Tag: implied volatility

What’s The 30-Day Volatility Telling Us?

I promised myself that I wasn’t going to post anything until my book is done…just another failed New Years resolution I guess. If you look at the chart below you can see that I’ve marked up a few points of interest. The short-term top (1343) for the ramp into 2011 came on February’s option expiration

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Option Watch

Look at the option chains for the stocks listed below as their option activity has seen some tremendous increase today. Typically you can see what others are thinking by looking at the option volume and perhaps see some institutional action as well. As an example, Meadwestvaco Corporation ($MWV) saw 5,000 calls go out at the

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Classic Short Covering

What we saw today in the last hour or so of trading is an example of a short cover rally. As soon as the S&P broke the morning highs, the buying to cover ensued. That is a logical place to put both orders to buy to get out of a short and buy to get

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