Confused with Options Timings and Settlement Price
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By tradinglounge · PostedStock Market Elliott Wave Summary: SP500 - NASDAQ 100 - RUSSELL 2000 - DAX 40 - FTSE 100 - ASX 200 SP 500: Expect the price above and below 4,300 the top of Minor Group 1 and the 61.8% retracement level from the all-time high. Expect a Classic TradingLevels pattern at 4,300 then further upside... Nasdaq 100: heading slightly higher into Elliott Wave (v) of iii) with next resistance Minor Group 2 14,650 with support at 14,500 and 14,300 for Wave iv) Russell 2000: Support 1830, next target 1850 DAX 40: Elliott Wave (iii) to 16,100 Wave (iv) retesting 16,000. FTSE 100: wave (iii) top 7650 then expect wave (iv) correction 7630. ASX 200: Elliott Wave c of (iv) back towards 7200 - 7210 then upwards towards 7265 – 7300 Video Chapters 00:00 SP 500 (SPX) 10:05 NASDAQ (NDX) 14:08 Russell 2000 (RUT) 18:07 DAX 40 (DAX) 27:25 FTSE 100 (UK100) 30:09 ASX 200 (XJO) 38:10 End Analyst Peter Mathers TradingLounge™ Australian Financial Services Licence - AFSL 317817 Source: tradinglounge com Access Trial
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I recently executed a trade on Wall Street DJIA Options with 19th June Expiry on my Demo Account.The trade was initiated on 12th June where 26100 call was sold to open at 178 points.Today was expiry date and US Markets were still trading and something caught me off guard as I saw my position closed at a very strange settlement price.26484 as a settlement price was used .there's no way market made even came that close for even a second.I am confused and scared with what I witnessed.
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