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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.20.15

Markets turn South on earnings and oil.  Gold higher.  Volatility as an asset class Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is  down $3.47 to $100.56 after announcing less than expected Q4 sales results. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, February is at 18, April is at 16; compared to its 26-week average of 15. […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.14.14

Busy day at CBOE yesterday, as almost 7.5 mm contracts trade.  Volume leaders were SPX and VIX, each exceeding 1 mm contracts with ease.  VIX futures with ~523 k volume came within a whisker of setting a record (~530K).  VIX futures off to a strong start in the early session with volume of 50 K.  […]






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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 – 1/20/2014

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 11.4.13

Volatility as an asset class J.C. Penney (JCP) is recently up 20c to $8.34 on JPMorgan believing that sales improved in the second half of October, and the firm thinks the company’s comparative sales may have been positive last month for the first time since 2Q11. November call weekly call option implied volatility is at […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 10.15.13

Volatility as an asset class Coca-Cola (KO) is recently up 9c to $37.99 after the world’s largest beverage company reported Q3 profits rose 5.9%. October call option implied volatility is at 23, November is at 16, January and February is at 15; compared to its 26-week average of 17. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is recently […]






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Weekend Review – 9/22/2013

Options Action – The guys started out talking about the reversal in the markets on Friday and laid the blame on the markets suddenly anticipating Fed tapering sooner rather than later.  The Wednesday move was called a knee jerk reaction to the surprise announcement.  It was noted that if you are afraid of lower stock […]






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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

Barron’s – Steven Sosnick from Timber Hill took over the Striking Price column this week and discussed one of my favorite market topics – Earnings Season.  He mentions that to the casual observer earnings trades may seem similar to playing a casino game.  However, he points out there is a relatively ‘conservative’ script that companies […]