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Flight out of Safe Haven

Clearly the trend has been higher in the last four months as June 30-yr bonds futures have climbed 8 handles.... More »

VIX Normalizes…for Now

Yesterday, the VIX and the VIX curve normalized accross the board.... More »

Ever Consider a Bear Put Spread?

The market has been on quite a run lower lately since the S&P 500 hit its all-time high earlier this month.... More »

Expect a Little Follow Through

Yesterday was a serious test: was the market going to completely give it away, or was what we saw today the bottom.... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Cyclical Rotation Review

Trade selection using volatility as the primary criteria. Different trades for different volatility opportunities.... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Goose & the Golden Eggs

Those who have plenty want more and lose all they have.... More »

FX Play in the Cable

The recent ascent in the British Pound has lifted futures near 1.6800 in June challenging the highs from mid-February. ... More »

As Vol Drops VXN-VIX Spread Holds

As vol rallied earlier this week, it was noted by a few people that the spread between SPX vol, the VIX and NDX vol, the VXN is at its widest point in years. ... More »

U.S. Market Risk Dashboard Update – No Warning Signs, Yet

Given the fierce market selloff in recent sessions, I thought it would be helpful to check on our favored set of risk indicators for the U.S. market.... More »

Option Block 328: Earnings Season Is Back

Uncle Mike discusses selling puts in a down market. Plus, earnings!... More »

Quien Es Mas Macho? NFLX or EEM

So the Friday rout in volatility did not materialize.... More »

Volatility Views 106: HFT and Volatility

HFT and volatility: How do they relate?... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Volatility Kings 1Q Update

Trade selection using volatility as the primary criteria. Different trades for different volatility opportunities. ... More »

Are VIX Futures Signaling a Vol Smack?

A topic that is consuming the Pro Chat group at Option Pit has been the relative stickiness of the VXX lately. ... More »

Options Playbook 5: Volatility and Probability, Continued

How does a 1 standard deviation move affect prices for short-term options? There’s a formula for that!... More »

Turnabout in BWP?

The market was deciding what to do yesterday after making the big volatility crushing run to SPX 1885.52 on Tuesday. ... More »

Option Block 325: SPX vs. SPY vs. Steven Seagal

Fulminating. Buying dip guarantee. Steven Seagal. Enough said?... More »

Unusual Activity Alert: Multiple Blocks of Puts Trade in SPDR Barclays Capital High Yield (JNK)

Today paper traded 4565 JNK Apr 41 puts for .25-.30. The ADV is 766 contracts. The OI is 4075 contracts.... More »

Options Bootcamp 42: Legging & Protecting Gains

How do you protect your options gains? Find out in today's Options Bootcamp.... More »

Option Block 324: Behold the Power of the Stupid

When is it smart to trade a stupid?... More »

Someone Called the Top in the Growth Stocks

Following up on Friday’s action, we did get a little pull back in the index skew yesterday. ... More »

Trading Tech Talk 5: 2014 Trading Technology 40

Did @GARP_Risk put together a list just for us? Maybe not, but we're glad they did!... More »

Volatility Views 104: Revisiting Risk Management

Mark & Jared from @CondorOptions regale listeners with stories from this year's RMC... More »

Volatility Trading Digest – Rotation Challenge

While the S&P 500 Index made a new intraday high Friday, it also closed lower making a Key Reversal on high options and futures expiration related volume. ... More »

Option Block 323: Rebar Futures Extravaganza

It's time for the global derivatives volume guessing game! ... More »

Options Playbook 4: Volatility & Probability

Volatility & probability. How are they related? Find out on Options Playbook Radio episode 4... More »

Copper – The Ship is Leaning One Way

Copper futures are lower by 11.6% ytd and the most recent leg has caused prices to implode 7.7% just in the last two weeks. ... More »

Wednesday and Vol Is Well?

The VIX is now near 14.50, and IV is now back at 75%.... More »

Option Block 322: When 50 Is the New 70

When it comes to LULU, 50 is the new 70... More »

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Your source for the most important news and information from the world of options.

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All of our radio programs in one convenient place.

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The original options podcast. Features interviews with leading options figures.

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This high-octane program features education, analysis, strategies and unusual activity.

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Compelling panel & special event recordings from the options world.

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