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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.

Apr 1, 2014

Volatility Views 105: Happy Anniversary, VIX!

Volatility Review: VIX Futures turns 10 years old! VIX spot products - when could we see them? Russell VIX and metals - gold volatility.

Volatility Voicemail:

  • Question from Burt Skerton - Hello Options Insider! I have been listening to your podcast for quite a while, and have been trading successfully as a result of the valuable information that you have provided, so for that I thank you. I am confused however about a situation I am seeing. I have a position in the VIX, where I bought the Nov 15 put for $0.80, with the underlying at the time of purchase listed at around 1,650. Today the underlying has dropped to around 1,300+, but the option is only trading around $1.30. It seems that the option should be worth more than that because it has about $2 of intrinsic value. So in theory, could someone with a large account just buy a few contracts, exercise them immediately, and sell the underlying on the open market for a huge profit? Thanks for clearing this up for me, keep on rocking!
  • Question from Brighton Capital - Very informative show with Jarrod Woodyard yesterday, do you have a similar post-FIA/Boca discussion in the works?
  • Question from @vikingwrath - The market is iffy here. What are your thoughts on UVXY in the short term?


Crystal Ball: USDA quarterly grain stock report coming out soon for ags. Interesting vol Products: a lot of vol in German renewables.