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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.

Nov 12, 2018

Volatility Review: Earnings Highlights for the Week

  • Tuesday - GE, Sony, BP, FB, eBay, Pfizer, Coca-Cola
  • Wednesday - GM
  • Thursday - Apple, Starbucks, Weight Watchers, Spotify, Cigna, Dow/DuPont
  • Friday - ExxonMobil, Cboe, Alibaba, Chevron, Berkshire Hathaway

Volatility indicators:

  • VIX Cash - 17.75, 2.75-points lower than last show
  • VVIX - 100, unchanged from last show
  • VIX Options - ADV: 618k, VIX call/put: 2.1/1, Total 9.40m (6.29m Calls, 3.11m Puts)
  • VXX - 37.5, 3-points lower than last show

Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week

We always like to take the pulse of our audience. This week we're checking in on your favorite strategies. What is your go-to #options strategy?

  • Butterflies
  • Covered Call/Short Put
  • Verticals, call or put
  • Calendars/Diagonals

Listener questions and comments

  • Question from Mina - Why is VIX so weird?
  • Question from Holan - That Meatball guy says he gets paid to buy $VXX puts. How?
  • Question from BD3 - Why no Nasdaq VIX futures? Why no options? Why can't I trade VIX on Nasdaq?

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication

Last week:

  • Mark L. - 18.35
  • Mark S. - 16.5

This week:

  • Mark L. - 17.65
  • Mark S. - 16.49