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Mon, Aug 20th, 2018
Change to Final Trading Date for MSCI EAFE and MSCI Emerging Markets Index Options

In regard to the Cboe’s large-sized, cash-settled MSCI EAFE ® and MSCI Emerging Markets Index options, Cboe recently issued two notices with changes for the index options: June 2018 - Cboe...

RVX Index - Waze of the Future

After making 23 new highs and rallying over 10% in 2018, last Friday’s Russell 2000 price action was telling a story which caught my attention.  The Russell 2000 Index experienced a sharp -2% sell off...

Updated Implied Volatility Charts for SPX, FB, AAPL, AMZN, & GOOG

This past week the financial markets experienced some big earnings announcements, Facebook had the biggest one-day loss of market value by a single company in U.S. stock market history, and Cboe has received...

Cboe’s SPX-Options-Based Benchmark Indexes, with Testimonial, 12 News Clips and White Papers - Catalysts for Growth in Use of Index Options

When I worked at investment conferences around the year 2000 and asked attendees about use of listed options, many attendees would say they did not use listed options for a variety of reasons, including...

32 Years of Performance History for 10 Benchmark Indexes That Use S&P 500 Options – Lower Volatility and Enhanced Risk-Adjusted Returns

This is the 4 th in a series of blogs at www.cboe.com/blogs to commemorate the 35 th anniversary of the launch of SPX options on July 1, 1983. #SPX35 In 2001 some portfolio managers who engaged...

Portfolio Protection with Cboe’s S&P 500 Options: Overview of Basic Concepts - #SPX35 Blog #3

Many investors are asking questions about how to protect their investment portfolios in light of a number of developments, including (a) the potential for global trade wars, (2) low interest rates for...

Growth in Use of S&P 500 Options at Cboe Over 35 Years - #SPX35 Blog #2

Thirty-five years ago, Cboe revolutionized the financial world with the introduction of options on broad-based stock indexes. On July 1, 1983, Cboe launched S&P 500 ® (SPX) index options with posted...

35 Years of S&P 500 Index Options Trading at Cboe

Ten years after creating the listed options market in 1973, Cboe revolutionized the financial world once again with the introduction of options on broad-based stock indexes.  On July 1, 1983, Cboe launched...

Combining Short VIX Futures and Long VIX Call Options to Create Cboe’s VPN Index, with Performance over 14 Years

This year we have seen increased interest in learning more about strategies that sell futures on the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® ). Strategy benchmark indexes can shed light on how hypothetical strategies...

Big Volume for VIX Futures during Global Trading Hours (GTH) on June 19

Estimated volume for futures on the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® ) during Global Trading Hours (GTH) rose to more than 79,000 contracts on June 19, making the GTH session one of the busiest on record....

New Developments MSCI EAFE and EM Options at Cboe -- Tools for Global Portfolio Management

Investors who want large-sized cash-settled index tools that can help manage global equity risk are exploring use of listed options on the MSCI EAFE ® Index (ticker MXEA) and on the MSCI Emerging Markets...

Smoother Returns and Less Severe Drawdowns with VIX Call Options and the VXTH Index

Is there more interest in hedging and protecting portfolios in 2018? The May 31 st Striking Price column in Barron’s noted -- “Investors Return to Hedging in Volatile Times.  Traders leery of...

VIX Index Summer Seasonality

Yesterday, I saw Andrew Thrasher on the TD Ameritrade network talking about VIX Index seasonality and the current level of the VIX Index.  That got me thinking about summertime and the VIX Index (because...

Bullish VIX Trades from Yesterday

Yesterday VIX finished the day at 12.40 which is the lowest close since late January. The June VIX futures dropped 0.40 to 13.65 and the July contract closed at 14.50, down 0.25 on the day. With VIX...

Russell Index Annual Reconstitution

Considering there’s approximately $8.5 trillion in assets benchmarked to the Russell U.S. Indexes, the Russell Reconstitution is a major event.  Each year Russell Indexes are reconstructed to accurately...

Spotlight: Russell 2000 Outperformance & Options Strategies

U.S. Small-caps vs. Large-caps U.S. small-cap stocks are leading the equity markets year-to-date.  The Russell 2000 Index, widely viewed as the bellwether for measuring the performance of small-cap...

The Warren Buffett Put Trade - First Quarter 2018 Update

A few years ago, I was asked to co-author the study guide that accompanies the 3 rd  version of The Warren Buffett Way.  While doing research for this project I came across a discussion of a handful...

25 Years of the VIX Index: By the Numbers

The growth of VIX and volatility trading has been an amazing story. As our month-long celebration of the VIX Index wraps up, we hope you have enjoyed learning about the past, present and future of VIX...

25 Years of the VIX Index: A Panel Wrap-up

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. To celebrate the past, present and future of VIX, we’ve spent the month of April sharing its rich history with special content...

Cboe Global Markets 45th Anniversary

Cboe Global Markets turns 45 and we thought we would provide 45 'fun facts' to mark the occasion.  1973- Cboe is founded and becomes first marketplace for trading listed options 1973- 911...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsSep E-mini S&Ps (ESU18 -0.11%) this morning are down -0.09% and European stocks are down -0.10% as losses in technology stocks weigh on the overall market. Nvidia is down almost 4% in pre-market trading and Applied Materi... Read More

Chart of the Day

Clarus Corp (CLAR)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the sporting goods stock Clarus(OTC:CLAR). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort today's New 52 Week High list forst by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipc...
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Agricharts Market Commentary

Today's Commentary

Corn futures closed the day with fractional to 1 cent losses in most nearby contracts, as September was up 1.82% on the week. CFTC data on Friday showed spec traders trimming their net short position in corn futures and options by 4,743 contracts dur...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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