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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 11126  
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 Top Recommended Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 10913 of 11126
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 11126
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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