Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
KB Homes (KBH) is recently down 99c to 10.27 after the company reported Q1 revenue of $254.6M, consensus $337.72M. February put option implied volatility is at 57, July is at 62 is near its 26-week average of 60.
Apple (AAPL) April put option implied volatility is at 31, May is at 36, June is at 34; compared to 26-week average of 31 as shares trade near its 10-day moving average of $588.67.
Bank of America (BAC) April call option implied volatility is at 46, May and June is at 45; below its 26-week average of 56.
VIX methodology for iShares Silver Trust (VXSLV) down 2.28 to 34.25; silver up 2.60% to 32.16.
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX down 82c to 14.75; below its 10-day moving average is 15.17 and its 50-day moving average is 18.04.