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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.10.14

VXST options opened for trading on an interesting day.   With momentum tech stocks resuming their downward spiral and their  option implied volatility increasing, VXST options traded several thousand contracts by noon.  VXST futures traded a very respectable 81 contracts.  Option volume overall was heavy. Facebook (FB) is down $3.00 to $59.41. April call option implied [...]

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Can S&P 500 Bounce From 1850?

Stock indexes snapped a three-day skid with mild gains Tuesday, a move that allowed the S&P 500 to close clear of a key technical level at 1850. Its pursuit of 1900 has been slow going as Q1 wrapped and Q2 kicked off. Market nerves eased Tuesday, which could bode well for a fresh charge higher [...]

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Selling is a Liberating Experience

So, this (past) week and some of the prior weeks saw a bout of selling occur that has pretty much clobbered many high beta names that were huge winners in 2013.  Rotation is now on.  But the indices continue to flirt with new all time highs and some have tagged them – the Dow Industrials [...]

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CBOE Bracketology – Volatility Indexes Closing Values –

Our third and final CBOE Bracketology Blog today.  Hey, stop cheering, unless you have Kentucky or Connecticut as tonight’s winner.  As we said earlier, options fans can always look to the CBOE for intriguing comparisons that can help hone their trading and investment strategies. Here is a newly constructed bracket that uses CBOE data. This [...]