Category Archives: Technical Analysis & Charts

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What the DOW is Going On?

Editors Note: We would like to welcome back Joe Cusick as a contributor to the CBOE Option Hub.  Joe is Vice President of Wealth and Asset Management at MoneyBlock.  He is a terrific person and his contributions have been very well received.  Welcome back Joe! How many times did you hear last week that the […]

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PUT Index Hits All-time Daily Closing High, with Less Volatility Than “Traditional” Indexes

On Thursday, May 14, the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUTSM) closed at 1503.46, its highest all-time daily close.  PUT is an award-winning benchmark index that measures the performance of a hypothetical portfolio that sells S&P 500® Index (SPX) put options against collateralized cash reserves held in a money market account.  The daily historical data […]

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Will The Nasdaq & Russell 2k Drag The SPX Back Down? – Weekly Market Outlook

You have to give credit to the bulls – they’re not going down without a fight. In fact, last week’s market rebound right from the brink of disaster was another impressive comeback. On the other hand, as impressive as Friday’s bounce was, stocks still aren’t over the big hurdle that’s been holding them back since February.  […]

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The Week for Russell 2000 Trading – 5/4 – 5/8

Small cap stocks played a little catch up last week with the Russell 2000 rising 0.55% while the Russell 1000 gained 0.35%.   Like all broad based market indexes in the US last, the positive performance came from the market’s reaction to Friday’s employment report. Large cap stocks actually ruled the day on Friday with the […]

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Not The Perfect Bullish Breakout, But – Weekly Market Outlook

The S&P 500 Index (SPX) (SPY) hit a new record high last week and the close of 2117.69 was the highest close we’ve ever seen from the index — and the NASDAQ Composite’s (COMP) (QQQ) close of 5092.08 was above the recent ceiling around 5044.  The overall technical analysis picture is bullish for stocks.   But, we can’t ignore […]

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$3.7 Trillion in A.U.M. Tracks EAFE and E.M. Indexes, as First-ever Index Options Launch

On Tuesday April 21 CBOE launched its first-ever trading in cash-settled options on two MSCI indexes – the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MXEF) and the MSCI EAFE Index (MXEA). Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI EAFE Index are designed to enable investors to efficiently hedge and manage their non-U.S. equity portfolio […]