LEAPS options

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Reuters  Jul 13  Comment 
Unusual buying of bullish options in prepaid wireless carrier Leap Wireless International Inc before a takeover bid by AT&T was announced on Friday has raised questions that the news...
Resource Investor  Aug 21  Comment 
Why, would I want to buy a LEAP, option or warrant instead of merely buying the common shares? The simple answer is for the additional leverage (more bang for your investment dollars) and less dollars on the line to control the same amount of shares.
Mondo Visione  Feb 28  Comment 
CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that it will launch SPXpm long-term index option series -- "Super LEAPS" options -- on its C2 Options Exchange (C2) on Thursday,  March 1. CBOE Holdings' Super LEAPS, which initially will...
FX Street  Dec 7  Comment 
This article will explain the concept of LEAPS (Long-term Equity AnticiPation Securities) which is... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
Wall Street Sector Selector  Nov 3  Comment 
As if recent price action in the Gold price wasn’t enough, there is now a tantalizing play on the Gold miners available for speculators in the junior Gold patch. Long term options (LEAPS) on the Market(...)Read the rest of Junior Gold Miners...
Gold Versus Paper  Nov 1  Comment 
As if recent price action in the Gold price wasn't enough, there is now a tantalizing play on the Gold miners available for speculators in the junior Gold patch. Long term options (LEAPS) on the GDXJ ETF that expire in January of 2012 and January...
Gold Stocks Today  Aug 24  Comment 
LEAP Option Investing: Know These Five Factors Before Using This Strategy by Karim Rahemtulla, Options Expert Tuesday, August 24, 2010: Issue #1330 As editor of a trading service that specializes in LEAPS and covered call options – The Smart Cap...
Gold Stocks Today  Jun 8  Comment 
LEAP Option Spreads: Tame the Market With This Risk-Blasting Strategy by Karim Rahemtulla, Options Expert Tuesday, June 8, 2010: Issue #1276 Okay, let’s start with the facts… The stock market will remain volatile for the rest of the...
  Apr 26  Comment 
Long-term equity anticipation securities (LEAPS) are option contracts with expiration dates of nine months or more into the future. LEAPS are traded the same as other option contracts. The advantage is the ability to make investment decisions...




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Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities, or LEAPS options, are options with expiration dates that are longer than one year. LEAPS are more expensive than shorter-term expiration contracts because the extended contract length gives the option owner more time for the options to become "in the money".

Prior to the invention of LEAPS options, there is no way for options trader to make leveraged speculations with an outlook of a year or more. It is with the advent of LEAPS options that options traders may now not only perform longer term leveraged speculation but also long term hedging on their stock positions. Yes, LEAPS put options can be used for long term protection of your stock positions in order to prevent a catastrophic decline.

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