This week in options. SPY, Twitter, Palo Alto, Home Depot and more.

The Broader Markets

Last Week – SPY fell 2.4% last week, slightly less than the 2.8% move options were pricing. The markets rallied to end the week with a roughly +4% move higher from the lows on Thursday.

This Week – SPY options are pricing about a 2.7% move for the upcoming week (about $12 in either direction).

Implied Volatility / VIX – The VIX closed the week near 29. Its high of the week was near 35

Expected Moves for This Week (via Options AI)

  • SPY 2.7% (+/- $11)
  • QQQ 3.6% (+/- $11)
  • IWM 3.3% (+/- $6)
  • DIA 2.3% (+/- $8)

In the News

Twitter stock dropped last week as Elon Musk tweeted that the deal was temporarily on hold while he sought information on the prevalence of bots on Twitter. The stock was already trading at a steep discount to its deal price and new doubts about the deal further exacerbated that discount. The stock is now (roughly) 25% below its deal price and options are not pricing a move to the deal price anytime soon either. The expected move in the stock over the next month (June 16th expiry) is about 15%. Which corresponds to about $47 on the upside (and $35 on the downside).


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:


  • Walmart WMT / Expected Move: 3.8% / Recent moves: +4%, -3%, 0%
  • Home Depot HD / Expected Move: 5.5% / Recent moves: -9%, +6%, -4%
  • JD / Expected Move: 10.4% / Recent moves: -16%, +6%, +3%


  • Target TGT / Expected Move: 6.1% / Recent moves: +10%, -5%, -3%
  • Lowe’s LOW / Expected Move: 6.3% / Recent moves: 0%, 0%, +10%
  • Cisco CSCO / Expected Move: 4.9% / Recent moves: +3%, -6%, +4%


  • Applied Materials AMAT / Expected Move: 6.1% / Recent moves: -3%, -5%, -2%
  • Palo Alto Networks PANW / Expected Move: 8.0% / Recent moves: 0%, +2%, +19%


  • John Deere DE / Expected Move: 5.2% / Recent moves: -3%, +5%, -2%

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