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My covered call routine calls for downloading option chain data from the CBOE website on Sunday, uploading it to my database, and starting the selection process that I might finish on Sunday or more usually on Monday. Since Portugal is five hours ahead of NYC, for me the market opens at 2:30 PM giving me lots of time to do it.

Something seems to be broken at the CBOE website. Last night (Sunday night) the website would not download the chains saying it didn't recognize the stock ticker symbols. This morning (6:30 AM EDT -- three hours to market open) the chains did download but all the data field were ZERO. There is a "Cboe Response to COVID-19 Updates - Click here for more info" link but it does not say about the data...

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Denny Schlesinger
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