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Understanding Visa’s Unusual Options Activity

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shares experienced unusual options activity on Wednesday. The stock price moved down to $200.03 following the option alert.

Exceptionally large volume is one way options activity can be considered unusual. The volume of options activity refers to the number of shares contracts traded for a day. Open interest describes unsettled contracts that have been traded but not closed by a counter-party. In other words, for each contract buyer, there must be a seller. A purchased contract remains open until a seller closes it, and vice versa.

When a contract has an expiration date in the distant future, it is generally another sign of unusual activity. Usually, additional time until a contract expires allows more opportunity for it to reach its strike price and grow its time value. Time value is important to consider because it represents the difference between the strike price and the value of the

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With pandemic summer wrapping up, businesses brace for unusual fall – News – fosters.com

KENNEBUNKPORT — The Nonantum Resort traditionally closes for the season in the middle of December, once Prelude finishes with its annual holiday festivities in Kennebunkport.

But this year? The resort will close Oct. 25.

“I’ve been general manager here for 29 years, and we’ve always stayed open until December,” Tina Gordon-Hewitt said Wednesday.

Welcome to the hospitality industry in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. That field and others are preparing for a fall season with fewer summer dollars at their backs. The reason: a decline in tourism amid ongoing concerns about a virus that has caused the deaths of nearly 200,000 Americans and sickened millions more.

Gordon-Hewitt gave two explanations why the Nonantum, located on Ocean Avenue, will close earlier than usual.

One reason is that the resort’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system needs expensive new filters at a time when the products needed for such an upgrade are

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No internet? The unusual ways some Kansas City area students access online classes

Knowing that several of his kids’ friends are relying on cellphone data or spotty internet to stream hours-long Zoom classes each day, Brian Connell decided to turn his Olathe basement into a classroom.

His family enjoys gigabit speed from Google Fiber. But he said many of his daughter’s classmates at Olathe North High School are hanging on by a thread, relying on sluggish internet to get through the school day. So he’s opened his doors, offering access to his Wi-Fi and extra computers.

“There’s a huge discrepancy,” he said. “We’re really worried about them. It’s not equal.”

But it’s not just a problem for some Olathe students: With most urban and suburban schools in the Kansas City area relying on virtual education or hybrid models of teaching during the pandemic, many local school systems and families have been scrambling to find ways to keep their kids connected — a

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