Chinese Internet names option implied volatility into China Communist Party Congress

Baidu.com (BIDU) 30-day option implied volatility is at 33; compared to its 52-week range of 18 to 44

Ctrip.com (CTRP) 30-day option implied volatility is at 53; compared to its 52-week range of 22 to 43

New Oriental Education (EDU) 30-day option implied volatility is at 39; compared to its 52-week range of 29 to 53

China Lodging Group (HTHT) 30-day option implied volatility is at 42; compared to its 52-week range of 30 to 52

Implied volatility is the volatility expectation that is priced into individual options. All the inputs of an options pricing model are known (time to expiration, strike, price, interest rates) except for the volatility that the option is pricing in.

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