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  1. I have a question. I'm a beginner. Typically VIX ETFs will drop as the underlying security goes up in price. Like the usual VIX vs S&P. But I see the gold vix GVZ goes up when gold goes up. Why? And even stranger gold just shot up $100 but GVS goes no where now. Why so random?
  2. anyone know where I can get a good listing of the VIX weekly options chain online somewhere? Yahoo has nothing and its virtually impossible to find something decent for some reason.
  3. I have some SPY calls. How late can I sell them? Can I sell them on the day of expiry? The day before? They expire Feb 19. Yes, I know they will have no value. For the 10 people that answer 10 questions I did not ask I understand there is no value left in them at the end.
  4. From what I read on sites like http://www.theoptionsguide.com/vix-option.aspx it says "VIX options are european style options and hence can only be exercised on the expiration date." I'm confused. Does this mean if I buy VIX calls I cannot sell/exercise them before expiry if I get lucky and bank some value before the expiry date/month? I'm forced to keep them until the expiry date then?
  5. What if my Long Call already had a Call Sold to offset the premium. So its was a Call Spread. If I sold a Call again to book the profit would I have to buy another Long Call to offset the original Call Sold too? Hope that makes sense...
  6. Hello, I'm new to options trading. Is someone allowed to "sell to close" a Long Call before the strike price is reached? For example AAPL is at about 402 a share now in middle of May. I come in and buy 1 contract of "Jul 20th - $600.00 Strike" for .35 cents for a total cost of $35. Say in June AAPL moves up to about 520 a share. Can I lock that profit in by selling to close the call now? Or do I have to wait until it hits the 600 strike price or until the expiry date on July 20 to find out what happens? Thanks.
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