Another option expiration week is upon us, and we are knee-deep in the related ritual of gauging, gaming and maneuvering of positions that precedes every third Friday of the month. I've never been one to try gaming the bias or direction of expiration day for speculative purposes, but I do keep aware of what levels still retain high open interest.Understanding the potential impact option expiration can have on trading activity can help you interpret the action and not be overly influenced by what are likely to be temporary price dislocations or otherwise unexplainable surges in volume.
Hanging in the Balance Ahead of Expiration
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