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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.

Dec 11, 2017

Volatility Review: This week we are featuring guest co-host Bill Valentine of Valentine Ventures.

The numbers:

  • VIX Cash, VVIX - 96, CBOE Skew Index – 131
  • VIX Options: ADV - 758k, VIX call/put: 3.6, Total 12.7m (9.95m Calls, 2.79m Puts)
  • Bitcoin launching on 12/10.
  • Question from Tortega - Not a vol question, but what's the deal with the Bitcoin futures and the Gemini index they are based on?

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week

The war for #Bitcoin #Derivatives is heating up again. CME Group is launching futures on 12/18. CBOE just announced a 12/10 launch date. Not enough? Nasdaq also announced futures w/ for a planned Q2 2018 launch. With so many choices-How will you trade #Bitcoin in 2018?

  • 52% - CBOE Futures 12/10
  • 27% - CME Futures 12/18
  • 3% - Nasdaq Futures Q2 2018
  • 18% - "Old School" Bitcoin

Listener questions and comments:

  • Comment from Mark Clyde Brant - Who is listing options first? Probably CBOE! But Chicago is taking control of BTC exactly as Al Capone took control of booze distribution. He taught the city well!
  • Question from NomNom - I was excited about #bitcoin but this is giving me pause.

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication.

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 10.25
  • Mark S. - 11.25
  • Russell - 42.5

This week:

  • Mark L.- 9.75
  • Mark S. - 9.15
  • Bill - 10.0
  • Ghost of Russell - 35