Option Block 47: What About The One-Five?
Trading Block: Mild day on the street; INTC gets downgraded and negativity goes viral; crude creeping up; Tim is eyeing the grains; Mark Longo & Mark Sebastian discuss the problems with the CBOE's skew index and propose an alternative - provided Sebastian remembers the one-five.
Odd Block: Tesla - up 20% on a big upgrade, plus they're suing Top Gear; trades over 40k on ADV of 3500. Neighbors Industries - hit a new 52-week high on an upgrade. Bulls dive in to May 28 puts. Illinois Tool Works - Speculative upside on the news that they "Meet the criteria for a Warren Buffet acquisition."
Xpress Block: OX most actives: SPY, APPL, SPX, SLV, RUT, QQQQ, AMZN, IWM, NFLX, and VIX. Commodities: grains on the move because inventories are lower than expected.
Around the Block: Mega data: non-farm payrolls, watching crude; wheat fields not yielding; what does it take to derail the bulls? Flat skew...premium sellers have their moment.
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