This week in options. SPY, QQQ, TLT, Autozone, FedEx, Costco and more.

The Broader Markets

Last Week – SPY declined 5% last week, more than reversing the nearly 4% rally the week before and once again moving much more than options were pricing (options were pricing a 2% move).

This Week – SPY options are pricing a 2.7% move for the upcoming week.

Implied Volatility / VIX – The VIX closed above 26 on Friday, up from 23 the week before. It is indicated higher, near 28, to begin Monday.

Expected Moves for This Week (via Options AI)

  • SPY 2.7% (+/- $10.50)
  • QQQ 3.4% (+/- $10)
  • IWM 3.2% (+/- $5.50)
  • DIA 2.4% (+/- $7.50)

In the News

As bond prices/yields have taken center stage as the most likely driver of stock market moves day to day it’s a good time to check in on TLT which is one of the more actively traded bond ETFs. TLT is down more than 30% since Dec ’21 and down 10% since August 1st. Options are pricing about a 4.3% move a month out, and about 8% into year-end:


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Links below go to the Options AI calendar where you can see the other companies each day and click through to see charts (free to use). Recent earnings moves (actual) start with the most recent:


  • Autozone AZO / Expected Move: 4.6% / Recent moves: -6%, -3%, +8%


  • StitchFix SFIX / Expected Move: 16.9% / Recent moves: -19%, -6%, -24%


  • Lennar LEN / Expected Move: 5.7% / Recent moves: +2%, +1%, -4%


  • Costco COST / Expected Move: 4% / Recent moves: +1%, -1%, +7%
  • FedEx FDX / Expected Move: 6.1% / Recent moves: +7%, -4%, +5%

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