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Admiral SPO Puts his Mark on Microsoft

Maury, Maury, Maury! Admiral SPO Puts his Mark on Microsoft. Knowing Maury’s thirst for shekels and his motto of “the best things in life are FREE” the Admiral launched a timely pre-earnings trade, a call time back spread. Maury, known for his Pavlovian behavior jumped in!  On Thursday, October 20th, the day Microsoft earnings were […]






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Earnings Week of Oct 17 – Oct 21

With a couple of exceptions (AAL, PYPL) the data below represents twelve quarters of earnings history.  As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results unless the ticker is in italics.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in […]






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Weekly Weekly’s Option Report 4.23.15

The titans of tech dominate this week’s Weeklys report. Apple, Twitter, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all have earnings coming up in the next few sessions. I’m Angela Miles covering weekly options expiring this Friday and next Friday May 1st. A big night of earning is ahead with Amazon, Google and Microsoft all reporting after the […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.16.17

Stock futures higher in pre-open.  Empire State Manufacturing disappointed with a 6.9 print for March (7.9% expected), with New Orders showing a decrease.  Not much economic news expected for the rest of the day.  Oil down 1%, Gold fractionally higher.  Earnings estimates cut for MSFT by a major firm, NFLX (off $7) cut to “Hold” […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.27.15

17,8  s 9   v 430 Ugly day on Wall Street – not the weather, earnings.  Several DJIA components have reported, with earnings missing and guidance lowered.  Durable Goods for December showed a surprising 3.4% drop (rise if 0.4% expected), X-transports –0.8% (+0.5% expected) and November revised sharply lower.  US stock futures had shown the DJIA […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.18.14

Volatility as an asset class Oracle (ORCL) is recently up $3.40 to $44.56 after Q2 results beat estimates as Q2 total software plus cloud revenue grew 5% to $7.3B. December call option implied volatility is at 26, January is at 21, February is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 21. Cloud software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Outlook 10.24.14

Ebola in the US takes over the headlines and gets the attention of investors and traders this morning.  Housing starts to be reported 30 minutes after the opening.  Bond yield drops slightly.  Volatility as an asset class: Microsoft (MSFT) is up $1.23 to $46.25 in the premarket after Q1 top and bottom line beats estimates. […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 7.23.14

Boeing beat and tweaked guidance higher, Pepsi up $1.80 and also gives upbeat guidance. Overseas markets higher, metals off. 10-year stuck in a tight range near 2.46%.  Chicago Bears report to training camp today.  I’m not sure summer has arrived in Chicago yet.  Weather perfect for sweet corn this year.  Volatility as an asset class: […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.15.14

Volatility as an asset class Michael Kors (KORS) is recently down $5.02 to $80.62 after three analysts lowered their price target on the luxury retailer. August weekly calls option implied volatility is at 38, August is at 45, November is at 36, January is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Microsoft (MSFT) […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.23.14

Volatility as an asset class MICROS (MCRS) is recently up $2.19 to $67.96 on Oracle (ORCL) acquiring for $68 per share.  August call option implied volatility is at 10, December is at 9; compared to its 26-week average of 24. J.C. Penney (JCP) is recently down 12c to $8.87 on closing its new $2.35B asset-based […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.7.14

S&P 500 and DJIA higher, NASDAQ lower.  MSFT, TSLA, AMZN, GRPN, TWTR and AAPL weighing on NASDAQ.  Metals lower, 10-year 2.58%.  Mixed news in Ukraine.  Mr Putin said he had troops move back from border, NATO says no movement yet.    Volatility as an asset class: Mondelez (MDLZ) is up $ $2.83 to $38.05 after reporting […]






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Blogging Options: CBE Morning Update 4.25.14

Soft opening coming up.  Visa off $9, TSLA looks $6 lower, Ford missed.  BIDU higher by 5 points but futures off, QQQ down 0.50.  Crude loses $1, Gold up $4.  Russia not happy about another S&P downgrade.     10-year yield 2.669%.  Watch the VIX.    Volatility as an asset class Amazon.com (AMZN) is down […]






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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 […]