Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update

Carnival (CCL) is recently down $5.84 to $28.44 in pre-open trading following the Costa cruise tradedy. Overall option implied volatility of 33 is below its 26-week average of 38.

 Citigroup (C) is recently down 96c to $29.76 in the pre-market following Q4 EPS 38c vs. consensus 49c. Overall option implied volatility of 49 is below its 26-week average of 54.

 Wells Fargo (WFC) is recently up 39c to $30 in pre-market trading s following Q4 EPS 73c vs. consensus 72c. Overall option implied volatility of 34 is below its 26-week average of 38.

 

CBOE significant call volume increases;

PFE 1/21/2012 22.5 18K contracts

HCA 2/18/2012 22.5 13K

MSFT 7/21/2012 28 11K

AAPL 1/13/2012 420 10K

WFC 1/21/2012 30 8K

USB 1/21/2012 28 6K

BAC 2/18/2012 7 6K

USB 3/17/2012 30 6K

NOK 4/21/2012 6K

U.S. equities are higher in the pre-market on a China GDP report and hopes the worst of the European crises has passed.

CBOE Volatility Index-VIX closed at 20.90, 10-day moving average is 21.48, 50-day moving average is 27.06.

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