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  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 6, 2015, 1:05 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.6.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.6.15

    Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is recently up $1.30 to $127.72 on the company replacing AT&T (T) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18.  March weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, March is at 28, April is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26. VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 2.6% to 29.53, compared to 50-day MA of 31.60. Apple (AAPL) replacing AT &T (T) in Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX). Proshares UltraShort Barc 20 Year Treasury ETF (TBT)[...]

  • Trader Talk | Education | Feb 12, 2015, 1:54 PM

    Weekly Weekly's for 2.12.15

    Weekly Weekly's for 2.12.15

    // Apple officially dominates the world in terms of market cap and it’s a major play in weekly options. I’m Angela Miles reporting today on weekly options expiring this Friday, the 13th. Next Friday is a traditional options expiration. Traders and investors are taking a shine to Apple this week as the stock breaks out to new highs. Today AAPL is trading around $126. Plenty of call buyers are moving into the market[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Feb 9, 2015, 7:45 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.9.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.9.15

    The usual coming in to trading today.  Weakness in China economy, Greece possible exit from Euro and Ukraine talk collapse.  DAX off 1.6%, NIKKEI only overseas market in the green.  Oil higher in early session.  Volatility as an asset class Today begins a crucial week of high-stakes diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. Germany's Angela Merkel has given Russian President Vladimir Putin until February 11 to agree to a road map to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. iShares MSCI Germany[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 30, 2015, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.30.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.30.15

    Ouch!  Q4 GDP came in with a gain of 2.6, down from 5% gain in Q3.  Consensus was a gain of ~3.5% but remember GDP will have two revisions.   The Consumer Spending component shower a nice spurt, but overall a terrible number.  Stocks off sharply pre-open.  AAPL, AMZN & GOOG should help NASDAQ markeT, Visa a DJIA component.   Volatility as an asset class: Google (GOOG) is up $8.84 to $520.50 in the premarket as Q4 revenue grew 15%.  January weekly call[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 28, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.28.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.28.15

    US stock futures push higher.  Boeing (BA, $136, up $3.50) with good earnings this morning, beating on the top & bottom line.  Guidance slightly lower than consensus. European shares moderately lower.  Chairman Yellen speaks later today.  Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is up $8.56 to $117.66 in the premarket after reporting the largest profit in corporate history and reported Q1 iPhone units 74.47M vs. 39.27M last year.  January weekly call option implied volatility[...]

  • Trader Talk | Education | Strategy | Trade Ideas | Jan 23, 2015, 2:38 PM

    AAPL Earnings Play

    AAPL Earnings Play

    I am looking at an Iron Condor as a potential trade to play AAPL earnings next week. Trade: Sell 1 January 120 Call and Buy 1 January 123 Call. Sell 1 January 104 Put and Buy 1 January 101 Put. This is the January 30 Expiration. The credit I am looking for is around $60 per every one contract Iron Condor I do (excludes commission). Analysis: The credit for this Iron Condor is $60 and the Risk or Margin is $240 per every one contract I do. The yield is about 25% excluding commissions if I collect[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Education | Jan 22, 2015, 1:00 PM

    Weekly Weekly's for 1.22.15

    Weekly Weekly's for 1.22.15

    Traders are jumping into weekly options to trade upcoming earnings. I'm Angela Miles covering weekly options expiring this Friday and next Friday. // Starbucks (SBUX) turns in earnings after the close. The straddle at the 81 strike is pricing in about a 3% move up or down. Last year, the market suggested a 5% move off of earnings. There more upside calls than downside puts trading in the early going with an emphasis on the[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 21, 2015, 12:31 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.21.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.21.15

    Volatility as an asset class UnitedHealth (UNH) is recently up $2.55 to $108.19 as Q4 results top expectations on revenue growth.  January weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, February is at 20, June is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Apple (AAPL) is recently up $1.86 to $110.58 into its expected release Q1 results next week. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 35, February is at 34, March is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 26. Amazon.com January[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 14, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.14.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.14.15

    JP Morgan off over $1 on missing top and bottom line estimates.  Overseas news started stocks lower with Italian Premier resigning, the Euro falling to a multi-year low and copper prices collapsing.  US December Retail Sales, estimated to benefit with falling oil prices, fell 0.9% (sharpest drop in 2 1/2 years) X-Autos and Oil Sales fell 0.4%.  10-year trades 1.79%.   GPRO, hammered yesterday, stabilizes above $50 after AAPL enters remote camera market. ~32 K VIX Futures trade[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 2, 2014, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.2.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.2.14

    Biogen (BIIB) getting the attention of traders this morning, as positive early results of a new alzheimer's drug (BIIB 37) announced at a DB conference have pushed shares higher by $28. FDX upgraded, AAPL downgraded, off $1 in early trading after falling yesterday. Oil stabilizes overnight.  Volatility as an asset class: Energy stocks and ETF option implied volatility increases as oil prices stabilize. United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) overall option implied volatility of 49 compares to its[...]