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  • Market News | Jul 16, 2015, 4:02 PM

    Earnings Next Week - 7/20 - 7/24 by Jackie Schuler

    Earnings Next Week - 7/20 - 7/24 by Jackie Schuler

    Editors note - Jackie Schuler is a rising Junior at Purdue University and is working as an intern this summer at The Options Institute.  She's focused on helping Russell Rhoads with compiling this weekly earnings blog, searching out block trades to use as examples in classes, and developing programs focused on the next generation of option traders. I have been told that this coming week is the busiest week for earnings reports since this blog was created.  After compiling all the numbers[...]

  • Market News | Technical Analysis & Charts | Jul 13, 2015, 4:29 PM

    Russell 2000 Risk On/Volatility Off

    Russell 2000 Risk On/Volatility Off

    Today’s market rally including US small-cap stocks is lifting the Russell 2000 to its current level 1264.06 well above its 50 day moving average (1253.67). © 1999-2015 StockCharts.com. All Rights Reserved. Another contributing factor for the Russell 2000 is the net flows of cash leading to the creation of ETFs on the IWM.  ETF.com reports a net flow of $1.158 bln. into IWM for the week of 7/06 – 7/10/15. As a result of the rally, the volatility on the Russell 2000 Index (RVX)[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Futures | Jul 11, 2015, 1:20 PM

    TYVIX Weekly Review - 7/11/2015 by Catherine Shalen

    TYVIX Weekly Review - 7/11/2015 by Catherine Shalen

    Every day Brings a New Twist to TYVIX, Benchmark for Treasury Volatility The referendum in Greece on Sunday was a non-event for Treasury volatility. TYVIX opened at 6.70 on Monday, 1.82% above its closing value on July 2nd, but by 10:30, TYVIX was back to 6.58. Equity and FX volatilities were more reactive. VIX opened 11.08% higher, EUVIX 6.71% higher, JYVIX 5.74% higher and BPVIX 3.32% higher. After this open, Treasury prices began a rally which lasted until Thursday, as investors responded to[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Trader Talk | Jul 10, 2015, 2:08 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/10/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 7/10/2015

    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. Back to the Futures A pioneer of the short-term options known as Weeklys, CBOE successfully bridged the gap between monthly expirations with these event-driven contracts. Now CBOE is expanding the concept to include its proprietary VIX futures contracts, adding Weeklys futures on July 23rd.  The launch will be[...]

  • Market News | Jul 6, 2015, 8:25 AM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup - Holiday Week Edition

    The Weekly Options News Roundup - Holiday Week Edition

    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. Watch VIX and TYVIX as Uncertainty in Europe Grows Greece’s debt crisis has Jon Najarian keeping an eye on two key volatility indexes. The VIX Index, a measure of the S&P 500 and the TYVIX Index, a measure 10-year Treasury Notes, can both be used to monitor volatility as a potential exit of Greece from the[...]

  • Market News | Jun 29, 2015, 10:59 AM

    Russell 2000 (RVX) Volatility on the Rise

    Russell 2000 (RVX) Volatility on the Rise

    After posting new highs last week (1296.00 on 6/23), the Russell 2000 has slipped in four consecutive days closing Friday at 1279.79 (-1.25%).  With this morning’s markets reacting sharply lower on the news of Greece closing its banks temporarily, a closer look at the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index is warranted.  Traded on the CBOE, the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index options can offer an effective hedge.  As highlighted in the chart below, the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Blogging Options | Jun 26, 2015, 1:50 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/26/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/26/2015

    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. Stock Market Less Volatile; Bonds, Not So Much The overall market has seen little volatility over the past few months, but bonds have been on a turbulent ride.  The CBOE/CBOT 10-Year Treasury Note Volatility Index (TYVIX) can help navigate the volatility in bonds, as explained by CBOE’s Research Director[...]

  • Market News | VIX | Jun 19, 2015, 2:32 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/19/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/19/2015

    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. VIX Trading Going Global The interconnectedness of today’s global markets is underscored by the impact that macroeconomic incidents in one corner of the world have on another.  Volatility doesn’t sleep, and now, neither does trading VIX (and SPX) options. “CBOE Extends VIX and SPX Options Trading[...]

  • Market News | Jun 12, 2015, 2:54 PM

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/12/2015

    The Weekly Options News Roundup – 6/12/2015

    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. Bracing for Volatility While volatility continues to rattle the bond and currency markets (see TYVIX Index), options traders believe it’s a matter of ‘when’ -- not ‘if’ -- volatility returns to equities.  Traders are moving to establish hedges in anticipation of higher volatility[...]

  • Blogging Options | Jun 11, 2015, 10:49 AM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.11.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.11.15

    Volatility as an asset class Citrix (CTXS) is recently up $3.86 to $68.94 on Elliott Associates reports 7.1% stake, saying shares worth $90-$100 with changes. June call option implied volatility is at 34, July is at 28, September is at 29; compared to its 52-week range of 17-37. Lululemon (LULU) is recently down $1.50 to $65.23 on company founder Dennis "Chip" Wilson has filed to sell his family's entire 20.1M share stake in the company.  June weekly call option implied volatility[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jun 10, 2015, 12:39 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.10.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.10.15

    Volatility as an asset class Netflix (NFLX) is recently up $35.57 to $682.60 as shares trade at a record high on UBS raising its price target to $722 from $600 citing international launches, its superior content position, solid subscriber growth and reasonable valuation. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 32, June is at 30, July is at 40, October is at 37; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 87. Johnson Controls (JCI) is recenlty up $2.74 to $54.30 after announcing that it is exploring[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jun 10, 2015, 8:44 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.10.15

    Blogging Options:  CBOE Morning Update 6.10.15

    Volatility as an asset class Netflix (NFLX) is recently up $7.55 to $654.70 in the premarket after UBS raised its price target to $722 from $600 citing international launches, its superior content position, solid subscriber growth and reasonable valuation. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 26, June is at 27, July is at 40, October is at 37; compared to its 52-week range of 24 to 87. Tesla (TSLA) is recently down 50c to $255.50 in the premarket after announcing the retirement of CFO[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jun 9, 2015, 1:37 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.9.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.9.15

    Volatility as an asset class IShares Barclay 20+ YR Treasury ETF (TLT) is recently down 58c to $116.90 into FOMC meeting on June 16-17. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 16, June is at 17, July and August is at 16; compared to its 52-week range of 9 to 18. Proshares UltraShort Barc 20 Year Treasury ETF (TBT) is recently up 50c to $50.78. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 30, June is at 33, July is at 31, August is at 32, September is at 33; compared to its 52-week range[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Trader Talk | Jun 9, 2015, 8:56 AM

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.9.15

    Blogging Options: CBOE Morning Update 6.9.15

    Volatility as an asset class Lululemon Athletica (LULU) is recently up $2.23 to $63.60 in the premarket after raising FY15 EPS to $1.86-$1.91 from $1.85-$1.90, compared to consensus $1.93. June weekly call option implied volatility is at 105, June is at 68, September is at 39; compared to its 52-week range of 27 to 62. H&R Block (HRB) is recently down 19c to $31.09 in the premarket reporting FY15 EPS $1.75, compared to consensus $1.73.  June call option implied volatility is at 33, July[...]

  • VIX | Blogging Options | Jun 8, 2015, 12:28 PM

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.8.15

    CBOE Mid-Day Update 6.8.15

    Volatility as an asset class The shares of companies that own casinos in Macau are falling this morning. Research firm Sterne Agee wrote that revenue from the region's table games appears to have fallen sharply in the first week of June. Macau reported last week that its gross gaming revenue fell 37% year-over-year in May. Las Vegas Sands (LVS) recently down 4% to $52.82. June call option implied volatility is at 28, July is at 30; compared to its 52-week range of 18 to 41. MGM Resorts (MGM) is recently[...]

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