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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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CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.21.15

Volatility as an asset class UnitedHealth (UNH) is recently up $2.55 to $108.19 as Q4 results top expectations on revenue growth.  January weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, February is at 20, June is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Apple (AAPL) is recently up $1.86 to $110.58 into its […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.4.14

ADP for May missed big, reporting 179k new private sector jobs created (210k to 217k expected).  Productivity in Q1 adjusted lower. Overseas markets off fractionally, NIKKEI closed up a few ticks.  VIX Futures trade 12k contracts in pre-market.  Friday Payroll number focus of traders this week. Volatility as an asset class UnitedHealth (UNH) is up […]






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Next Week in Weeklys 1/12/2014

This coming week is standard option expiration week, but there were a few names added to the list of stocks that will have shorter dated options.  The one that caught my eye was the ADR for National Bank of Greece (NBG – 5.84).  Pull up a long term chart for NBG – it looks exactly […]






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Stock market averages moved higher through midday and trading is now mixed heading into the closing bell Thursday. United Healthcare (UNH) is up 6 percent and the best gainer in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on the heels of its profit report. IBM is also up on earnings and helping the Dow forge new record […]