The week ahead: More earnings, slightly higher vol, and CPI on Thursday.

Good Morning!

Last week the major indices saw some selling pressure that seemed to wake up implied vol, even just temporarily. The VIX popped above 17 on Friday, its highest level since late May. Here’s how options are pricing this week’s expected moves, a bit more than some of the sub 1 % expected moves of late:

  • SPY Expected move this week: 1.3% (Weekly IV 12, Monthly IV 14)
  • QQQ Expected Move this week: 1.8% (Weekly IV 18, Monthly IV 20)

The CPI will dominate economic talk this week. That arrives Thursday morning before the bell. But the big story for next few weeks remains earnings. A good chunk of the mega-caps have reported, but the calendar stays busy each day for a while. Here are some highlights this week:


  • PLTR Palantir Technologies Inc.13.3%
  • BNTX BioNTech SE 6.1%
  • TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. 5.7%
  • SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc.5.3%
  • TDC Teradata Corporation 8.0%
  • LCID Lucid 12.1%


  • UPS United Parcel 4.8%
  • LLY Eli Lilly and Company 4.4%
  • DDOG Datadog, Inc. 8.3%
  • TTWO Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. 5.9%
  • RIVN Rivian Automotive, Inc. 11.5%
  • TWLO Twilio Inc. 11.1%
  • TOST Toast, Inc. 9.2%
  • CELH Celsius Holdings, Inc. 9.7%
  • DUOL Duolingo, Inc. 11.5%
  • BMBL Bumble Inc. 11.8%
  • HALO Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. 7.6%
  • UPST Upstart Holdings, Inc. 20.3%
  • LYFT Lyft, Inc. 15.5%
  • SQSP Squarespace, Inc.12.0%
  • AMC AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. 18.4%
  • MARA Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. 8.8%
  • LAZR Luminar Technologies, Inc. 9.9%


  • DIS The Walt Disney Company 5.2%
  • TTD The Trade Desk, Inc. 9.3%
  • ILMN Illumina, Inc. 6.3%
  • RBLX Roblox Corporation 11.8%
  • PENN PENN Entertainment, Inc. 9.2%
  • WYNN Wynn Resorts 4.7%
  • PLUG Plug Power Inc. 10.1%


  • BABA Alibaba 5.6%
  • NVX Novo Nordisk 7.3%
  • CYBR CyberArk Software Ltd. 7.6%
  • YETI YETI Holdings, Inc. 7.6%

Full lists here: Options AI Free Tools.

That’s all for now. Have a great day!

The Options AI Team

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