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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 6, 2011

Volatility Review: A review of SPX, VIX, and pricing the weekend out. Non-farm payroll: what was the impact on vol? Euro vol review. How did Mark and Don's gentlemanly wager on three- and one-month vol fare from last week? Plus a live Vol Review from's Mark Sebastian.

Volatility Viewpoint:
Volatility Exchange CEO Bob Krause talks inverse correlation - is this specifically to address the VIX negative correlation perception? How can we tell if the market is bullish or bearish? Skew and the somewhat controversial topic of the volatility feedback effect are also on the docket. Is the market trying to forecast future returns? As volatility rises, the market must fall, but does it work the other way as well?

Listener Questions: Mark and Bob reach into the dark recesses of the mailbag. Why exactly is selling a three-month VolContract not the same as selling three consecutive one-month VolContracts? Is it analogous to the difference between writing a three-month option vs. three consecutive front-month options?

Crystal Ball: An outlook of SPX & VIX. Could we pick up a free weekend on Friday? Euro vol outlook - How will the one- and three-month VolContracts fair?