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CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.7.15

Volatility as an asset class Alibaba (BABA) is recently up $5.57 to $85.59 after reporting quarterly results and new CEO.  May call option implied volatility is at 31, June is at 27, July is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Priceline.com (PCLN) is recently down $42.15 to $1,222.07 on below consensus Q2 […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.19.15

Fairly heave option volume mid-day as traders and investors digest removal of “patient” from FED comments, which was expected. SPX traded ~700K contracts, while VIX with 200K and VIX Futures 71K.  Sounds of basketballs bouncing reverberate around trading floors and desks across the US.  GS down $2, PCLN lower by $6.  Volatility as an asset […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.11.14

Calm in Ukraine and European shares up 1% point to higher US markets this morning.  Amazon & Disney implied volatilities move higher in content dispute.  10-year below 2.43%.  Metals, Oil & Ag’s mostly unchanged.  Summer doldrums.  Volatility as an asset class: Priceline.com (PCLN) is  down $17.55 to $1264 (was off over $35) in the premarket […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 6.13.14

Volatility as an asset class Priceline (PCLN) is recently down $21.20 to $1204.80 after acquiring OpenTable (OPEN) for $2.6B. June call option implied volatility is at 25, July and August is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 29. Intel (INTC) is recently up $2.03 to $29.99 on a positive preannouncement citing strong demand […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 11.11.13

Volatility as an asset class Facebook (FB) is recently down 52c to $47. November call option implied volatility is at 42, December is at 40, January is at 39, March is at 44; compared to its 26-week average of 40. Tesla Motors (TSLA) is recently up $4.81 to $142.70. November call option implied volatility is […]






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Halloween Monsters

In the spirit of the day and lacking the resources and imagination to do something as elaborate as the Guillermo del Toro couch intro for the 2013 Treehouse of Horrors episode of The Simpsons (definitely worth a click through) I have elected instead to construct a portfolio of what I am calling the Halloween Monsters […]






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PCLN – Now What?

Priceline (PCLN, $998.13, off $43.55).   Fibonacci timing cycles were good about warning us of an impending cycle high with PCLN around 9/30-10/3. You can see these cycles on the daily chart below.  The actual high was made on 10/3….but NOW WHAT?? Now that we are finally seeing a healthy correction within the larger uptrend, […]






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Weekly – Weekly’s Option Report

Priceline rocks to $1,000 and Apple prepares to unleash its new i-phones. It’s all happening in this week’s weekly report. This week Angela Miles is covering weekly options expiring next Friday, September 27th. Priceline first.  As everyone was focused on the Fed yesterday, PCLN touched $1,001 intra-day. Today in PCLN  there are 995 call buyers paying $10 […]






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PCLN Buy Setup

Everyone was getting excited about PCLN after earnings about a potential move to $1000.00.  That was NOT the time to buy….that was when we made the recent highs! Now that PCLN has pulled back a bit I have a buy setup that I’m looking at.  I like to keep the “edge” in the market so […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.8.13

Volatility as an asset class Priceline.com (PCLN, $881.80) recently traded at fresh record high of $882.25 on Morgan Stanley upgrading the company to Overweight from Equal Weight with a new price target of $1010. The firm raised estimates above consensus following its survey of European hotels that indicates an improved competitive position, growing inventory at […]






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Fed vs.Yen

It’s another interesting day in the neighborhood.  While US Stocks are herky jerky sloppy, the Nikkei keeps cruising higher.  So while the Nikkei keeps responding to QE, the US markets are responding to government officials trying to talk it down.  Who will win in the end?  In the end, the market forces rule.  Technically, yes, […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.10.13

Volatility as an asset class Priceline.com (PCLN) is down $2.50 to $735 in the premarket after the online-travel agent reported Q1 earnings increased 34%. May call option implied volatility is at 53, July at 28; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Nvidia (NVDA) is up $0.49 to $14.40 in the premarket after the chip […]