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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.18.15

Option expiration with good volume Friday. European markets weary of Greece drama, but it looks like something might be finalized in next 10 days.  US stock futures off fractionally.  Housing data today, tomorrow and Thursday will be watched.  10-year 2.18%.  Stories around about European banks being analyzed by credit agencies.   Long weekend coming up, details […]






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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 8.26.14

Volatility as an asset class Ann Inc.  (ANN) is recently up $2.29 to $42.28 after hiring a bank to explore strategic alternatives, Reuters says. September call option implied volatility is at 35, December is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Alcoa (AA) is recently up 14c to $16.62 as aluminum trades at […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.14.14

Happy Pi day. The major Averages have given up early gains, and we’ve seen some fairly heavy option volume.  At mid-day, CBOE has traded 4.33mm of 13.7mm options contracts changing hands.  SPX has traded over 550k contracts, but VIX has traded a whopping 1.17 million contracts. 1.3mm SPY, while AAPL and SIRI have been the […]






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Stocks Slide in All Sectors

Cusick’s Corner Stock market averages were lower through midday and suffered additional losses in afternoon trading Wednesday. The tone of trading was cautious early after ADP reported that the US economy added 158K private sector jobs in March, which was below expectations of 197K and the disappointing number comes ahead of key jobs data from […]