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CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.20.15

Volatility as an asset class KB Home (KBH) is recently up 99c to $15.06 on better than expected Q1 results and sees sequential margin improvement in remaining 2015 quarters. April call option implied volatility is at 96, April is at 43, July is at 37; compared to its 26-week average of 35. Starbucks (SBUX) is […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.15

Volatility as an asset class Target (TGT) is recently up 25c to $77.21 after posting better than expected adjusted earnings per share and reported comparable sales increased 3.8% in its Q4. March call option implied volatility is at 24, April is at 17, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 20. TJX […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 11.19.14

Data on October Housing Starts dragging stock futures lower, as it showed a drop of 2.8% (up 0.6% expected).  Permits up but not watched as much as starts.  10-year up to 2.36%, Asian stocks lower, Europe mixed to higher.  With a little luck, Buffalo N.Y. snowfall this week could exceed 100″.  Volatility as an asset […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 8.5.14

Volatility as an asset class Target (TGT) is recently down $1.80 to $58.90 after lowering its Q2 adjusted EPS view on a data breach and discounts. August and September call option implied volatility is at 21, October is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Cablevision (CVC) is recently down 87c to $18.57 […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.21.14

Target missed and guided lower, up fractionally (off~3% yesterday). Hormel down $1.85 as revenue & earnings a little light, unlike Spam.  Fed minutes released this afternoon will be sliced & diced by traders and investors.  VIX Settlement price posted shortly.  Volatility as an asset class: Netflix (NFLX) is up $3.74 to $375.41 in the premarket […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.5.14

Happy Cinco de Mayo (no lime shortage in Chicago).  Markets opening lower on escalating trouble in Ukraine and profit taking. VIX opens near14.13, up 1.22, 10-year touches 2.58%.  Banks lower across the board, 1.5% to 3%.  European and Asian shares lower. Some earnings beats and misses this morning – those that beat said all was […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 2.26.14

Volatility as an asset class Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is recently up $3.45 to $39.46 on better than expected Q4 earnings. March call option implied volatility is at 35, April and May is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 44. Target (TGT) is recently up $4 to $60.51 after saying sales have started […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.26.14

Back to sub-zero weather in Chicago with up to 8″ of snow expected for this weekend’s Chicago BlackHawks outdoor game at Soldier Field. European stocks and metals lower, Asian shares mixed. US stock futures point to slightly higher open. TGT shares up $0.68, earnings beat by $0.02 but earnings announcement also had vague warnings about […]