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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.

Oct 1, 2012

Volatility Views 64:  Missing the Fat, Juicy Puts of Yore

Volatility Review:  Looking back at a four-day time horizon.  At this point, most of the indices are unchanged on the day. Don starts us off reporting that we saw actual movement in realized vol for both NASDAQ and S&P. NASDAQ components making the index rather interesting. (Yes, that means AAPL.) S&P implied vol being driven by the European cocktail of news of the day. Does skew have it all wrong? Andrew sees a floor in VIX around 13.

Volatility Mailbag:  The team lets the listeners steer the conversation.

  • Email from Michael: "Does volatility play a role in dividend exercise/assignment? Is Vega a major factor in most dividend scenarios?"
  • Tweet from Ian K: "Can you talk a little about commodity volatility skew? Why is it so different than equity skew?"
  • Facebook question from Christian Garcia: "Is it worth it to be stuck on the screen all day with regard to gamma scalping? Does Mark Sebastian's formula (pay-to-the-decay) work on futures options?"

Crystal Ball: The team attempts to peer into the murky ether of upcoming volatility.