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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.6.14

Markets soft in early trading.  TWTR 470 mm share lockup ends today, shares off $4.  AMZN off ~$6, TSLA down $2.  AAPL higher by $1.30 to $602.25.   VIX adds 0.30 on early stock weakness.  Option volume yesterday fairly light.  80 degree weather on way to Chicago.  Volatility as an asset class: AIG (AIG) is […]

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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.12.13

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is relatively flat in the premarket after the S&P 500 finished down over 1% yesterday.  Yesterday’s option volume surged at CBOE in the afternoon, VIX up by +10%. Retail Sales showed a nice gain but Weekly Claims (368k) shot higher, worst number in 9 months.  Oil higher, metal’s sharply […]

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New Leadership is Starting to Emerge

Bull markets are defined by leading stocks moving up, taking their place at the top of the heap. Market leadership is needed for movement in both directions, but most usually recognize when the upside leaders are visible. Looking at some charts from early May it’s not hard to find the ones leading the market lower […]