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Author: GrandpaRalph Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 11008  
Subject: Double the options Date: 6/27/2012 1:30 PM
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Today there seems to be two options available on Yahoo! at every strike price, every expiration. Here is a MSFT example:

http://finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=MSFT&m=2012-07

They differ in that the option name may have either two or three zeros following the dollar strike value. i.e.

There are two July $30 calls listed as:

MSFT120721C0003000
MSFT120721C00030000

The bid/ask prices on the second series are about 12 cents higher.

Also true for most other tickers I plug in. Is this a quirk at Yahoo today, or has something strange happenned (or both)?

Ralph
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Author: captainccs Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 10913 of 11008
Subject: Re: Double the options Date: 6/27/2012 1:59 PM
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The strike price is an 8 digit number following the letter P or C as the case may be and it has three decimals. Yahoo is ALL MESSED UP lately.

Denny Schlesinger

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Author: GrandpaRalph Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 10914 of 11008
Subject: Re: Double the options Date: 6/27/2012 2:18 PM
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Thanks Denny.

Perhaps there is a new management initiative to reduce cost by only storing 7 digits.

Ralph

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