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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.

May 15, 2017

Mark, Russell and Henry are live (to tape) at the annual Options Industry Conference. They took some time away from the pool to give our listeners the scoop on volatility.

Volatility Review: Henry delivered some of the highlights of the conference. The concentration of volume in a few names, aka the 80-20 rule. The impact of fragmentation on volume. The heavy percentage of complex orders of overall volume. The buzz about a WSJ article on the decline of options volume and the stats that dispel that idea. The opportunities being generated by complex order books. Are we looking at coopertition? VIX below 10: what does it mean? Is there really a new supply of premium sellers? How much pain can they stand, and how will that impact the market?

Russell's Weekly Rundown: What did Russell notice this week?

  • It's the week before standard VIX expiration
  • Crazy spreads
  • Top ten strikes of the week