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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 13, 2015

Volatility Viewpoint: The guest today is Scott Maidel, Derivatives Research, FTSE Russell Investments.

He discusses:

  • His viewpoint on current volatility landscape
  • VIX spot level - Did VIX cash perform as expected?
  • What are volatility strategies?
  • How to talk about volatility mechanics and characteristics with clients?
  • Updates on current and pending Russell volatility products

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

  • VIX Cash: Performance vs Market expectations.
  • VVIX: Hovering around 115.
  • VIX Options: Decent but not a strong volume week. Total 7.71m (5.89m Calls, 1.82m Puts)
  • Crude Oil: Volatility creeping back into crude.

Crystal Ball: Peering over the market precipice. Earnings season ahoy. Volatility prognostication.