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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/29/2015

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. Applause, Applause At the GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Award ceremony in New York City Thursday evening, CBOE was named ‘Derivatives Exchange of the Year – Americas.’ Global Capital […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.29.15

Volatility as an asset class Altera (ALTR) is recently up $2.18 to $49.15 after The New York Post, CNBC’s David Faber and the FT indicated the chip making giant Intel (INTC) has resumed talks about potentially acquiring the company. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, June is at 57, September is at […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.29.15

First Quarter GDP, first revision showed a  drop of 0.7%, slightly less than anticipated.  Futures shrugging it off, still slightly in the negative.  Volatility as an asset class: GameStop (GME) is up $2.23 to $43.25 in the premarket after the gaming retailer reported Q1 EPS of $0.68, $0.09 better than the analyst estimate of $0.59. […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.28.15

Volatility as an asset class Popeyes (PLKI) is recently down 56c to $57.48 after reporting better than expected Q1 EPS on less than expected revenue. June call option implied volatility is at 29, July is at 28, August is at 30; compared to its 52-week range of 23-47. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is recently up […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.27.15

Continuing uncertainties about Greece debt payments due this weekend have overseas markets jittery.  US stock futures look to rebound after yesterdays 1%   correction.  US option volume of ~15m contracts pretty average yesterday, with SPX trading 900K contracts and VIX 360K.  10-year near 2.15%.  What? Corruption at FIFA?  I’m shocked I tell you, shocked!  BlackHawks with […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.26.15

Volatility as an asset class Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR) volatility decreases on Charter purchasing Time Warner Cable for $55B Time Warner Cable (TWC) is recently up $7.78 to $178.96 on Charter (CHTR) agreeing to purchase for $195.71 a share, with $100 in cash and the remainder in its own stock. June volatility is […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.26.15

Trains fairly empty this morning as traders return to a holiday shortened week.  April Durable Goods with a 0.5% drop (off 0.4% expected), after March revised higher.  Several housing reports and Consumer Confidence numbers later this morning. Nothing resolved in Greece over the weekend, European markets still jittery.  ~11.5K VIX Futures trade during early session.  […]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/22/2015

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. EUREKA!!!! Earlier this week, CBOE announced it has entered into an agreement with Eurekahedge, a hedge-fund research and data collection company, to collaborate on the development of […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.21.15

Volatility as an asset class Best Buy (BBY) is recently up $1.78 to $35.46 after reporting Q1 adjusted EPS 37c, compared to consensus 29c. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 42, June is at 28, September is at 31; compared to its 90-day average of 32. NetApp (NTAP) is recently down $4.19 to […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.21.15

Lumber Liquidators with surprising CEO resignation has shares off 10% in early trade.  BLUE up 10% with possible new drug showing great results.  Existing Home Sales released after the opening.   Traders talking about hints that FED will raise rates sooner than later on “slack” in the economy not there any more.  Long weekend coming […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.20.15

Volatility as an asset class Southwest (LUV) is recently down $3.12 to $37.78 on concerns of worsening competitive backdrop and lean competitors vowing to compete aggressively. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 48, June is at 34, July is at 33 compared to its 90-day average of 33. Delta (DAL) is recently down […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.20.15

Markets quiet overnight.  More Greece comments, US stock futures drift higher.  Altice (French telecom) being talked about by traders after entering US market.  Volatility as an asset class Yahoo (YHOO) is up 3% to $42.22 in the premarket after selling off 7% yesterday.  Concerns were a possible change in U.S. tax regulations affecting Yahoo’s planned […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.19.15

Volatility as an asset class Dick’s Sporting (DKS) is recently down $2.24 to $54.06 on inline Q1 results and strong Q2 guidance. June call option implied volatility is at 23, September is at 24; compared to its 90-day average of 26. TJX (TJX) is recently up $2.65 to $69.91 after the retailer reported inline into […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.19.15

ECB talking of accelerating next round of QE has shorts in Europe scrambling.  April Housing Starts higher than estimates, rebounding after February and March disappointed.  SPY up fractionally.  Last day to trade May VIX, settles tomorrow morning.  Volatility as an asset class Home Depots (HD) is up $1.92 to $116.25 in the premarket on Q1 […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.18.15

Volatility as an asset class S&P 500 ticks new life high The S&P 500 (SPY) index has ticked a marginal new life high at 2127.45. May weekly and June call option implied volatility is at 11; compared to its 90-day average of 13. Technology Sector SPDR (XLK) May weekly and June call option implied volatility […]