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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.

Sep 15, 2014

Volatility Views 127: Diving Into Treasury Volatility


Volatility Review:

  • VIX Cash: Catching a bid today as the market finally said farewell to the 2,000 Strike.
  • VIX Options: Calls are trading at a ratio of 13 to 1, with the biggest trade being a buyer of the Oct 22 calls. Call/Put Ratio - 3.8/1
  • VIX recalculation (part 2). CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) announced today that it plans to launch futures trading on the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index (ticker symbol VXTYN) beginning on Thursday, November 13, pending regulatory review. Metals, Energy and International vol.


Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Victor C - Do you think the failure of VXST has to do with the product being too much vol of vol for most people? Is it just too wild of a product for the mostly institutional VIX crowd?
  • Question from SeƱor Pablo - Thanks for the show Mark, and please say Hi to Jared and Andrew for me. You guys have mentioned some of the VIX competitors in the past. It looks like we will probably get at least one of them, if not both this year. Which one, if any, do you think has the best chance in the marketplace?
  • Question from AltasSmirked - What is a reasonable skew level for the SPX? At what level should I be looking to buy puts? Where should I be thinking of selling them?



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