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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 22, 2018

Volatility Review: Government shutdown moves the market going into the weekend. VIX cash is firmly back in the double digits.

Russell's Weekly Rundown:

  • ADV - 746k, VIX call/put - 4.6, Total 10.1m (8.29m Calls, 1.82m Puts
  • Looking back on the VIX whale from last Wednesday.
  • Earnings volatility this week.
  • January has been a rough month for Bitcoin.

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week.

Bitcoin futures are currently trading around $11,500. If options existed, how would you trade them? Assuming one-month to expiration would you...?

  • Buy 5% OTM Call
  • Buy 5% OTM Put
  • Sell 5% OTM Covered Call
  • Just Short the Future

Listener questions and comments:

  • Comment by TradingProverbs - "More money has been lost trying to anticipate and protect from corrections than actually in them." - Peter Lynch

Crystal Ball: Government shutdown related prognostication

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 9.55
  • Andrew - 9.95
  • Kevin - 9.75

This week:

  • Mark L. - 10.55
  • Mark S. - 10.00
  • Russell - 11.99
  • Matt - 11.50