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Volatility Views

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.

Oct 25, 2013

Volatility Views 93: Returning in Style

Volatility Viewpoint: Mark’s guest is Russell Rhoads, Senior Instructor, Options Institute.  What does The Options Institute do? What is your opinion on the massive influx of retail traders into sophisticated institutional products like VIX options? What is your opinion on this...

Jun 3, 2013

Volatility Views 92: Zero Sum Game?

Volatility Viewpoint: We shake it up a bit and discuss the biggest news of the week first, namely the New York Times article, "Growth in Options Trading Helps Brokers but not Small Investors."

The Crystal Ball: We discuss the future of Vol Views itself. A short summer hiatus...

May 20, 2013

Volatility Views 91: Historical Lows

Volatility Review: Realized volatility plummeted. NASDAQ sits at 12.06 and S&P is even lower at 10.01. Don and Mark Sebastian called it.

Listener Mail: We answer listener questions.

  • Question from Jackson Engles, Garden City, NY: When you are analyzing historical volatility,...

May 13, 2013

Volatility Views 90: Sell or Sell Not, There is no Buy.

Volatility Review:

The dollar hit a historic level with the Yen last week, and this has had an effect on the currencies Vol. The inversion of realized volatility, where it's higher than VIX, continues -- a rather unusual occurrence. 

May 6, 2013

Volatility Views 89: Moving in Lockstep

Volatility Review: Market up 1% after some surprise news from the non-farms report -- better than expected. We had a unique week where the market was up and VIX was up as well, for 4 days in a row!

Listener Mail: Mark and Don take your questions.

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