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Volatility Views 336: Kicking off 2019 With Some Volatility


Host: Mark Longo, CEO & Founder - The Options Insider Media Group
Co-Host: Mark Sebastian, Co-Founder -OptionPit.com, Portfolio Manager - Karman Line Capital

Topics discussed in this episode include:

VOLATILITY REVIEW
Massive jobs report - The economy added 312k jobs in Dec, although unemployment is up to 3.9% Powell’s speech apparently didn’t save the market too much.
VIX Cash - 22.75, nearly 6-points lower than last show.
VVIX - 81, 14-points lower than last show.
VIX Options - ADV: 586k, Total 7.49m (5.71m Calls, 1.78m Puts)
VXX - 50, 4-points higher than last show.

TOP VIX POSITIONS - ALL CALLS - FIRST TIME IN AGES
331732 .VIX Feb 13th 37.5 C, chg +1807
244006 .VIX Jan 16th 30.0 C, chg +2028
200570 .VIX Jan 16th 35.0 C, chg -4014
166294 .VIX Jan 16th 32.5 C, chg +4868
161664 .VIX Feb 13th 40.0 C, chg +1486
160240 .VIX Apr 17th 45.0 C, no chg
153836 .VIX Apr 17th 70.0 C, chg +110
138616 .VIX Mar 19th 37.5 C, chg +10
135993 .VIX Jan 16th 24.0 C, chg -128
135869 .VIX Feb 13th 35.0 C, chg +3579
133744 .VIX Apr 17th 37.5 C, chg +534
132348 .VIX Jan 16th 15.0 P, chg -1
127371 .VIX Jan 16th 18.0 P, chg -6623
127070 .VIX Jan 16th 16.0 P, no chg
121718 .VIX Mar 19th 40.0 C, chg -4
114484 .VIX Jan 16th 25.0 C, chg +2019
114106 .VIX Jan 16th 20.0 P, chg +5384
102166 .VIX Mar 19th 35.0 C, chg +4
101408 .VIX Jan 16th 27.0 C, chg -563
100573 .VIX Jan 16th 37.5 C, chg +4451
Total 7.49m (5.71m Calls, 1.78m Puts)

AAPL VOL IN THE SPOTLIGHT
AAPL CRUSHES MARKET WITH RARE REVISION TO GUIDANCE. BIGGEST SINGLE DAY SELLOFF IN APPLE IN OVER A DECADE
Those $AAPL Jan 150 puts that everyone sold in our last poll for $2 are now ITM. So our question is - what do you do now? Do you keep the stock around $148? Sell covered calls to "wheel out?" Roll or close the position? Let us know here.
Happily buy $AAPL at $148
Wheel out w/Covered Call
Roll put Down
Close position
Vote Now at www.Twitter.com/Options

CRYSTAL BALL
Our mega 2019 Crystal Ball Prediction Contest is underway. Many of you have already participated. Here's a few of your predictions for the closing price of VIX in 2019:
WHERE WILL VIX BE AT THE CLOSE OF 2019?
ROCKLOBSTER- 16.01, 14.99
Mark L. 17.10 - AVG FOR YEAR 17.60
Greasy Meatball: CLOSE - 12.04, AVG. 14.05

Next week VIX Pick:
Mark L. - 19.25
Mark S. - 17.50

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