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CBOE Mid-Day Update

Volatility as an asset class SPDR Homebuilder (XHB) is recently up 65c to $31.79 on July Housing starts were 1093K vs 1000K.  September call option implied volatility is at 16, December is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 20. TJX (TJX) is recently up $4.62 to $58.55 after reporting better than expected Q2 results […]

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Weekend Review – 7/5/2013

Barron’s – The Striking Price column is a must read for anyone that trades or is interested in trading VIX futures or options.   The title is BlackRock: Volatility Is An Asset with the whole column discussing recent reports issued by BlackRock.  The common theme is that volatility can be used as an effective portfolio diversification […]