Thursday, February 12, 2009

The BULL(ish) HEDGE!?! ~ *puts* CBOE VOLATILITY INDEX(Chicago Options: ^VIX)

ALL BUBBLES POP!?! 

 ... looking for a way to play the LONG side without buying stocks?  ... hmmmm.
52 week range: 
 15.82 - 89.53

the VIX ~ PUTS of CONFIDENCE!


Today we watched the VIX vs. the DOW 

... as the DOW kissed 7,700 (7693.98) , ... the VIX was complacent at best.  hmmm.   the LOST factor of FEAR! 


The VIX $41.25 - 3.28 (-7.37%)



The VIX "bullish bubble puts" ... VIXNH!!
$0.80 - 0.04 (-4.76%)
*BOTD added as the VIX turned RED @ .46 

 ... did you see the HUGE buzzer beater buy of the APRIL 30 PUTs??? (yesterday) ... *hat tip @coffeygrinds 

 




The 5 Day.

Buy On The Dip!

the FEB 40s ... expire next Wednesday the 18th, hmmm. 

... look to add some MARCH puts *roll-out! 

p.s.  who caught the $KO "pop" today? 

p.p.s.  still holding XOM puts o' passion & RIMM leftovers.  not sure why.  

4 comments:

firebones said...

Last time I tried trading VIX puts, the spreads were killer and the liquidity was awful. Are things better now?

BUY ON THE DIP said...

no, not much.LOL ... but the VIX just kept saying "PUTS!!!"

so far, so good ;-)

BUY ON THE DIP said...

RIMM 47.75 -2.67 (-5.30%)
VMW 25.12 -0.92 (-3.53%)
PNRA 46.92 -2.13 (-4.34%)
XOM 75.12 -0.10 (-0.13%)
MSFT 19.36 +0.10 (0.51%)
BAC 5.73 -0.14 (-2.39%)


etc ... $VIX!!

BUY ON THE DIP said...

in the club!

buying more VIX puts, under .50cents.