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  • Black Friday Alternatives
    Black Friday Alternatives
    Don’t be a turkey; rather than fighting your way through the hordes of people spending too much money for things they don’t really need, enjoy a good movie. Here are three great ideas.Bring the kids and enjoy a laugh filled hour and a...
  • CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
    Chicago PRMIA volatility products for risk management event
    Chicago PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association) Presents:Volatility Products for Risk ManagementJoin Chicago PRMIA for an evening of discussion with experts on volatility products. From research to product application...
  • Porsha Stewart
    ‘RHOA’ star Porsha Stewart is dating but ‘keeping options open’
    “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Stewart may have been blindsided when her husband decided to file for divorce behind her back as she had finished filming her first season of the show. About 10 months later, her divorce was...
  • Does ultrasound viewing change abortion decision?
    Does ultrasound viewing change abortion decision?
    An ultrasound exam is a routine part of abortion care; however, it is not always medically necessary. The topic is subject to significant debate. Pro-life advocates claim that a women who has some doubts about the procedure may change her mind...
  • Intrinsic & Extrinsic Value
    Option Basics - Part 3
    In Option Basics - Part 1 we discussed the Option Contract, Assignment and Exercise, and American and European style options. In Option Basics - Part 2 we discussed the components that comprise an option's price and the Greeks.In Part 3 we...
  • Research Results
    Trading the SPX: Expected Move vs. Option Chain
    The SPX options (for the S&P500 index) are an excellent trading instrument, especially for generating weekly income. It is also the preferred instrument of investment banks and hedge funds for mitigating portfolio risk. A common strategy for...
  • Bull Call Spread Table
    Advantage of the Bull Call Spread vs. the Covered Call
    When I first started trading options, I would simply buy Call or Put positions as a directional trade. One day my broker suggested that I consider vertical spreads, like the Bull Call spread (also known as a Call Debit spread). I was reluctant...
  • Defining heart disease,  part 7, section B-4
    Defining heart disease, part 7, section B-4
    Previous articles about heart disease have featured function, disorders, treatment, and prevention. This one addresses additional surgical procedures.Coronary bypass surgery treats heart disease caused by blocked arteries. It creates a new route...
  • TDA drives options to Seattle
    TDA drives options to Seattle
    TD Ameritrade brought their flagship "Thinkorswim" trading platform to the Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel on June 8. With the original captains of "Thinkorswim" as the two speakers for the day, participants got a thorough...
  • Options
    Daily thought: Options
    Life at times may seem full of pressure, demanding or even monotonous but there are always options.Through reflection and time out to think or not think via meditation, life reveals to us the different paths we may be able to take.For everything,...
  • IV vs HV spread is Getting Silly in SPX
    IV vs. HV Spread is Getting Silly in SPX
    Much has been said of the 'low VIX' right now.It seems important to question whether the VIX is really that low. Consider this, the last 10 days, the market has moved at a less than 7% annualized rate. Over the last 20 days, the movement...
  • A+B=C
    Decision - A+B=C
    So I host a group of friends at my place, ever so often, to practice our abilities and gifts. A great place to, in a safe and comfortable setting, exercise, experiment, let loose. The idea is to let the messages come and go so that we can learn...
  • Dishonored first reviews leak information
    Dishonored first reviews leak gameplay and menu details
    The newest offering from Bethesda, Dishonored, comes to Steam on October 8, 2012, but already information is leaking about options and game play details.In Dishonored, players take the role of an elusive assassin and use the abilities and weapons...
  • joint replacment surgery
    Joint replacement surgery ups risk for heart attack
    Total hip and knee replacement ups risk to 30-fold two weeks after surgeryTotal hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries were associated with an increased risk acute myocardial infraction (heart attack) in the first two...
  • Empowerment
    MPOWER: Making informed decisions about your pregnancy
    MPOWER is a model for empowering women in decision making. Many women have plans for their pregnancies, with good outcomes. Unfortunately, many find it difficult to consider the unexpected and labor does not always go as planned.Doctors sometimes...