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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.

Jul 30, 2018

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

  • Trump threatens $500B more tariffs, the market still shrugs.
  • VIX Cash - 12.14
  • VVIX - 91, nine points lower than last week.
  • VIX Options - ADV: 460k, VIX call/put: 3.1/1, Total 6.44m (4.79m Calls, 1.64m Puts)
  • VXX - 30.5, ADV: 248k, Total 2.49m (1.20m Calls, 1.30m Puts)


  • Monday - Google
  • Tuesday - AT&T, Verizon
  • Wednesday - UPS, Boeing, Coca Cola, GM, FB, PayPal, Qualcomm
  • Thursday - Amazon, McDonalds, Comcast, Starbucks, Nokia
  • Friday - Twitter, Merck

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments?

  • Question from Vizinator - Are there $VXX equivalents for Nasdaq, Dow and Russell?
  • Comment from Paul F. - Andrew should change his VIX zones to go negative to indicate when VIX is in drawdown mode. Also, shame on him for nickeling Longo on Crystal Ball. He should lose just for that.
  • Question from Dawiz - Gun to head, best VIX options strategy? No dawdling. Top of your head.

Crystal Ball: Your prognostication headquarters

Last week's guesses:

  • Mark L. - 12.23
  • Andrew - 12.22

This week's guesses:

  • Mark L. - 12.45
  • Andrew - 13.25