• HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MATT AMBERSON, PRINCIPAL, OPTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
  • CO-HOST: CHRIS HAUSMAN, PORTFOLIO MANAGER, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF RISK, SWAN GLOBAL INVESTMENTS
  • CO-HOST: ERIC COTT: DIRECTOR OF ADVISOR EDUCATION, OIC

LOOKING BACK ON 2019

PAYING OFF OUR 2019 PREDICTIONS FROM LAST YEAR’S SHOW: WHAT WERE THE HOTTEST OPTIONS STORIES/DEVELOPMENTS/EVENTS OF 2019 FOR ADVISORS?

  • MUTUAL FUNDS THAT USE OPTIONS | BLACK SZADO STUDY – HTTPS://WWW.BORNTOSELL.COM/COVERED-CALL-BLOG/MUTUAL-FUNDS-THAT-USE-OPTIONS – THE NUMBER OF OPTIONS-BASED FUNDS GREW FROM 10 IN 2000 TO 119 IN 2014. IN 2019, BELIEVE IT’S OVER 140. DO WE HIT OVER 200 IN 2020?
  • OPTIONS VOLUME CAN’T MATCH THE RECORD PACE OF 2018
  • THE COMMISSION WAR HIT NEW HEIGHTS IN 2019
  • FEWER HEADLINE-MAKING IMPLOSIONS OF OPTIONS-ORIENTED FUNDS DUE TO POOR RISK CONTROLS.

LOOKING AHEAD TO 2020?

  • OPTIONS-BASED FUNDS OFFER SUCCOR TO INVESTORS WARY OF VOLATILITY – HTTPS://WWW.REUTERS.COM/ARTICLE/US-USA-FUNDS-VOLATILITY-IDUSKCN1RF2HF – MORE OPTIONS CENTRIC FUNDS TO BE LAUNCHED ??
  • 2020 VOLATILITY OUTLOOK: CME SENIOR ECONOMIST RECENTLY CAME ON THIS NETWORK AND PREDICTED “MUCH MUCH HIGHER VOLATILITY FOR THE 2020’S VS THE 2010’S”. AGREE? DISAGREE?
  • THOUGHTS ON 202 OPTIONS VOLUME – HIGHER OR LOWER THAN 2018? 

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