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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.23.15

Volatility as an asset class PepsiCo (PEP) is recently down 94c to $96.34 on solid Q1 results and sees FY15 organic revenue growth in mid-single digits. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 15, June is at 13, July is at 12; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Caterpillar (CAT) is recently down […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.27.15

17,8  s 9   v 430 Ugly day on Wall Street – not the weather, earnings.  Several DJIA components have reported, with earnings missing and guidance lowered.  Durable Goods for December showed a surprising 3.4% drop (rise if 0.4% expected), X-transports –0.8% (+0.5% expected) and November revised sharply lower.  US stock futures had shown the DJIA […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.23.14

Good earnings reports this morning pushing shares higher, SPY up $1.75 in early trade. . CAT beat, large repurchase in the quarter.  LUV, GM, UAL and Dunkin also beat.  LLY showed revenue beat but earnings missed.  Volatility as an asset class: Nokia (NOK) is up 68c to $8.61 in the premarket after the telecom-equipment supplier […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.27.14

European shares a little weak this morning on emerging market worries.  Liberty Global in a $9.4b deal in Europe.  MRK upgraded, 10-year 2.74%.  SPX Weeklys set a volume record Friday. Volatility as an asset class United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) is off $0.25 $24.36 in the premarket, after natural gas rallies 1.5%.  January weekly […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 12.19.13

Volatility as an asset class Caterpillar (CAT) is recently down 72c to $87.43 after disclosing that overall retail sales of machines were down 12% in the 3-month rolling period ending in November compared with the same months of the prior year. December weekly and January call option implied volatility is at 14, February is at […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 10.23.13

Volatility as an asset class Caterpillar (CAT) is recently down $5.53 to $83.65 after Q3 earnings fell 44%. November call option implied volatility is at 21, December is at 17, January is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Boeing (BA) is recently up $4.13 to $126.63 on Q3 earnings rising 12%. November call […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.23.13

Volatility as an asset class Caterpillar (CAT), a DJIA component, is down $4.23  to $84.94 after missing Q3 numbers (EPS $1.45 vs. $1.69 expected, revenue missed and sales off by $1B) big time. Corning (GLW) is up $3.25 to $18.60 in the premarket after the company announced a series of strategic and financial agreements with […]