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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.19.14

Volatility as an asset class Tesla Motors (TSLA) down $10.51 to $247.10 after Morgan Stanley took down estimates for the company, though they noted they remain buyers. November call option implied volatility is at 45, December is at 35, January is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 46. Staples (SPLS) is recently up […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.20.14

Volatility as an asset class International Rectifier (IRF) is recently up $12.60 to $39.15 on Infineon Technologies (IFNNY) acquiring for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3B. September and October option implied volatility of 17 is below its 26-week average of 34. Staples (SPLS) is recently down 34c to $11.28 after […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.6.14

EU leaves rates unchanged. Crimean Parliament sets date for a referendum on leaving Ukraine and joining Russia, which doesn’t do much to calm situation.  Q4 Productivity disappoints at +1.8% (3.2% previous, and +2.2% expected).  Initial Claims in line.  markets firm after numbers. Volatility as an asset class Costco (COST) is down $3.47 to $113 in […]






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No Specific Catalysts for the Whippy Trading

Cusick’s Corner Stocks struggled to find direction and market averages finished mixed Monday. News that Standard &Poor’s upgraded Unites States’ credit rating to Stable, along with a 4.9 percent rally in Japan overnight, seemed to help set the tone for positive trading at the open. However, the Dow and NASDAQ both fell into the red […]