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Video explanation of option max pain theory

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Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:57 PM
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$HTZ maturity 07/01/2016 oi CallPutRatio of 0.29 puts=1,159 calls=3,990 .
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$TSN OI for maturity 07/01/2016. 60.00 Highest put. 70.00 Highest call.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:39 PM
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$SWKS Max Pain is 61.50 for maturity 07/01/2016. Price = 61.73.
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$RAD maturity 07/01/2016 oi CallPutRatio of 0.85 puts=35 calls=41 .
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:23 PM
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$HIMX high open interest range is 10.50 to 10.00 for option expiration 07/01/2016.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:13 PM
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$EXAS Max Pain = 10.00. Maturity = 07/15/2016. Previous close = 11.29.
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