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Earnings Next Week – 6/27 – 7/1

It is a very quiet week as once again only four companies with short dated options will be reporting earnings.  As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in reaction to earnings.  






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Earnings Week of 1/4 – 1/8

The markets are well rested and ready for earnings announcements to start rolling out.  This week the calendar is light with three companies reporting that also have short dated options available for trading.  The numbers below represent three years of stock price reaction history to earnings announcements with the biggest gain, biggest drop, average move […]






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Earnings Next Week – 6/22 – 6/26

Things continue to pick up in the earnings world with five companies reporting next week.  The numbers on the table represent three years of history with Max being the biggest gain, Min being the biggest drop, Abs Avg representing the average move (higher or lower), and Last Q being what the stock did in reaction […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.1.15

ADP March Employment disappointed big-time, showing a gain of 189K new jobs.  Lowest read in over a year, less than the ~225K expected.  Yields getting crushed pre-market.  PMI and ISM due in first half-hour of trading.  European shares mixed to higher.  VIX Futures active in early session with ~18K trading hands.  Free webinar after the […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning update 4.2.14

ADP slightly below estimate, eyes on Russian reaction to new sanctions and HFT talk.  Markets mixed at opening.  CBOE March trading volume higher. Volatility as an asset class Apollo Education (APOL) is lower by $1.30 to $33.85 in the premarket after a mixed Q2 report and disclosing that its University of Phoenix subsidiary received a […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 1.8.13

Volatility as an asset class Monsanto (MON) is recently up $2.66 to $115.88 on Q1 earnings rising 8.6% and order bookings for 2014 tracking well.  January call option implied volatility is at 18, February is at 17, April is at 18, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 22. CEC Entertainment (CEC) […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.2.13

Today winds up the 3-day CBOE Risk Management Conference Europe, held in Portugal.  Scroll down to see some very concise and informative recaps. Monsanto (MON) is down $2.55 to $102.50 in the premarket after announcing the acquisition of The Climate Corporation for $930M and seeing a FY 2014 gross profit of $8.4B-$8.7B. Overall option implied […]






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What’s up with Weeklys? – 9/26/2013

The list came out this afternoon with no new stocks and short dated options available on over 250 different stocks, indexes, and exchange traded products.  Serial options were added for November 1st so if you have an outlook that coincides with the end of October there are options now available that match that timer frame.  Basically things […]