Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update

Good morning…. Expressway empty this morning. 


20 million Option contracts traded on “Triple Witch” Friday. The SPX traded 1.062 million contracts, VIX traded 511 k options. The CFE traded 159,455 VIX futures. The SPX 75 Day moving average is 1425 and the 200 day is 1390. The VIX 75 day moving average is 16.18 and the 200 day is 17.43. 2127 Advancers on the NYSE last week with 1040 decliners, 56 unchanged. (thank you jerry for these numbers)

Half day of trading today. VIX up 0.75 to 18.59 on light trading.  MSFT off 1% on weaker Windows 8 sales, YUM Brands up 1.5% on Chinese approval by safety authority on quality of it’s chicken. Oil lower, rest of commodities mixed in slow trading.

Japanese, Italian and Spanish markets closed.