C Archives - Cboe Blogs

  • Earnings | Jul 6, 2017, 3:37 PM

    Earnings Week of 7/10/2017 - 7/14/2017

    Earnings Week of 7/10/2017 - 7/14/2017

    We are on the cusp of second quarter earnings with three big banks reporting before the open this coming Friday (C, JPM, WFC).  The numbers below represent the last three year's of stock price reactions to earnings.  Finally, the release dates and times have not been confirmed. 

  • Market News | Jan 12, 2017, 3:59 PM

    Earnings Week of 1/17 - 1/20

    Earnings Week of 1/17 - 1/20

    It's a holiday shortened week, but it's also a week where earnings season starts to kick into high gear.  As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results unless the ticker is in italics.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in reaction to earnings.  Finally, double check the earnings dates as not all were confirmed.

  • Market News | Oct 10, 2016, 7:54 AM

    Earnings Week of 10/10 - 10/14

    Earnings Week of 10/10 - 10/14

    Earnings season kicks off this week with AA reporting tomorrow Tuesday before the market opens.  As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results unless the ticker is in italics.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in reaction to earnings.

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Trade Ideas | Jul 7, 2016, 4:37 PM

    Earnings Next Week - 7/11 - 7/15

    Earnings Next Week - 7/11 - 7/15

    Things start to get interesting as the early reporters give us results for the second quarter beginning next week.  As always the data below is based on the last three years of earnings results.  The columns show the biggest rally, biggest drop, average move, and what the stock did last quarter in reaction to earnings.  

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Trade Ideas | Apr 7, 2016, 8:45 AM

    Earnings Next Week - 4/11 - 4/15

    Earnings Next Week - 4/11 - 4/15

    Just like the beginning of baseball season witnesses a few games before we have days of a full slate of games, earnings season kicks off next week with just a dozen stocks that have short dated options available for trading reporting their numbers.  As always, the numbers below represent three years of history.   After the ticker the columns show the biggest gain, biggest drop, average move (non-directional) and stock price reaction last quarter.

  • Market News | Jan 14, 2016, 10:44 AM

    Citigroup (C) Bull Put Spread in Front of Earnings

    Citigroup (C) Bull Put Spread in Front of Earnings

    As earnings season is starting to ramp up and the equity market seems to have calmed down for the moment, I was digging around this morning looking at trades in some of the stocks that report today after the close or tomorrow before the open.  A 1000 lot bull put spread in Citigroup (C) options caught my eye. With C trading at 45.00 there was a seller of the C Jan 15th 45.50 Puts at 1.15 who bought the C Jan 15th 42.50 Puts for 0.20 taking in a credit of 0.95.  The payoff diagram appears[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Strategy | Jan 7, 2016, 9:40 AM

    Earnings Week of 1/11 - 1/15

    Earnings Week of 1/11 - 1/15

    Next week things start to heat up in the earnings world.  AA reports on Monday which some consider the beginning of earnings season.  INTC and some financials finish out the week.  The numbers below represent three years of stock price reaction history to earnings announcements with the biggest gain, biggest drop, average move (non-directional) and stock price reaction last quarter.

  • Market News | Oct 14, 2015, 10:00 AM

    Earnings Take Center Stage

    Earnings Take Center Stage

    In my experience option traders fall into one of two distinct camps: single stocks and index/ETFs.  Despite similar contract specifications and pricing models, the mindset required to trade each product type is notably different.  Single stock traders have earnings releases, takeovers, and other company-specific events to worry about, while index traders tend to pay close attention to macroeconomic headlines and global equity and volatility movements.  On average in our markets about[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 15, 2015, 12:43 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.15.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.15.15

    Volatility as an asset class Citi (C) is recently down $1.24 to $47.83 on the money center sees FY15 revenue growth for Citicorp in low to mid-single digit percentage.  January weekly call option implied volatility is at 31, February is at 27, March is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Lennar (LEN) is recently down $3.40 to $42.37 on the home builder says it’s still in early stages of 'protracted, slow growth' housing recovery. February call option implied volatility is at[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Jan 7, 2015, 5:30 PM

    Next Week in Weeklys - 1/12 - 1/16

    Next Week in Weeklys - 1/12 - 1/16

    Alcoa reports Monday (1/12) after the close. Despite AA having been removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average many market observers consider AA’s report to be the beginning of earnings season. Personally I think things get going when all the big financials report which begins Wednesday with JP Morgan Chase (JPM) and Wells Fargo (WFC). The three year history for stocks with short dated options available appear in the table below – I came across an interesting use of short dated[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 9, 2014, 12:00 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.9.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.9.14

    Volatility as an asset class Bank of America (BAC) is recently down 32c to $17.34 on the bank sees Q4 sales and trading revenue down linked-quarter, y/y. December call option implied volatility is at 19, January and February is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 23. Citigroup (C) is recently down $1.19 TO $55.19 on the CEO sees $2.7B charges in Q4 to address legal reserve charges. December call option implied volatility is at 20, January is at 18, February is at 20; compared to its 26-week[...]