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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.23.15

Volatility as an asset class Pfizer (PFE) is recently up 95c to $35.22, fresh ten year high, after a Jefferies analyst wrote that the company’s shares are poised to rise significantly over the next one to two years.  Overall option implied volatility of 16 compares to its 26-week average of 17. NVIDIA (NVDA) is recently […]






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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 5.19.14

Slow economic news week coming up.  Quite night in Ukraine, but Chinese deploy a few divisions on Vietnamese border.  Stocks lower overseas, metals higher.  VIX May expiration Wednesday.  Good weather for Notre Dame graduation yesterday.  Volatility as an asset class: DirecTV (DTV) is unchanged at $86.18 in the premarket on AT&T (T) offering a stock-and-cash […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.28.14

Overseas markets with small gains.   BAC off $0.60 as earnings adjustments announced.  Light earnings and economic news day.  More Russian sanctions expected. Volatility as an asset class Corning (GLW) is up 46c to $21.20 in the premarket after reporting Q1 core EPS 31c, compared to its consensus estimates of 30c. May weekly call option implied […]






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CBOE Mid-day Update 4.7.14

Stocks continue lower, option volume up. MannKind (MNKD) is down $0.76 to $6.10 after announcing the FDA extension of PDUFA date (adding ~ 3 months to decision process) for Afrezza. April and May call option implied volatility is at 81, August is at 114; compared to its 26-week average of 109. Pfizer (PFE) is off […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 1.28.14

Volatility as an asset class Cliffs Natural (CLF) is recently up $1.46 to $20.85 on Casablanca Capital, the owner of approximately 5.2%, urging the company to spin off its international assets, double the annual dividend to shareholders, convert its U.S. assets to an MLP and significantly cut costs. February call option implied volatility is at […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 7.30.13

Volatility as an asset class BP (BP) is down $1.84 to $41.28 in the premarket on Q2 results missing expectations. Overall option implied volatility of 17 is near its 26-week average of 18. Pfizer (PFE) is up $0.06 to $29.60 on net revenue down 7.1% and outline of its restructuring plan. Overall option implied volatility […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Report 6.27.13

Volatility as an asset class DirecTV (DTV) is down $0.74 to $60.34 after the satellite television provider said its Sky Brasil unit overstated subscriber accounts. July call option implied volatility is at 24, August is at 27, September is at 25; compared to its 26-week average of 25. KB Home (KBH) is up $0.51 to […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.30.13

Volatility as an asset class Pfizer (PFE) is down $1.33 to $29.10 in the pre-market after the world’s largest drug maker reported lower than expected Q1 results and decreased its profit forecast. Overall option implied volatility of 19 is above its 26-week average of 16. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) is down $2.03 to $92.30 in […]