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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.30.15

Futures soft.  XOM beats on top & bottom line.  Bidu misses.  Some European traders edgy with Russia dropping rates 1.5%, German bonds falling and Greece needing to find pension money in next 36 hours.  March Personal Income flat (+ 0.2% Feb), Spending up 0.4%.  AAPL watch with possible problems trading lower by $0.50.  Volatility as […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.2.15

Happy Groundhog Day.  Futures higher.  Shadows seen in Chicago this morning so bears looking to hibernate for next 24-hours. December Income +0.3% (+0.2% – +0.3% consensus), Spending dropped 0.3%, worst in over four years. ISM & Construction Spending later this morning, lots of Q1 earnings this week. Overseas markets mixed, 10-year 1.70%. 19″ of snow […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.7.15

Volatility as an asset class The ‘Majors’ option implied volatilities has increased as WTI Crude Oil futures trends below $48 Exxon Mobil (XOM) overall option implied volatility of 25 compares to its 26-week average of 18. BP (BP) overall option implied volatility of 31 compares to its 26-week average of 18. ConocoPhillips (COP) overall option implied […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.31.14

US Stock futures up fractionally, Weekly Claims rise a little more than expected, Crude drops again, trading below $53 per bbl.  Kink Abdullah of Saudi Arabia reportedly hospitalized for tests mat be adding to price instability.  10-year 2.18%. Regular trading hours today.  Volatility as an asset class: Chevron (CVX) is down 60c to $112.51 in […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.16.14

Volatility as an asset class iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (OIL) is recently up 22c to $13.26 as WTI crude oil trades above $56.  Overall option implied volatility of 60 compares to its 26-week average of 25. Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) is recently up $2.09 to $75.49. December call option implied volatility […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.11.14

Retail Sales rose this morning, aided by Auto Sales (+1.7%).  Overseas markets not doing as well, talk of more problems in Greece hurting Asian stocks.  OIL off an additional 1%.  Volatility as an asset class The ‘Majors’ option implied volatility is elevated as WTI Crude Oil futures trade below $62 Exxon Mobil (XOM)  option implied […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 10.31.14

Volatility as an asset class Exxon Mobil (XOM) is recently up $1.44 to $95.87 on Q3 earnings increasing 2.5% on higher refining margins. November weekly call option implied volatility is at 15, December is at 14, January is at 13; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Chevron (CVX) is recently up $1.41 to $118.65 […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 10.31.14

BOJ cranked up QE again, pushing overseas shares higher.  Personal Income up 0.2% in September (+0.3$ August), Spending off 0.2%.  Omega bids for AVIV shares.  XOM earned $1.89 vs. $1.71, Chevron (CVX) reported a gain of $2.95 vs. $2.55.  CVX revenues dropped $3.5B for the quarter, both companies helped with downstream (refining) as oil prices […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update: 5.1.14

Volatility as an asset class Exxon (XOM) is recently down 47c to $101.95 after reporting Q1 revenue of $106.77B, compared to consensus $109.76B. May, June and October call option implied volatility is at 12; compared to its 26-week average of 14. Western Digital (WDC) is recently down $4.78 to $83.30 on Q3 profit beating estimates, […]






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Weekend Review – 3/2/2014

Options Action was back after being preempted by the Olympics for a couple of weeks.  The President was making comments related to the situation in Ukraine so that was touched on a bit.  It was noted that VIX has been skeptical of this equity market rally which was a reference to VIX at 14.00 despite […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 12.16.13

Volatility as an asset class Exxon Mobil (XOM) is recently up $2.78 to $98.07 after Goldman Sachs upgraded the oil conglomerate to buy from Neutral based on an improved production profile, valuation, and defensive characteristics; its price target was raised to $109 from $96. Overall option implied volatility of 15 is at its 26-week average. Netflix […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-day Update 8.1.13

Volatility as an asset class Proctor & Gamble (PG) is recently down $5.52 to $595.50 on Q2 profits beating estimates.  August and September call option implied volatility is at 12, October is at 13, January is at 14; compared to its 26-week average of 16. Clorox (CLX) is recently down 48c to $85.46 on Q4 […]






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Most Active Options Update: Freeport-McMoRan, JPMorgan Chase, and Exxon Mobil

Of the 20 equities seeing the heaviest options volume in recent sessions, three names of notable interest this afternoon are Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), and Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Here is a quick look at today’s interesting activity in these options pits. Copper prices are heading south today, […]