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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/17/2015

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. MSCI Options Countdown Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM) and the MSCI EAFE Index (EAFE) will make their trading debut at CBOE next week – […]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/10/2015

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. VIX Shifts to Neutral With the jobs number behind us and earning season gearing up to take center stage, the VIX Index idles in neutral.  Dipping below […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.9.15

2″ of rain and spectacular lightning meet Chicago traders on their way in from the train this morning.  Alcoa kicked off Q1 earnings season with slight disappointment.  Weekly Jobless in at 281K, FED minutes fairly dovish.  European shares up, as is Oil (~1.5%).   Masters starts today, nice to see Jack Nicklaus with a hole-in-one […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.8.15

Volatility as an asset class Mylan (MYL) is recently up $7.63 to $67.06 after proposing to acquire Perrigo (PRGO) for $205 per share. April option implied volatility is at 45, May is at 38, July is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 33. Perrigo (PRGO) is recently up $42.16 to $206.90. May call […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.2.15

Weekly Claims drop, yields still falling this morning along with Oil prices.  Trade Deficit below estimates.  Factory Orders later this morning.  Lumber Liquidators up 3% as monthly sales after CBS report not hurt as much as expected.  Traders will probably square their books early today as long weekend upon us.  Monthly NFP will be released […]