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  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Trader Talk | May 11, 2015, 4:00 PM

    Will The Nasdaq & Russell 2k Drag The SPX Back Down? - Weekly Market Outlook

    Will The Nasdaq & Russell 2k Drag The SPX Back Down? - Weekly Market Outlook

    You have to give credit to the bulls - they're not going down without a fight. In fact, last week's market rebound right from the brink of disaster was another impressive comeback. On the other hand, as impressive as Friday's bounce was, stocks still aren't over the big hurdle that's been holding them back since February.  Will this be the time we break through past the recent choppiness and trend higher? We'll draw that line in the sand after recapping last week's big economic news[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 11, 2015, 12:06 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.11.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.11.15

    Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is recently down $1.10 to $126.48. May weekly call option implied volatility is at 25, June is at 23; compared to its 26-week average of 26. VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 2.5% to 25.45. cboe.com/VXAPL Etsy (ETSY) is recently down $2.03 to $20.60 after the online marketplace was downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Wedbush. May call option implied volatility is at 74, June is at 64, September is at 54; compared to its 10-day average of 60. Monster[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 11, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.11.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.11.15

    US shares flat as we approach the opening of trading. Noble Energy offers ~$26.70 in stock for Rose (up $6 to $25.30, 52-week high above $55).  Eurogroup meets today on Greece debt problem, Greece signaling pessimism.  China cut rates again, Chinese stocks rally, picking up half of last weeks losses.  US and overseas economic data doesn't start until Wednesday. VIX Futures quiet in early session, after trading ~228K Friday. Volatility as an asset class: iShares FTSE Xinhua China 25[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Strategy | May 10, 2015, 9:36 AM

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/4 - 5/8

    The Week in Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 5/4 - 5/8

    Despite a dip midweek, the S&P 500 recovered to put up a winning week on the heels of the non-farm payrolls report. Friday’s 28 point rally salvaged weekly performance, but this was not enough to push VIX to a week over week loss.  Since January 1990 there have been 178 weeks where the S&P 500 and VIX were both higher. I ran some quick numbers and of those 178 weeks, the S&P 500 was higher the 102 times and lower the other 76 weeks after both moved higher in sync. I was a little[...]

  • Market News | VIX | May 8, 2015, 3:00 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/8/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 5/8/2015

    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. Weeklys News in the Weekly News Roundup A week ago (naturally!), CBOE announced plans to list VIX options and futures with weekly expirations.  By ‘filling the gaps’ between monthly expirations, investors will have new opportunities to establish short-term VIX positions, and fine-tune the timing of[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Education | May 8, 2015, 2:00 PM

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.8.15

    Weekly Market Commentary 5.8.15

    The stock market weakened considerably this week, and many of the indicators are now following suit with sell signals.  But $SPX price action continues to frustrate both bulls and bears, as it refuses to trend higher or lower.   So now for $SPX, there is support at 2067 - 2072 (the April and May lows), with resistance above at 2125 (the all-time highs). Equity-only put-call ratios have deteriorated badly this week. Both ratios have rolled over to sell signals. Market breadth was the[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 8, 2015, 11:56 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.8.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.8.15

    Volatility as an asset class Monster Beverage (MNST) is recently down $12.23 to $131.20 on less than expected Q1 results and guidance. May call option implied volatility is at 29, June is at 31, September is at 32; compared to its 52-week average of 39. CBS (CBS) is recently down $1.31 to $59.91 after reporting Q1 EPS 78c, consensus 75c.  May call option implied volatility is at 24, June is at 27, September is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 28. IShares Barclay 20+ YR Treasury ETF[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 7, 2015, 12:17 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.7.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.7.15

    Volatility as an asset class Alibaba (BABA) is recently up $5.57 to $85.59 after reporting quarterly results and new CEO.  May call option implied volatility is at 31, June is at 27, July is at 26; compared to its 26-week average of 34. Priceline.com (PCLN) is recently down $42.15 to $1,222.07 on below consensus Q2 outlook on currency and growth conservatism. May call option implied volatility is at 24, June is at 23, July is at 22; compared to its 26-week average of 32. TripAdvisor (TRIP) is[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 7, 2015, 8:07 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.7.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.7.15

    Stock valuations are "generally quite high".  In a redux of "irrational exuberance", Chairperson Yellon stopped yesterday's market bounce, giving investors and traders an excuse for profit taking.  Earnings take charge again this morning, including BABA up $8, PCLN off $40 as both beat street estimates.  Asian shares lower, Europe mixed to lower. 18K VIX Futures in early session after 215K trade yesterday.  UK election today, early results before US close.[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 6, 2015, 12:18 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.6.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.6.15

    Volatility as an asset class Fossil (FOSL) is recently down $8.40 to $78.10 on less than expected guidance. May call option implied volatility is at 33, June is at 23; compared to its 52-week average of 51. Weight Watchers (WTW) is off $0.87 to $7.32 after reporting a less than expected Q1 revenue of $322.1M, compared to consensus $324.36M.  May call option implied volatility is at 107, June is at 92, July is at 81, October is at 96; compared to its 26-week average of 43. Proshares UltraShort[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 5, 2015, 11:51 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.5.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.5.15

    Volatility as an asset class Disney (DIS) is recently up $1.16 to $112.19 after reporting better than expected Q2 adjusted EPS $1.23, compared to consensus $1.11. May call option implied volatility is at 19, June is at 18, January is at 20; compared to its 52-week average of 23. Estee Lauder (EL) is recently up $4.95 to $88.30 on Q3 adjusted EPS 72c, compared to consensus 51c. May call option implied volatility is at 19, June 18, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 21. Proshares UltraShort[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 5, 2015, 7:58 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.5.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 5.5.15

    Disney beat on the top & bottom line, pushing stock futures to a slight gain.   But the March Trade deficit with the worst number in 6 1/2 years, dragged futures lower.  Economists that blamed the West Coast port strike on the preliminary Q1 GDP number, now have the surge in goods being processed to blame for the deficit.  Revised GDP will be an interesting number to watch.  Earnings other than DIS a mixed bag this morning.  Shanghai off 4% overnight, Australia is[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | May 4, 2015, 12:38 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.4.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 5.4.15

    Volatility as an asset class Cablevision (CVC) is recently up 5c to $20.33 after reporting Q1 EPS 20c, compared to consensus 17c.  May call option implied volatility is at 40, June is at 29, September is at 32; compared to its 26-week average of 27. MGM Resorts (MGM) is recently down 40c to $21 after reporting better than expected Q1 EPS 33c, compared to consensus 14c. May call option implied volatility is at 39, June is at 36, September is at 34; compared to its 26-week average of 36. CBOE[...]

  • Technical Analysis & Charts | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | May 4, 2015, 11:15 AM

    Still In No Man's Land - Weekly Market Outlook 5.4.15

    Still In No Man's Land - Weekly Market Outlook 5.4.15

    Despite the strong bullish effort on Friday, stock's booked a loss for the past week. On the other hand, the market finished the week on a bullish foot, which broadly suggests we'll hit the ground running in an upward direction this week. (It doesn't hurt the bullish case that the longer-term trend is still technically intact.)  We'll weigh the odds below, after looking at last week's big economic news and previewing some of this week's economic data. Economic Data While we got a large number[...]

  • VIX | Trader Talk | May 2, 2015, 2:02 PM

    The Week in VIX - 4/27 - 5/1

    The Week in VIX - 4/27 - 5/1

    VIX was up slightly this past week as the S&P 500 dropped a little. VIX futures were down across the board as the lack of movement from VIX. This small disconnect can be attributed to the market getting past a couple of known unknowns (FOMC & GDP). We did have one day of excitement as the S&P 500 was down significantly on Thursday which pushed VIX into the 15’s and kept the May VIX future trading with a 16 handle the whole day. That excitement was short lived as the S&P 500[...]