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  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 8, 2015, 7:58 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.8.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.8.15

    April Non-Farm Payrolls showed a gain of 223K jobs, (226K expected),  jobless rate fell to 5.4%, not a surprise.  March Jobs revised lower by 39K to a gain of only 85K.  Participation rate up one tick.  Stock futures rally, as slowing economy should prevent early rate hikes.  FTSE up 2% on election results (Conservatives win big), other overseas markets also higher.  Options Institute and BofA Merrill welcomed 35 officers from 30 different countries attending US Naval[...]

  • VIX | Trader Talk | Jan 9, 2015, 8:09 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.9.15

    Blogging Options:  CBOE Morning Update 1.9.15

    NFP for December climbed to 252K (240K to 244K expected), Jobless rate fell from 5.8% to 5.6% (5.7% expected).  November jobs revised higher.  The negative side of the report was the Participation Rate fell to a 37-year low (451K dropped out last month), and Average Wages dropped a surprising 0.2%. Volatility as an asset class Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY) is down $3.55 to $75.90 in the premarket on Q3 profit falling 5%. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 126, January is at[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 5, 2014, 7:57 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.5.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.5.14

    Non-Farm Payrolls for November spiked up to a gain of 321K, previous months revised higher by 44K.  Unemployment rare unchanged.  Consensus was a gain of ~225K to 235K.  This was the largest gain in employment since Jan of 2012.  The Participation Rate was unchanged at 62.8%.  Gold off 1%, oil down fractionally. 10-year up to 2.31%. US stock futures keep small gains going into regular session.  Volatility as an asset class: Google (GOOG) is down $5.40 to $531.90 in the[...]