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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.

Apr 9, 2018

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

  • Happy 25th Birthday of VIX!
  • This week CBOE is launching a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index), which CBOE began publishing in April 1993.
  • VIX cash is back in the teens.
  • The market is tanking and rallying on trade war concerns.
  • VVIX - 92

Russell's Weekly Rundown

  • VIX Options: ADV - 1.05M, VIX call/put - 2.3/1, Total 8.06m (5.57m Calls, 2.49m Puts)

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments

  • Question from HFL9 -Would you rather see options on bitcoin futures or more futures listed on more crypto products first?
  • Question from Lil Nicker - How do I tell which future a VIX options trades off of?
  • Question from Barry -How do I tell which future my VIX options are priced from? I've been looking at some calls expiring on April 18th. Thanks for the shows.
  • Question from Mark Clyde Brant -Will rising vol persist all year? VIX above 20, VXX above 40, half the time?

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 16.85
  • Andrew - 17.76
  • Euan - 19.50

This week:

  • Mark L. - 17.15
  • Mark S. - 17.89
  • Russell - 19.99