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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 19, 2018

Volatility Review: VIX Cash is back in the teens. Are VIX Futures returning to contango? Volatility's awakening spurs a record long position in VIX Futures.

Kevin's Weekly Rundown:

  • VIX Options: ADV - 983k, VIX call/put: 2.3, Total 10.6m (7.30m Calls, 3.26m Puts)
  • The VIX Whale finally gets his payday
  • The great inverse volatility ETP debate continues.

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week

It's been a rocky week for the markets. People are understandably scared and confused. That raises the question: Which product are you most concerned about over the next 30 days? Aka - which product would you not touch with a 10-foot pole?

  • VIX
  • SVXY
  • SPY
  • Bitcoin: XBT, BTC, etc.

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Volbug: Mark and friends, now that SVXY has been reset or beaten, would another big VIX surge day have the same impact on it? Thanks.
  • Comment from Pete Yarbro‏ - I feel like I have a better understanding of $VIX, $VX and the volatility ETFs than some very high profile stock market commentators, and all I do is listen to a podcast. @Options @OptionPit @OptionVol
  • Comment from Dog Shogun - Vol Views rules
  • Comment from Olivetrader2 - It's amazing what you can learn from podcasts. I am not sure I want to tell everybody though

Crystal Ball: Back to wild and reckless prognostication

Next week:

  • Mark L. - 17.55
  • Mark S. - 16
  • Kevin - 19