• HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, OPTION PIT
  • MIAX HOT SEAT GUEST: SHELLY BROWN, MIAX 
  • GUEST:  JIMMY HEINZ, GELBER GROUP
  • GUEST: BRENDAN CARTER, GELBER GROUP

VOLATILITY VIEWPOINT

Guests:  Jimmy Heinz –  Equity Volatility Trader, Gelber Group & Brendan Carter,  Equity Volatility Trader, Gelber Group


VOLATILITY REVIEW

  • Trade war – Trump decided China wasn’t enough and picked a new trade war with Mexico
  • SPIKES 18.5, up 2-points from last show.
  • VIX Cash – 18.5, 2.25-points higher than last week.
  • VVIX 94.5, 2.5-points higher than last show
  • VIX Options ADV: 708K
  • VXX 30.5, 2.5-points higher than last week

VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL

  • Question from Cap Wulf – Looks like the dark days of VIX are finally over? Thoughts on the outcome? Do you agree with the judges decision?
  • Question from Michael Paige – I’ve heard your discussions about inverse volatility products and how we probably won’t see another one anytime soon. I find myself wondering how you could even construct one of those products int he modern era that would pass regulatory muster? All of them have an embedded function that they can effectively blow out at anytime. How can any provider offer this product without also having to carry so much upside protection that it becomes far too expensive to list. But I don’t see regulators allowing anything past them that has an embedded “acceleration event” in their prospectus again.

CRYSTAL BALL