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Options Playbook Radio

Welcome to Options Playbook Radio - the program where we break down cutting edge options strategies and explain how you can incorporate them into your own portfolio.

Jul 20, 2017

It's huddle time again on Options Playbook Radio. This is when Mark and Brian answer listener questions. Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send them to Brian at, or to the Options Insider at

The Bobster wants to know if options can be traded outside of U.S. trading hours.

  • Short answer: yes and no
  • Longer answer: liquidity issues, wider spreads, other nuances.
  • Should there be regular after hours?
  • Should it be limited to a number of names?
  • Index versus equity options

Nelly2 wants to know about assignment. Just so I am clear on the spread assignment thing. If I am in SPX, then I just get cash if the index closes inside my spread. But if I am in a stock, then I get the stock?

  • Cash-settled
  • Guidelines for cash-settled versus regular settled
  • Sellers and buyers rights and obligations