Sep 17, 2012
Views 62: Bad Money Managers
The team takes a moment to discuss the problem with buying a put
versus selling the stock and going to cash. Big events to move vol
this week, including Apple iPhone 5 launch.
Letting the listeners take control of the conversation.
- I loved last week's show. I'm
very glad to have Vol Views back in the saddle!
- My financial advisor recently
recommended that I allocate a portion of my portfolio over to VXX
because "VIX is low." I didn't know what he was talking about. When
I Googled VXX I came across this program and have learned quite a
bit. Thank you for informing me, but I'm still uncertain as to his
VXX recommendation, especially after hearing your comments about
TVIX. Should I allocate some of my portfolio to VXX?
- Why are VIX cash and front
month VIX futures the same right now?
- Don - Is there ever a case when
you would buy vol?
- You guys are always talking
about Volatility skew. I recently noticed that, in Apple, the calls
were bid substantially over the puts. Is that an unusual
phenomenon? Are there any other names you can mention where this is
- Are there any tools that let
you trade off of vol cones?
Looking ahead to next week's VIX cash and VIX futures. NASDAQ