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Options Insider Radio Interviews
34 minutes | 10 days ago
OIR Interviews: Finding Unknown Market Wizards with Jack Schwager
On this episode of Options Insider Radio we are pleased to be joined once again by Jack Schwager, co-founder of www.FundSeeder.com and the creator of the seminal Market Wizards book series. Mark and Jack discuss: How do you find unknown market wizards? Jack's views on the current Robin Hood retail trading explosion, crypto and the state of funding for new traders and much more...
38 minutes | 17 days ago
OIR Interviews: Knocking Out The Election
On this episode of Options Insider Radio we are joined by: Todd Rich - Head of Education, Nadex Mark and Todd discuss: The hot products in the binary options space right now What were people trading around the election? What are knockout options? Has the Robin Hood volume explosion spilled over to Nadex? Will we ever see an event contract around sports or politics? And much more...
37 minutes | a month ago
OIR Interviews: To Options And Beyond
Guest: Tom Gallagher, Chairman & CEO - Miami International Holdings. Mark and Tom discuss: How did MIAX pivot from a stock exchange aimed at Latin America to launching a tech-oriented options exchange? How did MIAX carve out a sizable portion of the U.S. options market? Why did MIH decide to enter the crowded equities market in the midst of a pandemic? Why did MIH break into the futures market by acquiring the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX)? Why did MIH expand into international equities by acquiring the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX)? What does MIH have planned for the crypto and digital asset markets? and much more...
33 minutes | a month ago
Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility with Dr. VIX
GUEST: RUSSELL RHOADS, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, EQ DERIVATIVES AND PROFESSOR AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MARK AND RUSSELL DISCUSS: HIS NEW BOOK THE VIX TRADERS HANDBOOK WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE VOLATILITY SURFACE LEADING INTO THE ELECTION A STRATEGY SHORTING BOTH LEVERED LONG AND SHORT ETFS TO CAPTURE THE UNDERPERFORMANCE OF EACH WHEN HELD LONG-TERM WHAT DRIVES INTRADAY PRICES IN VIX ETFS AND MUCH MORE...
22 minutes | 2 months ago
OIRN Interviews: Turning Up the Options Volume
GUEST: Tommy Martin, Managing Director, Head of Sales Strategy & Operations - DASH Financial Technologies Mark and Tommy discuss: How the pandemic has impacted Dash Financial. How customers are navigating the explosion of volume and volatility in 2020. Was 2020 the best year in history to launch an options ATS? (and Is Dash now the Peleton of the options market as a result?) How the retail explosion has impacted the options market. The upcoming "Listed Options Turn Up The Volume" panel at the annual STA Market Structure Conference. And much more...
29 minutes | 2 months ago
OIRN Interviews: Finding The Signal In Corporate Event Noise
OIRN Interviews: Finding The Signal In Corporate Event Noise Guest: Barry Star, CEO - Wall Street Horizon Mark and Barry discuss: What is Wall Street Horizon? How the pandemic is impacting the corporate events calendar. How do you find meaningful signals amidst the noise of corporate data? How do options traders use corporate event data in their trading? Can you truly get the full enchilada? and much more...
29 minutes | 2 months ago
OIR interviews: Are You Ready For A Bullish Risk Reversal ETF?
OIR interviews: Are You Ready For A Bullish Risk Reversal ETF? Guest: Mike Loukas, CEO - TrueMark Investments. Mark and Mike discuss: What are TrueShares structured outcome ETFs? How are these ETFs constructed? Why did TrueMark opt for a bullish risk reversal strategy as opposed to the more common collar strategy? Will there be any adjustments made to the options positions due to market fluctuations? How has the market responded to these new options-oriented ETFs? And much more...
25 minutes | 2 months ago
OIR Interviews: How is the Pandemic Impacting the Securities Industry?
OIR Interviews: How is the Pandemic Impacting the Securities Industry? Guest: Jim Toes, President & CEO - Securities Traders Association (STA) Mark and Jim discuss: How the pandemic is impacting the securities industry. The challenges, and benefits, of moving the annual STA market structure conference to a virtual format. Helping industry members who have lost jobs during the pandemic. The unique challenges posed by the proposed transaction tax in New Jersey. and much more...
28 minutes | 2 months ago
OIR Interviews: Helping Cool Kids During a Pandemic with ALTSO
OIR Interviews: Helping Cool Kids During a Pandemic with ALTSO Guest: Mead Welles, Co-Founder, Chairman & Treasurer - A Leg to Stand On Mark and Mead discuss: What is ALTSO? How do you raise funds for a financial-oriented charity during a pandemic? How do you continue your mission to help kids in the developing world during a pandemic? The crazy developments on the commodity front during the pandemic. And much more... Learn more about ALTSO and attend Rocktoberfest live via https://www.altso.org/
33 minutes | 3 months ago
OIR Interviews: Bringing Hedging to the Masses With Grey Swan Digital
OIR Interviews: Bringing Hedging to the Masses With Grey Swan Digital Guest: Peter Harrigan, CEO & Co-Founder - Grey Swan Digital Mark and Peter discuss: The joys of hedging gamma at 5am. What the heck is price sharing? How do you build a derivatives-oriented hedging platform during a pandemic? The impact of negative crude oil and high volatility on the demand for risk hedging. Is crypto poised to be the next big addition to the price sharing platform? and much more...
30 minutes | 3 months ago
OIR Interviews: The Return of the Mini VIX with Cboe
OIR Interviews: The Return of the Mini VIX with Cboe On this episode, Mark is joined by: Arianne Criqui, SVP Head of Derivatives and Global Client Services, Cboe Mark and Arianne discuss: The rise of retail options traders during the pandemic What an options trading floor looks like in the middle of a pandemic The new mini-VIX futures at Cboe Why VIX futures volume has languished during a very volatile period for the markets If VIX futures need a return of XIV or launch of SVIX to get volume back to 2018 levels How Cboe views the dramatic election "bump" in VIX futures The new CMEGroup volatility product And much more.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
OIR Interviews: Talking Pandemics, FANG Plus and More with NYSE
OIR Interviews: Talking Pandemics, FANG Plus and More with NYSE On this episode, Mark is joined by: Ivan Brown, Head of Options - NYSE Mark and Ivan discuss: How the pandemic has impacted NYSE's options markets. Handling the transition to 100% electronic markets in the midst of unprecedented global turmoil. The surprising renaissance of retail options traders in the midst of the pandemic. What the heck are Fang Plus options? Does NYSE plan to launch a VIX competitor? And much more...
27 minutes | 4 months ago
OIR Interviews: Buying Puts When The House Is On Fire
OIR Interviews: Buying Puts When The House Is On Fire On this episode, Mark is joined by: Gary Franklin, VP of Retail Options Trading and Strategies at Raymond James Mark and Gary discuss: How the pandemic has impacted options clients at Raymond James. Which options strategies are dominating the tape right now at Raymond James? Has the pandemic altered the way advisors and clients use options? Outlook on current market valuation and volatility levels. And much more...
38 minutes | 4 months ago
OIR Interviews: Going Bite-Size With the Small Exchange
OIR Interviews: Going Bite-Size With the Small Exchange On this episode, Mark is joined by: Donnie Roberts, CEO - The Small Exchange Mark and Donnie discuss: What the heck is the Small Exchange? Why small futures? How do you convince retail to migrate from ETFs back into futures? What are the challenges of launching a new exchange during a global pandemic. Are there lessons to be learned from the failure of other stock futures ventures? And much more?
30 minutes | 5 months ago
OIR Interviews: Getting Geeky with Options Education
OIR Interviews: Getting Geeky with Options Education MARK IS JOINED ON THIS EPISODE BY FELIX FREY, FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF OPTIONSGEEK. MARK AND FELIX DISCUSS: WHAT IS OPTIONSGEEK? WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND OPTIONS EDUCATION ABOUT BUYING OPTIONS? ARE THE GREEKS WORTHLESS? HOW DO YOU AVOID BEING "DECAYED TO DEATH" WHEN TRADING LONG OPTIONS? AND MUCH MORE...
26 minutes | 6 months ago
OIR Interviews: Exploring Black Swans and Strike Zones with ARGI
OIR Interviews: Exploring Black Swans and Strike Zones with ARGI MARK IS JOINED ON THIS EPISODE BY DAN CUPKOVIC, DIRECTOR OF INVESTMENTS AT ARGI. MARK AND DAN DISCUSS: WHAT IS ARGI? HOW THEIR OPTIONS ORIENTED PRODUCTS - STRIKE ZONE AND BLACK SWAN. -ARE STRUCTURED? HOW OVERALL DEMAND HAS BEEN FOR THEIR OPTIONS ORIENTED PRODUCTS VS. THE TRADITIONAL FUNDS? WHAT CAN LISTENERS LOOK FORWARD TO FROM ARGI IN THE NEAR FUTURE? AND MUCH MORE... Respective services provided by ARGI Investment Services, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, ARGI CPAs & Advisors, PLLC, SCA CPAs & Advisors, PLLC, ARGI Business Services, LLC, and Advisor Insurance Solutions. All are affiliates of ARGI Financial Group. ARGI was established in 1995, under the name R.D.B, Inc., a franchise of American Express Financial Advisors. In 2001, R.D.B., Inc., was renamed Advisor’s Resource Group, Inc. In 2003, ARGI separated from American Express, teamed up with independent broker dealer National Planning Corporation, began using the name ARGI Financial Group, which became the official name in November, 2005. In January 2010, ARGI Investment Services LLC officially became a SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Amplify Investments LLC is the Investment Adviser to the Amplify BlackSwan Growth & Treasury Core ETF, and ARGI Investment Services, LLC serves as the Investment Sub-Adviser.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
OIR Interviews: Going Binary With Nadex
OIR Interviews: Going Binary With Nadex Mark is joined on this episode by Todd Rich, Head of Education at Nadex. Mark and Todd discuss: What can you trade on the Nadex platform? How did the recent market volatility impact Nadex? How did negative crude oil impact Nadex's binary options? What are the hot products on Nadex right now? What can listeners look forward to from Nadex in the near future? And much more...
50 minutes | 6 months ago
OIR Interviews: The Rise of Demand Derivatives
OIR Interviews: The Rise of Demand Derivatives GUESTS BOB KRAUSE - CEO, DEMAND DERIVATIVES DON SCHLESINGER - PRESIDENT, DEMAND DERIVATIVES TOPICS DISCUSSED: WHAT IS DEMAND DERIVATIVES? WAS THIS BORN OUT OF THE FRUSTRATION OF TRYING TO LAUNCH A NEW VOLATILITY PRODUCT? THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT VOLATILITY. THIS ENCOMPASSES A NEW EXCHANGE, CLEARING HOUSE AND MORE? WHY FOCUS ON SHORT DURATION? HOW CAN LISTENERS PARTICIPATE IN THE LAUNCH? AND MUCH MORE... FIND OUT MORE AT DEMANDDERIVATIVES.COM
32 minutes | 7 months ago
OIR interviews: Exploring The Opaque World of Hard Assets
OIR interviews: Exploring The Opaque World of Hard Assets On this episode, Mark is joined by John Vardis - AKA "The Diamond Analyst." Mark and John discuss: Are customers flocking to "hard assets" like diamonds in these troubled times? Do diamond prices correlate well with gold prices? Are there tradeable futures, ETPs or even structured products linked to diamonds? Is this opaque marketplace still dominated by monopolistic players like De Beers? How are lab-grown diamonds impacting the overall diamond market? What are the best points of entry into the diamond market for new traders and investors? and much more... Learn more at http://thediamondanalyst.com/
16 minutes | 8 months ago
Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility And Portfolio Hedging With Northern Trust
Options Insider Radio Interviews: Talking Volatility And Portfolio Hedging With Northern Trust In this episode, Mark is joined by Jon Cherry, Global Head of Options at Northern Trust. Mark and Jon discuss: The current extreme levels of volatility. How Northern Trust's options clients are responding to the recent market downturn. How much should clients really expect to pay to hedge their equity portfolios? And much more...
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