration further out in time.
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What’s Up With Transocean’s Stock Options?

Transocean Option Volume

Transocean’s (RIG) stock option volume was off-the-chart yesterday. Transocean is in the offshore oil and gas service business. Transocean operates deepwater rigs for drilling oil and gas wells.
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United Bankshares Short Squeeze & Misc.


The U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) was announced as 5.7% for the fourth quarter of 2009 and the stock market immediately celebrated the good news by jumping up and then back down.
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