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  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 15, 2015, 12:43 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.15.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.15.15

    Volatility as an asset class Citi (C) is recently down $1.24 to $47.83 on the money center sees FY15 revenue growth for Citicorp in low to mid-single digit percentage.  January weekly call option implied volatility is at 31, February is at 27, March is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Lennar (LEN) is recently down $3.40 to $42.37 on the home builder says it’s still in early stages of 'protracted, slow growth' housing recovery. February call option implied volatility is at[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 14, 2015, 11:47 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.14.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.14.15

    Volatility as an asset class JPMorgan (JPM) is down $2.54 to $56.29 after reporting Q4 EPS $1.19, consensus $1.31. January call option implied volatility is at 29, February is at 24, April is at 23, June is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Wells Fargo (WFC) is off 79c to $51.06 after reporting in line Q4 EPS of $1.02.  January call option implied volatility is at 23, February and April is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 18. General Motors (GM), down 3% after giving 2015[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 14, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.14.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.14.15

    JP Morgan off over $1 on missing top and bottom line estimates.  Overseas news started stocks lower with Italian Premier resigning, the Euro falling to a multi-year low and copper prices collapsing.  US December Retail Sales, estimated to benefit with falling oil prices, fell 0.9% (sharpest drop in 2 1/2 years) X-Autos and Oil Sales fell 0.4%.  10-year trades 1.79%.   GPRO, hammered yesterday, stabilizes above $50 after AAPL enters remote camera market. ~32 K VIX Futures trade[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 13, 2015, 11:49 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.13.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.13.15

    Volatility as an asset class Costco (COST) is recently up 62c to $143.17 after Goldman Sachs downgraded citing the recent valuation expansion and its belief the retailer’s earnings momentum is close to peaking.  January call option implied volatility is at 17, February is at 16, July is at 15; compared to its 26-week average of 16. Monster Beverage (MNST) is recently up $3.97 to $115.93 after Stifel raised its price target on the stock and Wells Fargo downgraded the shares to Market Perform[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 13, 2015, 9:21 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.13.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.13.15

    Stocks look stronger across the board, Crude down, US Dollar higher.  Growing optimism on Q1 Earnings after Alcoa beat last night.  VIX looks down one point.  Volatility as an asset class Alcoa (AA) is down $0.10 to $16.30 in the premarket after beating Wall Street estimates on both the top and bottom line.  January call option implied volatility is at 59, February is at 39, April is at 34, July is at 33; compared to its 26-week average of 32. Best Buy (BBY) is up $0.40 to $39.49[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 12, 2015, 11:32 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.12.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.12.15

    Volatility as an asset class Auto manufacturer’s option implied volatility is mixed as the North American International Auto Show begins in Detroit. General Motors Co. (GM) over all option implied volatility of 27 compares to its 26-week average of 26. Toyota Motor Corp. (TM) over all option implied volatility of 20 compares to its 26-week average of 19. Tesla (TSLA) over all option implied volatility of 43 compares to its 26-week average of 46. Ford (F) over all option implied volatility of[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 9, 2015, 1:45 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.9.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.9.14

    Volatility as an asset class President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to provide free community college tuition for all Americans who are "willing to work for it". Publicly traded education companies in the space have flat option implied volatility. American Public Education (APEI) overall option implied volatility of 32 compares to its 26-week average of 34. Apollo Education (APOL) overall option implied volatility of 35 compares to its 26-week average of 36. Bridgepoint Education[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 8, 2015, 12:31 PM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.8.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.8.15

    Stocks headed higher at the opening and haven't looked back.  Option volume busy mid-day, as CBOE & C2 trade over 3.1mm of 11.1 million contracts.  SPX trades over 560K and VIX options with 270K.  VIX futures show 100K+ trading.  Volatility as an asset class: Proshares UltraShort  20 Year Treasury ETF (TBT) is up $1.12 to $43.71 as rates pullback from a recent rise on continued expectations global central banks will continue its stimulus program. Overall option implied[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Jan 7, 2015, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.7.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.7.15

    ADP Employment beat this morning (added 241K jobs, 230K expected) and stocks reacted well.  Five-Day losing streak looks like it should end today.  Overseas markets moving higher.   Oil erased early losses and have moved to the upside,  WTI up 1%.   Gold off, FED minutes later today.  Option volume yesterday was very good, with CBOE & C2 doing 5.87mm of 19mm contracts.  300K VIX Futures change hands yesterday.  Volatility as an asset class: Micron[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 6, 2015, 1:22 PM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.6.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.6.15

    Markets turned lower mid-morning on continued weakness in oil prices.  DJIA off 175 points, S&P 500 (SPX) at ~1998, 10 points below 75-day Moving Average.  Option volume at mid-day was 11 mm contracts, SPX traded 600 K +, VIX Futures volume ~166 K.  10-year moves below 2%, NDX off 1.5%.  JPM off 3%,  AXP lower by 2.5%. Volatility as an asset class: Options: Technology stocks option implied volatility has increased as stocks sell off into International CES opening Nvidia[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 6, 2015, 8:10 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.6.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.6.15

    US stock futures up fractionally this morning.  10-year ticked below 2%, and WTI was off 2.01% to $49.05.  17.6 million options trade yesterday, with SPX at 1.17mm and VIX near 500K.  SPY showed 3.275mm contracts change hands. VIX closed 19.92 yesterday, could be interesting watch this week.  Good article from Russell Rhoads on VIX activity yesterday - scroll down to the previous article. Volatility as an asset : Options: Technology stocks option implied volatility is mixed into[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 5, 2015, 12:00 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.5.14

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.5.14

    Volatility as an asset class iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil Total Return (OIL) is recently down 60c to $11.61 as WTI crude oil trades below $51.  January call option implied volatility is at 67, February is at 62; compared to its 26-week average of 27. Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) is recently down $3.39 to $76.14. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 41, January is 34, March is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 21. ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil (UCO) is recently down[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 5, 2015, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.5.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.5.15

    Parking lot full this morning, everyone getting back to work - and on time.  Asian stocks lower, shares in Europe off 1%+.  DAX leading shares down in Europe with bad economic news. Oil traded with a $50 handle this morning and the dollar (CAD & AUS tied to resources, Swiss tied to Euro) at a 6 year high. -1 degree on way in this morning.  VIX Futures active in pre-market session, up ~2.5%. SPY off 1.25.  Volatility as an asset class: Cempra (CEMP) is up $6.11 to $29 in the[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 2, 2015, 1:00 PM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.2.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.2.15

    ISM for December (55.5% versus 58.7% in Nov, 4th straight drop and lowest since June '13), disappointed traders and investors this morning, turning a firm opening into a light-volume sell off.  Construction Spending fell as well.  10-Year yield dropped to 2.12% after printing 2.102%. Oil and Grains off over 1%. GE, NKE & DIS lower, IBM, V & CELG higher.  Volatility as an asset class: S&P 500 Top Best Performers of 2014 have mixed option implied volatility Mallinckrodt (MNK)[...]