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  • Blogging Options | Apr 30, 2015, 7:51 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.30.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.30.15

    Futures soft.  XOM beats on top & bottom line.  Bidu misses.  Some European traders edgy with Russia dropping rates 1.5%, German bonds falling and Greece needing to find pension money in next 36 hours.  March Personal Income flat (+ 0.2% Feb), Spending up 0.4%.  AAPL watch with possible problems trading lower by $0.50.  Volatility as an asset class: Salesforce.com (CRM) is active but off fractionally near $74.45 in the preopen on reports of a possible takeover. May[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 2, 2015, 7:57 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.2.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.2.15

    Happy Groundhog Day.  Futures higher.  Shadows seen in Chicago this morning so bears looking to hibernate for next 24-hours. December Income +0.3% (+0.2% - +0.3% consensus), Spending dropped 0.3%, worst in over four years. ISM & Construction Spending later this morning, lots of Q1 earnings this week. Overseas markets mixed, 10-year 1.70%. 19" of snow with blizzard conditions don't slow down traders in Chicago.  Great game last night, Superbowl theory says down for year? [...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 7, 2015, 12:00 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.7.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.7.15

    Volatility as an asset class The 'Majors' option implied volatilities has increased as WTI Crude Oil futures trends below $48 Exxon Mobil (XOM) overall option implied volatility of 25 compares to its 26-week average of 18. BP (BP) overall option implied volatility of 31 compares to its 26-week average of 18. ConocoPhillips (COP) overall option implied volatility of 36 compares to its 26-week average of 20. Chevron (CVX) overall option implied volatility of 33 compares to its 26-week average[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 31, 2014, 8:18 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.31.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.31.14

    US Stock futures up fractionally, Weekly Claims rise a little more than expected, Crude drops again, trading below $53 per bbl.  Kink Abdullah of Saudi Arabia reportedly hospitalized for tests mat be adding to price instability.  10-year 2.18%. Regular trading hours today.  Volatility as an asset class: Chevron (CVX) is down 60c to $112.51 in the premarket as WTI Crude Oil trades below $54. January call option implied volatility is at 30, March at 23; compared to its 26-week average[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 16, 2014, 11:43 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.16.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.16.14

    Volatility as an asset class iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (OIL) is recently up 22c to $13.26 as WTI crude oil trades above $56.  Overall option implied volatility of 60 compares to its 26-week average of 25. Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) is recently up $2.09 to $75.49. December call option implied volatility is at 40, January is 35, March is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 20. ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (UCO) is recently up 26c to $11.39. Overall option implied[...]

  • Blogging Options | Dec 11, 2014, 8:01 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.11.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.11.14

    Retail Sales rose this morning, aided by Auto Sales (+1.7%).  Overseas markets not doing as well, talk of more problems in Greece hurting Asian stocks.  OIL off an additional 1%.  Volatility as an asset class The 'Majors' option implied volatility is elevated as WTI Crude Oil futures trade below $62 Exxon Mobil (XOM)  option implied volatility of 24 compares to its 26-week average of 18. BP (BP) overall option implied volatility of 28 compares to its 26-week average of 17. ConocoPhillips[...]

  • Market News | Dec 1, 2014, 1:15 PM

    OVX (Oil VIX) Rose a Record 118.5%, GVZ (Gold VIX) Up 96% In Past 3 Months

    OVX (Oil VIX) Rose a Record 118.5%, GVZ (Gold VIX) Up 96% In Past 3 Months

    Over the past three calendar months (September through November) – The CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) rose 119%, the highest percentage rise for OVX over three calendar months since the inception of OVX price history in 2007. The CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) rose 96%. The spot prices for crude oil (WTI) fell 31.1%,  gold fell 9.3%. The market capitalizations for Apple (AAPL) stock rose 14%, and for Exxon Mobil (XOM) stock fell 10%. THREE VOLATILITY INDEXES Investors[...]