Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
 
First Solar (FSLR) is recently up $3.22 to $46.54 on reported Q3 results. November put option implied volatility is at 108, January is at 92; above its 26-week average of 51.
 
Biogen Idec (BIIB) is recently up $10.06 to $116.93 on positive BG-12 data. Overall option implied volatility of 42 is above its 26-week average of 34.
 
Boeing (BA) is recently up $10.06 to $116.93 on Q3 earning rising 31%. November put option implied volatility is at 33, January is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 34.
 
IBM (IBM) tapped company executive Virginia M. Rometty as its new president and chief executive. Overall option implied volatility of 25 is near its 26-week average of 23.