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not verified

You have reached a domain that is pending ICANN verification.

As of January 1, 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will mandate that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the Registrant WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.

Why this domain has been suspended

Email address has not been verified.
This is a new domain registration and the Registrant email address has not been verified.

or

The Registrant contact data for this domain was modified but still requires verification.
Specifically the First Name, Last Name and/or email address have been changed and never verified.

If you're the site owner, reactivate your site

nicht überprüft

Sie haben eine Domäne erreicht, deren ICANN-Verifizierung noch aussteht.

Ab 1. Januar 2014 sind alle ICANN-zugelassenen Registrierungsstellen gemäß der Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) verpflichtet, die WHOIS-Kontaktdaten aller neuen Domänenregistrierungen, sowie Kontaktänderungen der Registranten zu überprüfen.

Warum diese Domäne gesperrt wurde

Die E-Mail-Adresse wurde nicht bestätigt.
Dies ist eine neue Domänenregistrierung und die E-Mail-Adresse des Registranten wurde nicht bestätigt.

oder

Die Kontaktdaten des Registranten für diese Domäne wurden geändert, und müssen noch bestätigt werden.
Insbesondere Vorname, Zuname bzw. E-Mail-Adresse wurden geändert, und wurden bisher noch nicht überprüft.

Wenn Sie Inhaber der Website sind, reaktivieren Sie Ihre Website

no verificado

Usted ha llegado a un dominio que está pendiente de verificación por parte de la ICANN.

A partir del 1 de enero de 2014 la corporación Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) exigirá a todos los registradores acreditados que realicen un procesos de verificación de la información de contacto publicada en el WHOIS, en todos los registros nuevos de dominios y cambios de titular.

Por qué se ha suspendido este dominio

La dirección de correo electrónica no se ha sido validada.
Este es un registro de dominio nuevo y la dirección de correo electrónico del titular registrado no se ha validado.

o

Los datos de contacto del titular registrado para este dominio se modificaron, pero aún están pendiente de ser validados.
Específicamente el primer nombre, apellido y/o correo electrónico han sido cambiados y todavía no han sido validados.

Si usted es el propietario del sitio, reactívelo

non vérifié

Vous êtes sur un domaine en attente de vérification.

À compter du 1er janvier 2014, l'Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) demandera à l'ensemble des bureaux d'enregistrement accrédités par l'ICANN de vérifier les informations de contact WHOIS des titulaires pour tous les nouveaux enregistrements de domaines et toutes les modifications des ces informations.

Pourquoi ce domaine a-t-il été suspendu?

L'adresse de courriel n'a pas été vérifiée.
Il s'agit de l'enregistrement d'un nouveau domaine et l'adresse de courriel du titulaire n'a pas été vérifiée.

ou

Les données de contact du titulaire pour ce domaine ont été modifiées, mais doivent néanmoins être vérifiées.
Spécifiquement, les nom, prénom et/ou adresse de courriel ont été modifiés, mais n'ont jamais été vérifiés.

Si vous êtes le propriétaire du site, réactivez-le.

não verificado

Você chegou a um domínio com verificação ICANN pendente.

Em 1º de janeiro de 2014, a Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) exigirá que todos os registradores certificados pela ICANN comecem a verificar as informações de contato WHOIS do registrante para todos os novos registros de domínio e modificações de contato do registrante.

Por que este domínio foi suspenso

O endereço de email não foi verificado.
Este é um novo registro de domínio e o endereço de email do registrante não foi verificado.

ou

Os dados de contato do registrante para este domínio foram modificados, mas ainda requerem verificação.
Especificamente o nome, o sobrenome e/ou o endereço de email foram alterados e nunca foram verificados.

Se você for o proprietário do website, reative-o.

ikke bekreftet

Du har kommet til et domene som avventer ICANN-verifisering.

Fra 1. januar 2014 vil Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) kreve at alle ICANN-akkrediterte registratorer starter bekreftelse av Registrator WHOIS kontaktinformasjon for alle nye domeneregistreringer og kontaktmodifikasjoner for registrator.

Hvorfor dette domenet har blitt avbrutt

E-psotadresse har ikke blitt bekreftet.
Dette er en ny domeneregistrering og registrators e-postadresse har ikke blitt bekreftet.

eller

Registrators kontaktdata for dette domenet ble modifisert, men krever alikevel verifisering.
Spesifikt har fornavn, etternavn og/eller e-postadresse blitt endret og aldri bekreftet.

Hvis du er sidens eier, reaktiver siden din

未验证

您访问的域正在等待 ICANN 验证。

自 2014 年 1 月 1 日起,Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 将要求所有 ICANN 委任域名注册公司开始在注册所有新域和修改注册人联系信息时验证注册人 WHOIS 联系信息。

该域为何被挂起

电子邮件地址未验证。
这是新域注册并且注册人电子邮件地址未验证。

或者

该域的注册人联系信息已修改,但仍需验证。
特别是姓名和/或电子邮件地址已更改,但尚未验证。

如果您是站点所有者,请重新激活站点

未確認

ICANNの確認待ちのドメインに到達しました。

2014年1月1日付けで、Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN)は、すべてのICANN認定レジストラが、すべての新しいドメインの登録のための登録者のWHOIS連絡先情報と登録者連絡先の変更の確認を開始することを義務付けます。

このドメインが停止された理由は何ですか?

電子メールアドレスが確認されていません。
これは新しいドメイン登録で、登録者の電子メールアドレスが確認されていません。

または

このドメインの登録者の連絡先データは変更されましたが、まだ確認されていません。
具体的には、名、姓、および/または電子メールアドレスが変更されましたが、確認されていません。

サイトオーナーの場合は、サイトを再度アクティブにしてください

not verified

Dotarłeś na domenę, która oczekuje na weryfikację ICANN

Z dniem 1 stycznia 2014 Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) wymaga aby wszyscy akredytowani przez ICANN rejestratorzy rozpoczęli weryfikację danych abonenta, zapisanych w WHOIS, dla wszystkich nowych rejestracji domen oraz modyfikacji danych abonenta.

Dlaczego ta domena została zawieszona

Adres email nie został zweryfikowany.
Jest to rejestracja nowej domeny i adres email abonenta nie został jeszcze zweryfikowany.

lub

Dane abonenta domeny zostały zmodyfikowane, lecz nie zostały zweryfikowane.
W szczególności imię, nazwisko i/lub adres email zostały zmienione i nie zostały zweryfikowane.

Jeśli jesteś właścicielem tej domeny, możesz ją reaktywować

not verified

Il dominio è stato sospeso .

A partire dal 1 gennaio 2014, tutti i registrar accreditati ICANN - l'ente internazionale responsabile della gestione di tutti i domini di primo livello - devono verificare le informazioni di contatto WHOIS del cliente per tutte le nuove registrazioni di dominio e modifiche di contatto.

Perché questo dominio è stato sospeso

L'indirizzo email non è stato verificato.
È stata effettuata una nuova registrazione di un dominio e l'indirizzo email del proprietario non è stato verificato.

oppure

I dati di contatto del proprietario del dominio sono stati modificati ma non sono stati verificati (nome, cognome, indirizzo email).

Riattiva il tuo sito

Resend the verification email.
This will be sent to the Registrant email address populated in your WHOIS data. If you are unsure what email address is listed, please log into your account with the provider where you currently manage this domain to view and/or update the info.

Senden Sie eine neue Benachrichtigungs-E-Mail.
Diese wird an die bereits in Ihren WHOIS-Daten eingetragene E-Mail-Adresse des Registranten gesandt. Wenn Sie nicht sicher sind, welche E-Mail-Adresse aufgeführt ist, loggen Sie sich in Ihrem Konto bei dem Anbieter ein, wo Sie derzeit diese Domäne verwalten, um Ihre Daten einzusehen, bzw. zu aktualisieren.

Reenvie el correo electrónico de verificación.
Este se le enviará a la dirección de correo electrónico especificada en los datos WHOIS. Si no está seguro de que dirección de correo electrónico especificó, por favor consúltesela al registrador con el que inició los trámites de registro o bien solicite que se la modifiquen.

Renvoi du courriel de vérification.
Il sera envoyé à l'adresse du titulaire renseignée dans les données WHOIS. Si vous n'êtes pas sûr de l'adresse renseignée, connectez-vous à votre compte auprès du fournisseur via lequel vous gérez actuallement ce domaine afin de consulter et/ou de mettre à jour les informations.

Reenviar email de verificação.
Isso será enviado ao endereço de email do registrante preenchido nos dados WHOIS. Se não tiver certeza de qual endereço de email foi informado, efetue login na sua conta com o provedor em que você gerencia atualmente este domínio para visualizar e/ou atualizar as informações.

Send e-post med varsel på nytt.
Denne vil bli sendt til registrators e-postadresse fylt ut med dine WHOIS-data. Hvis du er usikker på hvilken e-postadresse som er oppført, logg inn på kontoen din med leverandøren du bruker til å forvalte dette domenet for å vise og/eller oppdatere informasjonen.

重新发送验证电子邮件。
该电子邮件将发送至您 WHOIS 数据中所填写的注册人电子邮件地址。如果不确定所填写的电子邮件地址,请在您当前管理该域的提供商处登录账户来查看和/或更新信息。

確認の電子メールを再送します。
これはWHOISデータ内に入力された登録者の電子メールアドレスに送信されます。電子メールアドレスが記載されているかどうかわからない場合は、このドメインを現在管理しているプロバイダーのアカウントにログインして、情報を確認および/または更新してください。

Wyślij ponownie email weryfikacyjny.
Email zostanie wysłany na adres email abonenta domeny widniejący w bazie WHOIS. Jeśli nie jesteś pewien, jaki to jest adres email, zaloguj się na swoje konto u rejestratora domen, u którego utrzymujesz tę domenę. Możesz tam sprawdzić adres email i/lub zaktualizować dane.

Nuovo invio dell'email di verifica.
L'email di verifica sarà inviata nuovamente all'indirizzo email del proprietario del dominio presente nei dati WHOIS. Per controllare quale sia l'indirizzo email presente nei dati WHOIS, si consiglia di accedere al proprio account sul provider che attualmente gestisce il dominio.

Click the link in the email
and your contact information will be immediately verified. We estimate the site will come back online within 24 to 48 hours.

Klicken Sie auf den Link in der E-Mail
und Ihre Kontaktdaten werden sofort bestätigt. Wir schätzen, dass die Website innerhalb 24 bis 48 Stunden wieder online sein wird.

Haga clic en el vínculo que está en el correo electrónico
y su información de contacto se verificará inmediatamente. Estimamos que el sitio volverá a estar en línea en un lapso de 24 a 48 horas.

Cliquez sur le lien dans le courriel
et vos informations de contact seront immédiatement vérifiées. Nous estimons que le site sera de nouveau disponible dans 24 à 48 heures.

Clique no link no email
e suas informações de contato serão verificadas imediatamente. Estimamos que o site volte a ficar online dentro de 24 a 48 horas.

Klikk på linken i e-posten
og kontaktinformasjonen din vil bli øyeblikkelig bekreftet. Vi anslår at siden vil være online igjen innen 24 til 48 timer.

单击电子邮件中的链接
,您的联系信息将立即验证。我们估计站点将在 24 到 48 小时内恢复联机状态。

電子メール内のリンクをクリックすると、
連絡先情報が即座に確認されます。私たちは、24~48時間以内にサイトがオンラインに戻ると予想しています。

Kliknij w link zawarty w wiadomości
a Twoje dane kontaktowe zostaną natychmiast zweryfikowane. Szacujemy, że działanie domeny będzie przywrócone w czasie od 24 do 48 godzin.

Appena riceverai l'email,
clicca sul link per verificare le informazioni. Il sito dovrebbe tornare online entro 24/48 ore.

Frequently asked questions

Why was my domain suspended?
ICANN requires that the domain registrant's contact information or changes to the registrant's WHOIS information be verified within 15 calendar days. If the data is not verified in this timeframe, ICANN mandates that the website be suspended pending the verification.

How can I remove the suspension on my domain?
The suspension of the domain will be removed after the WHOIS information is successfully verified. Please update the WHOIS information with complete and accurate contact details through your domain service provider. Once updated you will recieve a new verification email.

Once the suspension is removed, when will my website come back online?
We estimate it may take 24 to 48 hours for the website to come back online.

Who is ICANN?
ICANN is responsible for the coordination of the global Internet's systems of unique identifiers and, in particular, ensuring its' stable and secure operation. ICANN maintains policies and specifications for registrars and registrants to abide by.

What is WHOIS?
WHOIS services provide public access to data on registered domain name holders. Registered Name Holders are required to provide accurate and reliable contact details to their Registrar to update WHOIS data for a Registered Name.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Warum wurde meine Domäne gesperrt?
ICANN schreibt vor, dass Kontaktdaten der Registranten von Domänen, oder Änderungen dieser WHOIS-Daten innerhalb von 15 Tagen überprüft werden müssen. Können die Daten in diesem Zeitraum nicht bestätigt werden, so wird die Website gemäß ICANN bis zur Verifizierung gesperrt.

Wie kann ich die Sperre von meiner Domäne entfernen?
Die Sperre der Domäne wird entfernt, sobald die WHOIS-Daten erfolgreich bestätigt sind. Bitte aktualisieren Sie über Ihren Dienstanbieter der Domäne die WHOIS-Daten mit vollständigen und genauen Kontaktdaten. Nach der Aktualisierung werden Sie eine neue Verifizierungs-E-Mail erhalten.

Wie lange dauert es nach Aufhebung der Sperre, bis meine Website wieder online ist?
Wir schätzen, dass es 24 bis 48 Stunden dauern kann, bis die Website wieder online ist.

Wer ist ICANN?
ICANN ist verantwortlich für die Koordinierung spezifischer Erkennungsmarker der globalen Systeme des Internets, und insbesondere für die Gewährleistung ihrer stabilen und sicheren Funktion. ICANN verwaltet Richtlinien und Spezifikationen, die von Registrierungsstellen und Registranten eingehalten werden müssen.

Was ist WHOIS?
WHOIS-Dienste bieten Zugang zu den Daten der registrierten Domäneninhaber. Registrierte Domäneninhaber sind verpflichtet, ihren Registrierungsstellen für registrierte Domänennamen genaue und zuverlässige Kontaktdaten zur Aktualisierung der WHOIS-Daten zur Verfügung zu stellen.

Preguntas frecuentas

¿Por qué mi dominio fue suspendido?
ICANN exige que la información de contacto de la persona que registra el dominio o cambios a la información WHOIS de la persona registrada sean validados en un plazo de 15 días. Si los datos no se verifican en este lapso de tiempo, ICANN exige que el sitio web sea suspendido en espera de la verificación.

¿Cómo puedo eliminar la suspensión de mi dominio?
La suspensión del dominio será levantada una vez que la información WHOIS sea verificada. Por favor actualice la información WHOIS con detalles precisos y completos a través de su proveedor de servicio. Una vez que se actualice, recibirá un nuevo correo electrónico de verificación.

¿Cuándo estará disponible en línea nuevamente mi sitio web una vez que se levante la suspensión?
Estimamos que el sitio web pudiera tardar de 24 a 48 horas en estar disponible en línea nuevamente.

¿Qués es ICANN?
ICANN es la organización responsable de la coordinación de los identificadores únicos de los sistemas globales de Internet y, en particular, se encarga de asegurar su operación sea segura y estable. ICANN mantiene políticas y especificaciones para su cumplimiento por parte de registradores y registrantes.

¿Qué es WHOIS?
Los servicios WHOIS proveen acceso público a los datos de los titulares de nombres de dominio registrados. Los titulares de nombres registrados deberán suministrar información de contacto precisa y fiable a su registrador para actualizar los datos WHOIS de un Nombre Registrado.

Foire aux questions

Pourquoi mon domaine a-t-il été suspendu ?
L'ICANN exige que les informations de contact du titulaire ou modifications de ses informations WHOIS soient vérifiées dans les 15 jours calendaires. Si les données ne sont pas vérifiées dans le délai imparti, l'ICANN demande la suspension du site dans l'attente de la vérification.

Comment puis-je annuler la suspension de mon domaine ?
La suspension du domaine sera annulée dès que les informations WHOIS auront effectivement été vérifiées. Veuillez mettre à jour les informations WHOIS en indiquant des coordonnées de contact complètes et précises à votre fournisseur de domaine. Vous recevrez un courriel pour la nouvelle vérification une fois que vous aurez effectué cette mise à jour.

Une fois la suspension annulée, quand mon site Web sera-t-il de nouveau en ligne ?
Nous estimons que 24 à 48 heures peuvent être nécessaires pour que le site soit à nouveau disponible.

Qu'est-ce que l'ICANN ?
L'ICANN est responsable de la coordination des systèmes d'identifiants uniques sur Internet dans le monde et, en particulier, pour en garantir la stabilité et la sécurité. L'ICANN disposent de politiques et spécifications que les bureaux d'enregistrement et titulaires doivent respecter.

Qu'est-ce que WHOIS ?
Les services WHOIS permettent au public d'avoir accès aux données relatives au titulaires de noms de domaine enregistrés. Les titulaires de noms enregistrés doivent fournir des coordonnées de contact précises et fiables à leur bureau d'enregistrement afin de permettre la mise à jour des données WHOIS pour le nom de domaine enregistré.

Perguntas frequentes

Por que meu domínio foi suspenso?
A ICANN exige que as informações de contato do registrante do domínio ou alterações a informações WHOIS do registrante sejam verificadas dentro de 15 dias corridos. Se os dados não forem verificados nesse período, a ICANN determinar que o website seja suspenso enquanto a verificação estiver pendente.

Como posso remover a suspensão do meu domínio?
A suspensão do domínio será removida depois de as informações WHOIS serem verificadas com sucesso. Atualize as informações WHOIS com detalhes de contato completos e precisos pelo seu provedor de serviço de domínio. Depois da atualização, você receberá um email de verificação.

Depois que a suspensão for removida, quando meu website voltar a ficar online?
Estimamos que possa levar de 24 a 48 horas para o website voltar a ficar online.

Quem é a ICANN?
A ICANN é responsável pela coordenação dos sistemas global de identificadores únicos da Internet e, em particular, por garantir sua operação estável e segura. A ICANN mantém políticas e especificações a serem cumpridas por registradores e registrantes.

O que é a WHOIS?
Os serviços da WHOIS fornecem acesso público aos dados em detentores de nomes de domínio registrados. Os detentores de nomes de domínio registrados devem fornecer detalhes de contato precisos e confiáveis para o registrador atualizar os dados WHOIS para um nome registrado.

Ofte stilte spørsmål

Hvorfor ble domenet mitt opphevet?
ICANN krever at domeneregistrators kontaktinformasjon eller endringer i registratorens WHOIS-informasjon må bekreftes innen 15 kalenderdager. Hvis dataene ikke bekreftes innen denne tidsrammen, krever ICANN at nettsiden oppheves i påvente av verifisering.

Hvordan kan jeg fjerne opphevingen av mitt domene?
Opphevelsen av domenet vil fjernes etter at WHOIS-informasjonen har blitt verifisert. Oppdater WHOIS-informasjonen med fullstendige og nøyaktige kontaktdetaljer gjennom din domene-leverandør. Når siden er oppdatert vil du motta en ny e-post med bekreftelse.

Når opphevingen er fjernet, når kommer nettsiden min opp igjen?
Vi anslår at det kan ta mellom 24 til 48 timer før nettsiden igjen er online.

Hvem er ICANN?
ICANN er ansvarlig for koordineringen av det globale internett-systemets unike identifikatorer, og spesielt å sirke dets stabile og sikre drift. ICANN opprettholder policyer og spesifikasjoner som registratorer og registranter må overholde.

Hva er WHOIS?
WHOIS-tjenester gir offentlig adgang til data på registrerte eiere av domenenavn. Registrerte navn-eiere må oppgi nøyaktige og pålitelige kontaktdetaljer til sin registrator for å oppdatere WHOIS-data for et registrert navn.

常见问题

我的域为何被挂起?
ICANN 要求在 15 个日历日内验证域注册人联系信息或注册人 WHOIS 信息的更改。如果数据未在此时间范围内验证,ICANN 要求将网站挂起等待验证。

如何解除域的挂起状态?
WHOIS 信息验证成功后域的挂起状态将解除。请使用完整准确的详细联系信息通过您的域服务提供商更新 WHOIS 信息。更新完成后,您将收到一封新的验证电子邮件。

挂起状态解除后,我的网站何时恢复联机状态?
我们估计大约需要 24 到 48 小时网站即可恢复联系状态。

谁是 ICANN?
ICANN 负责全球协调全球互联网的唯一标识符系统,特别是确保其稳定和安全运行。ICANN 维护注册公司和注册人都需要遵守的政策和规范。

什么是 WHOIS?
WHOIS 服务使公众可访问有关注册域名持有者的数据。注册域名持有者需要向其注册公司提供准确可靠的详细联系信息以便更新注册域名的 WHOIS 数据。

よくある質問

ドメインが停止した理由は何ですか?
ICANNは、ドメインの登録者の連絡先情報または登録者のWHOIS情報への変更が15暦日以内に確認されることを要求します。この時間枠内にデータが確認されない場合、ICANNは、確認されるまで、ウェブサイトの停止を命じます。

どのようにすればドメインの停止を解除できますか?
ドメインの停止は、WHOIS情報が適切に確認された後、解除されます。 ドメインサービスプロバイダーを介して、WHOIS情報を完全かつ正確な連絡先情報で更新してください。更新したら、新しい確認の電子メールを受け取ります。

停止が解除されたら、いつウェブサイトはオンラインに戻りますか?
私たちは、ウェブサイトがオンラインに戻るのに24~48時間かかる可能性があると予想しています。

ICANNとは誰ですか?
ICANNは、ユニークな識別子のある世界中のインターネットのシステムの調整に責任を負い、その安定した、安全な稼働を確保します。ICANNは、レジストラと登録者が遵守すべき方針と仕様を維持します。

WHOISとは何ですか?
WHOISのサービスは、登録済みのドメイン名ホルダーに関するデータへの公共のアクセスを実現します。登録名ホルダーは、レジストラに正確で信頼できる連絡先情報を提供して、登録名のWHOISデータを更新する必要があります。

Często zadawane pytania

Dlaczego moja domena została zawieszona?
ICANN wymaga aby każde dane abonenta domeny lub zmiany wprowadzone do danych abonenta zapisanych w bazie WHOIS były zweryfikowane w ciągu 15 dni kalendarzowych. Jeśli dane nie zostaną zweryfikowane w tym czasie, ICANN wymaga aby serwis internetowy został zawieszony do momentu zakończenia weryfikacji.

Jak mogę usunąć blokadę mojej domeny?
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March 19, 2015

Consider a Collar for Profitable Investments

A collar strategy is an option strategy that can particularly benefit investors. In this blog we have a lot more options education for traders and less for long-term investors so here is a strategy both can consider. A collar is simply holding shares of stock and buying a put and selling a call. Usually both the call and the put are out-of-the money (OTM) when establishing this option combination. A basic single collar represents one long put and one short call along with 100 shares of the underlying stock. A collar strategy is frequently implemented after stock (investment) has increased in price. The main objective of a collar is to protect profits that have accrued from the shares of stock rather than increasing returns. Is that an option strategy you might consider? Let’s take a look.

Why a Collar?

Since the market has been on a rather a bullish run and there are a plethora of stocks that have increased in value and it might be a good time to talk about some strategies that can help protect those gains. One option strategy is to buy a put. The investor has some protection for the unrealized profits in case the stock declines. The other part of the combination is selling the OTM call. By doing this, the investor is prepared to sell his or her shares of stock if the call is exercised because the stock has moved above the call’s strike price.

Advantages

The advantage of a collar strategy over just buying a protective put is being able to pay for some or the entire put by selling the call. In essence, an investor buys downside stock protection for free or almost free of charge. Until the investor exercises the put, sells the stock or has the call assigned, he or she will retain the stock.

Volatility and Time Decay

Even though implied volatility (IV) has been really low over the last several months in the market, volatility and also time decay are not usually big issues when it comes to a collar strategy. The simple explanation is because the investor is long one option and short another so the effects of volatility and time decay will generally offset each other.

An example:

An investor could have bought 100 shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) in October of last year for about $32 a share. At the time of this writing the stock has climbed to about $46 a share and the investor is worried about the current market conditions being extended to the upside and protecting his unrealized gains. The investor can utilize a collar strategy.

The investor can buy a April 43 put for 0.90. If the stock falls, the investor will have the right to sell the shares for $43. At the same time the investor can sell a April 48 call for 1.00. This will make the trade a net credit of 0.10 (1 – .90). If the stock continues to rise, it can do so for another $2 until the stock will most likely be called away from him.

Three Possible Outcomes

The stock finishes over $48 at April expiration. If this scenario happens, another $2 per share is realized on the stock and $10 on the net credit of the combination is the investors to keep.

The stock finishes between $43 and $48 at April expiration. In this case, both options expire worthless. The stock is retained and the $10 net credit is the investors to keep.

The stock finishes below $43 at April expiration. The investor can sell the put option if he wishes to retain the stock or exercise the right to sell the stock at $43. Either way the $10 net credit is the investors to keep.

Conclusion

The nice thing about a collar strategy is that an investor knows the potential losses and gains right from the start. If the stock climbs higher, the profits may be curbed due to the short call but if the stock takes a dive, the investor has protection due to the long put and protection might not be such a bad idea if the market corrects itself. Even an investor can benefit from some options education!

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

January 29, 2015

A Different Use of the Butterfly

There are several ways to make adjustments or lock in profits on a profitable long call or long put position. One of my favorites has to be converting the option position to a long butterfly spread. It may sound funny, but probably the hardest part about an option trader converting his position to lock in profits with a butterfly spread is getting to a profitable position in the first place; the rest is relatively easy! Let’s take a look at a scenario and an outlook in which this butterfly spread can be considered.

Butterfly Spread on BIDU

Let’s assume an option trader has been watching ABC Inc. (ABC) stock and noticed the stock pulled back slightly from the uptrend in which it has been trading. When ABC stock was trading around $175 in the middle of January, he decides to buy the February 175 call options for 7. Lo and behold about a week later the stock moves higher and it’s trading around $185. The $185 level is potential resistance for the stock because is has previously traded to that area twice before and the trader is concerned it might happen once again. The trader thinks there may be a chance that ABC stock may trade sideways at that level. Converting a long call position to a butterfly spread is advantageous if a neutral outlook is forecast (as in this case). A long butterfly spread has its maximum profit attained if the stock is trading at the short strikes (body of the butterfly) at expiration.

The option trader is already long the February 175 call which constitutes one wing of the butterfly so he needs to sell two February 185 calls which is the body of the butterfly and where the option trader thinks the stock may trade until expiration. $185 represents where the maximum profit can be earned at expiration. A February 195 call (other wing) would need to be purchased to complete the long call butterfly spread.

The original cost of the February 175 call was 7. The two short February 185 calls sell for 5.25 a piece and the long February 195 call costs 2. The converted 175/185/195 long call butterfly spread produces a credit of 1.50 (-7 + 10.50 – 2). Now here’s a look at the possible scenarios that could happen and some possibilities that can be considered.

 Take Profit

With ABC stock trading around $185, the February 175 call option has increased in value to 11.25. That means the trader can sell the call and make a profit of $4.25 (11.25 – 7). Certainly this is a viable option and should be considered on some of the contracts before adjusting the position.

Maximum Loss

Maximum loss for a long butterfly spread is realized if the stock is trading at or below the lowest strike (lower wing) or at or above the highest strike (higher wing). In this case the maximum loss is not a loss at all but a credit of $1.50. In essence, the original $7 potential risk from buying the February 175 call is now erased and has turned into a guaranteed profit even if ABC stock completely collapses. If the stock continues to move higher and past the 195 strike at expiration, the maximum loss is still achieved; albeit a $1.50 profit. But more could have been made by simply keeping the original position intact. That is why it may be prudent if there is more than one contract (long call) to maybe not convert all the positions to a butterfly spread, particularity if the trader thinks that the stock can still climb higher. Keeping the long call would have more profitable if this scenario played out.

Maximum Profit

Maximum profit is achieved if the trader is right and stock closes right at $185 at expiration. The current profit on the trade is $4.25 as discussed above. If ABC stock continues to trade sideways or ends up at $185 at expiration, that $4.25 profit has now grown to an $11.50 profit. The maximum profit for a butterfly spread is derived from taking the difference between the bought and sold strikes which in this case is $10, and adding premium received from converting the position to a butterfly spread ($1.50). Not too bad of a result if ABC stock trades sideways or ends up at $185 at expiration. It seems pretty clear that the long butterfly spread is very beneficial when a sideways outlook is forecast after the long option has profited.

As long as the strike prices align with the trader’s outlook, converting a long call or a long put to a butterfly spread can be very effective after gains are realized. If there are multiple contracts, it allows an option trader to take profits now and also potentially earn more if the stock essentially goes nowhere and ends up close to the short strikes at expiration.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

December 11, 2014

The Iron Condor

An iron condor occurs when a trader combines a bear call spread and a bull put spread. It is essentially combining two credit spreads as one trade. The trade is executed by buying a lower-strike out-of-the-money put and selling an out-of-the-money put with a higher strike. Then the trader sells an out-of-the-money call with a higher strike and buys another out-of-the-money call with an even higher strike. Learning to trade more advanced option strategies like an iron condor is not essential for option traders but it can give you more means in which to possibly extract money from the market.

A short iron condor consists of four legs as described above and results in a net credit received. As for profit potential, the maximum potential profit is the initial credit received upon entering the trade. This profit will occur if the underlying stock price, on expiration date, is between the two middle (short) strikes.

One of the rationales behind selling an iron condor is implied volatility (implied volatility is – simply defined – the volatility component of an option price). When IV is inflated (meaning the implied volatility has pushed the option price higher) it lifts the premium values for option sellers. In addition, the profitable range on the short iron condor can be rather large depending on how it is implemented. Certainly the larger the profitable range, the smaller the maximum profit and the greater the risk. The smaller the profitable range,  the larger the maximum profit will be and there will be less overall risk but there is less of a chance the underlying will remain in that range. Like many spreads in option trading, there is a trade-off.

One of the benefits of a short iron condor (and potentially options in general) is limited risk. For short condors, the maximum loss comes when the underlying stock price drops below the lowest strike (long put) or above the highest strike (long call). If you want an equation for max loss, think of it as the difference in strike prices of the two lower-strike options (or the two higher-strike options) less the initial credit for entering the trade.

Being that earnings season is mostly behind us, it is not a major concern at this time. But when the season does return (and it will),  it may be best to construct the iron condor to expire before the actual announcement. If not, then it may be best to exit the trade before the announcement especially if the trade is profitable up to that point.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

August 28, 2014

Short-Term Put Options

Last week we talked about short-term call options and this week I thought it would be appropriate to discuss short-term put options. The mentality behind short-term put options is probably different than the mentality behind short-term call options. Many times option traders consider short-term put options as a means of protection. With the market extended and the possibility of stocks moving lower in the near future, it might be a good time to talk about put options.

If a trader buys a put option, he or she has the right to sell the underlying at a particular price (strike price) before a certain time (expiration). If a trader owns 100 shares of stock and purchases a put option, the trader may be able to protect the position fully or to some degree because he or she will have the right to sell the stock at the strike price by expiration even if the shares lose value.

Some investors who are looking to protect an investment only consider buying short-term puts, or front-month puts for protection. The problem however, is that there is a flaw to the reasoning of purchasing short-term put options as protection. Similar to short-term call options, the contracts have a higher option theta (time decay) and relying on short-term puts to protect a straight stock purchase is not necessarily the best way to protect the stock.

Although short-term puts may be cheaper than longer expiration puts, if an option trader was to continually purchase short-term puts as protection, it could end up being a rather expensive way to insure the stock particularly if the stock never declines to the short-term puts strike price. If a put option with a longer expiration was purchased, it would certainly cost more initially, but time decay (premium eroding) would be less of a factor due to a smaller initial option theta. Here is an example using short-term put options.

Using a hypothetical trade, let’s say a stock is trading slightly above $13 and our hypothetical trader wants to by the stock because he or she thinks the stock will beat its earnings’ estimates in each of the next two quarters. This investment will take at least six months because the trader is counting on the earning reports to move the stock higher.

Being a smart options trader, our trader wants some insurance against a potential drop in the stock just in case. The trader decides to buy a slightly out-of-the-money September 13 put, which carries an ask price of 0.50 (rounded for simplicity purposes). That $0.50 premium represents almost 4 percent of the current stock price. In fact, if the option trader rolled the short-term put option month after month, it would create a big dent in the initial outlay of cash. After about seven months (assuming the stock hangs around $13 and each monthly put option costs 0.50) the trader would lose more than 25 percent on the $13 investment.

If the stock drops in price, then the ultimate rationalization for the strategy is realized; protection. The put provides a hedge. The value of the option will increase as the stock drops, which can offset the loss suffered as the stock drops.

Buying a put option is a hedge and can be considered a decent insurance policy for a stock investment. Buying short-term put options as a hedge can make it an extra expensive hedge due to time decay (option theta). Option traders and investors can usually find better ways to protect a stock. To learn new and different approaches, please visit the Learn to Trade section of our website.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

August 21, 2014

Short-Term Call Options

With the market once again considering a move higher as earnings wind down, it might be a good time to talk about call options. When an option trader buys a call option, he or she has the right to buy the underlying at a particular price (strike price) before a certain time (expiration). Keep in mind that just because the option trader has the right to buy the stock, doesn’t mean that he or she has to necessarily do so. The call option just like a put option can be sold anytime up until expiration for a profit or loss.

A lot of traders especially those who are just learning to trade options can fall in love with call options and especially short-term call options because they are cheaper than call options with longer expirations. We can classify short-term call options as call options that expire in less than thirty days for the sake of this discussion. But there is a potential problem with purchasing short-term call options. The shorter the amount of time that is purchased, the higher the option theta (time decay) will be. The higher the time decay, the quicker the premium will erode away the call option’s premium. The call option may be cheaper due to a shorter time until expiration, but it may not be worth it overall. Let us take a look.

With Tesla Motors (TSLA) trading around $260 last week, an option trader might have considered call options to profit from an expected move higher. He could have purchased the August 260 calls for 3.30 that expired in 3 days. Yes, the options are cheap and yes they will profit if TSLA moves up vigorously in the next couple of days. But the option theta is 0.70 on the call options meaning they will lose $0.70 for everyday that passes with all other variables being held constant, In fact if the stock trades sideways, the option theta will increase the closer it gets to expiration since there is currently no intrinsic value (the in-the-money portion of the option’s premium) on the call options.

If an option trader purchased the September 260 calls for TSLA, it would have cost him 12.00 and it would have made the at-expiration breakeven point of the trade $272 (260 + 12) versus only $263.30 (263 + 3.30) with the August call options. But the major benefit to buying further out is option theta. The September 260 calls had an option theta of 0.15 meaning for every day that passes, the option premium would decrease $0.15 based on the option theta and all other variables being held constant. This is certainly a smaller percentage of a loss based on option theta for the September options (1.25%) versus the August options (21.21%) especially if the stock trades sideways or moves very little.

Fast forward to August expiration, TSLA closed basically at $262. The August 260 call would have expired with an intrinsic value of $2 (262 – 260). If the option trader did nothing up until expiration, the long August 260 call would have lost $1.30 (3.30 – 2) because there would be no time value (option theta) left and only the intrinsic value. The September 260 call would have lost approximately $0.45 (3 X 0.15) in theta but also gained $1 (2 X 0.50) from delta based on a delta of 0.50 and a $2 (262 – 260) move higher. The September 260 calls would now be worth $12.55 (12 + 0.55) and profited $0.55 (12.55 – 12).

Having enough time until expiration is a critical element when an option trader is considering buying options like the call options we talked about above. Keep in mind that as a general rule, options lose value over time and the option theta starts to accelerate even more with 30 days or less left until expiration. Buying a call option with more time until expiration will certainly cost more than one with less time but the benefits, including having a smaller option theta, might be worth the more expensive price especially if the underlying fails to move higher.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

July 31, 2014

A Credit Spread can be Similar to Insurance

Selling a credit spread involves selling an option while purchasing a higher or lower strike option (depending on bullish or bearish) with the same expiration and with the short option being more expensive than the long option. For example, selling a put credit spread involves selling a put and buying a lower strike put with the same expiration. Maximum profit would occur if the underlying is trading at or above the sold put strike at expiration; the spread would expire worthless. Selling a call spread involves selling a call and buying a higher strike call with the same expiration. Maximum profit would be realized if the stock is trading at or below the sold call strike at expiration; the spread would expire worthless.

The long options are there to protect the position from the potential losses associated with selling options. With a spread, the most the position can lose is the difference between the strikes minus the initial credit received. This would occur if the stock is trading above at or above the long call or at or below the long put. Using a call credit spread as an example, if a trader sold a 50 call and bought a 55 call, creating a credit of $1, the most the trader can lose is $4 (5 – 1) if the underlying closed at or above $55.

The Objective

The objective of a credit spread is to profit from the short options’ time decay while protecting gains with further out-of-the-money (OTM) long options. The goal is to buy back the spread for less than what it was sold for or not at all (meaning it expires worthless). Just like selling short stock, a trader wants to sell something that is expensive and buy it back for cheaper. The same holds true for credit spreads.

An Example

Here is a credit spread trade idea we recently looked at in . When Amazon Inc. (AMZN) was trading around $348 towards the middle of July, a July 335/340 put spread could have been sold for 0.55. This means the July 340 put strike was sold and the July 335 put strike was purchased for a credit of 0.55. The maximum profit in the spread was the credit received (0.55) and would be realized if AMZN was trading at or above $340 at July expiration. Remember that a profit would be realized if the spread could be bought back (closed out) for less than the credit of 0.55. The most that can be lost on the spread is 4.45 (5 – 0.55) and that would be realized if the stock was to close at or below $335 at July expiration.

What’s the Point?

The risk/reward ratio of this credit spread begs the question why would anyone want to risk maybe eight times or more on what they stand to make in the example above? The simple answer is probability. Given the ability to repeat the trade over and over again with different outcomes, the trader will make $55 many, many more times than he or she will take the $445 loss. This was a hypothetical situation, but let’s say that the strategies winning percentage was close to 85% like in the example above. The trader needs to look at prior historical price action of the stock to determine probability of success.

Insurance

How does this seem similar to insurance you ask? The credit spread strategy is similar to the insurance business because insurance companies get to keep premiums if people don’t get sick or if people don’t have accidents, etc. Traders turn themselves into something like an insurance company when they implement credit spreads and keep premium as long as something doesn’t go drastically wrong.

Just like an insurance company has to decide if the risk is worth the potential reward, option traders that trade vertical credit spreads have to analyze how much can they collect, how much can they lose and the probability of having a profitable trade. In a future blog, we’ll discuss how a trader can use options implied volatility to help put probability on his or her side.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

 

July 10, 2014

Option Delta and Option Gamma

The option “greeks” help explain how and why option prices move. Option delta and option gamma are especially important because they can determine how movements in the stock can affect an option’s price. Let’s take a brief look at how they can affect each other.

Delta and Gamma

Option delta measures how much the theoretical value of an option will change if the stock moves up or down by $1. For example, if a call option is priced at 3.50 and has an option delta of 0.60 and the stock moves higher by $1, the call option should increase in price to 4.10 (3.50 + 0.60). Long calls have positive deltas meaning that if the stock gains value so does the option value all constants being equal. Long puts have negative deltas meaning that if the stock gains value the options value will decrease all constants being equal.

Option gamma is the rate of change of an option’s delta relative to a change in the stock. In other words, option gamma can determine the degree of delta move. For example, if a call option has an option delta of 0.40 and an option gamma of 0.10 and the stock moves higher by $1, the new delta would be 0.50 (0.40 + 0.10).

Think of it this way. If your option position has a large option gamma, its delta can approach 1.00 quicker than with a smaller gamma. This means it will take a shorter amount of time for the position to move in line with the stock. Stock has a delta of 1.00. Of course there are drawbacks to this as well. Large option gammas can cause the position to lose value quickly as expiration nears because the option delta can approach zero rapidly which in turn can lower the option premium. Generally options with greater deltas are more expensive compared to options with lower deltas.

ATM, ITM and OTM

Option gamma is usually highest for near-term and at-the-money (ATM) strike prices and it usually declines if the strike price moves more in-the-money (ITM) or out-of-the-money (OTM). As the stock moves up or down, option gamma drops in value because option delta may be either approaching 1.00 or zero. Because option gamma is based on how option delta moves, it decreases as option delta approaches its limits of either 1.00 or zero.

An Example

Here is a theoretical example. Assume an option trader owns a 30 strike call when the stock is at $30 and the option has one day left until expiration. In this case the option delta should be close to if not at 0.50. If the stock rises the option will be ITM and if it falls it will be OTM. It really has a 50/50 chance of being ITM or OTM with one day left until expiration.

If the stock moves up to $31 with one day left until expiration and is now ITM, then the option delta might be closer to 0.95 because the option has a very good chance of expiring ITM with only one day left until expiration. This would have made the option gamma for the 30 strike call 0.45.

Option delta not only moves as the stock moves but also for different expirations. Instead of only one day left until expiration let’s pretend there are now 30 days until expiration. This will change the option gamma because there is more uncertainty with more time until expiration on whether the option will expire ITM versus the expiration with only one day left. If the stock rose to $31 with 30 days left until expiration, the option delta might rise to 0.60 meaning the option gamma was 0.10. As discussed before in this blog, sometimes market makers will look at the option delta as the odds of the option expiring in the money. In this case, the option with 30 days left until expiration has a little less of a chance of expiring ITM versus the option with only one day left until expiration because of more time and uncertainty; thus a lower option delta.

Closing Thoughts

Option delta and option gamma are critical for option traders to understand particularly how they can affect each other and the position. A couple of the key components to analyze are if the strike prices are ATM, ITM or OTM and how much time there is left until expiration. An option trader can think of option delta as the rate of speed for the position and option gamma as how quickly it gets there.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

June 12, 2014

Homeruns and OTM Call Options

This past week in Group Coaching, a student asked me about buying deep out-of-the money (OTM) options. Many option traders especially those that are new initially buy deep out-of-the-money options because they are cheap and can offer a huge reward. Unfortunately many times, these “cheap” options are rarely a bargain. Don’t get me wrong, at first glance an OTM call that costs $0.25 may seem like a steal. If it works out, it could turn into a real homerun as they say in baseball; maybe even a grand slam. But if the call’s strike price is say $20 or $30 (depending on the stock price) above the market and the stock has never rallied that much before in the amount of time until expiration, the option will likely expire worthless or close to it.

Negative Factors

Many factors work against the success of a deep OTM call from profiting. The call’s delta (rate of change of an option relative to a change in the underlying) will typically be so small that even if the stock starts to rise, the call’s premium will not increase much. In addition, option traders will still have to overcome the bid-ask spread (the difference between the buy and sell price) which might be anywhere from $0.05 to $0.15 or even more for illiquid options.

Option traders that tend to buy the cheapest calls available are probably calls that have the shortest time left until expiration. If an OTM call option expires in less than thirty days, its time decay measured by theta (rate of change of an option given a unit change in time) will be often larger than the delta especially for higher priced and more volatile stocks. Any potential gains from the stock rising in price can be negated by the time decay. Plus each day the OTM call option premium will decrease if the stock drops, trades sideways or rallies just a tad.

Final Thoughts

A deep OTM call option can become profitable only if the stock unexpectedly jumps much higher. If the stock does rise sharply, an OTM call option can hit the proverbial homerun and post impressive gains. The question option traders need to ask themselves is how much are they willing to lose waiting for the stock to rise knowing that the odds are unlikely for it to happen in the first place? Trades like these have very low odds and may be better suited for the casino then the trading floor.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

May 22, 2014

When Investors Should Consider a Collar Strategy

A collar strategy is an option strategy that can particularly benefit investors. In this blog we have a lot more options education for traders and less for long-term investors so here is a strategy both can consider. A collar is simply holding shares of stock and buying a put and selling a call. Usually both the call and the put are out-of-the money (OTM) when establishing this option combination. A basic single collar represents one long put and one short call along with 100 shares of the underlying stock. A collar strategy is frequently implemented after stock (investment) has increased in price. The main objective of a collar is to protect profits that have accrued from the shares of stock rather than increasing returns. Is that an option strategy you might consider? Let’s take a look.

Why a Collar?

Since the market has been on a rather a bullish run and there are a plethora of stocks that have increased in value, it might be a good time to talk about them. One option strategy is to buy a put. The investor has some protection for the unrealized profits in case the stock declines. The other part of the combination is selling the OTM call. By doing this, the investor is prepared to sell his or her shares of stock if the call is exercised because the stock has moved above the call’s strike price.

Advantages

The advantage of a collar strategy over just buying a protective put is being able to pay for some or the entire put by selling the call. In essence, an investor buys downside stock protection for free or almost free of charge. Until the investor exercises the put, sells the stock or has the call assigned, he or she will retain the stock.

Volatility and Time Decay

Even though implied volatility (IV) has been really low over the last several months in the market, volatility and also time decay are not usually big issues when it comes to a collar strategy. The simple explanation is because the investor is long one option and short another so the effects of volatility and time decay will generally offset each other.

An example:

An investor could have bought 100 shares of Delta Air Lines (DAL) in December of last year for about $28 a share. At the time of this writing the stock has climbed to $38.40 a share and the investor is worried about the current market conditions being extended to the upside and protecting his unrealized gains. The investor can utilize a collar strategy.

The investor can buy a June 37 put for 0.75. If the stock falls, the investor will have the right to sell the shares for $37. At the same time the investor can sell a June 39 call for 1.00. This will make the trade a net credit of 0.25 (1 – .75). If the stock continues to rise, it can do so for another $0.60 until the stock will most likely be called away from him.

Three Possible Outcomes

The stock finishes over $38 at June expiration. If this scenario happens, another $0.60 per share is realized on the stock and $25 on the net credit of the combination is the investors to keep.

The stock finishes between $37 and $39 at June expiration. In this case, both options expire worthless. The stock is retained and the $25 net credit is the investors to keep.

The stock finishes below $37 at June expiration. The investor can sell the put option if he wishes to retain the stock or exercise the right to sell the stock at $37. Either way the $25 net credit is the investors to keep.

Conclusion

The nice thing about a collar strategy is that an investor knows the potential losses and gains right from the start. If the stock climbs higher, the profits may be curbed due to the short call but if the stock takes a dive, the investor has protection due to the long put and protection might not be such a bad idea if the market corrects itself. Even an investor can benefit from some options education!

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

March 6, 2014

Weekly Options and Time Decay

There are so many different characteristics of options that I talk a lot about with my options coaching students. But one of the more popular subjects is that premium sellers see the most dramatic erosion of the time value of options they have sold during the last week of the options cycle. Most premium sellers strive to keep the options they have sold short (also known as options they have “written”) out-of-the-money (OTM) in order that the entirety of the premium they have sold represents time (extrinsic) premium and is subject to this rapid time decay.

With 12 monthly cycles, there historically have been only 12 of these final weeks per year in which premium sellers have seen the maximum benefit of their core strategy. The widespread use of weekly options has changed the playing field. Options with one week durations are available on several indices and several hundred different stocks. These options have been in existence since October 2005 but only in the past couple of years have they gained widespread recognition and achieved sufficient trading volume to have good liquidity. Further now, there are weeklys that go for consecutive weeks (1 week options, 2 week options, 3 week options, 4 week options and 5 week options) that were just late last year.

Standard trading strategies employed by premium sellers can be executed in these options. The advantage is to gain the “sweet spot” of the time decay of premium without having to wait through the entirety of the 4 to 5 week option cycle. The party never ends for premium sellers using these innovative methods. Of course there is a trade-off because the shorter the time there is left until expiration, the smaller the option premiums are compared to an option with a longer expiration. As option traders we are used to tradeoffs.

Traders interested in using these weeklys MUST understand settlement procedures and be aware of last days for trading. An excellent discussion of weeklies given by Dan Passarelli is available at Learn to Trade Weeklys.

John Kmiecik

Senior Options Instructor

Market Taker Mentoring

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