This Week in Futures Options
About This Show
Gold, crude oil, corn, soybeans and more - with so many tradeable products the futures options market is an intimidating place. How can you possibly keep track of the latest trading activity across so many different products? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Welcome to This Week in Futures Options - the program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. Each week we’ll break down the top trades, hot products, volatility explosions and much more. Whether you’re an experienced veteran or a newcomer looking to separate the wheat from the lean hogs, This Week in Futures Options has the information you can’t find anywhere else...
Most Recent Episode
This Week in Futures Options 98: The Madness of Crude Oil
5 days ago
Special Guest Co-Host - Tracy Shuchart, @CHIGIRL Topics this week include: Crude/WTI Gold/Metals Futures Options Feedback/Volatility Flash Poll Which product/segment do you think will experience the most Volatility over the coming trading week (through the close on Friday 2/20) SPY SPX VIX WTI Crude Gold Bitcoin BTC GLD USO S&P500: SPY, SPX. VIX Gold: GLD, Come Crude Oil: WTI, USO Bitcoin: BTC Listener questions and comments: Question from Ken Aidan -I'm a crude swinger mostly trading short-term direction intraday in the futures. Are the options good for this use case or is that more for long term strategies? Question from Luke T. - Why does USO suck so badly? Not sure why anyone would trade this over the futures? Question from Thomas F. - I used to trade a lot of spy options but I've been lured over to the eMinis. Not sure why more people don't trade these things. What do you think it is that keeps people trading spy instead of eMini and what can be done to bring them to the dark side? Question from Mark Brant -I'm partial to selling 45d straddles. Does QS highlight the highest IV% straddles of the CME products? It would be cool to sell the richest straddles daily!...45d straddle decay is the universal sweet spot to avoid gamma risk, but only at IV extremes, and even then one can lose a little. SPAN margin is ideal for CME straddles. I will gladly pay for 45d straddle IV reports. Rich straddles are an edge! Question from GWCH: You buying that this cryptocurrency rally is based on the sharia law approval? Question from BLIO3T:Which products are the ones that you guys have the hardest time wrapping your heads around? For me it's the hogs. No thanks. Comment from Mark Brant:Long beans! Also NOB spread has no quit in it! Question from Kennedy: Soros is getting into Crypto. Time to sell?