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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.21.14

China cutting rates and comments by the ECB have stocks soaring in early trading.  Asian stocks up modestly, European shares up 1% to 2%.  ECB buying Asset-Backed Securities but unclear as to type.  Dollar up again, Oil and Metals also higher.  Several Retailers reporting good sales this morning.   VIX Futures off ~2% in premarket trading […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.15.14

Volatility as an asset class Applied Materials (AMAT) is recently up 94c to $22.09 after the semiconductor equipment maker posted strong Q3 profit, adjusted gross margin, and order growth. August weekly call option implied volatility is at 35, September is at 30, October and January is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 33. […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.16.14

May Expiration orderly. Stocks mixed, down for the week at current levels. PFE halted briefly for news pending, resumed after announcing they applied for a new patent on a breast cancer drug. 10-year unchanged, Oil’s and Metals pretty slow. Jim Bittman, Peter Lusk and Marty Kearney showed Class of 2014 Naval Command College around CBOE […]






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Stocks Slide on FED Worries

from the XPound Blog team Market Update 11/20/13 Stock market averages gave up midday gains and finished in the red Wednesday.  Earnings results were mixed.  JC Penney (JCP) rose 8.3 percent and Deere (DE) added 2.1 percent in the wake of their respective profit reports. Home improvement retailer Lowe’s (LOW) saw a 6.2 percent post-earnings […]