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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.20.15

Volatility as an asset class John Deere (DE) is recently down 26c to $91.42 after farm, construction and forestry equipment maker cut its fiscal 2015 income forecast earlier in conjunction with its Q1 report. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 21, March is at 18, June is at 17; compared to its 26-week […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.20.15

European markets turn slightly negative as Greece situation not resolved yet.  DE earnings beat lowered estimates but pared back guidance has shares off $1.25 to $90.46.  WMT said to be downgraded by Barclay’s, drops $1.00 to $82.52. Gold & Oil higher, US$ higher. Watch for bumpy early session on Greece deal/no deal.  Options volume average […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.26.14

Volatility as an asset class Deere (DE) is recently down 75c to $87.08 after reporting stronger than expected Q4 results, analysts believe that the company’s guidance indicates that demand for large farm equipment will continue to drop in FY15.  December weekly call option implied volatility is at 14, December is at 15, January at 19, […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.13.14

Volatility as an asset class Amazon.com (AMZN) is recently up $10.26 to $329.50 on Channel Advisor reported Amazon’s July same-store-sales came in at 40.4%, an increase compared to June’s 34.4%. Amazon has increased its year-over-year growth rate every month so far in 2014, which Channel Advisor called a “very impressive performance.”  August call option implied […]






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Next Week in Weeklys – 8/8/2014

First off, I’m well aware next week is standard August option expiration week so every company that reports has short dated options available for trading. However, with Hannah heading back to college (USC’s gain and The Options Institute’s loss), gathering all that data would probably take a couple of days. Therefore the list of stocks […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 12.4.13

Volatility as an asset class Pandora (P) is recently up $1.43 to $29.69 after reporting November listening hours rose 18% from a year earlier. December weekly call option implied volatility is at 59, December and January is at 47, March is at 55; compared to its 26-week average of 62. Bob Evans (BOBE) is recently […]






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Melt-Up Continues

Cusick’s Corner 5.15.13 Stock market averages finished with gains after a day of whippy trading Wednesday. The economic news was mostly disappointing after the NY Manufacturing Index for May slipped to -1.4, from 3.1 and below expectations of 3.5. The Producer Price Index [PPI] was down .7 percent in April and more than the -.5 […]