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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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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.1.15

ADP March Employment disappointed big-time, showing a gain of 189K new jobs.  Lowest read in over a year, less than the ~225K expected.  Yields getting crushed pre-market.  PMI and ISM due in first half-hour of trading.  European shares mixed to higher.  VIX Futures active in early session with ~18K trading hands.  Free webinar after the […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.26.15

Volatility as an asset class Kohl’s (KSS) is recently up $1 to $71.90 on a better than expected Holiday Q4 quarter. March call option implied volatility is at 22, April is at 21, July is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down $2.78 to $35.12 after announcing […]






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CBOE Volatility Update 12.4.14

Volatility as an asset class Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down 55c to $33.73 after reporting a Q3 loss of $5.15 per share on larger debt levels. December call option implied volatility is at of 67, January is at 70, March is at 65; compared to its 26-week average of 58. Kroger (KR) is recently […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.7.14

Volatility as an asset class Sears (SHLD) is recently up $9.29 to $41.94 after saying company is actively exploring a REIT transaction involving 200-300 owned properties through a rights offering. November call option implied volatility is at 82, December is at 74; compared to its 26-week average of 56. Gap (GPS) is recently up $1.19 […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.8.14

Volatility as an asset class Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down $4.40 to $25.90 after Bloomberg says vendor to halt shipments. October weekly call option implied volatility is at 170, October is at 107, November is at 94,  December is at 84, March is at 76; compared to its 26-week average of 54. J.C. Penney […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.21.14

European shares higher, as are most Asian stocks.  Oil and gold continue slide lower, grain prices increase overnight.  Weekly Jobless Claims fall below 300K to 298K, as expected. Jackson Hole comments will start trickling out today, Ms. Yellen talks tomorrow. Several economic numbers tomorrow at market opening.  Volatility as an asset class Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.7.14

Overseas markets soft as are US stock futures. Oil & gas off fractionally.  VIX Futures trade 7k in early session.  Earnings season begins in a few days.  NCAA Finals tonight, how does your bracket look? Volatility as an asset class Procter & Gamble (PG) is up $0.28 to $80.05 in the premarket after the consumer-products […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.21.13

Volatility as an asset class Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) is up $3.91 to $65.74 after the coffee company reported Q4 profit increased 38%. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 217, December is at 78, January is at 59, March is at 59; compared to its 26-week average of 56. Sears Holdings (SHLD) is […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.22.13

Volatility as an asset class Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is down $8.40 to $38.40 in the premarket after the teen retailer reported a Q2 profit decrease of 33% and issued a weak outlook. Overall option implied volatility of 74 is above its 26-week average of 39. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) is off $2.02 to $23.35 after reporting less […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.24.13

Volatility as an asset class Marvell Technology (MRVL) is up $0.59 to $11.90 in the premarket after the chip maker reported better than expected core earnings. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 69, June is at 49, August is at 39; compared to its 26-week average of 42. Pandora (P) is higher by […]