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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6 comments on “Welcome”

  1. Gravatar of omar kiyaniomar kiyani
    Posted Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10:06:13 AM

    There used to be Max.Pain data for several OTHER stocks here as well. Why is that no longer available??? Thanks

  2. Gravatar of DanDan
    Posted Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:51:45 AM

    omar kiyani,
    There is a "ticker" textbox that allows you to enter any stock ticker you want.

  3. Gravatar of JoeriJoeri
    Posted Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 5:50:55 AM

    It seems the maximum-pain calculator cant find any stock or EFT
    I tried to get the KCG/DIA maximum pain but got a "String was not recognized as a valid DateTime." error

  4. Gravatar of larrylarry
    Posted Monday, March 10, 2014 at 11:29:56 AM

    yahoo symbols do not work on max pain...How do I find correct symbols????
    Thank you

  5. Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:45:05 PM

    Guys, please fix the Apple X axis annotation. No one can read the numbers

  6. Gravatar of DanDan
    Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:29:09 PM

    To ivan andres:
    I gave it a shot. The AAPL 7:1 split played havoc with the options. Weeklies are now good. Monthlies are still having some trouble but should be readable