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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.28.15

Volatility as an asset class Merck (MRK) is recently up $2.90 to $60 on better than expected Q1 results and outlook. May call option implied volatility is at 18, June, July and October is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Bristol-Myers (BMY) is recently down to $64.35 on better than expected Q1 […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.29.14

Volatility as an asset class Merck (MRK) is recently up $1.19 to $59.15 on Q2 sales and profits that beat expectations.  August call option implied volatility is at 15, September is at 14, January is at 15; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Pfizer (PFE) is recently down 10c to $30 after backing its […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.5.14

Another day, another 7″ of snow in Chicago.  ADP Jan jobs report disappointed, showing 175k new jobs (183k expected), December revised lower by 11k. Volatility as an asset class Estee Lauder (EL) is up $1.31 to $70.50 in the premarket after the beauty products company sees for year sales growth of 6%-7%.  Overall option implied […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.28.13

Volatility as an asset class Biogen (BIIB) is up $7.24 to $259.50 in the premarket after the biotech company’s Q3 earnings rose 22%. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 51, November is at 35, December is at 34, January is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 33. Merck (MRK) is down […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 7.30.13

Volatility as an asset class Merck (MRK) is recently down 31c to $48.03 after the drug maker reported a 49% decline in Q2 profit. August call option implied volatility is at 15, September and October is at 14; below its 26-week average of 18. Coach (COH) is recently down $4.01 to $53.41 after the leather […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 6.3.13

Volatility as an asset class Intel (INTC) is recently up $1.06 to $25.33 after FBR Capital upgraded the stock to Outperform and bumped its price target to $28 from $23.  June 25 and 26 are active on total call volume total volume of 41K contracts at the CBOE.  June call option implied volatility is at […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class Cabela’s (CAB) is recently up $6.34 to $60.24 after the outdoor merchandiser announced the acceleration in its business and that it expects earnings to beat the current consensus estimates. April call option implied volatility is at 29, June is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 38.