How to Use Headline News to Find Option Trading Opportunity

Tom Gentile

Posted in Daily Report

By: Tom Gentile on September 12th, 2022 • 3 mins read

There are a variety of financial news networks that you can find on TV. There are what seems like an infinite number more websites that cater to those interested in what’s going on with the Stock Market.

This educational piece isn’t going to recommend which ones to watch and or read. Nor are we going to go over how and where to find them. They are out there and easy to find and I am sure many of you have some already know that you watch and visit frequently.

This is to simply state that once you see a headline news story flash on your TV, computer, or device screen one place you can go to see 1) IF there is any options activity on it and / or 2) See what yep of options activity is going on with it.

Morning Reports List

Let’s say you see a headline about a stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average that is good or bad news.

Search up the Morning Report Lists by logging in to the tools and hovering your mouse over the Options Tab > Hover over the Rankers line item and then left click on the line-item Morning Report

You have seen examples every time we do an article featuring the lists, so you know what they look like, this just helps those that are subscribing to my software, www.tomsoptiontools.com how to find the lists.

If you are not a subscriber and wish to at least check it out, I have a 14-day for $14 trial you can use by click this link: https://tomsoptiontools.com/cgibin/oa3/pay_choose_MM.php

It takes you to a page that shows the three different monthly subscription levels I have available to you and the recurring monthly subscription rate for each.

After the two-week trial is over you will be auto-billed each month. The cool thing is there is no annual contract to sign, and you can cancel at any time.

You can even call in to my support and ask to adjust the level you want.

When you go to www.tomsoptiontools.com you will see the below image across the top of the page.

The link provided here goes straight to the page that one gets to if they click on Subscribe.

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Finding the Lists

Once you log in do the sequence already mentioned: Log in to the tools and hover your mouse over the Options Tab > Hover over the Rankers line item and then left click on the line-item Morning Report

This is the most current Options Rankers Lists and when you hear of a news headline and a stock news story you wish to pursue a possible option trade use lists like you see below to gauge where the options action is

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Figure 1: Morning Report Lists: Highlighting Two Oil Stocks APA and OXY
Figure 1: Morning Report Lists: Highlighting Two Oil Stocks APA and OXY

Take for example you see a headline flash that says US Crude up 1% on the day. Head over to the Morning Report Lists and see if there is any bullish option activity going on in an oil stock for consideration and further discussion with your broker.

Two that showed up today are APA Corporation, (NYSE: APA) and Occidental Petroleum Corporation, (NYSE: OXY).

App: Toms Option Tools

Market Insight articles may show images of lists of stocks meeting a variety of options parameters like Unusual Call and or Put activity or Expensive IV found on my app Toms Option Tools.

Other times I will have other charts may work to amplify my educational points. 

Those options data lists, however, can be found on my app Tom’s Option Tools. Use your device to search up and download this app and get free access to the Morning Reports section of the app.

Other parts of the app are available at a premium subscription rate, but the Morning Reports Lists are yours free.