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Schaeffer's Market Mashup
26 minutes | 3 days ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Going Small Ball With the RUT and Small Caps
Patrick is joined by Cboe’s Rick Rosenthal and Arin Risk Advisors’ Joe DeSipio to talk all things RUT and small-caps. They dive into small-cap's ascension and relation to economic expansion (6:00), its role in inflationary measures (10:05), and options strategies/products to employ in the small-cap market (19:38).
28 minutes | 11 days ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Adam Warner
Patrick is joined by finance author, trader and avid New York sports fan Adam Warner They chop it up over the VIX/VXX's recent movement (9:05), the role of social media in retail investing (18:45), and whether a market correction is upon us (21:50) And in between, plenty of Julius Randle, Lenny Dykstra, and Mets talk!
27 minutes | a month ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Post-Election Vol with Cboe's Henry Schwartz
Cboe Global Markets’ Head of Product Intelligence Henry Schwartz returns for the third time to discuss post-election volatility (4:58), how options traders are reacting (10:28), and advice for the retail crowd just getting into options (18:15).
28 minutes | a month ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Tastytrade's Tony Battista Checks In
Tony Battista of Tastytrade and Tastyworks returns to unpack all of the Reddit-fueled retail madness Patrick and Tony chop it up about how options traders can navigate this new terrain (3:50), a golf analogy for the Reddit craze (12:40), and whether this new normal is here to stay (15:45). He also has a grim outlook on the Bears (Chicago, not options), an underrated pizza state, and cryptocurrency at Tasty!
27 minutes | a month ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Chris Prybal's Winning GME Trades
Patrick sits down with Senior Quantitative Analyst Chris Prybal to talk his two recent GameStop (GME) options trades that netted 706% and 655% returns, respectively. Chris walks through what made GME an intriguing bullish pick (4:14), how options traders are impacted by it all (9:30), historical context and future ramifications (17:29), plus other sectors and industries that caught his eye for 2021 and beyond (21:50).
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Volatility Strategies
The last Market Mashup of the year brings in Scott Phillips, Lavaca Capital’s Founder and Chief Investment Officer and Matt Moran, Head of Index Insights at Cboe Global Markets Patrick, Scott, and Matt chat about risk-on/risk-off environments in 2020 (1:30), "Greek" talk (10:20), and options strategies amid volatility spikes (16:02)
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: "Mini" S&P 500 Index Options
The volatile market environment has seen explosive growth in the options marketplace. To unpack it all, Patrick is joined by John Angelos, Head of North American Derivatives Sales, and Anthony Monaco, Account Coverage Director at Cboe, and Dan Powers, Vice President of Portfolio Management at Vector Wealth Management. The three experts discuss how work-from-home has created huge demand for options trading (3:20), the differences between standard and mini contracts (9:55), and how Mini S&P 500 Index (XSP) options differ from other contracts (17:23). We wrap up with a broader discussion: is the "mini" trend here to stay? (22:11)
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Views from a Broker Dealer
**Disclaimer**: The views and opinions expressed on today’s podcast are that of Bill Looney and not XFA. Schaeffer's Market Mashup makes its triumphant return with Bill Looney, Managing Director at X-Change Financial Access (XFA). Patrick and Bill talk how brokers facilitate trading flow (7:05), open outcry (14:23), and market positioning before and after the election (24:02). A really fun chat that provides valuable insight into the functions of a floor-based agency broker.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: The VIX and Election Volatility
Four days from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, Patrick sits down with Dave Kovtun, Institutional Sales and Options Specialist at Jane Street and Henry Schwartz, Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe Global Markets Dave, Henry, and Patrick talk what the options market is implying about the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election (7:45), scheduled volatility and unscheduled volatility (20:08), and what to expect once the election is over and we enter 2021 (27:40)
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: ETF's with Graham Day & Sumit Roy
Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back for a deep dive into exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Patrick enlists Graham Day, Vice President of Product and Research for Innovator ETFs, and Sumit Roy, ETF Analyst for ETF.com They talk about ETF popularity (2:35), the trend toward the thematic (6:34), desired outcome ETFs (11:35), and their importance to the upcoming election and beyond (19:31)
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Prime Day, Vaccine Problems, and Earnings Season
Patrick is back for a solo episode of Market Mashup! He tackles: The stimulus gridlock in D.C. (0:52) The Tweeter-in-Chief (2:30) Amazon.com's Prime Day options trading (6:17) Options traders unfazed by vaccine problems for JNJ and LLY (8:15) And, earnings szn! (11:21)
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Mini VIX Futures with Michael Izhaky
Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back with another esteemed guest from Cboe Global Markets. Michael Izhaky, Vice President of Derivatives Strategy stops by to explain just what Mini VIX futures are Patrick and Michael talk about the utility of Mini VIX futures, the environments they could thrive in, and the growing preference for "mini" contracts
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Sector Trends and Trades with Jermal Chandler
On the latest Market Mashup, Patrick sits down with Cboe Global Markets' Jermal Chandler, one of the Senior Instructors at the Options Institute and the Senior Instructor of Market Insights. Patrick and Jermal chop it up about the COVID-19 impact on various sectors including retail, real estate, and travel (2:39) Jermal also breaks down what Select Sector Indices can do to a trading portfolio (13:10), plus how its volatility stacks up with the S&P 500 (15:35) They close with a look at what the November 2020 election can do to sector performance and dispersion (20:56)
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: VIX Roundtable Part 2
Last week, the Market Mashup sat down with two Cboe Global Markets experts. Today, Patrick is joined by Henry Schwartz, Senior Director/Head of Product Intelligence, Kevin Davitt once more, Senior Instructor of the Options Institute, and Jason Roelke, head of Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales at Citadel Securities The heavy-hitters discuss the historical context of the VIX today, what "typical behavior" is like during this environment, and try a few dart throws toward future market sentiment and options flow
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Cboe Global Markets with Kevin Davitt and John Hiatt
Market Mashup is back with more brilliant guests! Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor of Cboe's Options Institute and John Hiatt, Vice President of Research and Product Development join Patrick for a fascinating, in-depth discussion about all things volatility. We talk the current prolonged period of volatility (4:01), its correlation with the SPX (10:28), using the Cboe to navigate the volatility (13:00), what to expect after November's election (16:45), and looking ahead to 2021 (21:40). We wrap up with a fascinating debate about how to read the VIX (24:35), and all the intriguing products Cboe Global Markets has to offer (27:43)
42 minutes | 6 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Tony Battista of Tastytrade
Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back, and Patrick brought a guest. Not just any guest though, the esteemed Tony Battista of tastytrade.com. Patrick and Tony chop it up about his start at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (4:01), various options strategies (8:07), why volatility is your best friend (11:25), the retail trader craze of 2020 (18:56), the similarities between sports betting and investing (28:19), and what he's looking at today (31:34) Oh and there's also a spirited pizza debate over New York and Chicago style, his thoughts on the enigmatic DaveyDayTrader, and a rundown of the best municipal golf courses in Chicago
14 minutes | 7 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: TikTok, Moderna, and stock splits, oh my!
Lots of hot-button headlines to glean over in this week's episode! We dive into TikTok (2:26), as well as potential suitors Microsoft and Twitter and their corresponding options activity. There's also vaccine updates from Moderna, and even... Russia?! (5:55) We finish off with a look at all of the stock split news going on, and what it means for Apple and Tesla going forward (9:50)
12 minutes | 7 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Wall Street's 'Fear Gauge,' Cannabis stocks, and Optimism!
A look at Wall Street's 'fear gauge,' the Cboe Volatility Index (2:57), unusual options activity the past week surrounding cannabis stock Tilray (TLRY) (5:24), a vaccine update (6:20), and an attempt to look at the bright side (9:09)
14 minutes | 7 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup: Red-hot gold, a Kodak moment, and fast-food preferences
The latest Market Mashup looks at gold prices, gold ETF GDX (2:20), and how to play the metal's hot streak with options Plus, see how options traders are targeting the Kodak (KODK) moment (4:24), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) blowout quarterly report (7:45), and McDonald's (MCD) earnings whiff (10:38)
15 minutes | 7 months ago
Schaeffer's Market Mashup, Birthday Edition: Fear Gauges, Vaccine Updates, and Earnings Season
It's Schaeffer's 39th anniversary, and we're celebrating with a new episode and some exciting promos (0:54)! This week's market mashup looks at the Cboe Volatility Index's (VIX) skid (2:40), options trading surrounding vaccine names Astrazeneca (AZN) and Pfizer (PFE), and the latest earnings buzz (5:54). That includes a surprising bank earnings beat (8:52), Netflix's (NFLX) lackluster report (10:12), and the behemoth that is Tesla (TSLA) (11:57)
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