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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.7.15

Stock valuations are “generally quite high”.  In a redux of “irrational exuberance”, Chairperson Yellon stopped yesterday’s market bounce, giving investors and traders an excuse for profit taking.  Earnings take charge again this morning, including BABA up $8, PCLN off $40 as both beat street estimates.  Asian shares lower, Europe mixed to lower. 18K VIX Futures […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 11.6.14

Volatility as an asset class Whole Foods (WFM) is recently up $4.25 to $44.21 after the super market chain’s Q4 profit surpassed analysts’ consensus estimates and it raised its quarterly dividend. November call option implied volatility is at 24, December is at 23, January is at 21; compared to its 26-week average of 33. Zillow […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.7.14

Alibaba IPO all the talk on the trading floor.  When, the indicated price range and symbol should be known in a few days.  The Labor Dept announced Q1 Non-Farm Productivity dropped sharply, -1.7% (up 2.3% Q4). Premier Putin had calming comments (ready to discuss Ukraine solution) which helped European shares.  Volatility as an asset class […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.13.14

With the big storm headed for the east coast – coinciding with a long weekend, will this affect stock and option volume this afternoon and tomorrow?  Traders talking about GS trimming their 1Q GDP estimate to below 2%.  NFLX doing well this morning. overseas markets and crude lower. Volatility as an asset class Time Warner […]






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Cusick’s Corner 5.8.13

Stock market averages moved higher through midday and traded in a narrow range in the afternoon session Wednesday. With no economic data due out until jobless claims tomorrow morning, some of the focus was on earnings. Dow component Disney (DIS) dropped early, but finished little changed after the company reported better than expected earnings per […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.8.13

Volatility as an asset class Whole Foods Markets (WFM) is up $7.55 to $100.35 in the pre-market after the supermarket chain announced a Q2 profit increase of 20% and a two-for-one stock split. Overall option implied volatility of 30 is near its 26-week average of 29. 3D Systems (DDD) is down $2.72 to $39.90 in […]






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New Leadership is Starting to Emerge

Bull markets are defined by leading stocks moving up, taking their place at the top of the heap. Market leadership is needed for movement in both directions, but most usually recognize when the upside leaders are visible. Looking at some charts from early May it’s not hard to find the ones leading the market lower […]