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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 27, 2015

Volatility Viewpoint: Today‚Äôs guest is Mike Thompson of Typhon Capital. He discusses: 

  • VIX Futures
  • VXST
  • The mainstream acceptance of volatility
  • VXX and VSTOXX

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a vol perspective

  • A groundhog day in volatility.
  • VIX: volume down significantly.
  • VIX Options: Put love later in the week. June 14-18-21 fly spread going up.
  • Gold: GVZ hitting a seven month long, near the 15 handle.
  • Crude Oil: The bulls are back in crude.

Volatility Voicemail: Listener comments and questions

  • Question from Tim Engels - Been a lot of ink lately about VIX volume being in the toilet. You guys have touched on it once or twice on the program as well. Why do you think the volume has fallen off a cliff?
  • Question from Theist - Reading about delta neutral strategies. But the profit seems small for each adjustment, commissions seem large for the adjustments, and the values for many of the variables (delta, vega) seem questionable at best. Is this really a viable strategy over the long term or are there better way to capture volatility in the marketplace?
  • Question from Frank Underwood - Any good mobile apps out there for volatility analysis? Seems like I am always on the go and never at my desk when a good trading idea strikes me.

Crystal Ball: Reckless prognostication. Looking for VIX to rise over next week or two.