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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 10.24.13

Volatility as an asset class Potash (POT) is recently down $1.08 to $30.62 after the fertilizer company reported quarterly results that missed estimates, and lowered its 2013 profit outlook. November call option implied volatility is at 24, December is at 26, January and March is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 29. Ford […]






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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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Choppy Waters

Cusick’s Corner Market action remains mixed late-Wednesday, as investors digest a barrage of quarterly earnings reports. The only economic stat of the day showed New Home Sales improving to an annual rate of 497,000 for June, which was up from 459,000 the month before and better than the 483,000 that was expected. Meanwhile, Apple (AAPL) […]






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TradeKing Recap for Tuesday, July 17

Tuesday’s TradeKing Midday Market Call Analysis from Quick Takes Pro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) – at the time of this broadcast, SPX was around 1,353.55 down about .09 from Monday. The rising trend that started in June has gotten choppier lately. A key level is about 1335 because it is the top of the […]