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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.26.15

Volatility as an asset class Kohl’s (KSS) is recently up $1 to $71.90 on a better than expected Holiday Q4 quarter. March call option implied volatility is at 22, April is at 21, July is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down $2.78 to $35.12 after announcing […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.15

Volatility as an asset class Target (TGT) is recently up 25c to $77.21 after posting better than expected adjusted earnings per share and reported comparable sales increased 3.8% in its Q4. March call option implied volatility is at 24, April is at 17, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 20. TJX […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.24.15

Volatility as an asset class Macy’s (M) is recently down $2.34 to $61.93 after inline Q4 results and giving a cautious 2015 outlook. March call option implied volatility is at 21, April is at 20, May is at 21, August is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 25. SunPower (SPWR) is recently up […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.24.15

JPM said to close over 25% of its branches and cut additional costs.  It also said due to “new federal regulations” it will reduce “$100B of non-operating deposits”, expected by traders to be a NIRP. JPM shares up $1.30 on heavy volume.  HD beat, raised its dividend and stock buy-back and said same-store sales exceeded […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.23.15

Volatility as an asset class Boeing (BA) is down $3.89 to $154.43 after Goldman cut its recommendation to Sell, with a $132 price target. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, March is at 18, April is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) […]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/20/2015

The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets. Chicago, The Center of the Index Options Universe CBOE created the first index option in 1983, and more than three decades later, CBOE continues pioneer the index […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.20.15

Volatility as an asset class John Deere (DE) is recently down 26c to $91.42 after farm, construction and forestry equipment maker cut its fiscal 2015 income forecast earlier in conjunction with its Q1 report. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 21, March is at 18, June is at 17; compared to its 26-week […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.20.15

European markets turn slightly negative as Greece situation not resolved yet.  DE earnings beat lowered estimates but pared back guidance has shares off $1.25 to $90.46.  WMT said to be downgraded by Barclay’s, drops $1.00 to $82.52. Gold & Oil higher, US$ higher. Watch for bumpy early session on Greece deal/no deal.  Options volume average […]

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Weekly Weekly’s Option Report for 2.19.15

I’m Angela Miles covering weekly options. Tomorrow, traditional options expire and next Friday Feb. 27 it’s a Weekly’s expiration. A busy earnings week is ahead starting Monday with SINA. The options paper is surprisingly light in the early going and the market is wide in SINA. That is likely to pick up into earnings the […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.19.15

Happy “Year of the Sheep” to those following the Chinese calendar. One astrologer said  markets might be volatile this summer but would stabilize by the end of the year.  We’ll see.  Option volume decent this morning, as ~9.6 mm contracts trade.  SPX with ~540K, VIX options 140K, AAPL clocked 400K. Stocks hit a new intra-day […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Uppdate 2.18.15

Traders watching Europe warily this morning.  Greece situation unclear and Ukraine cease-fire being ignored by rebels.  Producer Prices drop 0.8%, X-Food & Energy fell 0.1% (-0.3% and +0.1% expected).  January Housing Starts and Permits came in less than expected, and Mortgage Apps fell 13%.  CAT accounting under review by Feds, Soft opening expected. Volatility as […]