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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.

Jul 4, 2020

Happy Fourth of July! What better way to celebrate than by flashing back to 2012 for a "Best Of" episode of Volatility Views. Enjoy and stay safe out there...

Volatility Views 46: Volatility Discussion with the Godfather

Volatility Review: Slaughter of the VIX April future, with May poised for the same.  Credit...

Feb 10, 2020

Volatility Views 387: Pandemics, Fifty Cent, Lawsuits and more

On this episode, Mark & Mark discuss:

  • The market is shrugging off pandemic concerns. 
  • Interesting options activity in VIX and Spikes.
  • Evolution of the VIX futures curve
  • Why bother with wide verticals in VIX?
  • The delicate dance of fading VXX
  • Earnings...

May 20, 2019


Trade war premium came and went.

SPIKES - 15.75, down 4.25-points from last show

VIX Cash - 15.5, 4-points lower than last week

VVIX - 95, 8-points lower than last show

VIX Options - ADV: 668k, Total 10.2m (7.42m Calls, 2.73m Puts)

VXX - 28, 2-points lower than last show

Earnings Highlights:

Thursday -...

May 14, 2019


Trade was premium is back as Trump continues to ratchet up the tariffs.

SPIKES - 20, up 7-points from last show

VIX Cash - 19.5., 7-points higher than last week

VVIX - 103, almost 20-points higher than last show

VIX Options - ADV: 459k, very low.

VXXB - 30.3, 5-points higher than last week, ADV: 167k

May 6, 2019


Guest: John Smollen, EVP, Head of Exchange Traded Products and Strategic Relations, MIAX

Guest: Simon Ho, CEO, T3 Index





Comment from Allegheny Lad - Cheers to the listener who said they hedge their VXXB downside with alcohol. I feel their pain and I raise my glass...