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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.24.14

Volatility as an asset class Homebuilder’s July option implied volatility is low following strong May new home sales rose 18.6% to 504K annual rate, the highest since May 2008. SPDR Homebuilder (XHB) August option implied volatility of 17 is below its 26-week average of 22. Toll Brothers (TOL) August option implied volatility of 23 is […]






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CBOE Mid-day Update 3.5.14

Markets treading water as we head into afternoon trading.  Option volume light. Canadian Solar (CSIQ) is down $4.95 to $38.68 after warning of weather related impacts for the current quarter. March call option implied volatility is at 68, April and July is at 67; compared to its 26-week average of 74. Hovnanian (HOV) is off […]






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Crude Cracks

Stock market averages moved higher through midday and are holding near session highs heading into the final half hour of trading Monday.  Strength across Asia’s equity markets, including a 2.5 percent rally in Japan, helped set the table for a steady open on Wall Street after a report showed China export growth of 7.2 percent […]






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CBOE Mid-day Update 9.9.13

Volatility as an asset class Fusion-io (FIO) is recently up $2.07 to $12.89 after Craig-Hallum upgraded the data-storage company to Buy from Hold and raised its price target to $18 from $12. The firm believes Western Digital’s (WDC) acquisition of Virident will result in competitors Seagate (STX), Micron (MU) and Samsung to consider a strategic […]