Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update

In the pre-market, US Stocks higher. In foreign markets Asia was down big on growth concerns, Europe mixed. The UK lowered growth forcasts for the balance of 2012, but Greek bank withdrawels slowed.

U.S. Housing Starts surprised to the upside, but Permits were soft. Target beat estimates handily, and was up $0.95 in pre-market activity.

Facebook IPO priced after the close tomorrow.

VIX settlement for May later this morning. VIX closed 21.97 last night.