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  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 3, 2015, 7:40 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.3.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.3.15

    Premier Netanyahu speaks to Congress today.  Futures off globally but not much, Oil moves up to $50. Treasury yields climb slightly.  Aussies kept rates unchanged last night.  Market reaction (if any) to Netanyahu speech unclear.  SPY off $0.60 on 1.6mm shares.  For those unable to attend CBOE's Risk Management Conference in San Diego starting tomorrow, follow us on #CBOERMC. Volatility as an asset class: Best Buy (BBY) is up $1.37 to $40 in the preopen after reporting Q4[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 2, 2015, 1:10 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.2.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 3.2.15

    Volatility as an asset class Lumber Liquidators (LL) is recently down $10.57 to $41.22 after '60 Minutes' alleges floor may violate health and safety violations.  March put option implied volatility is at 107, April is at 89, May is at 76; compared to its 26-week average of 52. Aruba Networks (ARUN) is recent down 36c to $24.45 after HP (HPQ) announced its acquiring the network company for $3B. March call option implied volatility is at 16, April is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Mar 2, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.2.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 3.2.15

    Extended Trading Hours (ETH) for VIX options started today, Monday, March 2nd.  Extended Trading hours for VIX options are 2:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Central Time (“CT”).  Regular VIX trading will resume at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 3:15 p.m. CT. www.cboe.com/ETH for more info.     China interest rate cut of 0.25% to spur economy was expected.  Personal Income for January rose 0.3%, Spending with a surprise drop of 0.2%.  ISM to be released 30 minutes[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Feb 27, 2015, 3:19 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/26/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/26/2015

    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. CBOE Expanding Its Index Options Complex On Thursday, CBOE signed a licensing agreement with the London Stock Exchange Group to develop and list options on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell Indices.  Under the agreement, CBOE will become the exclusive U.S. home for options on the FTSE and Russell indices. [...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 27, 2015, 12:10 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.27.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.27.15

    Volatility as an asset class J.C. Penney is recently down 45c to $8.67 after posting a surprise Q4 loss as higher operating expenses offset higher-than-expected sales. March weekly call option implied volatility is at 48, March calls are at 42, April is at 35; compared to its 26-week average of 54. Weight Watchers (WTW) is recently down $5.81 to $11.70 on a Q4 loss and plans to cut $100M in costs. March call option implied volatility is at 75, April is at 84, July is at 73; compared to its 26-week[...]

  • Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 27, 2015, 8:10 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.27.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.27.15

    GDP for Q4 reduced from 2.6% to 2.2%.  Slightly lowered revision had been expected, but compared to Q3 Final GDP at 5% not that encouraging.  Chicago PMI after the opening and a few other indicators later in the morning.  Oil at $49, 10-year at 2%.  Extended Trading Hours (ETH) start Monday March 2nd for VIX, and Monday March 9th for SPX.  To read a blog from a few weeks ago about ETH, click on the following: http://www.cboeoptionshub.com/2015/02/06/extended-trading-hours-planned-spx-vix-options/       [...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 26, 2015, 11:56 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.26.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.26.15

    Volatility as an asset class Kohl's (KSS) is recently up $1 to $71.90 on a better than expected Holiday Q4 quarter. March call option implied volatility is at 22, April is at 21, July is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 22. Sears Holdings (SHLD) is recently down $2.78 to $35.12 after announcing progress towards forming a real-estate investment trust and a Q4 loss. March call option implied volatility is at 71, April is at 58, June is at 61; compared to its 26-week average of 60. Transocean[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Education | Feb 26, 2015, 8:00 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.26.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.26.15

    Big News at CBOE this morning, with CBOE announcing licensing agreement with London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), to develop and list options based on more than two dozen FTSE and Russell indices and new products as well.   Scroll down to previous blog to get the details, we're excited about this. Weekly Claims rose 31K, the most in 14 months.  US stock futures have turned lower, Oil off almost 3%, near $49.50bbl. Volatility as an asset class Salesforce.com (CRM) is up $7.73 to $70.60[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 25, 2015, 12:01 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.25.15

    Volatility as an asset class Target (TGT) is recently up 25c to $77.21 after posting better than expected adjusted earnings per share and reported comparable sales increased 3.8% in its Q4. March call option implied volatility is at 24, April is at 17, July is at 19; compared to its 26-week average of 20. TJX (TJX) is recently is recently up $2.51 to $69.65 after reaffirming 10%-13% long-term annual EPS growth model. March, April and July call option implied volatility of 17 compares to its 26-week[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 25, 2015, 7:50 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.25.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.25.15

    Good day for stocks yesterday as Chairperson Yellen gave calming testimony at semi-annual Humphrey Hawkins visit to Capitol Hill. She visits the House this morning for Day Two.  TGT beat estimates, rises $0.90, LOW does the same and rises $1.65.   Case Shiller Home prices rose less than expected.  President is said to have vetoed Keystone Pipeline, should have no effect on stocks.  European shares retreat, Gold & Oil higher, 10-Year yield below 2%.  Derrick Rose and Patrick[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 24, 2015, 11:50 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.24.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.24.15

    Volatility as an asset class Macy's (M) is recently down $2.34 to $61.93 after inline Q4 results and giving a cautious 2015 outlook. March call option implied volatility is at 21, April is at 20, May is at 21, August is at 20; compared to its 26-week average of 25. SunPower (SPWR) is recently up $4.78 to $32.58, and First Solar (FSLR) is up $6.89 to $56.50, after companies announced that they are in advanced talks to form a joint YieldCo vehicle. SPWR March and April call option implied volatility[...]

  • Blogging Options | Feb 24, 2015, 7:50 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.24.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.24.15

    JPM said to close over 25% of its branches and cut additional costs.  It also said due to "new federal regulations" it will reduce "$100B of non-operating deposits", expected by traders to be a NIRP. JPM shares up $1.30 on heavy volume.  HD beat, raised its dividend and stock buy-back and said same-store sales exceeded expectations, but warned about currency translations possibly costing $0.06 per share in 2015. US Stock Futures mixed. Ms. Yellen reads from script this[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 23, 2015, 11:59 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.23.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 2.23.15

    Volatility as an asset class Boeing (BA) is down $3.89 to $154.43 after Goldman cut its recommendation to Sell, with a $132 price target. February weekly call option implied volatility is at 23, March is at 18, April is at 17; compared to its 26-week average of 19. Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) is down 30c to $13.81 after a Greek deal on bailout program. March call option implied volatility is at 77, April is at 73, June is at 64; compared to its 26-week average of 52. National Bank of Greece[...]

  • Market News | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Feb 23, 2015, 7:55 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.23.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 2.23.15

    Boeing off $3 on downgrade, Oil down ~$2 to $49, Gold lower by $4.  10-year yield off 4 ticks.  Baltic Dry with another new low.  Overseas markets mixed to fractionally higher.  Ms Yellen speaks Tues afternoon & Wed awaited by traders. 35th Anniversary of "Miracle on Ice" at 1980 Olympics.  #CBOERMC next week. Volatility as an asset class Cooper Tire (CTB) is up $1.19 to $38.39 in the premarket on better than expected Q4 results and outlook.  March call[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Feb 20, 2015, 4:04 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/20/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 2/20/2015

    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. Chicago, The Center of the Index Options Universe CBOE created the first index option in 1983, and more than three decades later, CBOE continues pioneer the index options space and be the leading marketplace for index options trading. “Bye-Bye, Open Outcry. In Options, Human Touch Still Matters” –[...]

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