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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.24.15

Volatility as an asset class Macy’s (M) is recently down $2.34 to $61.93 after inline Q4 results and giving a cautious 2015 outlook. March call option implied volatility is at 21, April is at 20, May is at 21, August is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 25. SunPower (SPWR) is recently up […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.9.15

NFP for December climbed to 252K (240K to 244K expected), Jobless rate fell from 5.8% to 5.6% (5.7% expected).  November jobs revised higher.  The negative side of the report was the Participation Rate fell to a 37-year low (451K dropped out last month), and Average Wages dropped a surprising 0.2%. Volatility as an asset class […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.13.14

Volatility as an asset class Amazon.com (AMZN) is recently up $10.26 to $329.50 on Channel Advisor reported Amazon’s July same-store-sales came in at 40.4%, an increase compared to June’s 34.4%. Amazon has increased its year-over-year growth rate every month so far in 2014, which Channel Advisor called a “very impressive performance.”  August call option implied […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.14

Option activity somewhat subdued in early trading. Tesla Motors Tesla (TSLA) is up $34.56 to $252.22 after Morgan Stanley raised its price target to $320. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 78, March is at 58, June is at 54; compared to its 26-week average of 56.






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Going For The Green

from OptionsXpress Equity Team    xpound newsletter@optionsXpress Market Update November 13, 2013 Stock market averages slid in morning trading, but reversed the losses and are heading higher late-Wednesday. Some of the retailers are seeing relative strength after Macy’s (M) added 9.5 percent on the heels of the company’s latest profit report. Canadian Solar (CSIQ), SINA and MagicJak […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 11.13.13

Volatility as an asset class: Macy’s (M) is up $4.39 to $50.73 after reporting Q3 earnings rose 22%. November call option implied volatility is at 29, December is at 24, January and February is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 27. Sotheby’s (BID) is higher by $0.64 to $52.72 on a positive read […]






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Melt-Up Continues

Cusick’s Corner 5.15.13 Stock market averages finished with gains after a day of whippy trading Wednesday. The economic news was mostly disappointing after the NY Manufacturing Index for May slipped to -1.4, from 3.1 and below expectations of 3.5. The Producer Price Index [PPI] was down .7 percent in April and more than the -.5 […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Afternoon Update

Volatility as an asset Volatility as an asset class Macy’s (M) is up $1.29 to $43.67 as the retailer trades at a fresh five-year high. April call option implied volatility is at 20, May is at 24, August is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26. Best Buy (BBY) is higher by $2.95 […]