Category Archives: VIX

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.28.14

Other than Black Friday shopping, Oil the talk of Wall Street.  OPEC failed to reach an agreement on a token production cut, WTI Crude at $69.40 per bbl.  This dragging the  S&P lower in early trading,  DJIA Futures flat, NASDAQ slightly higher.  Airlines shares soaring, drillers and majors down.  Gold down 1%, Silver off 3%.  [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.26.14

Volatility as an asset class Deere (DE) is recently down 75c to $87.08 after reporting stronger than expected Q4 results, analysts believe that the company’s guidance indicates that demand for large farm equipment will continue to drop in FY15.  December weekly call option implied volatility is at 14, December is at 15, January at 19, [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.25.14

Volatility as an asset class Chico’s FAS (CHS) is recently up 32c to $16.14 after the casual retailer reported Q3 gross margins increased 54%. December call option implied volatility is at 29, January is at 28, February is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 35. Hormel Foods (HRL) is recently down $2.19 to [...]

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Oil & Dollar At Crucial Long-Term Areas – Weekly Market Outlook

While the release of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes on Wednesday of last week was supposed to be catalytic, the market seemed a little disappointed – and disinterested – in the fact that Janet Yellen and her cohorts didn’t really say much (or decide much) of anything during last month’s gathering.  It wasn’t until Friday’s [...]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/21/2014

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. Futures on the Interest Rate VIX One week ago, CBOE Futures Exchange launched trading of futures on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index.  Futures on [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.21.14

Volatility as an asset class Euro Currency Trust (FXE) is recently down $1.31 to $122.25 after Mario Draghi announced that the ECB is ready to expand its asset purchase programs. Overall option implied volatility of 8 is at its 26-week. Foot Locker (FL) is recently down $1.50 to $55.49 after reporting Q3 EPS 83c, compared [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.20.14

Volatility as an asset class GoPro (GPRO) is recently down $4.90 to $74.24 after files to sell $800M in common stock for holders . November weekly call option implied volatility is at 67, December is at 58, January is at 53; compared to its 15-week average of 56. El Pollo LoCo (LOCO) is recently down [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.19.14

Volatility as an asset class Tesla Motors (TSLA) down $10.51 to $247.10 after Morgan Stanley took down estimates for the company, though they noted they remain buyers. November call option implied volatility is at 45, December is at 35, January is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 46. Staples (SPLS) is recently up [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.18.14

Volatility as an asset class Home Depot (HD) is recently down $1.73 to $96.30 after reporting in line Q3 EPS of $1.15 and mixed 2015 guidance. November call option implied volatility is at 19, December is at 18, January is at 16; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Medtronic (MDT) is recently up $2.66 [...]

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Small, But Growing, Reasons To Be Concerned Here – Weekly Market Outlook

Stocks may have technically made a fourth straight weekly gain last week, but the real story was the incredibly quiet, flat market action.  We’ll delve into overall stock market index analysis, and some factors that have us concerned despite the overall bullish trend momentum picture, after we take a look at the recent and upcoming [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.17.14

Volatility as an asset class iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ) is recently down 20c to $11.58 as Japan slipped into recession. Overall option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 16. American Express (AXP) is recently down 72c to $89.96 after reporting October net write-off rate 1.3% vs. 1.2% last month. [...]

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Weekly Options News Roundup 11/14/14

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. Futures on the Interest Rate VIX are Here!!! Futures on the CBOE/CBOT 10-Year US Treasury Note Volatility Index (VXTYN) debuted on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) yesterday.  [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.14.14

Volatility as an asset class Geron (GERN) is recently up 59c to $2.90 after announcing a global strategic collaboration with Janssen Biotech. November call option implied volatility is at 116, December is at 99, January is at 88, March is at 97; compared to its 26-week average of 106. Harley-Davidson (HOG) is recently up 88c [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.13.14

Volatility as an asset class Kohl’s (KSS) is recently down $2.11 to $55.80 after reporting less than expected Q3 results and issued a less than expected Q4 outlook. November call option implied volatility is at 25, December is at 21, January is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 25. Tyco (TYC) is recently [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.11.14

Volatility as an asset class SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is recently up $1.10 to $111.53 as gold slips lower. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, November is at 19, December is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 15. Groupon (GRPN) is recently up 22c to $7.65 after reporting 53M total [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.10.14

Volatility as an asset class Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN) is recently up 23c to $25.96 amid USDA lowering corn production forecast by 68M bushels.  Overall option implied volatility of 24 is near its 26-week average of 23. Teucrium Soybean Fund (SOYB) overall option implied volatility of 25 compares to its 26-week average of 23. Teucrium [...]

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The Week in Russell 2000 and Nasdaq-100 Volatility – 11/3 – 11/7

I’m going to start with the Nasdaq-100 because I have a lot more to say about Russell 2000 volatility this week. VXN was down about 6% despite the underlying market rising only a little last week. This is one of those time periods where VXN and RVX both appear to take the lead from VIX more than in reaction to [...]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 11/7/2014

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. Options Education: There’s An App For That  CBOE, a leader in options and volatility trading education, continues to expand its education offerings with the launch of “CBOE [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.7.14

Volatility as an asset class Sears (SHLD) is recently up $9.29 to $41.94 after saying company is actively exploring a REIT transaction involving 200-300 owned properties through a rights offering. November call option implied volatility is at 82, December is at 74; compared to its 26-week average of 56. Gap (GPS) is recently up $1.19 [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.6.14

Volatility as an asset class Whole Foods (WFM) is recently up $4.25 to $44.21 after the super market chain’s Q4 profit surpassed analysts’ consensus estimates and it raised its quarterly dividend. November call option implied volatility is at 24, December is at 23, January is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 33. Zillow [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.5.14

Volatility as an asset class Nu Skin Enterprises (NUS) is recently down $7.03 to $42.53 after the nutrition company announced a less than expected Q4 outlook. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 100, November is at 55, December is at 63, January is at 50, March is at 54; compared to its 26-week [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.4.14

Volatility as an asset class Herbalife (HLF) is recently down $11 to $44.89 after the nutrition company reported weaker than expected Q3 results and estimated that its sales would decline in Q4. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 114, November is at 108, December is at 92, January is at 94; compared to [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.3.14

Volatility as an asset class American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) is recently down 58c to $8.28 after RCS Capital (RCAP) terminated its agreement to acquire Cole Capital Partners and Cole Capital Advisors from the company. November call option implied volatility is at 79, December is at 76, January is at 72; compared to its 26-week [...]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/31/14

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. Volatility Playbook Volatility in the market has been a constant reality over the past two months with triple-digit swings occurring regularly.  Investors, as a result, are utilizing [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.31.14

Volatility as an asset class Exxon Mobil (XOM) is recently up $1.44 to $95.87 on Q3 earnings increasing 2.5% on higher refining margins. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 15, December is at 14, January is at 13; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Chevron (CVX) is recently up $1.41 to $118.65 [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.30.14

Volatility as an asset class MasterCard (MA) is recently up $5.62 to $81.60 on better than expected Q3 results and outlook. November call option implied volatility is at 23, December is at 18, January is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 24. Weight Watchers (WTW) is recently down $4.51 to $24.91 on commentary [...]

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Post Election VXEWZ Analysis

On Monday the Brazilian equity market reacted somewhat as expected to the re-election of Dilma Rousseff to another term as president of Brazil. When I say as expected, Rousseff is not considered very business friendly and her election resulted in about a 4% drop in the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ).   This 4% drop [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.29.14

Volatility as an asset class Electronic Arts (EA) is recently up $1.50 to $38.93 after the company’s Q2 earnings per share and revenue topped analysts’ estimates. November and December call option implied volatility is at 33 and January is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of29. Gilead (GILD) is recently down $3.42 to $110.83 [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.28.14

Volatility as an asset class The Medicines Company (MDCO) is recently up $2.94 to $25.13 after announcing the results of the pivotal Phase III clinical trial of the investigational hemostatic agent RAPLIXA, formerly known as Fibrocaps. November call option implied volatility is at 53, December is at 46, January is at 41; compared to its [...]

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The Weekly Options News Roundup – 10/25/2014

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. That’s Billion With a “B” Amidst last week’s record trading volumes and extreme market volatility, an estimated $90 billion worth of CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) options and [...]

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Calculating the New VIX—the Easy Part

The movements of the CBOE’s VIX® are often confusing.  It usually moves the opposite direction of the S&P 500 but not always.  On Fridays the VIX tends to sag and on Mondays it often climbs because S&P 500 (SPX) option traders are adjusting prices to mitigate value distortions caused by the weekend. In addition to these market driven eccentricities the [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.21.14

Volatility as an asset class Coca-Cola (KO) is recently down $2.53 to $40.76 following earnings that were in line with expectations, but guidance that disappointed. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 27, November is at 16, January is at 14; compared to its 26-week average of 17. Harley-Davidson (HOG) is recently up $3.59 [...]

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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.20.14

Volatility as an asset class IBM (IBM) is recently down $12.25 to $169.80 after reporting a 4% decrease in quarterly revenue and no longer expects ‘at least’ $20 operating EPS in 2015. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 31, November is at 20, January is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of [...]

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Will The Bounce Have Legs? – Weekly Market Outlook

Although the market technically lost ground last week, between Wednesday’s and Thursday’s back-to-back intraday reversal bars and Friday’s strong bullish follow-through, stocks ended the week on such a positive note that it’s tough not to be at least a little bullish now.  And, given that all big trends start out as small ones, Friday’s bullish [...]