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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 5.29.14

Volatility as an asset class Hillshire Brands (HSH) is recently up $7.31 to $52.15 after Tyson Foods (TSN) offers to acquire the company for $50 per share in cash, topping the $45 per share bid recently made by Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC).  June call option implied volatility is at 30, July is at 23, August is […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.27.14

Markets up ~0.5%, but VIX higher by 0.25, interesting… Financials and Russell 2000 doing best. Richmond and Philly FED showed manufacturing rose, but at a much slower pace than April.  New Orders fell in May.  Consumer Confidence in-line, 10-year at 2.53%. S&P 500 (SPY) is up $0.91 to $191.36 as stocks are hitting fresh life […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.12.14

Hope you had a good Mothers Day. Friday option activity a little light.  SPX with an over 700k and VIX with ~580k options traded.  Slow pre-market.  Hillshire (covered below) main story.  Expiration Week.      Volatility as an asset class : Pinnacle Foods (PF) is up $6.30 to $36.67 in the premarket on Hillshire Brands (HSH) acquiring […]