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Volatility Views 293: The Great XIV Debate, Continued


XIV is headed to the graveyard

Listen to Volatility Views 293: The Great XIV Debate, Continued

Volatility Review: The great inverse volatility ETP debate continues. Are they "Frankenproducts" that shouldn't exist? Or are they performing as advertised, but the investing public simply doesn't understand them? Maybe there's a third camp? VIX Cash: Spiked to 46.34 on Tues - Quite possibly the craziest week in VIX history.

Kevin's Weekly Rundown

  • VIX Options: ADV - 983k, VIX call/put: 2.8
  • Commodity Volatility
  • Bitcoin has been moving in lockstep with the market.

Volatility Voicemail: Volatility flash poll
XIV is headed to the graveyard. But, as of this writing, $SVXY is still trading. Do you still have confidence in this product? Quite simply - do you think $SVXY will still be trading at the end of the year (12/31/18)?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I'm hiding under the bed

Options question of the week:

VIX is moving like crazy today day. It's already blown past 23 and is threatening 35. So let's dial up our $VIX threshold for extra #ZombieApocalypse fun. You buying or selling these levels? Quite Simply: Where will $VIX close on Friday?

  • Crazy Town: 30-35
  • ZombieApocalypse: >35
  • Crazy: 25-30
  • Mildly Crazy: <25

Listener questions and comments:

  • Question from Chris T - The most I can lose buying SVXY is the price I pay, correct? So can I buy it around 10 and treat it like a lotto ticket call?
  • Comment from Scott Somer - Another day another day with a very large sell off heading into the start of the Option Block and an up move in the S&P Futures during the "Trading Block" #OptionInsiderRadio #OptionBlock #GreasyMeatball #RockLobster
  • Question from Lamina - $VIX cash is trading above the futures right now. How is that possible? Isn't the cash value derived from the futures?

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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