Interpreting the SPX curve

SPX straddles are pinned at $88 SPX implied volatility is pinned around 15% for the VIX.  I did write not long ago that the SPX IV regime is starting to take on a macro “earnings cycle” outlook as the Fed rate cut is Jul looms large.  ECB once again is trying to walk rates lower…

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SPX and VIX

SPX straddles are pinned at $88 SPX implied volatility is pinned around 15% for the VIX.  I did write not long ago that the SPX IV regime is starting to take on a macro “earnings cycle” outlook as the Fed rate cut is Jul looms large.  ECB once again is trying to walk rates lower…

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: SPX TO 3000

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: VIX going lower

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Stock Market & Option Volatility Report: Trade War on ice for now

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The SPX straddle in July is a tough nut

SPX straddles are pinned at $88 SPX implied volatility is pinned around 15% for the VIX.  I did write not long ago that the SPX IV regime is starting to take on a macro “earnings cycle” outlook as the Fed rate cut is Jul looms large.  ECB once again is trying to walk rates lower…

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When does the VIX become “earnings volatility”?

BYND option pricing is getting out of hand BYND option pricing is getting out of hand.  Or is it? BYND managed to post some decent earnings last week but few people thought they were going to be that good. Any stock up $65 right after the IPO should give investors pause and especially when the…

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BYND Option Pricing

BYND option pricing is getting out of hand BYND option pricing is getting out of hand.  Or is it? BYND managed to post some decent earnings last week but few people thought they were going to be that good. Any stock up $65 right after the IPO should give investors pause and especially when the…

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When the volatility is not high enough

Is volatility too high now? When is the volatility not high enough?  A good question to ask since I am back in Chicago for the Option Pit Traders Summit and it brings back memories of days as a CBOE member in the 90s.  Most of the option education information is centered around selling volatility and…

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How to jack up a high dividend stock

Take a look at our Pro Traders Summit T is a high dividend stock ATT (T) is a giant utility.  T along with INTC and QCOM are pumping out some hefty dividends.  I don’t normally write about dividend paying stocks and strategies but I own a bunch of them.  T pays over 6%, INTC 2.9%…

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