Volatility Views Episode Two: The Shadowy World of Volatility Swaps
Mark and Don are joined by Mark Sebastian from Option Pit. There is no shortage of opinions on volatility this week.
Volatility Week in Review: VIX cash down, but how much does the weekend take out of it? Review of the new skew index; Euro VolContracts (TM) show a sharp volatility decline over March; VolX adds RSJ as a market maker.
Volatility Viewpoint: Exploring the shadowy world of volatility & variance swaps; Using OTC volatility and variance swap markets to capture vol. The nature of the payoffs. Realized volatility options in the cards. Inferred vol.
Crystal Ball: Sebastian thinks that vol has hit a bottom and that it will be ticking up. Don wonders if that means that the market will fall? Not necessarily...
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