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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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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 7.3.14

June NFP showed a gain of 288k jobs, above consensus and near ADP #.  April & May numbers tweaked higher.  Stock Futures higher but unchanged after report released.   Labor Force Participation Rate unchanged at 62.8% for the third consecutive month.  PetSmart up $8 in the premarket, GLD off $1, oil lower.  European stocks modestly […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.6.13

November Non-Farm Payroll showed a gain of 203k, above the 186k consensus.  Unemployment Rate dropped from 7.2% from 7%, some of this due to Fed workers returning after shutdown last month.  Participation rate up slightly to 63% from 62.8%, still very low. 10-year traded over 2.92%, now ~2.9%.  SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) is  […]