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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.

Jan 19, 2016

Volatility Viewpoint: Another volatile week with volatility still readily apparent in the marketplace. Review of Russell Rhoad's article Five Volatility Market Takeaways from 2015, CBOE meeting takeaways; SPX weeklies attract more retail - not surprising; VIX options ADV down 9% from 2014, VXST vs. VIX Weeklies - Many institutional clients had to treat VXST like a new product, receive compliance approval, adopt new systems, etc., that complicated adoption by end users.

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Nick B. - Hello mark and greetings to the team on Volatility Views. I very much enjoy your program and have learned much from you and your guests. I have two questions for you guys to mull and (hopefully) answer on a future episode. 1) Do you guys use trading days or calendar days when calculating volatility?  2) Does it seem logical to add some sort of daily volatility product to the VIX universe? The weeklies do well and most spot VIX products have failed but a daily VIX option would track the future/cash fairly tightly.  Off topic p.s. - Are you guys as caught up in the making a murderer show as I am?

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