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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Options 4.20.15

US and European stock futures with a nice bounce (DAX up 1.4%) after last weeks pounding, Asian shares lower.  China cuts reserves a larger than expected 100 basis points.  Oil and Gold lower, bonds flat. Lots of earnings reports this week.  PG and COST raised dividends this morning. Option volume on Expiration Friday very good, […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.8.14

Volatility as an asset class Large Cap oil Services Company’s volatility is elevated as WTI Crude oil trades near $65 Baker Hughes (BHI) overall option implied volatility of 34 compares to its 26-week average of 28. Dril-Quip (DRQ) overall option implied volatility of 35 compares to its 26-week average of 29. Halliburton (HAL) overall option […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.17.14

Asian markets off sharply as Japan officially enters recession.  NIKKEI off 3% after trading off 6%. Oil and grains off fractionally. Nov. VIX settles this Wednesday. It’s cold in Chicago.  Volatility as an asset class: Baker Hughes (BHI) is up $9.51 to $69.43 in the premarket on Halliburton (HAL) acquiring all the outstanding shares of […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.20.14

Volatility as an asset class IBM (IBM) is recently down $12.25 to $169.80 after reporting a 4% decrease in quarterly revenue and no longer expects ‘at least’ $20 operating EPS in 2015. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 31, November is at 20, January is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.20.14

Asian shares looked to lead US markets higher this morning, until disappointing guidance from Big Blue this morning (and earnings of $3.68 versus consensus estimates of ~$4.25). European shares retreated ~1% (unsure of RTGS system being down is connected to the selloff), US futures gave up early gains.  HAL beat and raised it’s dividend.  20K […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.21.14

Lots of earnings reports this morning, most meet or exceed estimates slightly.  GM in another recall.  Japan with huge trade deficit.  Many European markets closed for Easter celebration.  Playoffs not going well in Chicago.  Volatility as an asset class  Halliburton (HAL) is up $0.46 to $61.51 in the premarket on a Q1 profit compared to […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 1.21.13

Volatility as an asset class Baker Hughes (BHI) is recently up $1.36 to $55.50 after the oil field services company reported Q4 profits and revenue that were higher than expected by analysts. February call option implied volatility is at 20, March is at 19, July is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26. […]






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Next Week in Weeklys – 1/20/2014

We only have four working market days this coming week, but all that does is compress a lot of earnings releases into a short week.  More than thirty stocks report their earnings this coming week and looking at the list it is tough to figure out which to highlight.  Also, beyond the names on the […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 10.21.13

Volatility as an asset class Hasbro (HAS) is recently up $2.85 to $50.09 after the toy maker reported a Q3 earnings increase of 17%. November call option implied volatility is at 24, January and April is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 23. Halliburton (HAL) is recently down 96c to $51.51 after the […]