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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.

Feb 12, 2018

Volatility Review: The great inverse volatility ETP debate continues. Are they "Frankenproducts" that shouldn't exist? Or are they performing as advertised, but the investing public simply doesn't understand them? Maybe there's a third camp? VIX Cash: Spiked to 46.34 on Tues - Quite possibly the craziest week in VIX history.

Kevin's Weekly Rundown

  • VIX Options: ADV - 983k, VIX call/put: 2.8
  • Commodity Volatility
  • Bitcoin has been moving in lockstep with the market.

Volatility Voicemail: Volatility flash poll
XIV is headed to the graveyard. But, as of this writing, $SVXY is still trading. Do you still have confidence in this product? Quite simply - do you think $SVXY will still be trading at the end of the year (12/31/18)?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I'm hiding under the bed

Options question of the week:

VIX is moving like crazy today day. It's already blown past 23 and is threatening 35. So let's dial up our $VIX threshold for extra #ZombieApocalypse fun. You buying or selling these levels? Quite Simply: Where will $VIX close on Friday?

  • Crazy Town: 30-35
  • ZombieApocalypse: >35
  • Crazy: 25-30
  • Mildly Crazy: <25

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Chris T - The most I can lose buying SVXY is the price I pay, correct? So can I buy it around 10 and treat it like a lotto ticket call?
  • Comment from Scott Somer - Another day another day with a very large sell off heading into the start of the Option Block and an up move in the S&P Futures during the "Trading Block" #OptionInsiderRadio #OptionBlock #GreasyMeatball #RockLobster
  • Question from Lamina - $VIX cash is trading above the futures right now. How is that possible? Isn't the cash value derived from the futures?