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  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Trade Ideas | Election & VIX | 2016 Recap | Nov 7, 2016, 4:40 PM

    On Election Eve, Volatility Indexes for Stocks, Gold, Currencies & Volatility Fall By More than 8% (after Record 9-Day Up-Streak)

    On Election Eve, Volatility Indexes for Stocks, Gold, Currencies & Volatility Fall By More than 8% (after Record 9-Day Up-Streak)

    Last week I heard about quite a bit of new interest in portfolio protection strategies, and on November 4 the CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) rose on a ninth consecutive day (a new all-time record for the VIX Index over its price history dating back to January 1990). However, on November 7, the date before the U.S. national elections, the S&P 500® Index rose 2.2%, and the percentage changes for some key volatility indexes were as follows: ·         -16.9% [...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Strategy | Trade Ideas | Jul 8, 2016, 10:59 AM

    Gold - Where's the Risk?

    Gold - Where's the Risk?

    I’ve kept my eye off gold this year and boy have I missed a ride. The GLD ETF is up about 28% in 2016 which leaves most markets in the dust. Apparently #Gold is a trending topic today on Twitter as well. S0 even though the shiny metal is higher, is there any opportunity being anticipated for the rest of 2016? To get a feel for what the market thinks, I always consult option implied volatility. Luckily CBOE has the CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) where I can get an idea if option[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Feb 6, 2015, 3:15 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/6/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/6/2015

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets. There’s a “Best App” For That On Wednesday, CBOE Mobile was named “Best Mobile Application” at the fourth annual Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards.  Since launching just a couple of months ago, there have been more than 17,000 downloads and/or updates of CBOE Mobile. “The[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | Jan 1, 2015, 12:54 PM

    Gold Volatility in 2014

    Gold Volatility in 2014

    In 2014 the price of Gold did not have any of the headline grabbing moves like those that occurred in 2013. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD – 113.58) finished the year down a little over 2% and was down 1.4% on the last day of the year. If we had taken New Year’s Eve off GLD was have been practically unchanged on the year. The chart below shows the daily closing prices for GLD and the CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ – 20.08) for this past year. If it were not for the fourth quarter[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | Dec 20, 2014, 4:30 PM

    The Week in Gold and Oil Volatility - 12/15 through 12/19

    The Week in Gold and Oil Volatility - 12/15 through 12/19

    Gold volatility represented by GVZ dropped 5% last week and the price of gold as represented by GLD was down 2.25%. Now on to what people care about these days – The week over week price change for the United States Oil ETF (USO – 21.96) comes nowhere near telling the story from last week. From Friday to Friday USO was up 0.03 from 21.93 to 21.96. So why in the world is the OVX curve in backwardation and why was OVX up over 10% to close over 50.00 for the first time in over 3 years? Why,[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | Dec 13, 2014, 1:00 PM

    The Week in Gold and Oil Volatility - 12/8 - 12/12

    The Week in Gold and Oil Volatility - 12/8 - 12/12

    I recall when I totally ignored Oil in this space for gold, my how things have changed.   USO dropped over 12% last week which places the fund down about 38% in 2014. The result for OVX, as seen on the right side below, was a jump of 45% and a move near all-time highs. The front month December future, which settles on the open Wednesday morning, finished the week at a 2.72 point discount to the index, which indicates to me that a quick move down in OVX (and stabilization of oil prices)[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 10, 2014, 11:46 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.10.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.10.14

    Volatility as an asset class Las Vegas Sands (LVS) is recently down $1.94 to $54.17 after FBR lowered its estimates for LVS, Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and MGM Resorts (MGM) citing the 20% decline in Macau gross gaming revenue in November and a "soft" first week of December.  December call option implied volatility is at 36, January is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 28. Wynn Resorts (WYNN) is recently down $8.15 to $148.49. December weekly call option implied volatility is at 42,[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Dec 5, 2014, 2:30 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/5/2014

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/5/2014

    The Weekly News Roundup is your weekly recap of CBOE features, options industry news and VIX and volatility-related articles from print, broadcast and online and social media outlets.       CBOE.com 2.0 CBOE recently introduced a newly enhanced website that offers easier navigation and search capabilities, updated and revised educational content and a responsive design that optimizes desktop, mobile phone and table viewing.  Check out all its features at http://www.cboe.com/. “CBOE[...]