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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.

Apr 25, 2016

Volatility Review: The VIX has traded below 20 for 37 straight days, the longest such streak in 13 months. The gauge slid 2.2 percent to 13.64 at 9:48 a.m. in New York.

Russells Weekly Rundown:

  • VIX Options: A strong volume week - particularly Wednesday. Total 6.83m (5.32m Calls, 1.51m Puts)
  • SEC extends test period to curb U.S. market volatility
  • Big Earnings Week: GOOG, Goldman, INTC, IBM, MSFT, NFLX, SBUX, Southwest, United Airlines, YHOO.
  • Crude Oil: OIV/OVX - 43.50, almost touched 80 back in mid-February.
  • Gold: GVZ 17.90 - well off recent highs.

Crystal Ball: What are the VIX predictions? To review, last week:

  • Mark L. - 15.5
  • Mark S. - 14
  • Russell - 17

This week:

  • Mark S. - 13.50
  • Russell - 16
  • Mark L. - 14.5