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  • Market News | Blogging Options | Dec 16, 2014, 8:20 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.16.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.16.14

    Busy day yesterday as 19.8 million option contracts trade, with CBOE & C2 accounting for 7.2m.  SPX with 1.28m & VIX with 849K.  VIX Futures showed 417K contracts changing hands.  SPY active with 3.7m contracts trading.  VIX traded up to ~24 intra-day yesterday.  After the close Russia raised rates from 10.5% to 17%, 6th raise of '14.  Ruble trading near 74, range overnight 60-80.  Russia Q3 growth 0.2% (Oil & vodka main exports?). Oil down again, investors[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 15, 2014, 8:06 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.15.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.15.14

    Oil market regains footing and stocks react positively.  Stock futures up nicely but off the highs, after Empire Fed report showed first contraction in the last two years in manufacturing.  Asian shares lower, Europe mixed to higher.  10-year 2.11%.  Dollar strong.  25 K VIX Futures trade this morning in early session, after 500 K Friday.  Volatility as an asset class: Honeywell (HON) is up $0.72 to $96.70 in the premarket after saying “We expect 2015 to be another[...]

  • Market News | Dec 12, 2014, 3:45 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/12/2014

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 12/12/2014

    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. MSCI Index Options Coming to CBOE This week, CBOE announced it entered into a licensing agreement with MSCI to offer options trading on several MSCI Indexes.  In the U.S., options on the MSCI Indexes will be solely listed for trading on CBOE.  Options on the MSCI EAFE Index and MSCI Emerging Markets Index,[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 12, 2014, 8:09 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.12.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.12.14

    November PPI fell 0.2% (gasoline accounted for over half of the drop - flat expected) Core Rate was flat.  Oil being hammered again ON IEA lowering oil price forecast again.  Overseas markets down sharply, US following.  Jan WTI trading $58.50.  10-year near 2.12%. VIX Futures active in pre-market with 59K contracts traded.  Volatility as an asset class: Adobe (ADBE) is up $4.17 to $73.90 in the premarket after reporting first quarter results and that it will acquire Fotolia[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Education | Dec 11, 2014, 1:55 PM

    Weekly Weekly's Option Report 12.11.14

    Weekly Weekly's Option Report 12.11.14

    // Volatility is shaking up the market and traders are loving the fast-pace of trades in the Weekly's.  I'm Angela Miles. Today I am covering Weekly options expiring this Friday.  Next Friday is a traditional options expiration. I'm starting with trades in the SPX. It's a big volume day for SPX (S&P 500 Index) options contracts as the market responds to better-than-expect news on retail sales. One[...]

  • 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[...]

  • 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,[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 10, 2014, 8:18 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.10.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.10.14

    Economic news overseas not great this morning, but overseas markets steady (Asia mixed, Europe fractionally higher) after yesterday's selloff.  Metals lower, 10-year 2.22%.  Chicago baseball fans prepare for subway series after signing pitchers.  Volatility as an asset class: Costco (COST) is up $1.50 to $144.54 in the premarket after reporting better than expected Q1 EPS of $1.12 and Q1 SSS up 5%.  December call option implied volatility is at 16, January is at 15, April is at[...]

  • 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 | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 9, 2014, 8:09 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.9.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.9.14

    Greek shares off over 10% (bailout talks faltering and elections announced), Chinese shares in Shanghai lower by ~6% (tightened collateral rules) have US stock futures on edge.  European shares off ~1.5%, Gold higher, 10-year 2.23%.  Over 20 K VIX Futures trade in early session this morning.   JOLTS at 9am CDT. TMUS with interesting Convertible Preferred announced after the close. Volatility as an asset class VIX methodology for iShares Trust FTSE China 25 Index Fund (VXFXI) at[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 8, 2014, 12:00 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.8.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.8.14

    Volatility as an asset class Large Cap oil Services Company’s volatility is elevated as WTI Crude oil trades near $65 Baker Hughes (BHI) overall option implied volatility of 34 compares to its 26-week average of 28. Dril-Quip (DRQ) overall option implied volatility of 35 compares to its 26-week average of 29. Halliburton (HAL) overall option implied volatility of 40 compares to its 26-week average of 29. National Oilwell (NOV) overall option implied volatility of 30 compares to its 26-week[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 8, 2014, 8:11 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.8.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.8.14

    US stock futures weak on economic news out of Japan (GDP), Chinese trade data, S&P downgraded Italian debt... and there's Oil.  Morgan Stanley is said to have cut their oil price base forecast from $98 to $70, and said oil could hit $53 bbl in 2015.  Bond yields off fractionally. European shares lower.  LUV & EBAY upgraded before the opening.  Volatility as an asset class Cubist Pharmaceuticals (CBST) is up $26.74 to $101.10 in the premarket on Merck (MRK) acquiring for[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Market News | Dec 5, 2014, 12:15 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.5.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 12.5.14

    Volatility as an asset class Ulta Salon (ULTA) is recently up $5.39 to $131.16 on strong profit and revenue growth.  December call option implied volatility is at 31, January is at 28, March is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Five Below (FIVE) is recently down $5.33 to $37.52 after Q4 outlook misses expectations. December call option implied volatility is at 39, January is at 41, February is at 47; compared to its 26-week average of 46. Gap (GPS) is recently up 94c to $41.50 after[...]

  • 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[...]