The Option Block

The Option Block

The Option Block All-Star Panel breaks down the latest developments in the options market, analyzes unusual options activity, explains cutting-edge options strategies, answers listener questions and much more. Whether you're an active options trader or just getting started in the options market, The Option Block will keep you informed and entertained.... Show More

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OPTION BLOCK 904: IS THIS RALLY FOR REAL?

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION HOT SEAT: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THIS RALLY IS UNSTOPPABLE: IN THE GREEN PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.
  • VIX: 27.75 - DOWN 1.35 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 108.25 - DOWN 15.25 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX:...
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    OPTION BLOCK 903: PRELUDE TO MADNESS

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION HOT SEAT: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THE LOVE FEST IS FINALLY OVER: STIMULUS AND VACCINE OPTIMISM FINALLY WANING IN LIGHT OF MORE TERRIBLE ECONOMIC NUMBERS
  • VIX: 29.1 - UNCHD FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 12...
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    OPTION BLOCK 902: PLAGUES, FLOODS AND MURDER HORNETS

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THE MARKETS ARE FEELING THE LOVE AGAIN:MORE STIMULUS AND OPTIMISM OVER VACCINE ARE BOOSTING MARKETS
  • VIX: 29.25 - DOWN 7.4 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 125.5 - DOWN 20.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 34.7 - DOWN 6 FROM LAST SHOW
  • ODD BLOCK

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    OPTION BLOCK 901: The End of the V-Shaped Recovery?

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION CO-HOST: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VIX: 36.6 - UP 9 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 146 - UP 27 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 40.8 - UP 6.8 FROM LAST SHOW
  • TOP NAMES AT TRADESTATION DON'T INCLUDE ANY ...
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    OPTION BLOCK 900: The 900 Episode Spectacular    

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION CO-HOST: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • THE 900th EPISODE!!!

  • THE OPTION BLOCK SNEAK PREVIEW WAS POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
  • THE OPTION BLOCK PREMIERE EPISODE WAS POSTED ON OCT 8, 2010
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VI...
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    OPTION BLOCK 899: Can You Trade Too Much?

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION CO-HOST: SARAH POTTER, TRADESTATION’S CHIEF EDUCATION OFFICER AND HEAD OF YOU CAN TRADE
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VIX: 31 - DOWN 6.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 116 - DOWN 6 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 37.5 - DOWN 3.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • EXPLORING OPTIONS ACTIVITY...
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    OPTION BLOCK 898: Option Block 898: Let's Talk Activity in SPY, VIX, X, IWM, DIS, ROKU, ATVI and More 

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION CO-HOST: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VIX: 37.55 - UP 2.35 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 122 - UP NEARLY 4 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 41 - UP 2.5...
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    OPTION BLOCK 897: A TALE OF TWO MARKETS    

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION CO-HOST: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VIX: 35.25 - UP 2.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 118.3 - DOWN 1.2 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 38.5 - UP .5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • IT’S A WEEK OF CONFLICTING DATA. YESTERDAY WE WER...
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    OPTION BLOCK 896: MOSCOWAN VOLATILITY 

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VIX: 32.75 - DOWN ALMOST 7 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 119.5 - UP 2 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 38 - DOWN 5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • EARNINGS
  • LOOK AT BYND  - ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE EQUITY OPTIONS TODAY
  • 1 - 5 TRADE
  • ODD BLOCK

  • ZNGA AT THE MONEY CALLS
  • BBBY IN THE MONEY CALLS
  • YNDX
  • STRATEGY BLOCK

  • EXPLORING HOW RETAIL OPT...
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    Option Block 895: TIME FOR A CRUDE OIL MULLIGAN 

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • CRUDE CAN NOW GO NEGATIVE!
  • USO IS IN TURMOIL!
  • JOBLESS CLAIMS HIT ANOTHER 4.4M
  • VIX: 39.5 - DOWN .5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 117.5 - DOWN 7.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 43.25 - UP 3 FROM LAST SHOW
  • OIV: 731 - AKA COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS
  • EARNIN...
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    Option Block 894: Crude Oil Apocalypse

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • CRUDE OIL WTH???
  • THE SENATE MAY APPROVE AN EMERGENCY $300 BILLION RELIEF PACKAGE FOR SMALL BUSINESS.
  • IN ADDITION, THE ADMINISTRATION AGREED TO DEFER COLLECTION OF MORE TARIFFS FROM U.S. IMPORTERS IN RELATION TO SOME CHINESE GOODS IN ...
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    Option Block 893: Reverse Splits and Painful Legos

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTED MORE THAN 5 MILLION NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS AND A STIMULUS PLAN TO HELP SMALL BUSINESS RAN OUT OF CASH THURSDAY.
  • U.S. DEATHS SPIKED TO A DAILY HIGH OF ALMOST 2,500. 
  • VIX: 42.3 - DOWN .7 FROM LAST...
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    Option Block 892: Naked Cowboys and Impressive Bench Presses

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • OPEC FINALLY MAKES A DEAL
  • GOLDMAN SAYS WORST IS OVER
  • VIX: 43 - UP .25 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 139 - DOWN 1 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 41.3 - DOWN 1 FROM LAST SHOW
  • EARNINGS SEASON IS BACK
  • ODD BLOCK

  • UNP CALL SALE
  • GD CALL WRITE
  • SWCH...
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    Option Block 891: Whispers Of Stimulus Scare Away Pandemic Shadows

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW ROCCO, TRADESTATION
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • TERRIBLE DEATH TOLL OUT OF NEW YORK
  • MORE TERRIBLE JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBERS
  • FORMER FED CHAIR BERNANKE PREDICTS GDP COULD DROP 30%
  • GE & STARBUCKS ALREADY WARNING ABOUT EAR...
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    Option Block 890:  Who Needs Furniture in an Apocalypse? 

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • WORST WEEKS UPCOMING FOR THE VIRUS
  • “LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL” - LATEST TALKING POINT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
  • ACKMAN IS CLEARLY LONG
  • VIX: 44.3 - DOWN NEARLY 8 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 146 - DOWN 5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 42.5 ...
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    Option Block 889: How to Lose $15M Selling Puts

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • MORE TERRIBLE JOBS NUMBERS
  • HIGHEST VOLUME MONTH EVER FOR U.S. EQUITY OPTIONS INDUSTRY
  • VIX: 52.5 - DOWN 7.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 151 - DOWN 9 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 47.8 - DOWN 2.2 FROM LAST SHOW
  • ODD BLOCK

  • REVIEW APD LINE IN THE S...
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    Option Block 888: Why The Heck Are We Rallying?

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • WE’RE RALLYING YET AGAIN...FOR SOME REASON. 
  • TERRIBLE JOBS NUMBERS...GROWING DEATH TOLLS….INCREASING THE CLOSURE AND DISTANCING UNTIL 4/30, TALKS OF SHUTTING DOWN THE MARKETS - AND WE’RE RALLYING!!
  • GS TRADING NEAR $4. PROBABLY ...
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    Option Block 887: The Dead Cat Bounce That Wasn't

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • CO-HOST: DAVID RUSSELL, TRADESTATION
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • WE FINALLY DID IT! SORT OF. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE FEBRUARY 12, THE S&P 500 CLOSED HIGHER TWO SESSIONS IN A ROW.
  • INITIAL JOBLESS CLAIMS SURGED TO RECORD 3.3M LAST WEEK AS CORONAV...
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    Option Block 886: Market Intelligence, ITM Covered Calls and More

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • CO-HOST: DAVID RUSSELL, TRADESTATION
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • WORST WEEK SINCE 2008 FOR ALL MAJOR INDICES
  • LIMIT DOWN ON SUNDAY NIGHT
  • FED ANNOUNCING “UNLIMITED” ASSET PURCHASES
  • NOW WE HAVE A FULLY ELECTRONIC MARKET
  • ST. LOUIS FED TALKING ...
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    Option Block 885: Stay Small. Stay nimble. Stay Alive. 

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • SELL EVERYTHING! - CAN WE FINALLY PUT TO REST THE NOTION THAT GOLD OR FIXED INCOME ARE GREAT “HEDGES” FOR AN EQUITY PORTFOLIO? WHEN IT ALL HITS THE FAN CORRELATION GOES TO ONE. 
  • NAMES LIKE FORD APPROACHING CRISIS PR...
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