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Volatility Views 288: Will 2018 Bring Back the Volatility?


Are we going to see more volatility in 2018?

Listen to Volatility Views 288: Will 2018 Bring Back the Volatility?

Volatility Review: Looking back on the top five Volatility Views episodes of 2017. VIX Cash is back in the single digits again.

Russell's Weekly Rundown

  • VIX Options: ADV - 668k, VIX call/put - 3.9, Total 10.8m (8.52m Calls, 2.26m Puts)
  • Commodities: Volatility is low but ambiguity is sky high.
  • CBOE files to list 6 bitcoin ETFs after being first major exchange to trade cryptocurrency futures.
  • Happy 9th Birthday to Bitcoin

Volatility Voicemail: Listeners have their say

2017 was the "Year that Volatility Died". So our 1st #QOTW for 2018 is a puzzler. Quite simply - where do you think $VIX will close at the end of the year?

  • 14% - Between 7.5-9.99
  • 35% - Between 10- 12.49
  • 14% - Between 12.50 -14.99
  • 37% - Above 15

Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication.

Last year's 2017 VIX predictions:

  • Mark L. - Avg 15.50, low 10, high 34.5
  • Russell - Avg 17.50,  low 12.50, high 37
  • Mark S. - Avg 15, low 10.50, high 24

Next year VIX close at end of 2018:

  • Mark L. - 17.25
  • Mark S. - 11.01
  • Kevin - 14.04

Next week:

  • Mark L. - 9.25
  • Mark S. - 9.57
  • Russell - 9.79

About Mark S. Longo


Mark S. Longo is the founder of The Options Insider Inc. - a firm dedicated to providing free options information, education, news and analysis for options users. Whether it's on TheOptionsInsider.com, a leading online options destination; through Options Insider Radio, the world's only radio network for options users; or through a growing number of newsletters and live events, Mr. Longo continues to provide new ways to spread the word about options.Mr. Longo's analysis of the options market has appeared in a wide variety of domestic and international publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Reuters, Futures Magazine, and more. As one of the few industry commentators with practical options experience, he has developed a substantial following among industry veterans and newcomers looking for insight into this complex market. Mr. Longo began his career as an options trader on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.

Author's web site: http://www.theoptionsinsider.com


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