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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.17.14

Volatility as an asset class iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund (EWJ) is recently down 20c to $11.58 as Japan slipped into recession. Overall option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 16. American Express (AXP) is recently down 72c to $89.96 after reporting October net write-off rate 1.3% vs. 1.2% last month. […]






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Squeeze Ahead

Stock market averages finished with gains on a relatively slow day of trading Wednesday. Ford Motor (F) rallied 3.5 percent and seemed to help bolster investor sentiment after the automaker reported a 12.2 percent increase in August sales and also announced plans to boost production. Intel (INTC) advanced 2.6 percent and was the best gainer […]






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20 Most Popular ETFs Of 2013, Revisited

A couple of years ago, we analyzed the most popular Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) by average daily trading volume.   One important factor to our list is we’ve stripped out all of the Inverse, Ultra, Bear, etc ETFs to find only the “pure” sector and index plays. Here is an update to that list for […]






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Trader Takes $780,000 Call Position in the EWJ

iShares MSCI Japan Index (NYSEARCA:EWJ) is an ETF made up of stocks that are primarily traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. EWJ tracks the MSCI Japan, which is an index that measures the performance of the Japanese equity market. The ETF has a relatively low volatility with a beta rating of .74 and a dividend […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 5.30.13

Volatility as an asset class CIT Group (CIT) is recently up $2.74 to $47.21 after the financial company announced that it received notice from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York ends crisis written agreement. June call option implied volatility is at 26, July is at 23, October is at 22; compared to its 26-week […]






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Russell’s Roundup – The Weekend in Review

Barron’s: This weekend’s edition contains a cover story on taking advantage of the weakness in Japanese stocks as a buying opportunity. The article includes a list of equities available for trading the US along with a list of Japanese related exchange traded funds. Probably the most liquid ETF on the list is the iShares Japan […]