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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 4.24.14

Volatility as an asset class Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) is recently up $10.38 to $101.84 after it agreed to merge with another company in the sector, privately held Biomet.  May call option implied volatility is at 23, June is at 21, September is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 21. General Motors (GM) is [...]

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Bloging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.24.14

Earnings are here.  CAT up $# and GM higher by $1 in early trading.  Durable Goods beat (BA orders up), Weekly claims slightly higher.  Gold off with reports of some fighting in Ukraine – go figure.  Traders a little sleepy eyed in Chicago as BlackHawks win late game in overtime.  Volatility as an asset class [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.23.14

PG Earnings beat but revenues light. Apple earnings after the close.  Overseas markets watching earnings and rhetoric in Ukraine.  Volatility as an asset class Delta Air (DAL) is up $1.63 to $36.58 in the premarket after reporting Q1 EPS 33c, compared to consensus 29c. April weekly call option implied volatility is at 46, May is [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.22.14

Fairly active options session with ~9.8mm options trading.  SPX with 585k and VIX showed ~375k trading.Volatility as an asset class McDonalds (MCD) is down $0.31 to $99.39 after reporting disappointing Q1 earnings, but a rise in global same-store sales. May call option implied volatility is at 11, June is at 10, September is at 11; [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.22.14

MCD missed on top and bottom line, stock rebounds from initial selloff and is now slightly higher.  HOG with stellar results, up over $4.  It’s earnings season.  .Asian shares mostly higher, but Chinese indices lower. Volatility as an asset class Netflix (NFLX) is up $25.55 to $374.04 in the premarket after reporting stronger than expected [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.21.14

Volatility as an asset class Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) is up $1.81 to $23.90 on the company says will continue to ‘review all strategies’.  May call option implied volatility is at 41, June is at 35, December is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 33. Micron (MU) is higher by $1.10 to $25.01 on [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.21.14

Lots of earnings reports this morning, most meet or exceed estimates slightly.  GM in another recall.  Japan with huge trade deficit.  Many European markets closed for Easter celebration.  Playoffs not going well in Chicago.  Volatility as an asset class  Halliburton (HAL) is up $0.46 to $61.51 in the premarket on a Q1 profit compared to [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.17.14

Expiration Thursday.   Weekly jobless Claims better than expected.  GS misses on earnings but bullish comments push shares higher. No news in Ukraine is good news for markets. IBM (IBM) is down $8.10 to $188.30 in the premarket after meeting earnings estimates of $2.54 per share but reporting its lowest quarterly revenue total in five years. [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 4.16.14

Volatility as an asset class Yelp (YELP) is recently up $2.02 to $65.08 after the company that connects people with local businesses was upgraded by Citigroup to Buy from Hold. April weekly call option implied volatility is at 70, May is at 79, August is at 69; compared to its 26-week average of 63. U.S. [...]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.16.14

Housing Starts with a slight miss, economic news out of China somewhat murky.  After yesterdays wild ride, overseas markets higher, as are US futures. Industrial Production and Cap Use released shortly.  Options Expiration tomorrow with Good Friday trading holiday. Volatility as an asset class Yahoo! (YHOO) is up $2.49 to $36.80 in the premarket after [...]