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Earnings Week of 11/28 – 12/2

As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results unless the ticker is in italics.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in reaction to earnings.  Finally, double check the earnings dates as not all were confirmed.






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.27.15

Continuing uncertainties about Greece debt payments due this weekend have overseas markets jittery.  US stock futures look to rebound after yesterdays 1%   correction.  US option volume of ~15m contracts pretty average yesterday, with SPX trading 900K contracts and VIX 360K.  10-year near 2.15%.  What? Corruption at FIFA?  I’m shocked I tell you, shocked!  BlackHawks with […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.20.15

Happy Triple Witch Friday.   Spring officially arrives right after the close today.  European debt talks have some optimistic, DAX up 1%.  Commodities flat, DRI up $2.50 on good Quarter.  For those following the NCAA tournament, Matt Moran from CBOE will post his “Volatility Bracketology” here at the CBOE Hub later this morning, it’s a good […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.12.15

US stocks higher, oil lower by 3%  in early trade, a repeat of what we’ve seen for the last several weeks.  Alcoa starts off the quarterly earnings reports after the close, Jolts report tomorrow could be an interesting read. If you’re not a believer in Social Media, over 750 K tweets in 15 minutes after […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.25.14

Volatility as an asset class Chico’s FAS (CHS) is recently up 32c to $16.14 after the casual retailer reported Q3 gross margins increased 54%. December call option implied volatility is at 29, January is at 28, February is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 35. Hormel Foods (HRL) is recently down $2.19 to […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 8.27.14

Markets overseas fairly quiet and down fractionally.  Ukraine situation causing flight to safety with US & German Treasuries.  Record highs but light-holiday volume.  10K VIX futures in early session, pretty average volume.  Jackie Robinson West parade in Chicago today, good weather & big crowds expected.  Volatility as an asset class Tiffany (TIF) is up $2.23 […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.23.13

Good morning from a snowy and cold Chicago. Overseas markets slow overnight. Income for Nov. up 0.2% as expected, Spending up 0.5% beats. Savings Rate dipped to lowest level since last Feb. Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is up $19.58 to $569.12 in the premarket after an official multi-year agreement with China Mobile […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 11.26.13

Volatility as an asset class Tiffany (TIF) is recently up $6.61 to $87.64 after the jeweler reported better than expected Q3 results and raised its guidance. December call option implied volatility is at 19, January is at 22, February is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 25. Barnes & Noble (BKS) is recently […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update

Volatility as an asset class Darden (DRI) is recently up 51c to $49.47 on Q3 Olive Garden U.S. same restaurant sales down 4.1%, Red Lobster U.S. down 6.6%, Longhorn U.S. down 1.6%. April call option implied volatility is at 16, May and July is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 23.






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Weekend Review

Barrons – Steven Sears is back at the helm and he writes about a pretty basic strategy – buying a call. Long options often have the difficulty of overcoming time value when implied volatility is low. If you are not aware, implied volatility is low with VIX under 14.00. The result is historically inexpensive option […]