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  • Strategy | Trade Ideas | Oct 24, 2016, 9:10 AM

    Admiral SPO Puts his Mark on Microsoft

    Admiral SPO Puts his Mark on Microsoft

    Maury, Maury, Maury! Admiral SPO Puts his Mark on Microsoft. Knowing Maury’s thirst for shekels and his motto of "the best things in life are FREE" the Admiral launched a timely pre-earnings trade, a call time back spread. Maury, known for his Pavlovian behavior jumped in!  On Thursday, October 20th, the day Microsoft earnings were scheduled to come out after the bell, one day prior to OCT options expiration Admiral sent out the mother of all Maury trades at 2:56 PM CT: Sell[...]

  • Market News | Oct 14, 2016, 11:23 AM

    Earnings Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21

    Earnings Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21

    With a couple of exceptions (AAL, PYPL) the data below represents twelve quarters of earnings history.  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.

  • Trader Talk | Education | Strategy | Apr 23, 2015, 4:05 PM

    Weekly Weekly's Option Report 4.23.15

    Weekly Weekly's Option Report 4.23.15

    // The titans of tech dominate this week's Weeklys report. Apple, Twitter, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all have earnings coming up in the next few sessions. I’m Angela Miles covering weekly options expiring this Friday and next Friday May 1st. A big night of earning is ahead with Amazon, Google and Microsoft all reporting after the close... Amazon has been getting plenty of options paper flow going into earnings. The[...]

  • Blogging Options | Mar 16, 2015, 7:58 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.16.17

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.16.17

    Stock futures higher in pre-open.  Empire State Manufacturing disappointed with a 6.9 print for March (7.9% expected), with New Orders showing a decrease.  Not much economic news expected for the rest of the day.  Oil down 1%, Gold fractionally higher.  Earnings estimates cut for MSFT by a major firm, NFLX (off $7) cut to "Hold" by another.  FED Minutes Wednesday afternoon.  Volatility as an asset class: SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration and Production ETF[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 27, 2015, 8:10 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.27.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.27.15

    17,8  s 9   v 430 Ugly day on Wall Street - not the weather, earnings.  Several DJIA components have reported, with earnings missing and guidance lowered.  Durable Goods for December showed a surprising 3.4% drop (rise if 0.4% expected), X-transports --0.8% (+0.5% expected) and November revised sharply lower.  US stock futures had shown the DJIA opening down 200 points, after the Durables maybe 300 points.  Bonds rallying. 25K VIX futures trade in early session. [...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 18, 2014, 11:52 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.18.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.18.14

    Volatility as an asset class Oracle (ORCL) is recently up $3.40 to $44.56 after Q2 results beat estimates as Q2 total software plus cloud revenue grew 5% to $7.3B. December call option implied volatility is at 26, January is at 21, February is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 21. Cloud software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service stocks have rallied as volatility decreased. Salesforce.com (CRM) is recently up $2.28 to $59.25. December call option implied volatility[...]