Blogging Options: CBOE Afternoon Update

Mid-day option volume pretty average today. 

Groupon down to IPO level in case you missed it first time around.

Minutes of FOMC meeting show some members want to share more info with investors. A few wanted easing.

Moody’s Zandi downplays growth for next 18 months.

5-year auction hits record low yield, .937%

Stocks rallied to unch. on word of European plan to loan money to needy banks. IMF will do this for 6 months to 2 years.

 VIX option volume picked up today, ~ 120 k mid-day. VIX down on the day.