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Watching Closely Here – Weekly Market Outlook

Believe it or not, the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) lost ground last week. It was a “just barely” situation, and the Russell 2000 (RUT) (IWM) as well as the NASDAQ Composite (COMP) (QQQ) both ended the week higher even with Friday’s pullbacks. The across-the-board weakness to close out the week, however, is something to think […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.3.15

Premier Netanyahu speaks to Congress today.  Futures off globally but not much, Oil moves up to $50. Treasury yields climb slightly.  Aussies kept rates unchanged last night.  Market reaction (if any) to Netanyahu speech unclear.  SPY off $0.60 on 1.6mm shares.  For those unable to attend CBOE’s Risk Management Conference in San Diego starting tomorrow, […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.2.15

Volatility as an asset class Lumber Liquidators (LL) is recently down $10.57 to $41.22 after ’60 Minutes’ alleges floor may violate health and safety violations.  March put option implied volatility is at 107, April is at 89, May is at 76; compared to its 26-week average of 52. Aruba Networks (ARUN) is recent down 36c […]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/26/2015

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. CBOE Expanding Its Index Options Complex On Thursday, CBOE signed a licensing agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group to develop and list options on more than […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.27.15

Volatility as an asset class J.C. Penney is recently down 45c to $8.67 after posting a surprise Q4 loss as higher operating expenses offset higher-than-expected sales. March weekly call option implied volatility is at 48, March calls are at 42, April is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 54. Weight Watchers (WTW) is […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.26.15

Volatility as an asset class Kohl’s (KSS) is recently up $1 to $71.90 on a better than expected Holiday Q4 quarter. March call option implied volatility is at 22, April is at 21, July is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down $2.78 to $35.12 after announcing […]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.15

Volatility as an asset class Target (TGT) is recently up 25c to $77.21 after posting better than expected adjusted earnings per share and reported comparable sales increased 3.8% in its Q4. March call option implied volatility is at 24, April is at 17, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 20. TJX […]