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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.12.15

The weakest Japanese bond auction in over six years, Greece staying solvent by delivering all cash reserves to the IMF, and profit taking are weighing heavily on US stock futures this morning.  European shares off ~1.5%, 10-year at 2.3%. Volatility as an asset class AOL (AOL) is up $7.75 to $50.34 in the premarket on […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.21.15

Volatility as an asset class Teva (TEVA) is recently up $1.23 to $64.52 after proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mylan (MYL) in a transaction valued at $82.00 per Mylan share, with the consideration to be comprised of approximately 50% cash and 50% stock. April weekly call option implied volatility is at […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.16.14

Housing Starts jumped to their best level in 5 months, but almost all of rise with rental properties. UofM Sentiment fell to 81.8% in May, down from 84.1%, and the 84.6 expected. Darden sells Red Lobster, Election results in India show pro-growth, pro-job candidate elected, their market surges. May Expiration today.  Volatility as an asset […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 4.24.14

Volatility as an asset class Zimmer Holdings (ZMH) is recently up $10.38 to $101.84 after it agreed to merge with another company in the sector, privately held Biomet.  May call option implied volatility is at 23, June is at 21, September is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 21. General Motors (GM) is […]






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Next Week in Weeklys – 1/20/2014

We only have four working market days this coming week, but all that does is compress a lot of earnings releases into a short week.  More than thirty stocks report their earnings this coming week and looking at the list it is tough to figure out which to highlight.  Also, beyond the names on the […]






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Is this the Best the Bulls Got?

Stock market averages edged higher through midday, but gave up most of the gains in afternoon trading Thursday. Economic data was in focus early after a report showed Gross Domestic Product improving at a 2.5 percent annual rate in the second quarter. Economists were expecting to see more tepid growth of 2.1 percent. Separately, Jobless […]






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Weekend Review – 6/14/2013

Options Action – The traders addressed the impact of higher interest rates on the stock market.  One thought is that stocks that pay big dividends that have benefitted from lower rates, may come under pressure.  It was mentioned that several of these types of stocks have been under pressure already, but many also still appear […]