Let’s kick off the new year with a blast from the past – the world premiere episode of The Futures Options Roundtable from 2013. Enjoy!


We’ve sounded the horn and assembled a team of futures options experts for your listening pleasure. In this premiere episode of the Futures Options Roundtable Options Insider Founder Mark S. Longo is joined by:

  • Jeff Lewandowski?- CTA, Protean Trading
  • Dan Collins?- Former EIC, Futures Mag, Founder, Dan Collins Report
  • Dan Cook?- Director, Business Development, Nadex
  • Dave Rodgers?- Instructor and Trader at Markettaker.Com

The Guild Hall Segment

  1. The roundtable breaks down the benefits and drawbacks of futures options vs. equity options.
  2. The panelists discuss the different ways that binary options can be used to speculate on or hedge against commodity price movement.
  3. The panelists also discuss some of the salient aspects of futures options trading that all traders need to watch out for including seasonality.


The Grand Marketplace Segment

  1. We break down the big moves and exploding volatility in precious metals and energy.
  2. Realized vol is starting to outpace implied volatility in many commodity products – an ideal time to be a buyer of premium not a seller.
  3. Dan sees aggressive hedging activity in Nadex metals contracts.
  4. A discussion of how to use binary spreads to trade multiple products and expiration dates.
  5. We wrap things up by analyzing the explosion of anticipation in oil options as well as how the Egyptian unrest impacted oil’s volatility skew.