Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX down 1.30 to 18.79, below 50-day moving average of 20.51; S&P 500 recently up 0.3%.
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX methodology for Amazon-VXAZN down 0.8% to 31.30, below 50-day average of 38.62.
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX methodology for Google-VXGOG down 2.7% to 31.16; above 50-day moving average of 29.36 into Google I/O next week.
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX methodology for Apple-VXAPL down 1.2% to 26.92; below 50-day moving average of 33.99.

CBOE Volatility Index-VIX methodology for IBM-VXIBM down 3.2% to 22.13; above 50-day moving average of 21.36.
 
CBOE Volatility Index-VIX methodology for Goldman Sachs-VXGS down 2.5% to 37.33; below its 50-day moving average of 39.81.
 
Arena (ARNA) June 10 weekly calls and puts are active on total volume 62K contracts trading at CBOE into PDUFA next week. June 10 straddle is at $4.55, July is at $4.90.