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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.1.15

US Futures higher before the opening, gaining back some of yesterday’s GDP inspired profit-taking.  May Day in most of Europe and parts of the rest of the world should slow volume today.  ISM & U of Michigan are the reports to watch this morning, with March Construction Spending with an AM release as well. S […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.6.15

January Non-Farm Payrolls grew 257K. Unemployment Rate rose one tick to 5.7%.  November & December jobs revised higher, Participation Rate (at 36-year low) rose from 62.7% to 62.9%, still low but a move in the right direction.  Hourly Earnings up as well. US stock futures like these numbers.  European shares mostly lower.  Oil slightly higher, […]






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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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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.31.14

BOJ cranked up QE again, pushing overseas shares higher.  Personal Income up 0.2% in September (+0.3$ August), Spending off 0.2%.  Omega bids for AVIV shares.  XOM earned $1.89 vs. $1.71, Chevron (CVX) reported a gain of $2.95 vs. $2.55.  CVX revenues dropped $3.5B for the quarter, both companies helped with downstream (refining) as oil prices […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.1.14

Big day in the options world yesterday.  ~26mm contracts change hands with 8mm trading at CBOE.  SPX showed 1.44mm and VIX with 1.34 mm contracts.  VIX Futures had a robust 374k trade.  VXST up sharply. This morning, NFP for July with a gain of 209k jobs.  227k to 230k gain was expected.  Unemployment rate rises […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.2.14

April Non-Farm Payroll rises 288k (203k March), Jobless Rate  at 6.3% (6.6% consensus).  Participation Rate 62.8% (63.2% March).   Hourly Earnings flat.   DJIA futures up only 20 points as participation Rate and Earnings component drag on what should have been a well received number.   Volatility as an asset class: LinkedIn (LNKD) is down $3.32 to $157.90 […]






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Weekly Weeklys Report 5.1.14

Weekly Weeklys I’m headlining with LinkedIn ahead of earnings in this week’s report.  We’re covering Weeklys options that expire this Friday and next Friday, May 9th. Traders are predicting a major move in LinkedIn off earnings. LinkedIn’s straddle is pricing in around a $14 move up or down off the strike price of $160 (~9%).  […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.7.14

Blame the weather.  Jan Non-Farm Payrolls grew at an anemic 113k, far below the 180k to 200k looked for.  More surprising was that December had been expected to be revised sharply higher but was not.  Futures have given up early gains but remain in slightly negative territory.   AAPL bought $14b of its shares after […]






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Weekly Weekly’s for 2.6.14

  Linkedin is the next big social media company to report earnings. And, it leads off this week’s Weeklys Report. I’m Angela Miles covering Weeklys option action going into options expiration this Friday and next Friday. LinkedIn reports earnings after the close. Right now with the stock trading $215 the 215 straddle price is $20.50 […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.7.14

Volatility as an asset class Netflix (NFLX) is recently down $19.11 to $340.67 on Morgan Stanley’s downgrade to Underweight from Equal Weight after being up over 300% in 2013. January call option implied volatility is at 63, February is at 51, March is at 45; compared to its 26-week average of 49. Linkedin (LNKD) is recently up […]






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Late-Day Weakness After Fed Decision

From xpoundnewsletter@optionsxpress.com Stock market averages slumped in afternoon trading Wednesday after the Federal Reserve concluded its latest meeting and signaled no changes to monetary policy. The decision (or non-decision) had been widely expected and the S&P 500 was up 4.5% in October, new record highs, ahead of the announcement. The modest afternoon decline is possibly […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Update 9.13.13

Volatility as an asset class Intel (INTC) is recently up 68c to $23.31 after being upgraded to a Buy rating from Hold at Jefferies. September call option implied volatility is at 17, October is at 21, November and December is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. GSV Capital (GSVC) is recently up […]