Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.13.13

Options expected to be active @ CBOE; JCP AAPL MDT CREE KSS WMT

CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM) closed at $965.65, compared to its 52-week high of 971.41 and its 52-week low of 881.38. www.cboe.com/BXM

 CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed at 12.81, compared to its 52-week high of 23.23 and its 52-week low of 11.05. www.cboe.com/VIX

 Calls with increasing volume at CBOE:

 VALE 9/21/2013 17 18K contracts

SPY 12/21/2013 182 17K

AAPL 8/17/2013  168 8K

BBRY 12/21/2013 18 8K

DD 10/19/2013   60 7K

CVC 9/21/2013   19 7K

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is up 0.40 in the premarket as Japanese stocks rally 2.57%.

July Retail Sales mixed,  up 0.2%, X-Autos a little better than expected at + 0.5%, 10-year 2.67%.  Option volume modest yesterday with ~ 13.8m options trading.