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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 6.10.14

Volatility as an asset class 3D Systems (DDD) is recently up 27c to $50.43 after the 3D printer manufacturer raised its FY14 revenue outlook. June call option implied volatility is at 46, July is at 44, August is at 47, November is at 44; compared to its 26-week average of 53. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) […]






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Weekend Review – 3/23/2014

Barron’s – Steven Sears column was very VIX centric discussing the impact that the Ukraine situation had on VIX futures volume.  Specifically he was discussing the increase in VIX futures trading volume that occurred during the wee hours of the morning in the United States.  Despite the US markets not being open, VIX futures volume […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 3.10.14

Volatility as an asset class 3D Systems (DDD) is recently down $2.93 to $64.35 and Stratasys (SSYS) is down $2.58 to $111.92 after, the 3D printer makers sector was profiled in Barron’s as hyped, don’t have much potential, and are overvalued. 3D Systems March call option implied volatility is at 66, April is at 58, […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 2.5.14

Volatility as an asset class 3D Systems (DDD) is recently down $12.64 to $63.16 after pre-announcing lower than expected fiscal 2013 profit and gave a disappointing earnings outlook for next year. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 108, March is at 61, August is at 54; compared to its 26-week average of 51. […]






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Seven Stocks Added to Penny Pilot Program

On Friday, January 3, 2014, the Penny Pilot Program was modified to add the following seven option classes to replace the seven Penny Pilot Program option classes that have been delisted. Symbol  Company Name VOD      Vodafone Group PLC UVXY     ProShares Ultra VIX Short-Term Futures ETF DXJ       WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund NBG      National Bank of Greece SA […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 11.18.13

Volatility as an asset class 3D Systems (DDD) is recently up $4.08 to $84.21 after the 3D content to print solutions provider had its price target raised to $90 from $69 at BofA/Merrill.  November weekly call option implied volatility is at 66, December is at 53, January is at 49, February is at 49; compared […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 8.26.

Volatility as an asset class Amgen (AMGN) is recently up $9.39 to $114.99 after acquiring Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) a cancer drug maker for $10B. September call option implied volatility is at 25, January is at 24; compared to its 26-week average of 27. 3D Systems (DDD) is recently up $4.18 to $52.64 after the 3D-printer […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.8.13

Volatility as an asset class Whole Foods Markets (WFM) is up $7.55 to $100.35 in the pre-market after the supermarket chain announced a Q2 profit increase of 20% and a two-for-one stock split. Overall option implied volatility of 30 is near its 26-week average of 29. 3D Systems (DDD) is down $2.72 to $39.90 in […]






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DDD Pullback Looks Like a Buy?

The current pullback in $DDD that is now SIMILAR to some of the prior larger declines on this daily chart and I now want to stalk this stock on the buy side. Support in this one comes in at the 53.52-56.84 area. This zone includes the coincidence of at least 5 Fibonacci price relationships. Notice […]