What You’ll Get
Free website stocks and ETFs scanner from the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange) that lists stocks and ETFs with volatility characteristics. Each scan shows a basic table listing: stock or ETF, link to its quote, link to its news, current implied volatility, 2-day change in implied volatility, 30-day change in implied volatility, 30-day historical volatility, and 90-day historical volatility. (Technology provided by TradingBlock)
Volatilities aren’t just important for option traders but stock traders as well. When volatility is extreme or changes from historical behavior, this may suggest that the market is expecting an event or news that may significantly affect the stock’s price. For option traders, comparing the implied volatility vs. historical volatility can show situations where the options are cheap or expensive.
There are 3 major types of preset scans:
This set of scans will find and list stocks and ETFs whose volatility is increasing or decreasing over the short and long term. Comparing implied volatilities vs. historical volatilities, relatively low implied volatilities may indicate the options are undervalued while relatively high implied volatilities may show that options are overvalued.
Short Term Increasing
Short Term Decreasing
Long Term Increasing
Long Term Decreasing
Implied Volatility Moves
This scan finds and lists the largest daily and monthly implied volatility moves. Large moves in implied volatility may show that traders are expecting some market moving news or event.
Last 30-day Gainers
Last 30-day Losers
Ranks stocks and ETFs based on the 20-day implied volatility from high to low and low to high.
What You’ll Get
CBOE Mobile is the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s first iPhone app. Carry with you options lessons, options courses, and a full options trading dictionary. Watch the latest CBOE TV market news updates, options trading ideas, options activity reports. Also includes standard delayed stock quotes with charts, news, and option chains. The CBOE Mobile app is free to download from the iTunes App Store.
Home Tab: Markets
Stock quotes and options lookup search box. This leads directly to the Quotes Tab.
Market Summary with overlay charts of S&P 500, DOW, and VIX.
Most Active Stocks
Most Active Options
Direct access to Education section of Resources tab
Direct access to CBOE TV section of Resources tab
Direct access to CBOE Twitter section of Resources tab
Second Tab: Quotes
Just enter the stock ticker symbol to load stock charts in this app with basic stock quotes and options chain you can filter.
Quotes are delayed by 15 minutes
Choose between 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, and 1 year stock charts
News for individual stocks
Third Tab: News
Limited news headline feed.
Can use the search feature for individual stock quotes, which includes limited news feed for that stock
Fourth Tab: Resources
Options Education – Options basics, options courses, CBOE’s free online options classes, Options FAQ (frequently asked questions), and options dictionary
CBOE TV – market news updates and options trade ideas with Jon Dr. J Najarian and Dan Sheridan of Sheridan Mentoring
CBOE Twitter – real time updates of options data, options activity, and major market news directly from the exchange.
About the CBOE (Chicago Board Options Exchange)
In 1973, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is the first exchange to list stock options for trading. Since then the CBOE has stayed as the leader exchange for options. The CBOE is the largest U.S. options exchange and is known for its many proprietary options products and market data, the most popular of which are the S&P 500 Index options and the VIX Volatility Index, often mentioned on financial media as the fear index.