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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.

May 13, 2013

Volatility Views 90: Sell or Sell Not, There is no Buy.

Volatility Review:

The dollar hit a historic level with the Yen last week, and this has had an effect on the currencies Vol. The inversion of realized volatility, where it's higher than VIX, continues -- a rather unusual occurrence. 

Volatility Viewpoints:

Dennis Chen. He is the co-author, along with Vol Views's own Mark Sebastian, of The Options Trader's Hedge Fund

Listener Mail:

Comment from Hawkeye: In honor of May the 4th, "Buy not, sell or sell not, there is no buy." - from Don "Yoda" Schlesinger. Thanks to all the volatility masters for such a great podcast!

Question from Mr. Todd: I found Mark L's comment about VXX being the #3 exchange traded product quite surprising. You guys have slammed that product frequently on this program. Why do you think it has succeeded among the entire universe of VIX ETPs? Thanks for the greats shows - when Mark "The Voice of Options" speaks I listen!

The Crystal Ball:

This curious situation with VIX really throws a wrench into the machine -- not sure where we go from here.