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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 9.4.14

ECB cut rates again, 0.15% to 0.05% and the Deposit Rate went from -0.10% to 0.20%.  Cookie jar and mattress sales expected to rise.  US Dollar moved higher against Euro.  ADP private payroll for August showed a gain of 204K jobs, below consensus and the lowest number in six months.  Day 2 of CBOERMC in […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 7.31.14

Volatility as an asset class Yum! Brands (YUM) is recently down $4.05 to $68.95 after the company disclosed a “significant negative impact to same store sales” in China due to the latest China food supplier issue. August call option implied volatility is at 22, September and January is at 19; compared to its 26-week average […]






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CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.21.14

Volatility as an asset class Kandi Technologies (KNDI) is recently up $1.93 to $21.57 after a Chinese newspaper reported that electric cars made outside of China would not qualify for a key tax break in the country, though domestically-made ones would. August call option implied volatility is at 90, September is at 74, December is […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.3.13

Volatility as an asset class Krispy Kreme (KKD) is down $3.29 to $21.26 in the premarket after reporting in-line earnings but giving a less than expected long-term profit outlook, with the doughnut seller saying it expects international franchise same-store sales to continue to be negative. December call option implied volatility is at 65, January is […]






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It’s Earnings Season!

The July reporting period for companies that operate on calendar quarters begins tomorrow.  Earnings season unofficially kicks off with Alcoa (AA – 7.81) reporting their earnings on Monday.  Other notable companies that report their earnings this week include Yum! Brands (YUM – 71.66) on Wednesday and on Friday we hear from JP Morgan Chase (JPM […]






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Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.12.13

Volatility as an asset class Cooper Tire (CTB) received a bid from Apollo for $2.5B. First Solar (FSLR) is down $1.45 to $50.86 after filing to sell 8.5M shares of common stock.  Overall option implied volatility of 64 is above its 26-week average of 55. Yum! Brands (YUM) is up fractionally  to $72.26 in early […]






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Weekend Review

Barrons – Steven Sears is back at the helm and he writes about a pretty basic strategy – buying a call. Long options often have the difficulty of overcoming time value when implied volatility is low. If you are not aware, implied volatility is low with VIX under 14.00. The result is historically inexpensive option […]