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Volatility Views 334: Fed and Trump Kick VIX into Overdrive


Fed and Trump Kick VIX into Overdrive

Listen to Volatility Views 334: Fed and Trump Kick VIX into Overdrive Volatility Review: A look at last week from a volatility perspective.
  • VIX Cash - 26.5, nearly 4-points higher than last show.
  • VVIX - 105, 8-points higher than last show
  • Mnuchin Blames Volcker Rule, High-Speed Trading for Volatility
  • VIX Options - ADV: 575k down nearly 20k from last show. Total 5.50m (4.23m Calls, 1.27m Puts)
  • VXX - 46, 6.5-points higher than last show.
  • SVXY - 43, almost 3 handles lower than last show.
Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week Which upcoming volatility product are you most excited about trading in 2019? Or are you content to stay with the original despite lingering issues?
  • SPIKES
  • Realday/RealVol
  • Voldex/Skewdex
  • I'll stick with VIX
Comments, questions, and musings:
  • Mark Twain on Volatility - "October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." -Mark Twain
  • Comment from Pat Hennessy - There are a total of 6,600 $VIX Dec puts that will be ITM if the VIX settles above 24. 1.66 million VIX puts will expire totally worthless. This represents over 64% of all open VIX puts. Thanks for playing. Better luck next time.
  • Question from JLVC - What's the vol crew predicting for 2019?
  • Question from Sangfrois - Why no options on $TVIX?
Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week:
  • Mark L. - 19.25
  • Mark S. - 27.25
This week:
  • Mark L. - 23.45
  • Mark S. - 28.85

About Mark S. Longo


Mark S. Longo is the founder of The Options Insider Inc. - a firm dedicated to providing free options information, education, news and analysis for options users. Whether it's on TheOptionsInsider.com, a leading online options destination; through Options Insider Radio, the world's only radio network for options users; or through a growing number of newsletters and live events, Mr. Longo continues to provide new ways to spread the word about options.Mr. Longo's analysis of the options market has appeared in a wide variety of domestic and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Futures Magazine, and more. As one of the few industry commentators with practical options experience, he has developed a substantial following among industry veterans and newcomers looking for insight into this complex market. Mr. Longo began his career as an options trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Author's web site: http://theoptionsinsider.com


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