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Volatility Views is the premier radio program for volatility traders. From interviews with leading industry guests to detailed analysis of volatility products, this program takes you inside the world of volatility trading like never before. If you are an experienced options trader looking to expand your understanding of volatility, or if you are simply curious about VIX and other volatility products, then this is the program for you.
Most Recent Episode
Volatility Views 259: Revenge of VIX Mullets and Tellums
5 days ago
Volatility Review with special guest co-host Mike Thompson from Typhon Capital Management. Weird Nasdaq selloff that started during last show continues. Amazon looks to buy Whole Foods. VIX Cash - 10.90, VVIX - 89.95, slightly higher than last week. CBOE Skew Index - 134.12, nearly 10 points higher than 2 weeks ago. VIX Futures - Front month: .6, Second month: 1.5 Russell's Weekly Rundown VIX Options: Mon - 780k, Tues - 331k, Wed - 658k, Thurs - 396k, ADV - 713k, VIX Call/Put: 3.5/1; Total 10.1m (7.85m Calls, 2.26m Puts) VXX - ADV 364k, OI - 1.3/1 Calls over puts. OIV - 29.45 OVX - 31.90 Volatility Voicemail: Alternative volatility sources With $VIX giving up the ghost - which products are you hoping will provide new sources of #Volatility for your #options trading? 33% - Crude Oil (WTI, etc.) 20% - Metals ($GLD, $SLV, etc.) 20% - FX (GBP/USD, etc.) 27% - Indv. Equities-$TSLA, etc. VIX LIMBO: Last Month 40+% of you said $VIX wouldn't break 9 in 2017. But recent events have us asking again: How low will $VIX get in 2017? Still Won't Break 9 Won't Break 8.5 Won't Break 8.0 Lookout! 7 Handle in '17 Listener questions and comments Comment from Angelo - The point from Barclay's about convexity of SPX puts is somewhat meaningless. As long as market stays lofty the bid for those puts will remain. I do not foresee a scenario where market remains elevated but the bid mysteriously disappears for SPX OTM puts. So the VIX cannot realistically break into the 7 or 8 handle. Did like the stat about VIX prints since 1960 though. Crystal Ball: Wild prognostication. Last week Mark L. - 9.75 Mark S. - 9.63 Russell - 10.60 Guest - 10 This week Mark L. - 10.50 Mark S. - 10.05 Ghost of Russell - 9.15 Guest - 12.25