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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.26.15

Volatility as an asset class Accenture (ACN) is recently up $6.21 to $94.42 after the consulting company raised its growth target.  April weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, April is at 15, May is at 16, August is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Five Below (FIVE) is recently up […]






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Earnings This Week – 3/23 – 3/27

A more appropriate title for this blog would be “Earnings Later This Week” as there are only four stocks with short dated options reporting earnings this week and they all report either Thursday or Friday.    The list below depicts three years of earnings history with the biggest move higher, lower, average move, and what the stock […]






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CBOE Mid-Date 9.24.14

Volatility as an asset class Accenture (ACN) is recently down 66c to $78.93 on Q4 profit rising 4.5%. September weekly call option implied volatility is at 22, October weekly is at 16, November is at 13, January is at 15; compared to its 26-week average of 20. KB Homes (KBH) is recently down $1.10 to […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.26.14

Volatility as an asset class Alcoa (AA) is recently up 33c to $14.88 after acquiring Firth Rixson for $2.85B in cash and stock. July call option implied volatility is at 28, August is at 25, October is 26; compared to its 26-week average of 31. General Motors (GM) is recently down 56c to $36.53 after […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 3.27.14

Volatility as an asset class Baxter International (BAX) is recently up $3.75 to $73.82 after announcing plans to create two separate, independent global healthcare companies — one focused on developing and marketing innovative biopharmaceuticals and the other on life-saving medical products. April call option implied volatility is at 18, May is at 17, November is […]






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This Week in Weeklys – 3/24/2014

The list of stocks with short dated options available had six additions last week.  I love how stocks that would have been no brainers for this list ten years ago are just being added (AOL and WDC come to mind). We are still between 4th quarter 2013 earnings announcements and 1st quarter 2014 earnings, but […]






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Next Week in Weeklys – 12/15/2013

Despite this being an old school expiration week, there are new names with extended weekly options series that showed up on the list last week.  The table below highlights the new exchange traded products and stocks that now have near date option series available.  Needless to say I’m personally excited to see the ProShares Short […]






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What’s New in Weeklys – 9/18/2013

There are no additions or deletions on the Weeklys list that came out today.  However, in response to a question I got during a webcast, I did a quick count of what is on the list.  There are 269 underlying markets with short dated options available tomorrow morning.   Of those 130 have serial options available.  […]






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It’s Halftime – Blow the Whistle!

Here we are starting the second half of the year and so much has transpired.  Markets are up strong, double digits or more through the end of June amid some recent turmoil.  When most were expecting a slew of selling after a scorching first few months all we had were some brief bouts of fear.  […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update

Volatility as an asset class; Walgreen (WAG) is recently down 22c to $36.38 after reporting Q4 adjusted EPS 63c, compared to consensus estimates of 56c. Overall option implied volatility of 22 is below its 26-week average of 25. Accenture (ACN) is recently up $4.50 to $69.89 on the company seeing FY13 EPS $4.22-$4.30, compared to […]