Through an options market lens, the following text will add color to some recent market movements.
We’ve upgraded our Total Gamma AKA Absolute Gamma Charts. These charts display the total gamma by strike for calls (reflected as a positive gamma bar) and puts (shown as a negative gamma bar). Additionally we’ve added a feature which shows how much of that strike’s gamma is positioned in the next expiration (light grey). This […]
The following post is courtesy of Michael Kramer of Mott Capital Management. Reach him on Twitter. Since the big June options expiration, US equity markets have run sharply higher. Starting on June 18, the S&P 500 has gained an unexpected 5%. The move higher has come despite many economic reports suggesting the economy may have […]
BY TYLER DURDENWEDNESDAY, APR 28, 2021 – 01:25 PM As we detailed overnight, today’s FOMC is widely expected to be “steady as she goes” with Biden conveying that the FOMC is not yet thinking about shifting its dovish stance. The only “risk” associated with today could be a “semantics” acknowledgement of better data (though we note the […]
From ZH: With less than 24 hours to go until one of the most closely watch Fed announcements in a long time, the VIX finds itself hanging just below 20, the gamma gravity in the S&P is at 4,000 while dealers remains short Nasdaq/QQQ gamma (which however is shrinking by the day). In short, depending […]
In TSLA the largest gamma area was $600 heading into today. The stock traded down to $605 earlier this AM, $620 now. The largest volume & OI region is >=$650 44% of TSLA gamma exp on close of12/18, by which time ~$50bn of TSLA stock needs to be bought by S&P indexers
We present updated gamma figures from JPM this morning. It syncs with our AM note that 3300 is the key level.
From ZH As the Nasdaq goes from new record to new record high day after day, passively lifting AAPL to become the world’s first $2 trillion market capitalization company, something uncomfortable is happening under the hood. While the concentration of gainers in the Nasdaq has been well-discussed… There is an increasingly ominous major (bearish) divergence […]
ROKU has an interesting setup day, as we show ~43% of options gamma is expiring today. Most of the options in ROKU are also at the 150 strike, which may setup an interesting “pin” play. The idea here is thats the options decay hedging flows (which are tied to 150) push the stock back towards […]
This was a great chart posted by our friend @ccurvetrading of FSLY stock based on our options data. You’ll note there was a lot of gamma put gamma set to expire today (8/13) which would be crushed if the stock started a move higher. This may have caused dealers to rapidly cover short hedges. We […]