Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class for stocks trading at record highs

Starbucks (SBUX) is recently trading at $49.19; above its 50-day moving average of $46.32.
March put option implied volatility of 24 is near its 26-week average of 24.

Apple (AAPL) is recently trading at $500; above its 50-day moving average of $421.79. March and April call option implied volatility of 27 is below its 26-week average of 30.

Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is recently trading at $65.67; above its 50-day moving average of $54.90. March put option implied volatility of 43 is below its 26-week average of 48.

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is recently trading at $378.06; above its 50-day moving average of $348.38. March put option implied volatility of 27 is below its 26-week average of 37.