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Volatility Views 312: VIX Laughs At Trade Wars


Trade Wars? VIX laughs in your general direction.

Listen to Volatility Views 312: VIX Laughs At Trade Wars Volatility Review: What trade war? The market rallies despite the fact that the trade war has begun. Market review:
  • VIX Cash - 13.75, 1.25-points lower than last week.
  • VVIX - 103, almost unchanged from last week.
  • VIX Options - ADV: 496K, VIX call/put: 2.7/1, Total 7.04m (5.16m Calls, 1.88m Puts)
  • A lot of VIX risk reversals hitting the tape today.
  • VXX - 34.6,0.5-points lower than last week.
Volatility Voicemail: Flash poll Which product or complex will experience the greatest #Volatility going forward as a result of this trade war? Gold? Crude Oil? Equities? Soybeans?
  • Soybeans
  • Gold
  • Crude Oil
  • Equities
Options question of the week: Traders generally fade volatility going into holidays (today notwithstanding). What's your favorite vehicle when you want to wager on the dark side of volatility? Short-term or Long-term - that's up to you.
  • Short VIX Futures
  • Long VIX Puts/Spread
  • Long VXX Puts/Spread
  • Short VIX Calls/Spreads
Listener questions and comments
  • Question from LVist - Are you guys as surprised as me by VXX's stubbornness? It refuses to break the 30 handle.
  • Question from Casey - Is it me or is the vol space much more boring after VIX/SVXY? Those were my two favs. Seems like there's not much to take their place. What's the new short vol play?
Crystal Ball: Your prognostication headquarters Last week:
  • Mark L. -12.55
  • Mark S. -12.95
This week:
  • Mark L. - 12.50
  • Mark S. - 12.90
  • Guest - 13.63

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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