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Stock Options Channel is a stock options research website, aimed at financial advisors and retail investors trying to maximize the opportunities in stock options and using puts and calls to gain yield on their investments. The site includes a number of ground-breaking features that allow investors to dig deeper into interesting stock options opportunities, including the site's proprietary YieldBoost ranking system. Each week we put out a free newsletter sharing the results of our YieldBoost rankings, and throughout each day we share even more detailed reports to subscribers to our premium service. On the CALLS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula looks for the highest premiums a call seller can receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the current share price - the boost - delivered by the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being called away. On the PUTS side of the options chain, the YieldBoost formula considers that the option seller makes a commitment to put up a certain amount of cash to buy the stock at a given strike, and looks for the highest premiums a put seller can receive (expressed in terms of the extra yield against the cash commitment - the boost - delivered by the option premium), with strikes that are out-of-the-money with low odds of the stock being put to the option seller.

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Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: IDT, CECO, EVC

Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: IDT, CECO, EVC

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in IDT Corp , where a total volume of 561 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 56,100 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 59.1% of IDT's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 94,930 shares.

Commit To Buy Avid Technology At $5, Earn 17.4% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Avid Technology At $5, Earn 17.4% Annualized Using Options

Investors eyeing a purchase of Avid Technology, Inc. shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $5.80/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal.

Commit To Buy Duluth Holdings At $17.50, Earn 11.9% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Duluth Holdings At $17.50, Earn 11.9% Annualized Using Options

Investors eyeing a purchase of Duluth Holdings Inc shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $21.39/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the August put at the $17.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of $1.00.

Commit To Buy ERA Group At $12.50, Earn 20.9% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy ERA Group At $12.50, Earn 20.9% Annualized Using Options

Investors eyeing a purchase of ERA Group Inc shares, but cautious about paying the going market price of $14.20/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the June put at the $12.50 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 80 cents.

Commit To Buy Golden Entertainment At $10, Earn 11.7% Annualized Using Options

Commit To Buy Golden Entertainment At $10, Earn 11.7% Annualized Using Options

Investors considering a purchase of Golden Entertainment Inc stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $12.19/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interesting put contract in particular, is the September put at the $10 strike, which has a bid at the time of this writing of 65 cents.