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Wed, Dec 13th, 2017
Cboe Benchmark Index Discussion at RMC Asia

The opening presentation at the 3 rd Annual Cboe RMC Asia matched Matt Moran up with Russell Rhoads (me) for a discussion covering Option Strategies and Option Strategy Benchmarks.  Matt and I both work...

Hedging bitcoin with XBT Bitcoin Futures

Last night, Cboe XBT SM Bitcoin Futures commenced trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange.  The launch was smooth, although our website experienced some issues due to an overwhelming number of hits looking...

Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 12/4/2017 - 12/8/2017

Stocks ended the week on a strong note and the result was S&P 500 related volatility indexes doing what they do in 2017 after even a slight move to the upside and lost value.  The curve shifted lower...

Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility - 12/4/2017 - 12/8/2017

Large cap stocks had a solid week with the Russell 1000 (RUI) gaining 0.34% while small cap stocks were down by just over 1% as measured by the Russell 2000 (RUT).  RUT is now up just over 12% while RUI...

Weekend Review of VIX Futures and Options - 12/4/2017 - 12/8/2017

VIX and the curve has been in a sort of zig zag pattern over the past few weeks with there being a couple of head fakes to the upside followed by a drop back down to the 2017 norm.  The 2017 norm has...

Clicking on Cryptocurrencies

I'm not normally a multitasker, but let me tell you, when procrastinating, I can really do it.  Last night, while doing some boring but necessary tasks on the right screen of my desktop and wanting some...

Don't Trip Over the Dip

Not sure what everyone else was thinking/doing/cursing about during Friday, December first's Big Dipper, but it just so happened that I had set up something I expected to be far less exciting than it turned...

Don't Trip Over the Dip

Not sure what everyone else was thinking/doing/cursing about during Friday, December first's Big Dipper, but it just so happened that I had set up something I expected to be far less exciting than it turned...

Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 11/27/2017 - 12/1/2017

S&P 500 volatility was higher across the four indexes that measure expected volatility over different time frames.  Keep an eye on the VIX3M to VIX relationship if VIX remains at higher levels.  VIX3M...

Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility - 11/27/2017 - 12/1/2017

Despite a rough patch for about 45 minutes on Friday broad based indexes had a good week.  Large caps were up 1.53% for the week when being measured by the Russell 1000 (RUI) while the small cap benchmark...

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures - 11/27/2017 - 12/1/2017

VIX had a good week based on news out of Washington, DC.  This seems to be the only type of event that get VIX moving.  The December contract is still at a bit of a premium which may be taken as traders...

Cboe Bitcoin Futures Announcement

Cboe Global Markets (CBOE) announced today that the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) has filed a product certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer bitcoin futures trading....

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss Discuss Bitcoin and Bitcoin Futures at FIA Asia

Today at FIA Asia 2017 in Singapore Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the co-founders of Gemini Trust, participated in a discussion about the cryptocurrency space along with Yvonne Zhang from the Aquifer...

Warren Buffett Put Sale Third Quarter 2017 Update

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

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures - 11/20/2017 - 11/24/2017

After showing some signs of life VIX fell back to a single digit closing handle three out of four days last week.  The curve shifted in a very parallel fashion as even the longer dated futures gave up...

Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 11/20/2017 - 11/24/2017

The VXST – VIX – VIX3M – VXMT curve shifted lower with even VXST, which was under extra holiday week pressure going into the 11/17 close, losing value last week.  Looking at VIX3M and VXMT one might...

Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility

Small cap stocks finished the week up about 1.8% when measured by the Russell 2000 (RUT) while large caps had a good week as well with the Russell 1000 (RUI) moving up by about 1%.  For the year RUI is...

Pricing Ratio Spreads - Comparing Expirations and Strikes with SPX and CMG

Wednesday I conducted a webinar for Interactive Brokers discussing ratio spreads.  During the presentation I was asked about initiating 1 x 2 and what expirations and strike combinations would result...

Weekend Review of VIX Futures and Options - 11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017

VIX showed signs of life last week with a move to the lower teens.  November settlement Wednesday morning came in at the highest level (13.79) since April.  However, when the week came to an end VIX...

Weekend Review of Volatility Indexes and ETPs - 11/13/2017 - 11/17/2017

What the heck is going on with VXST on the chart below?  Basically Thanksgiving.  As a nine-day measure of SPX implied volatility this index takes into account options that have their implied volatility under...

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Mar E-mini S&Ps ( ESH18 -0.04% ) this morning are little changed, down -0.02% , and European stocks are down -0.18% ahead of the conclusion of the 2-day FOMC meeting later today where the market expects the FOMC... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

Carter's (CRI) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The children's appareal company has a Trend Spotter buy signal, a Weighted Alpha of 35.22+ and gained 22.23% in the last year.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures settled the Wednesday session with most contracts 3/4 to 1 1/4 cents higher. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production dropping 19,000 barrels per day from the previous week. That number was still robust at 1.089 million ...
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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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