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Stories by Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17

Industry sector moves + options expiration = Freaky Friday

WASHINGTON. It’s options expiration Friday. That popular monthly event traditionally moves stocks every which way as investors exercise call and put options, putting uncommon buy and sell pressure on certain volatile stocks. We often call this “Freaky Friday.” But more importantly, today is also the very big day that both mutual funds and ETFs need to ...