CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.2.14

Volatility as an asset class

VIX methodology for Goldman Sachs (VXGS) up 1.2% to 24.79, below its 50-day moving average of 19.80. cboe.com/VXGS

VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 2% to 28.79, below its 50-day moving average of 25.88. cboe.com/VXAPL

VIX methodology for Amazon (VXAZN) up 3.1% to at 35.30, above its 50-day moving average of 27.65. cboe.com/VXAZN

VIX methodology for Google (VXGOG) up 4% to 27.89, above its 50-day moving average of 21.72. cboe.com/VXGOG

VIX methodology for IBM (VXIBM) up 0.8% to 23.03, above its 50-day moving average of 17.52.  cboe.com/VXIBM

Actives at CBOE:  AAPL TWTR TSLA NFLX PBR AA WLT HD RIG

Stocks with increasing volume @ CBOE: MYL OIS PTEN HD WLT CVX GTAT SCTY

CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) up 11c to 16.42. Oct 20, 24 and 25 calls active on 223K cboe.com/VIX

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX) is recently up 45c to 32.33

CBOE S&P 500 Short-Term Volatility Index (VXST) is recently up 5.7% to 17.63; compared to its 10-day moving average of 15.05. stks.co/r0CS2

CBOE DJIA BuyWrite Index (BXD) down 1.01 to 262.43 compared to its 50-day moving average of 268.15 cboe.com/micro/bxd/

S&P 100 Options (OEX) recently is recently down $4.66 to 864.66 as European shares declined on speculation central-bank stimulus will fail to help the area’s economy.