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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 26, 2018

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week

People are spooked about this market. Hedges are flying left and right. So the question remains: How are you hedging your portfolio right now?

  • Metals: Gold, Silver, etc.
  • VIX Calls / Volatility
  • Index Puts (SPY, etc.)
  • Bitcoin / Crypto

Listener questions and comments:

  • Comment from The Blacklist Blockchain Trader‏ - The uncorrelated one known as bitcoin
  • Comment from Mark Clyde Brant - Palladium ITM calls!
  • Comment from StockMarket Blue - Hedging strategies are actually unwinding in the bond market, causing turbulence in equities markets. Those "trading" in the stock market are flying blind without understanding the carry trade/currency hedging or oversupply of tender re system liquidity. Or the short-VIX unwind.
  • Question from J3dingle - Hi Mark, VXX is delisting in January 2019 (with the new Barclay's ETN VXXB to take its place). What will happen to the Jan 2020 VXX options? Thanks, Joseph
  • Question from Harryhood - @Options Are the $VXX puts premium dropping with the underlying because the VIX futures term structure is backward? Thanks Mark. Just heard "Mr Umbrage" discuss it on the last OB show. I'm the guy who sent you the Vermont umbrage license pic btw.

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 17.55
  • Mark S. - 16.00
  • Kevin - 19.00

This week:

  • Mark L. - 16.75
  • Mark S. - 15.00
  • Bill - 14.00