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
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.