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Sat, May 26th, 2018
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...

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...

Introducing the Cboe One-Year Volatility Index

April 2018 marks the 25 th anniversary of the introduction of the Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) and during this month, information about the history of the VIX Index and the introduction of...

Cash-Secured Put Writing Webcast on April 18th

At 1:00 pm C.T. on Wednesday, April 18 th , three speakers in a Cboe webcast will discuss Accessing the Volatility Risk Premium with Cash-Secured Put Writing . To register for the webcast, please...

Volatility Linked ETPs Performance for 2018

Earlier this week, ETF.COM posted an article identifying the best performing Exchange Trade Products for 2018 through April 10 th .  The list is top heavy with volatility linked ETPs, including those...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Seven Charts for the 25th Anniversary of VIX Index

This week Cboe is launching a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® Index), which Cboe began publishing in April 1993.  The creation...

A Look Back at Volatility Across All Financial Markets

In what felt like the blink of an eye, the first quarter of 2018 is now behind us.  We finally got some excitement in the volatility space with VIX rising to levels not seen in a couple of years.  After...

Brackets and Defense – Indexes that Bought VIX Calls - LOVOL and VXTH - Had Lower Standard Deviations

Over the past two months, there has been increased interest in: (1) portfolio protection strategies (2) learning more about prudent uses of VIX ® futures and options, and (3) following brackets. To tie...

Brackets and Defense – Indexes that Bought VIX Calls (LOVOL and VXTH) Had Lower Standard Deviations

Over the past two months, there has been increased interest in: (1) portfolio protection strategies (2) learning more about prudent uses of VIX ® futures and options, and (3) following brackets. To tie...

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures March 16th 2018

VIX gained a bit (about 8%) last week as the S&P 500 was under pressure.  The curve shifted in a pretty uniform manner with March adding just over 3% as contango was fairly steep on Friday the 9 th . ...

Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility - March 16th 2018

The Russell 2000 (RUT) experienced a small shining moment to celebrate the first week of March Madness.  For the first time in recent memory RUT has the year to date performance lead over the large cap...

Ripple Effect: Volatility Spread Opportunity VIX® vs. RVX℠ Index Futures

The Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) is widely considered the proxy for market sentiment in the U.S. equity market.  VIX measures the 30 day expected volatility on the S&P 500® Index (SPX).  ...

Money Flows Remain Robust into Stocks

As the seasonally strong March period is now in full gear for stocks, I cannot help but wonder whether the highly volatile period of February will continue.  That is a big question, and has many on the...

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures March 9th 2018

The 25% drop in VIX last week may seem extreme, but it isn’t even in the top 10 of weekly losses for VIX (it is 11 th ).  The all-time record was the last week in June 2016 with a 42% week over week...

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.01%) this morning are up +0.16% and European stocks are up +0.39% as North Korean geopolitical risks eased after North Korea said it is still willing to resume negotiations with the U.S. even ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Exponent Inc (EXPO)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Exponet (EXPO).  I found the consulting firm stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first for the most frequent number of new highs in the last mo...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Friday session with gains of 1 to 2 3/4 cents in the front months. July was up 3 1/2 cents on the week. CFTC data showed speculators adding 8,298 contracts to their net long position in corn futures and options to 199,970 in th...
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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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