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  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 28, 2015, 7:58 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.28.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.28.15

    Earnings in full swing this morning, led by Big Pharma's.  PFE beat but guided lower, while MRK and BMY were up slightly in the pre-market.  European shares getting whacked (lower by more than 1%) and UK economy slowing at a bad time - two weeks before an election.  Case-Shiller reports Home Prices rising, as expected.  FED Minutes tomorrow. Volatility as an asset class: Apple (AAPL) is up $1.35 to $131.63 in the preopen on Q2 revenue growth grew at a run-rate of 33% ex-currency[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 27, 2015, 7:48 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.27.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.27.15

    Traders watching events overseas this morning.  China is hinting at QE, while Japan is lowered one notch by a ratings agency.  Apple earnings after the close, Q1 GDP before the opening Wednesday and FOM Minutes Wed PM.  GDP forecast has been retreating as weather and California dock strike blamed, consensus down to ~1.1%. AMAT ( -$1.50 ) merger off, AXP & TWTR downgraded before the bell, both off fractionally, DB off 4% on restructuring.  40 degrees this morning in Chicago,[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Apr 24, 2015, 3:19 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/24/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/24/2015

    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. New Products at CBOE Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM) and the MSCI EAFE Index (EAFE) made their trading debut on CBOE this week.  Andy Lowenthal, Vice President of Business Development at CBOE, discusses these products, and other initiatives, with CT Financial News. “Interview: CBOE Exec Talks[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 24, 2015, 12:21 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.24.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.24.15

    Volatility as an asset class Altera (ALTR) is recently down 46c to $41.63 after the semiconductor company reported Q1 results that missed expectations. May call option implied volatility is at 72, June is at 67, September is at 41; compared to its 26-week average of 28. American Airlines (AAL) is recently up $1.55 to $53 on Q1 earnings nearly doubling. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 34, May is at 37, June is at 34, August is at 36; compared to its 26-week average of 42. Comcast (CMCSA)[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 24, 2015, 8:10 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.24.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.24.15

    Earnings and the Comcast non-deal seem to be the focus this morning.  Futures mixed.  Durable Goods beat but it's all related to Aircraft orders.  Core Rate -0.2% (+0.3% consensus expectation).  Biogen is off over $20 on disappointing sales of a new drug.  AAL up on earnings beat but gave a warning on upcoming currency translations.  Volatility as an asset class: Amazon.com (AMZN) is up $43.51 to $432.77 in the premarket after reporting better than expected Q1 results[...]

  • 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[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 23, 2015, 12:24 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.23.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.23.15

    Volatility as an asset class PepsiCo (PEP) is recently down 94c to $96.34 on solid Q1 results and sees FY15 organic revenue growth in mid-single digits. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 15, June is at 13, July is at 12; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Caterpillar (CAT) is recently down 45c to $84.40 after raising its profit outlook for the year after reporting better than expected Q1 results. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 21, May is at 18, June is at 18, August[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 23, 2015, 7:16 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.23.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.23.15

    Earnings from major players hitting the tape (PG off $1.50, CAT up $3, GM misses on top and bottom line and is off $1) and more after the close. Chinese economic numbers (PMI) weak again but Asian shares slightly higher, Europe weak with DAX off 1.2%).  Housing data 30 minutes into trading day.  Volatility as an asset class Facebook (FB) is down $1.13 to $83.51 in the premarket on higher user growth and engagement driving strong ad growth, somewhat offset by foreign exchange headwinds and[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 22, 2015, 12:07 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.22.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.22.15

    Volatility as an asset class Boeing (BA) is recently down $3.58 to $149.75 on Q1 profit increasing 38% on growth in its commercial-airlines segment. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 19, May is at 17, June and August is at 18; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Coca-Cola (KO) is recently up 47c to $41.25 on better than expected Q1 profit and revenue. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 15, June is at 14, July is at 13, November is at 14; compared to its 26-week average[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 22, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.22.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.22.15

    KO and BA Q1 earnings beat estimates but BA revenues with a small miss.  Busy week for earnings, McDonalds expected later this morning with revenues, earnings and same-store-sales looking to be down.  European shares mostly lower on continued Greek uncertainty. 10-year yield falls below 1.91%. Traders in Chicago bleary-eyed as BlackHawks won a Stanley Cup Playoff game in triple-overtime - 1:30amish.  Oh, and it snowed on the way in this morning, Happy Spring.  Volatility as an[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 21, 2015, 11:51 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.21.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.21.15

    Volatility as an asset class Teva (TEVA) is recently up $1.23 to $64.52 after proposing to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Mylan (MYL) in a transaction valued at $82.00 per Mylan share, with the consideration to be comprised of approximately 50% cash and 50% stock. April weekly call option implied volatility is at 49, May is at 39, June is at 29; compares to its 26-week average of 25. Mylan (MYL) is recently up $6.40 to $74.43.  April weekly all option implied volatility of 47, May[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 21, 2015, 7:54 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.21.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 4.21.15

    Markets look to add to yesterdays gains and Q1 earnings reports continue to flood in.  Overseas markets mostly higher, traders watching events overseas as a Chinese-owned company defaulted overnight and EU and Greece rhetoric getting louder.  May Crude futures expire today.  TEVA, Mylan merger being heard again this morning, Mylan had made a bid for Perrigo last week  MSCI EEM, EAFE Index options launch at CBOE this morning.  Volatility as an asset class IBM (IBM) is up $0.64[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 20, 2015, 7:45 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Options 4.20.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Options 4.20.15

    US and European stock futures with a nice bounce (DAX up 1.4%) after last weeks pounding, Asian shares lower.  China cuts reserves a larger than expected 100 basis points.  Oil and Gold lower, bonds flat. Lots of earnings reports this week.  PG and COST raised dividends this morning. Option volume on Expiration Friday very good, as over 21.8  million contracts change hands, 1.15mm in SPX.   MSCI EEM, EAFE Index options launch tomorrow.  Volatility as an asset class: Morgan[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Apr 17, 2015, 3:06 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/17/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 4/17/2015

    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. MSCI Options Countdown Options on the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EM) and the MSCI EAFE Index (EAFE) will make their trading debut at CBOE next week – Tuesday, April 21st.  These new products will give money managers an efficient method for managing risk exposure to equity markets outside the U.S. [...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Apr 17, 2015, 11:53 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.17.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 4.17.15

    Volatility as an asset class General Electric (GE) is recently up 9c to $27.37 after reporting Q1 operating EPS 31c, consensus 30c. April weekly call option implied volatility is at 21, May is at 16, June is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 18. Honeywell (HON) is recently down $2.48 to $101.51 after maintaining lower its revenue outlook on a cautious view of the global economy. May call option implied volatility is at 16, June is at 15, September is at 17; compared to its 26-week average[...]