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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.5.15

Volatility as an asset class Disney (DIS) is recently up $1.16 to $112.19 after reporting better than expected Q2 adjusted EPS $1.23, compared to consensus $1.11. May call option implied volatility is at 19, June is at 18, January is at 20; compared to its 52-week average of 23. Estee Lauder (EL) is recently up […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.4.14

US stock futures mixed as ECB leaves rates unchanged.  Weekly Jobless a tad higher than expected.  NFP Parroll Report main economic item traders watching. Oil prices fractionally lower.  10-year 2.275%.  Volatility as an asset class: Disney (DIS) is up $).39 to $93.50 in the premarket after declaring an annual cash dividend of $1.15 per share, […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.4.14

Volatility as an asset class Amgen (AMGN) is recently up $1.41 to $126.95 after the company reported its Phase 3 clinical trial ASPIRE met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival. August weekly call option implied volatility is at 22, September is at 23, October is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 23. Michael […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.25.14

Volatility as an asset class The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of television network owners and against Aereo, which sells a service that allows its subscribers to watch television programs over the Internet at about the same time as the programs are broadcast over the air. Broadcasters jumping after Supreme Court rules against Aereo. […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.7.14

Alibaba IPO all the talk on the trading floor.  When, the indicated price range and symbol should be known in a few days.  The Labor Dept announced Q1 Non-Farm Productivity dropped sharply, -1.7% (up 2.3% Q4). Premier Putin had calming comments (ready to discuss Ukraine solution) which helped European shares.  Volatility as an asset class […]






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A ‘No-Brainer’ Stock To Own For A Long-Term Investor, In A Nutshell

This article is a quick analysis that delves into the overall fundamental outlook and the big picture stock price movement, but not in an in-depth manner.  Please do your own research and due diligence before investing in this or any other stock.  Additionally, we may go long or short DIS at any time (or any stock […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 9.11.13

Volatility as an asset class Microsoft (MSFT) is recently up 65c to $35.35 after announcing reorganization intended to simplify its organization. July call option implied volatility is a 27, August is at 20, October is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 21. Celgene (CELG) is recently up $8.61 to $133.69 on Phase III […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning update 7.2.13

Volatility as an asset class Zynga (ZNGA) is up 15c to $3.22 in the premarket after the game maker founder Mark Pincus stepping down as CEO and being replaced by Don Mattrick who has been leading Microsoft’s (MSFT) Xbox division.  Overall option implied volatility of 71 is near its 26-week average 70. Constellation Brands (STZ) […]






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Cusick’s Corner 5.8.13

Stock market averages moved higher through midday and traded in a narrow range in the afternoon session Wednesday. With no economic data due out until jobless claims tomorrow morning, some of the focus was on earnings. Dow component Disney (DIS) dropped early, but finished little changed after the company reported better than expected earnings per […]






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Weekend Review – 4/28/2013

The guys started out talking about the market as a whole and the message is to not believe the hype.  Despite the S&P 500 being close to all-time highs a weaker than expected GDP number from Friday could be considered a warning sign.  The next big number to focus on is this coming Friday’s Non-Farm […]






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FED Stays The Course

Cusick’s Corner Commentary by Joe Cusick – March 20, 2013 The Fed spoke, their perspective has not changed and into the close the overall market is grinding to new highs of the day. Home Builders, XHB, are really taking off today and that is a huge catalyst for the market. This segment has been a […]






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Weekend Review

Options Action –  The guys stated out talking about the overall markets which instantly leads to Apple for some reason. AAPL has been under pressure and the guys attributed the weakness to the last two big product releases being more defensive in nature than innovative.