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Video explanation of option max pain theory

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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:51 PM
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$TMO high open interest range is 145.00 to 150.00 for option expiration 06/17/2016. bearish https://t.co/ndBzWXVmof
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:41 PM
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$CJES Max Pain is 2.00 for maturity 06/17/2016. Price = 0.50. bullish
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:33 PM
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$ICPT sum put oi=268 sum call oi=1,030 CallPutRatio=0.26 expiration 06/03/2016 bullish. https://t.co/ywdkqWB5YL
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:24 PM
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$RH OI for maturity 06/03/2016. 30.00 Highest put. 34.00 Highest call. https://t.co/l1Xh2A5rnj
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:16 PM
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$BIDU Max Pain = 170.00. Maturity = 06/03/2016. Previous close = 185.01. bearish https://t.co/CLv75stfqR
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Saturday, May 28, 2016 1:08 PM
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$AGEN OI for maturity 06/17/2016. 4.00 Highest put. 4.00 Highest call. bearish
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