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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.13.15

US futures and overseas markets drifting lower after several days of gains.  Chinese exports drop sharply, concerning to those worried about world economies slowing.  Oil higher, Gold lower, 10-year up fractionally.  Economic news later in the week, Q1 earnings ramp up as well. Exciting Masters championship over the weekend.  Volatility as an asset class: Qualcomm […]






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Weekly Weekly’s Option Report for 2.19.15

I’m Angela Miles covering weekly options. Tomorrow, traditional options expire and next Friday Feb. 27 it’s a Weekly’s expiration. A busy earnings week is ahead starting Monday with SINA. The options paper is surprisingly light in the early going and the market is wide in SINA. That is likely to pick up into earnings the […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.6.14

ECB leaves rates unchanged, no surprise.  Weekly Jobless Claims dropped, but Challenger reported a jump in layoffs. European shares modestly higher, Asian shares hit by profit takers.  Oil and metals lower again, 10-year 2.36%.  Volatility as an asset class Tesla (TSLA) is up $4 to $243.97 in the premarket after beating earnings estimates and issuing […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 7.24.14

Ford up $0.30, GM drops $0.70 and CAT falls ~$3 as earnings keep rolling in this morning.  AMR Group declares first dividend in 34 years.  Weekly Claims fall again.  Overseas markets drift higher.  Volatility as an asset class: Qualcomm (QCOM) is down $3.83 to $77.76  in the premarket after the chip manufacturer reported a 42% […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.11.14

Volatility as an asset class Fastenal (FAST) is recently down $2.29 to $45.85 after the retailer of fasteners and construction supplies reported less than expected Q2 revenue. August call option implied volatility is at 20, November is at 21, February is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 26. Gap (GPS) is recently down […]






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Bloging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.24.14

Earnings are here.  CAT up $# and GM higher by $1 in early trading.  Durable Goods beat (BA orders up), Weekly claims slightly higher.  Gold off with reports of some fighting in Ukraine – go figure.  Traders a little sleepy eyed in Chicago as BlackHawks win late game in overtime.  Volatility as an asset class […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.4.14

Happy “Fat Tuesday”.  Overnight markets continued south as additional Russian troops arrived in Ukraine and Gazprom warned of possible natural gas disruptions, then roared higher as Mr Putin said Russian “military exercise” may be over. US stock futures off their highs but up sharply. Over 1 million VIX options trade yesterday and 260k VIX Futures. […]






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Weekend Review – 9/22/2013

Options Action – The guys started out talking about the reversal in the markets on Friday and laid the blame on the markets suddenly anticipating Fed tapering sooner rather than later.  The Wednesday move was called a knee jerk reaction to the surprise announcement.  It was noted that if you are afraid of lower stock […]






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Weekend Review

Option’s Action – First thing discussed….drum roll….Apple (AAPL – 509.79). The first neat statistic was that AAPL is down 27% in just 3 months. The feeling is there has been some tax loss selling, but there is more to the story than this sort of selling. The fundamentals point to a potential slowing of growth […]