Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

MSCI Brazil Index-EWZ is recently up 1.7% to $74.66. June 75 calls are active on total option volume of 59K contracts on the CBOE. Overall option implied volatility of 27 is near its 26-week average, suggesting non-directional price risk as shares trends up from eight month lows.

Texas Instruments-TXN June put option implied volatility is at 21, October is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 25; suggesting non-directional price movement on a tight five-month trading range into its June 8th mid-quarter update. 
 
Linkedin-LNKD June 87 straddle is at $12.50, July is at $19.15. Linkedin June 87 call option implied volatility at 50, puts at 96, July calls at 44, puts at 101. Put prices are more expensive than calls because LNKD shares are difficult to borrow.