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  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Strategy | Trade Ideas | May 30, 2015, 11:51 AM

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/26 - 5/29

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/26 - 5/29

    Short term volatility rose last week based on stock market action and some impact from the holiday weekend. VXST’s 42% rise is partially attributed to the three day weekend being behind us and we can probably give a little credit to the day off Monday for the 14% rise in VIX. The issue that has nothing to do with the four day work week is the shape of the curve below which shows VXST is basically in line with VIX as of Friday's close. This is an indication that[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | May 29, 2015, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/29/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/29/2015

    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. Applause, Applause At the GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Award ceremony in New York City Thursday evening, CBOE was named ‘Derivatives Exchange of the Year – Americas.’ Global Capital cited CBOE’s  “commitment to client service through its extended trading hours initiative, its[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | May 29, 2015, 1:15 PM

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.29.15

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.29.15

    $SPX remains stalled just below the all-time highs, which are at 2135. The support at 2070 (the lows of March and April) remains in place. Equity-only put-call ratios are technically still on sell signals. But have been drifting sideways for a couple of weeks. Market breadth oscillators gave sell signals prior to Tuesday's market decline. They remain on those sell signals, despite the broad market's attempt to recover. Volatility indices and derivatives are still quite bullish. Yes, they spiked[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 29, 2015, 12:51 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.29.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.29.15

    Volatility as an asset class Altera (ALTR) is recently up $2.18 to $49.15 after The New York Post, CNBC's David Faber and the FT indicated the chip making giant Intel (INTC) has resumed talks about potentially acquiring the company. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 77, June is at 57, September is at 34; compared to 52-week range of 18 to 89. Splunk (SPLK) is recently down $4.69 to $66.36 on week Q1 earnings and outlook. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 35, June and[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 28, 2015, 12:07 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.28.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.28.15

    Volatility as an asset class Popeyes (PLKI) is recently down 56c to $57.48 after reporting better than expected Q1 EPS on less than expected revenue. June call option implied volatility is at 29, July is at 28, August is at 30; compared to its 52-week range of 23-47. Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) is recently up to $2.25 to $21.90 after reporting less than expected Q1 revenue and outlook and says SSS trend has continued to improve in May. June call option implied volatility is at 38, July is at 34,[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 26, 2015, 12:45 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.26.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.26.15

    Volatility as an asset class Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Charter (CHTR) volatility decreases on Charter purchasing Time Warner Cable for $55B Time Warner Cable (TWC) is recently up $7.78 to $178.96 on Charter (CHTR) agreeing to purchase for $195.71 a share, with $100 in cash and the remainder in its own stock. June volatility is at 17, compared to level of 30 from last week and its 52-week range of 12–44. Charter (CHTR) is recently down 30c to $175.04. June volatility is at 23, compared[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | May 26, 2015, 9:45 AM

    Bullish Levels Getting Entrenched - Weekly Market Outlook

    Bullish Levels Getting Entrenched - Weekly Market Outlook

    It wasn't a pretty or a convincing bullish move, but stocks did make forward progress last week, putting some distance between them and a huge hurdle that had otherwise been holding it back since February. Still, no later than it cleared that ceiling another possible one developed. We'll take a closer look at this new market situation, right after we review last week's and this week's economic numbers. Economic Data It may not have been a terribly busy week last week on the economic front, but it[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Strategy | May 25, 2015, 3:43 PM

    The Week in Russell 2000 Option Trading - 5/18 - 5/22

    The Week in Russell 2000 Option Trading - 5/18 - 5/22

    Small cap stocks took the lead from large cap stocks for 2015 last week as the Russell 2000 (RUT) was up 0.66% while the Russell 1000 (RUI) rose only 0.20%. That places RUT slightly in the lead up 3.94% for 2015 versus RUI up 3.73% for the year. I came across an article from Friday that was discussing how low volatility is for the Russell 2000. I always like to think of volatility in relative terms and for the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) this means comparing it to VIX. Using[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | May 25, 2015, 9:32 AM

    The Week in VIX - 5/18 - 5/22

    The Week in VIX - 5/18 - 5/22

    The VIX futures curve was lower last week with June losing more than the index or other futures as it was awarded the official title of “Front Month” with May VIX futures and options settling on the open Wednesday. Below I’ve changed things up a bit and the comparison is a year over year look at VIX and the VIX futures from Friday and a year ago on the Friday before Memorial Day. I was visiting the VIX pit with the attendees of the May version of The Option Institute’s Investing[...]

  • VIX | Trader Talk | Education | Futures | May 24, 2015, 12:32 PM

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/18 - 5/22

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/18 - 5/22

    The S&P 500 moved up a little last week and the volatility curve moved lower. On the shorter dated end of the volatility term structure chart, there was the three day weekend effect which helped push VXST and VIX a tad bit lower than would be expected in front of a normal two day weekend. Just for the heck of it, I took a look at the curve 52 weeks ago and added it to the diagram below. I expected the 2015 pre-Memorial Day weekend curve to be higher than the 2014 version, but was surprised at[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | May 23, 2015, 12:22 PM

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.22.15

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.22.15

    Everything is grinding to a halt in this market, and that is probably a sign that an explosive move lies in the not-too-distant future. $SPX has support at the old highs (2120). If that should fail, there should be a good support level at 2070.   Equity-only put-call ratios remain on sell signals, according to the computer programs we use to analyze these charts.  However, it is obvious that these ratios have just been trending sideways for the past few days. Market breadth has been something[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | May 22, 2015, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/22/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/22/2015

    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. EUREKA!!!! Earlier this week, CBOE announced it has entered into an agreement with Eurekahedge, a hedge-fund research and data collection company, to collaborate on the development of a series of new benchmark indexes designed to measure the performance of hedge funds that use volatility-based investment strategies. “CBOE,[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 21, 2015, 12:10 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.21.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.21.15

    Volatility as an asset class Best Buy (BBY) is recently up $1.78 to $35.46 after reporting Q1 adjusted EPS 37c, compared to consensus 29c. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 42, June is at 28, September is at 31; compared to its 90-day average of 32. NetApp (NTAP) is recently down $4.19 to $31.45 after reporting less than expected Q4 report. May volatility elevated into Q4 and outlook. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 34, June is at 23, July is at 21; compared to its 90-day[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Education | May 21, 2015, 11:30 AM

    CBOE, C2 & CFE Memorial Day Holiday Trading Schedule

    CBOE, C2 & CFE Memorial Day Holiday Trading Schedule

    We have another long weekend coming up.  Next Monday, May 25th, is Memorial Day in the U.S. Tomorrow, Friday May 22st, CBOE, C2 and CFE  will have regular trading hours for all products. On Sunday evening May 24th, CFE opens its extended trading session at 5:00pm CDT for VIX (VX) Futures and VXT, and will close at 10:30am Monday May 25th. Monday May 25th, CBOE and C2 are closed for business, so there will be no Stock, ETF or Index option trading on that date.  Regular trading will[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 20, 2015, 12:15 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.20.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.20.15

    Volatility as an asset class Southwest (LUV) is recently down $3.12 to $37.78 on concerns of worsening competitive backdrop and lean competitors vowing to compete aggressively. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 48, June is at 34, July is at 33 compared to its 90-day average of 33. Delta (DAL) is recently down $2.35 to $43.84. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 43, June is at 34, July is at 33 compared to its 90-day average of 34. American Airlines (AAL) is recently down[...]