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Intel (INTC) Bullish Strategy Into Earnings

(Editors Note: We received this from John Voorheis, Keene on the Market, mid-day today before INTC’s earnings after the close today.  Enjoy). Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC, 31.97) is scheduled to report earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday.  Consensus analyst forecast $14.45 Billion of revenue with  EPS of $0.65 (last quarter’s EPS beat by nearly [...]

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Day 3 CBOE RMC Europe Recap

The final day of the 2014 edition of CBOE RMC Europe began with an excellent keynote presentation from Pete Clarke the Global Head of Equity Derivatives Strategy at UBS. He spoke on Global Equity Derivatives Trading Themes – Dislocations and Opportunities for a Diverse Investor Base. He discussed several trading themes but did end with [...]

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Correlation and Dispersion Trading Discussion at CBOE RMC Conference

One of the final sessions of the day teamed up Daniel Danon, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management and Structuring at Assenagon Asset Management and Tim Edwards, Director of Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices. Their presentation was titled Correlation and Dispersion: What They Mean and How to Trading Them. Tim Edwards began the [...]

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Management of Asian and Cliquet Option Exposure at CBOE RMC

The speakers for this session were Pin Chung Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, R+V International Business Services Limited and Dr. Rachid Lassoued, Head of Financial Engineering from Bloomberg. The session title was Management of Asian and Cliquet Option Exposures for Insurance Companies. Dr. Chung began the session by reviewing Asian and Cliquet options. [...]

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Asset Allocation Rebalancing Using Short Options

Dr. Christoph Gort, Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors and Pav Sethi, Chief Investment Officer, CEO, Gladius Investment Group, teamed up for the “Asset Allocation Rebalancing Using Short Options” session on Thursday afternoon.  In the presentation, they highlighted results from an empirical study on the use of SPX options to implement allocation shifts with market moves.  Interestingly, [...]

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Volatility of Volatility Discussion at CBOE RMC Europe

Abhinandan Deb from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Jean-Gabriel Prince from BlackRock split duties discussing the Volatility of Volatility. Deb led things off noting that we need to care about the volatility of volatility as we continue to see robust growth in volatility related option trading volumes and open interest. He showed several examples [...]

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Panel on Trends in Institutional Options and Volatility Product Usage

Today at the CBOE RMC Europe conference Robert McGlinchey, Director and Co-founder of EQDerivatives led a lively panel discussion on Trends in Institutional Options and Volatility Product Usage. Robert introduced the panelists which represent US and European institutions as well as a variety of types of firms – Jean-Francois Bacmann, Portfolio Manager and Head of Volatility Strategies, [...]

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Emerging Markets Investing Discussed at CBOE RMC Europe

The keynote speaker for today’s CBOE RMC Europe conference was David Hauner who is the Head of EEMEA Cross-Asset Strategy and Economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His presentation was titled Emerging Markets: Attractive Investment of Global Systemic Risk? I found this particularly interesting as I closely monitor the CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility [...]

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Weekly Weekly’s 7.17.14

Tomorrow is a traditional options expiration. Next week, it’s just the Weeklys, which is what I am focused on today. Popular stocks with weekly options turn in their earnings next week. Next week starts strong with earnings from Netflix ($444). Right after the bell this morning, 10,000 contracts traded with a few call buyers at [...]

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Weekly Weekly’s 7.3.14

This report has it all. Trades in Alcoa ahead of earnings and quick trades before the market closes in today’s abbreviated session.   Let’s cover weekly options that expire today and next Friday, July 11th. Alcoa leads off the earnings parade for the second quarter next Tuesday. The stock is trading $14 today.   In the money [...]

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Weekly Weekly’s 6.27.14

Nike options are kicking up into earnings. let’s look at weekly options that expire this Friday, June 27th and next Thursday, July 3rd. The market will be closed for 4th of July, next Friday. Nike stock has had its own version of fireworks. As the World Cup rolls on, the stock has been trending higher. Nike [...]

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AAPL Trade Idea

Oh, how I miss the expensive Apple (AAPL, $91.90, up $0.62) stock price before the split, let me name the ways: More premium for credit spreads, less commissions because I didn’t have to do as many contracts with a $500 stock price. Any positive things about the split? Yes, liquidity, which was great before the [...]

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Next Week in Weeklys – 6/13/2014

The list of Weeklys expanded by a handful of stocks this past week. This occurred despite next Friday being standard option expiration date. This past week we had earnings from only Luluemon Athletica (LULU) which resulted in almost a 16% price drop in the stock. Next week there are a few more companies reporting earnings [...]

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2016 Index & ETF LEAPS To Be Added

On June 25, 2014, trading will begin for June 2016 LEAPS in the following Index and exchange traded fund (ETF) option products: DJX (Dow Jones Industrial Average) MNX (Mini-NASDAQ 100 Index) NDX (NASDAQ 100 Index) OEF (iShares on the S&P 100 Index Fund) OEX (S&P 100 Index with American Exercise) RUT (Russell 2000 Index) SPX [...]

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Weekly Weeklys Report 5.1.14

Weekly Weeklys I’m headlining with LinkedIn ahead of earnings in this week’s report.  We’re covering Weeklys options that expire this Friday and next Friday, May 9th. Traders are predicting a major move in LinkedIn off earnings. LinkedIn’s straddle is pricing in around a $14 move up or down off the strike price of $160 (~9%).  [...]

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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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Turnabout in BWP?

The market is deciding what to do today after making the big volatility crushing run to SPX 1885.52 yesterday.  I can give it a day of rest even for a hyper active bull.  The momentum drivers are a little slower today, so that might be part of it.  Lackluster employment data, of which there seems [...]

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CBOE RMC Presentation: “Rebalancing Using Options”

At the 30th Annual CBOE Risk Management Conference (RMC) this week, the topic of “Asset Allocation Rebalancing Using Options” was covered by two expert speakers – Dr. Christoph Gort, Partner, SIGLO Capital Advisors Pav Sethi, Chief Investment Officer, CEO, Gladius Investment Group The speakers covered these topics – A case study on how dynamic rebalancing [...]

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Mid-Day Market Call for 3.18.14

(Editors Note: Brian Overby sent us the TradeKing Market Call yesterday afternoon.  We’ve been concentrating on the CBOE Risk Management Conference for the last three days.  Since the S&P 500 is basically unchanged in the last 24-hours, we thought we’d share their insightful commentary) Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) [...]