Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class; for new-age companies operating on ecommerce platforms.

VIX methodology for Amazon (VXAZN) up 1.73 to 53.11, above its 10-day moving average of 47.08.

VIX methodology for Google (VXGOG) up 3.6% to 35.65 above its 10-day moving average of 31.77.

VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 1.8% to 39.33; above its 10-day moving average of 36.07.

S&P Retail Index SPDR (XRT) December and January put option implied volatility of 43 is above its 26-week average of 36 suggesting larger price movement as the index trends down to a seven-week low.

U.S. stocks gave back gains into an early close after a report that Greece is demanding private investors accept larger losses on their debt.