It was a tale of two stock indexes this week as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both traded higher while the Dow and Russell 2000 lost ground, as of mid-day trading. Specifically,
Again, this snapshot was taken during early afternoon trading, so a late-week rally or price break could change some of these numbers.
On the week, the Micro Yield prices moved as follows:
And finally, WTI Crude Oil futures prices declined by about 5% on the week and implied volatility jumped from about 33% to nearly 37% today.
We’ve included and excerpt from the QuikStrike “Week in Options” tool below. As you can see, it provides a comprehensive view of options activity over a given time period (in this case, a week) in a particular product (in this case, E-mini S&P 500 options).
Have a great weekend and we’ll be back on Monday and Tuesday to report on CME Group markets but will not be publishing a newsletter on Wednesday nor Friday around the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US.