This finance website calculates the weekly and monthly max pain cash value for stocks. Max Pain theory states that the stock price on option expiration will be at the strike where the most options (by cash value) expire worthless. This is due to hedging activity by the option writers. Thus, you can predict where the stock price will be in the future and trade accordingly.

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Historical Option Data

I'm introducing new pages that shows the historical option data. You supply a stock ticker, maturity date and strike price and the page will return the option history. You can choose to view the

Vive la France

I am heartbroken over the senseless tragedy in Paris tonight. Today we are brothers and sisters in one united family, and these attacks have touched us all. I have no words to describe how I feel at

One million GE stock option contracts

The option screener has been showing high volume in the GE options this week. The monthly November 2015 options (11/20/2015) have over 1 million call contracts and 1 million put contracts. That

Historical Option Prices

Today maximum pain is re-launching two pages. They are the max pain history page and high open interest page.Back on July 1st 2015 we began storing the daily option data for the stocks of the S&P 500.

Manually calculating Max Pain

I was recently asked by a visitor to this website to demonstrate how to calculate max pain for a specific ticker and expiration. The ticker was the SPY ETF and last Friday 12/12/14 was the option

Open Interest Walls

Open Interest walls or OI walls are similar concept to max pain. Both rely on the option writer, which is the market maker, hedging the options he wrote.For max pain, you use the cash value at each

Which stocks have the highest option open interest?

I've traded AAPL successfully throughout 2014 using the principals of max pain. Or more accurately, the Poormans algorithm. That algorithm relies on the same basic idea, that when investors buy option

AAPL under $100

It is a few weeks after the AAPL split and how do the AAPL options look? Well, the open interest is quite varied. In short, it probably needs a few more weeks to settle. The 6/27 expiration saw open

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$JWN Max Pain is 45.00 for maturity 02/19/2016. Price = 48.18.
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$BAC OI for maturity 02/12/2016. 13.00 Highest put. 14.00 Highest call. https://t.co/FvtnrWjSty
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$AEM OI for maturity 02/19/2016. 27.00 Highest put. 33.00 Highest call. https://t.co/b7ZHlI5vyj
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$AEM Max Pain is 26.00 for maturity 02/19/2016. Price = 33.52.