Aug 17, 2011
Views 16: Risk Premium
Volatility Review: Interesting week with the market not doing much, but volatility increased anyway. The market's "in a pickle" until the debt issue is resolved. July 8 was the fifth expiration for the Euro VolContract, which showed greater than 29% movement in the price during the life of the contract. The August contract has provided 16% vol movement in the first three days of the contract.
Listener Mail: Mark and Don answer questions from listeners, including: Why did an option price drop as the stock price went up, and; what is a sellers' premium in options?
Crystal Ball: Mark foresees no debt deal over the weekend. If anything can push VIX to 30, will this be the event that does it? Front month Euro vol likely to go lower.