Next Week in Weeklys – 2/2/2014

Before discussing what may be up next week a quick look back and a quick look to the future.  A couple of weeks ago, with all the volatility in the equity market SPX Weeklys put up some pretty strong volume with consecutive record volume days on January 23rd and 24th.  Looking forward CBOE expanded the number of End-of-Week Expirations so that there will consistently be six consecutive SPXW expirations at once.  Finally, and looking a little farther forward, it was announced this week that futures contracts based on the CBOE Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) are slated to begin trading on February 13th.  This is appropriate for this space as there will be VXST Futures expiring each week.

As for current Weeklys – there were two names added to the Weeklys list –

New Weeklys

Earnings season is coming to an end, but there are plenty of stocks that have short dated options available reporting this next week.

Weeklys Earningws

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Russell Rhoads, CFA

CBOE Options Institute

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is a Senior Instructor with the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He joined the Institute in 2008 after a career as an investment analyst and trader with a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, TradeLink Securities and…

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