Thanks to a tweet from Adam Warner of the Daily Options Report for alerting me to the fact that VXX optionshave just been added to the list of 28 indices, ETFs and stocks on which the CBOE is now trading weekly options, or as the exchange calls them, weeklys.
The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSE:VXX) and VXX options are two subjects I have covered in considerable detail over the course of the past two years, so rather than repeat myself, I will encourage readers to start with the links to older posts on the subject toward the bottom of this post or refer to the keyword links herein and labels at the very bottom of this post.
Weekly options are the new kid on the block and something I jumped on early and have enjoyed, particularly as someone who has been an aggressive seller of options over the course of the last 1 ½ years. Again, there are links above and below for readers to find some of what I have said on the subject to date.
I should also note, however, that the August issue of Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal(published on Monday) has three articles on weekly options, including a guest article from Vance Harwood of the Six Figure Investing blog. Farther afield, Steven Searsof Barron’s tackles the subject of weeklys in today’s The Striking Price column: The Weeklys Get Stronger.
Below I have included a watch list I set up on Livevol Prothat has this week’s 28 weekly options plus next week’s addition, VXX, sorted by call volume. Note that VXX replaces Dendreon (DNDN) and brings the current breakout of weeklys to 12 equities, 11 ETFs and 5 indices.
- Weekly Options Gain Momentum
- What a Difference a Weekly Makes
- Record Call Activity in VXX
- VXX Calls Attracting Interest
- Chart of the Week: VXX Options
- CBOE Launches Options on VXX and VXZ
- Why the VXX Is Not a Good Short-Term or Long-Term Play
- VXX Calculations, VIX Futures and Time Decay