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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 15, 2012

Volatility Views 66: A Week without Volatility

Volatility Review: The week in vol that never happened. Yes, it was a very quiet week. NASDAQ and S&P both dropped off severely since the last week.

Listener Mail: Our listeners drive the bus for a while

  • Did Don start off as a vol seller or did he have a few losing long vol trades first that turned him to the dark side? (Via Tweet from @THIMSTER)
  • Do you guys subscribe to the notion that the market is fully hedged with VIX, which is why VIX is underperforming? (Via Tweet from @XZTON)
  • Does VolX have any plans to launch any realized volatility products on commodities such as ags, metals, etc.? Thanks and keep up the great work. (Via Email from Sid K., Des Moines, IA)
  • What do you guys think of Apple call verticals here? Does Apple skew make buying them more attractive going into earnings? (Via Tweet from @Duncan6)
  • Why is NASDAQ historically a more volatile index than the S&P500? Is it simply because it contains more tech stocks, so that generates more volatility than large Fortune 100 type stocks? Also, can you recommend any good products for trading NASDAQ volatility? Thanks for answering my question and for this fantastic, one-of-a-kind program. (Via Facebook from Alexander S.)

Crystal Ball: Looking ahead at VIX, NASDAQ, and S&P. Less than a month away from the general election.