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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.28.15

Earnings in full swing this morning, led by Big Pharma’s.  PFE beat but guided lower, while MRK and BMY were up slightly in the pre-market.  European shares getting whacked (lower by more than 1%) and UK economy slowing at a bad time – two weeks before an election.  Case-Shiller reports Home Prices rising, as expected.  […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.30.15

Volatility as an asset class Auto Manufacturer’s Option Implied Volatility flat into the start of the New York Auto Show Tesla (TSLA) is recently down $2 to $183.06. Over all option implied volatility of 42 compares to its 26-week average of 45. Ford (F) is recently up 24c to $16.22. Over all option implied volatility […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.3.15

Volatility as an asset class Ford (F) is recently down 47c to $16.10 after the automakers reported February sales fell about 2% last month compared to the prior year. March call option implied volatility is at 18, April is at 19, May and September is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 23. General […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.29.14

Volatility as an asset class Yahoo (YHOO) is recently down $3.25 to $43.20 following Alibaba’s (BABA) weak earnings report. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 59, February weekly is at 45, February is at 38, March is at 38; compared to its 26-week average of 38. McDonald’s (MCD) is recently up $3.74 to […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.23.15

US Stocks and overseas markets flat to higher as investors weigh effect of European QE.  Euro approaches 112.  Death of King Abdullah puts little volatility in Oil markets as country will keep same policies.  GE flat after earnings.  F to take $800m currency charge.  New Home Sales and Leading Indicators later this morning.  Volatility as […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.12.15

Volatility as an asset class Auto manufacturer’s option implied volatility is mixed as the North American International Auto Show begins in Detroit. General Motors Co. (GM) over all option implied volatility of 27 compares to its 26-week average of 26. Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) over all option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.1.14

Volatility as an asset class General Motors (GM) is recently up 84c to $32.78 after reaffirming near-term financial targets and reporting September U.S. sales up 19.4% to 223,437 vehicles. General Motors weekly volatility elevated into CEO unveiling financial strategy. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 38, October is at 26, November is at […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.24.14

Volatility as an asset class Ford (F) is recently up 19c to $17.97 on Q2 profit increasing 6% to $1.3B.  July weekly call option implied volatility is at 24, August is at 18, September and October is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 23. Under Armour (UA) is recently up $9.53 to $70.16 on Q2 net […]






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Weekly Weekly’s 6.27.14

Nike options are kicking up into earnings. let’s look at weekly options that expire this Friday, June 27th and next Thursday, July 3rd. The market will be closed for 4th of July, next Friday. Nike stock has had its own version of fireworks. As the World Cup rolls on, the stock has been trending higher. Nike […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.3.14

Auto stocks doing well at mid-day while retailers and telecoms a little soft.  AAPL conference, lots of small and well received announcements but nothing major.  Defense Orders helped Factory Orders to a 0.7% rise.  Volatility as an asset class: Ford (F) is up $0.07 to $16.52 on 24mm shares, after reporting May U.S. sales rose 3% […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 4.25.14

Volatility as an asset class Pandora (P) is recently down $4.12 to $24.08 after the internet radio company reported less than expected Q2 profit and revenue outlook. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 71, June is at 58, September is at 57 and December is at 56; compared to its 26-week average of […]






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Weekend Review – 3/9/2014

The front page of Barron’s addresses one of the ‘hot’ areas of the market, 3-D printing.  It is noted that the stocks in this space have been stellar performers, but may be ahead of the fundamentals.  Specific stocks discussed include 3D Systems (DDD – 67.31), Stratasys (SSYS – 114.50), ExOne (XONE – 44.92), and Voxeljet […]






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Blogging Options: Mid-day Update 2.3.14

Volatility as an asset class Ford (F) is recently down 48c to $14.48 after the company’s January U.S. sales declined 7% from a year ago to 154,644 vehicles in January.  February weekly call option implied volatility is at 36, February and March is at 27, May and June is at 26; compared to its 26-week […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 1.28.14

Volatility as an asset class Cliffs Natural (CLF) is recently up $1.46 to $20.85 on Casablanca Capital, the owner of approximately 5.2%, urging the company to spin off its international assets, double the annual dividend to shareholders, convert its U.S. assets to an MLP and significantly cut costs. February call option implied volatility is at […]