Standard Monthly Options expire at the end of the week. Since we have 6 open positions to address, we thought we should discuss them so our readers can decide what you might want to do. 2018 continues to be the most frustrating period in the history of The Options Edge. The popular averages like the S&P500 and the DJIA are characterized by whipsaws and little progress to show. What has worked are just a few very high priced large-cap tech stocks and strangely enough small-cap stocks have recently outperformed large-cap industrials.