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Volatility Views

Volatility Views is the premier radio program for volatility traders. From interviews with leading industry guests to detailed analysis of volatility products, this program takes you inside the world of volatility trading like never before. If you are an experienced options trader looking to expand your understanding of volatility, or if you are simply curious about VIX and other volatility products, then this is the program for you.

Aug 17, 2011

Volatility 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.