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Earnings Week of 1/19 – 1/22

It is a holiday shortened week next week, but there’s plenty going on in the world of earnings as we start to move into the heavier part of earnings season.  The numbers below represent three years of history with one exception (SYF) which hasn’t been around long enough to provide a full three years of […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.19.15

Fairly heave option volume mid-day as traders and investors digest removal of “patient” from FED comments, which was expected. SPX traded ~700K contracts, while VIX with 200K and VIX Futures 71K.  Sounds of basketballs bouncing reverberate around trading floors and desks across the US.  GS down $2, PCLN lower by $6.  Volatility as an asset […]






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Next Week in Weeklys – 1/12 – 1/16

Alcoa reports Monday (1/12) after the close. Despite AA having been removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average many market observers consider AA’s report to be the beginning of earnings season. Personally I think things get going when all the big financials report which begins Wednesday with JP Morgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC). The […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.25.14

Volatility as an asset class VIX methodology for IBM (VXIBM) up $1.21 to 14.79; below its 50-day moving average of 18.04. cboe.com/VXIBM VIX methodology for Goldman Sachs (VXGS) up 50c to 18.15; below its 50-day moving average of 18.87. cboe.com/VXGS  VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 89c to 25.24; below its 50-day moving average of […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 7.15.14

Asian stocks higher, European shares and oil lower. Retail Sales grew at a very modest 0.2% (+0.5% to 0.6% expected).  Bonds flat.  Earnings look slightly better than consensus so far.  Watching last nights Home Run Derby I thought a soccer game broke out.  70 degrees in Chicago today – we’ll take it. Volatility as an […]






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Next Week in Weeklys 1/12/2014

This coming week is standard option expiration week, but there were a few names added to the list of stocks that will have shorter dated options.  The one that caught my eye was the ADR for National Bank of Greece (NBG – 5.84).  Pull up a long term chart for NBG – it looks exactly […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.16.13

Volatility as an asset class VIX methodology for iShares Silver Trust (VXSLV) closed at 54.92; above its 100-day moving average of 25.37. CBOE VIX methodology for Market Vectors Gold Miners Fund (VXGDX) closed at 45.41, above its 200-day moving average of 29.65. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is up $1.20 to $82.90 in the premarket after […]






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Weekend Review

Options Action The first trade recommendation was on Goldman Sachs (GS – 146.60) and was bearish in nature. The justification was that the financials are extended relative to the overall market and GS has had quite a run on its own. Also, there was mention that in the last couple of years we have had […]






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Are the Bulls Running Out of Bullets?

The bulls have kept pressing and they’ve knocked bears against key resistance levels at 1425. This got the bears riled up and they hit back with a solid 20 point sell off.  I’ve been in “hurry up and wait” mode while watching this play out, as the end of and beginning of the month brings […]






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Russell’s Weekend Review

I almost was not able to get this blog done over the weekend due to a phantom knee injury, but that’s another story… Part 2 of the Barron’s Roundtable was published in this weekend’s edition. For those that are unfamiliar with the Barron’s Roundtable, this is an annual discussion published by Barron’s that includes a […]