Volatility as an asset class:
SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is recently 46c to $156.88. Overall implied volatility at 24; 26-week average is 21.
iShares Silver Trust (SLV) overall implied volatility at 36; 26-week average is 34.
NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) overall implied volatility at 24; 26-week average is 21.
Russell 2000 (IWM) overall implied volatility at 29; 26-week average is 24.
Financial Select Sector (XLF) overall volatility at 31, 26-week average is 25.
The VSTOXX Index recently down 1.88 to 34.57, up 1-year 52.61%
June front month equity options expire, June 15, 2012
Priceline.com (PCLN) June weekly 620 straddle expiring June 8 is at $21.50, June standard 620 straddle at $34.
Apple (AAPL) June weekly 560 straddle expiring June 8 is at $14.20, June standard 620 straddle at $25.50.
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) down 93c to 25.19 as stocks trade mixed on stable, bond, energy and commodity markets.