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  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 19, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.19.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.19.15

    AAPL goes into the DJIA at today's opening.  Oil off over 3% in early trade, Kuwait comments about production levels keeping steady, even as demand lags.  Dollar higher vs. Euro.  Weekly Claims in line, Stocks expected to give back some of yesterday's gains.  EBAY downgraded preopen.  10-year 1.93%.  Get your NCAA brackets completed,  games begin in 2 hours.  Volatility as an asset class: Silver Wheaton (SLW) is down 1c to $19 in the premarket after reporting[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 6, 2015, 1:05 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.6.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.6.15

    Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is recently up $1.30 to $127.72 on the company replacing AT&T (T) in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on March 18.  March weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, March is at 28, April is at 27; compared to its 26-week average of 26. VIX methodology for Apple (VXAPL) up 2.6% to 29.53, compared to 50-day MA of 31.60. Apple (AAPL) replacing AT &T (T) in Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJX). Proshares UltraShort Barc 20 Year Treasury ETF (TBT)[...]

  • Trader Talk | Education | Feb 12, 2015, 1:54 PM

    Weekly Weekly's for 2.12.15

    Weekly Weekly's for 2.12.15

    // Apple officially dominates the world in terms of market cap and it’s a major play in weekly options. I’m Angela Miles reporting today on weekly options expiring this Friday, the 13th. Next Friday is a traditional options expiration. Traders and investors are taking a shine to Apple this week as the stock breaks out to new highs. Today AAPL is trading around $126. Plenty of call buyers are moving into the market[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Feb 9, 2015, 7:45 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.9.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.9.15

    The usual coming in to trading today.  Weakness in China economy, Greece possible exit from Euro and Ukraine talk collapse.  DAX off 1.6%, NIKKEI only overseas market in the green.  Oil higher in early session.  Volatility as an asset class Today begins a crucial week of high-stakes diplomacy on the Ukraine crisis. Germany's Angela Merkel has given Russian President Vladimir Putin until February 11 to agree to a road map to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. iShares MSCI Germany[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 30, 2015, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.30.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.30.15

    Ouch!  Q4 GDP came in with a gain of 2.6, down from 5% gain in Q3.  Consensus was a gain of ~3.5% but remember GDP will have two revisions.   The Consumer Spending component shower a nice spurt, but overall a terrible number.  Stocks off sharply pre-open.  AAPL, AMZN & GOOG should help NASDAQ markeT, Visa a DJIA component.   Volatility as an asset class: Google (GOOG) is up $8.84 to $520.50 in the premarket as Q4 revenue grew 15%.  January weekly call[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jan 28, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.28.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 1.28.15

    US stock futures push higher.  Boeing (BA, $136, up $3.50) with good earnings this morning, beating on the top & bottom line.  Guidance slightly lower than consensus. European shares moderately lower.  Chairman Yellen speaks later today.  Volatility as an asset class Apple (AAPL) is up $8.56 to $117.66 in the premarket after reporting the largest profit in corporate history and reported Q1 iPhone units 74.47M vs. 39.27M last year.  January weekly call option implied volatility[...]

  • Trader Talk | Education | Strategy | Trade Ideas | Jan 23, 2015, 2:38 PM

    AAPL Earnings Play

    AAPL Earnings Play

    I am looking at an Iron Condor as a potential trade to play AAPL earnings next week. Trade: Sell 1 January 120 Call and Buy 1 January 123 Call. Sell 1 January 104 Put and Buy 1 January 101 Put. This is the January 30 Expiration. The credit I am looking for is around $60 per every one contract Iron Condor I do (excludes commission). Analysis: The credit for this Iron Condor is $60 and the Risk or Margin is $240 per every one contract I do. The yield is about 25% excluding commissions if I collect[...]

  • Market News | Trader Talk | Education | Jan 22, 2015, 1:00 PM

    Weekly Weekly's for 1.22.15

    Weekly Weekly's for 1.22.15

    Traders are jumping into weekly options to trade upcoming earnings. I'm Angela Miles covering weekly options expiring this Friday and next Friday. // Starbucks (SBUX) turns in earnings after the close. The straddle at the 81 strike is pricing in about a 3% move up or down. Last year, the market suggested a 5% move off of earnings. There more upside calls than downside puts trading in the early going with an emphasis on the[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jan 21, 2015, 12:31 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.21.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 1.21.15

    Volatility as an asset class UnitedHealth (UNH) is recently up $2.55 to $108.19 as Q4 results top expectations on revenue growth.  January weekly call option implied volatility is at 29, February is at 20, June is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Apple (AAPL) is recently up $1.86 to $110.58 into its expected release Q1 results next week. January weekly call option implied volatility is at 35, February is at 34, March is at 31; compared to its 26-week average of 26. Amazon.com January[...]

  • 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[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Dec 2, 2014, 8:15 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.2.14

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 12.2.14

    Biogen (BIIB) getting the attention of traders this morning, as positive early results of a new alzheimer's drug (BIIB 37) announced at a DB conference have pushed shares higher by $28. FDX upgraded, AAPL downgraded, off $1 in early trading after falling yesterday. Oil stabilizes overnight.  Volatility as an asset class: Energy stocks and ETF option implied volatility increases as oil prices stabilize. United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG) overall option implied volatility of 49 compares to its[...]