Listen to “The OPEX Effect” podcast – targeted to those of you will investing time frames past a few weeks. Here we cover some interesting trends in equity volatility, and breaking its link to interest rates. Also some call buyers in both the Magnificent 7 & cryptos.
Enter your email below to receive our latest OPEX spreadsheet, which details the size and activity of the options positions for top stocks! In the video below, Brent, Founder of SpotGamma, and Imran of Options-Insight, discuss the dynamics heading into this weeks October Monthly expiration. Specifically they cover the impact of geopolitics on volatility, the […]
The following is a guest post from Doug Pless. Preparation When I plan to trade futures, I begin my morning preparation by reading the SpotGamma AM Founder’s Note. For ES futures, I note key Gamma levels for SPX and SPY, the SpotGamma Imp. 1 Day Move for SPX, the SpotGamma Gamma Index and Gamma Notional […]
Yesterday we spoke with options expert Imran Lakha about the hedging flows tied to April OPEX. Currently, SpotGamma sees roughly 40% of total SPX/SPY/QQQ Gamma expiring by Thursday’s close. We also see roughly 50% of single stocks having their largest gamma position expiring on Thursday, too. For a list of S&P500 constituents most effected by […]
SpotGamma has detected a large amount of call options expiring this Friday in many single stocks (see here). The stock with the largest size (on a delta basis) expiring is TSLA. As such, we’ve setup this page to track the daily change in TSLA’s delta position, to monitor what any options impact may be. In […]
Through an options market lens, the following text will add color to some recent market movements.
In our daily subscriber reports we often talk about the “Options Expiration [OPEX] Cycle” and its influence on the S&P500. This cycle starts on the third Friday of each month, wherein its typical to have >20% of total S&P500 options* expiring. Our view is that options market maker hedging begins to concentrate around the strikes […]
From ZH: BY TYLER DURDENTHURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021 – 11:15 AM Nomura’s Charlie McElligott summarized things heading into the weekend perfectly for traders: “Op-Ex tomorow matters ‘bigly’ for Equities.“ Critically, he explains, there remains likelihood of continued “chase-y” moves in both directions on dealer delta hedging due to the magnitude of the positioning out there: Latest estimates show […]
From ZH In case the market didn’t have enough things to worry about, Goldman has flagged a new scare that could spark a turmoil in today’s option expiration. As Goldman’s Vishal Vivek writes, today’s option expiry “is setting up to be the biggest for single stock options, outside of a January expiration.” Indeed, while open […]