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Volatility Views

Volatility Views is the premier radio program for volatility traders. With leading industry guests and 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.

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Best of Volatility Views: Back to the Beginning

Best of Volatility Views: Back to the BeginningIt's a shortened holiday week. So we thought we'd take you back to the primordial ooze days of Volatility Views with the inaugural sneak preview episode from August 2011.

27mins

22 Feb 2019

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Volatility Views 320: Talking VIX, VXX, SPX, TSLA, NVDA, BTC and more

Volatility Review: A look at last week from a volatility perspective VIX Cash - 14.4, up 2.4 from two weeks ago RVX - 15.90 VVIX - 100 - 7 handles higher than last show VIX Options - ADV: 459k, VIX call/put: 3.3/1, Total 7.62m (5.82m Calls, 1.80m Puts) VXX - 30.40, nearly 2-points higher than last show Crystal Ball: Your prognostication headquarters Last week: Mark L. 11.55 Mark S. - 11.95 This week: Mark L. - 13.75 Mark S. - 13.00

1hr 1min

10 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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Volatility Views 353: Is Anyone Trading UVXY Anymore

VOLATILITY REVIEW Trade war premium came and went. SPIKES - 15.75, down 4.25-points from last show VIX Cash - 15.5, 4-points lower than last week VVIX - 95, 8-points lower than last show VIX Options - ADV: 668k, Total 10.2m (7.42m Calls, 2.73m Puts) VXX - 28, 2-points lower than last show Earnings Highlights: Thursday - Walmart, Nvidia, Pinterest Friday - John Deere VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL Comment from J3Dingle - I saw on Bloomberg that one of the 20+ Democrats running for president owes UVXY in size in his portfolio. That alone should be a disqualifying factor. Question from T Lima - Heard you guys hitting on 1x2 put spreads in vix. What about VXX? There are lots of juicy puts 1x2s lining up for small outlays and maybe even credits. I’m looking at Dec 28-23 1x2 that I can do for around $.45-$.65. There are similar spreads lining up across the term structure. Also - Do you have a preference to longer term or shorter term when trading 1x2 put spreads in these products? CRYSTAL BALL Next week: MARK: 14.75 Andrew - 14.25 Dave - 16.00  

1hr 3mins

20 May 2019

Rank #3

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Volatility Views 292: Earnings Volatility, plus VIX Whale Returns

Today, we feature special guest co-host, Don Dale, Managing Member at Equity Risk Control Group. Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. VIX Cash: Hit nearly 15.50 this week Yet another crazy week Russell's Weekly Rundown VIX Options: ADV - 777k, VIX call/put - 3.9, Total 13.7m (10.9m Calls, 2.78m Puts) Earnings Volatility: This season's theme is underperforming. FB, MSFT, AAPL, GOOGL & AMZN Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments Question from ILM78 - It seems like the volatility space is dominated by Canadian pension funds. Why is that the case? How's the volatility landscape for U.S. pension and hedge funds out there? Do U.S. pension funds trade a lot of VIX options or OTC? Crystal Ball: Where will the VIX close on Friday? Last week: Mark L. - 9.55 Andrew - 13.25 Kevin - 10.50 Matt - 10.15 Mike - 9.99 Next week: Mark L. - 13.50 Mark S. - 14.00 Russell - 15.67 Don - 17.50 Volatility Views 292: Earnings Volatility, plus VIX Whale Returns Today, we feature special guest co-host, Don Dale, Managing Member at Equity Risk Control Group. Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. VIX Cash: Hit nearly 15.50 this week Yet another crazy week Russell's Weekly Rundown VIX Options: ADV - 777k, VIX call/put - 3.9, Total 13.7m (10.9m Calls, 2.78m Puts) Earnings Volatility: This season's theme is underperforming. FB, MSFT, AAPL, GOOGL & AMZN Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments Question from ILM78 - It seems like the volatility space is dominated by Canadian pension funds. Why is that the case? How's the volatility landscape for U.S. pension and hedge funds out there? Do U.S. pension funds trade a lot of VIX options or OTC? Crystal Ball: Where will the VIX close on Friday? Last week: Mark L. - 9.55 Andrew - 13.25 Kevin - 10.50 Matt - 10.15 Mike - 9.99 Next week: Mark L. - 13.50 Mark S. - 14.00 Russell - 15.67 Don - 17.50

1hr 7mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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Volatility Views 354: Upside is Back in Fashion

VOLATILITY REVIEW Trade war premium came and went… and then came back again! SPIKES - 16.5, up 0.75 from last show VIX Cash - 16.25, up 0.75 from last week VVIX - 92, 3-points lower than last show VIX Options - ADV: 708k, Total 6.62m (4.97m Calls, 1.65m Puts) VXX - 28, unchanged from last show CRYSTAL BALL Next week: Mark L. - 14.75 Mark S. - 14.10 Matt - 13.25

1hr 6mins

28 May 2019

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Volatility Views 313: Talking Short Volatility

Volatility Review: Today's guest is David Lincoln, ex-CBOE Market Maker and Host of The Short Vol Show on YouTube. A look back at the week from a volatility perspective: What trade war? The market has rallied almost non-stop post Trump trade war VIX Cash - 12.50, 1.25 point lower than last week. VVIX - 101, almost unchanged from last week. VIX Option - ADV: 496k, VIX call/put: 2.8/1, Total 7.89m (5.82m Calls, 2.07m Puts) Risk reversals keep popping up. VXX - 31.6, 3 points lower than last week. VIX ETF love affair endures as volatility falls Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week, part one. 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. 27% - Short VIX Futures 17% - Long $VIX Puts/Spread 33% - Long $VXX Puts/Spread 23% - Short $VIX Calls/Spreads Options question of the week, part two. Trading options during earnings season can be challenging. Some live for it while others avoid it. Do you hold options positions through earnings announcements? If so, what is your approach? Or do you prefer to trade just before/after the event? Or is it all too risky? Yes, Short Premium Yes, Long Premium No, Too Risky I trade around the event Listener questions and comments: Question from Vixland -Why would these puts gain value? $VXX never crashes down. Please explain. Love the shows. KEEP IT UP! Comment from Beachlot - With on the story from Bloomberg last week. They should be embarrassed writing a story on a 70k vol trade. Question from BT Burg - What is the best way to trade these inverse VIX ETFs going forward? If I'm long XIV does it make sense to always have some VIX calls in my back pocket just in case? Doesn't that get expensive really quick? What about spy puts? Or should I just have puts on the inverse ETF in case the counterparties get cold feet? Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week: Mark L. -12.50 Mark S. -12.90 Guest -13.63 This week: Mark L. - 12.20 Andrew - 12.25 Guest - 11.99

1hr 2mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #6

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Volatility Views 314: Talking VIX and VXX; plus NFLX and MSFT Volatility

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective More trade war! Trump threatens $500B more tariffs, the market shrugs. VIX Cash - 12.50 VVIX - 100 VIX Options - ADV: 460k, VIX call/put: 3.1/1, Total 5.42m (4.09m Calls, 1.34m Puts) VXX - 31, ADV: 255k Earnings: Netflix and Microsoft Volatility Voicemail: Listeners have their say QOTW: Trading Options during earnings season can be challenging. Some live for it while others avoid it. Do you hold Options positions through Earnings announcements? If so, what is your approach? Or do you prefer to trade just before/after the event? Or is it all too risky? 28% - Yes, Short Premium 20% - Yes, Long Premium 25% - No, Too Risky 27% - I trade around the event QOTW, part deux: Yup it's earnings season once again. Options traders are gearing up for a busy season. Which names do you think will dominate your options trading this season? NFLX AMZN TSLA GOOGL Listener questions and comments: Question from BigDawg - Are there any of the proprietary vol indicators out there that you guys follow regularly? Question from Lil Vig - Is VXX the greatest trading vehicle ever created? So much sweet erosion. Crystal Ball: Your prognostication headquarters Last week: Mark L. -12.20 Andrew -12.25 Guest - 11.99 Next week: Mark L. - 12.23 Andrew - 12.22

59mins

23 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Volatility Views 310: VIX Fixes, Fiddy Cent and VXX Ratios

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective Fiddy cent returns Seagull spread? VIX cash: 14.64 Tweaks to VIX VVIX: 107.50 Google interest: Top five states with the most interest in volatility (Mark S. got 2/5) Google interest: Top five states with the most interest in VIX VIX options Big call and put strips The VXX whiff of weirdness Volatility Voicemail: Listeners have their say Options Question of the Week: Let's have some fun. These "entertainment" stocks are pricing in big moves. Gun to your head: Which July ATM straddle would you rather own in your portfolio? WWE? DIS? WYNN? SEAS? #DegeneratePremiumBuyers #PalmsIn #FearNoTheta WWE July ATM Strad: $7 WYNN July ATM Strad: $12 SEAS July ATM Strad: $2 DIS July ATM Strad: $5 Listener questions and comments: Question from Rick S.: What exactly does it mean to roll positions the week of expiration? Question fro Telly0: Are there any long VIX vehicles that don't erode to zero? Comment from JTack: Looks like call front spreads (short 1 near OTM, long 2 farther OTM) in VXX are the best way to hedge long term VXX puts. That way you're covered against a blowup but you're not shelling out a ton for straight up calls or verticals. Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last guess: Mark L. 11.85 Andrew: 11.80 Mark S. 11.55 This week: Mark S. 11.55 Mark L. 12.05

1hr 1min

25 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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Volatility Views 301: Trade War Vs. Real War

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. VIX Cash is back in the teens. Could it possibly reach 15 again? The market is tanking and rallying on both trade war and real war concerns. VVIX - 97 VIX Options - ADV: 1.05M, VIX call/put: 2.2/1, Total 8.50m (5.85m Calls, 2.66m Puts) Paper sells May 20/22 call spread and buy May 17 puts 84,000 times. VXX - 47, almost unchanged from last week. Bitcoin futures up another 400 today. Volatility Voicemail: Volatility Flash Poll Which product/segment do you think will experience the most Volatility over the coming trading week (through the close on Friday 2/20) SPY SPX VIX WTI Crude Gold Bitcoin BTC GLD USO S&P500: SPY, SPX. VIX Gold: GLD, Comex Crude Oil: WTI, USOF Bitcoin: BTC Listener questions and comments: Question from Loades - What will it take to get VIX back into the 15 handle? Comment from Jack -I'm with the questioner from last week. It's a huge pain to figure out which VIX future the weekly options are trading on. CBOE needs to hold more brokers feet to the fire to surface that stuff much more readily. Question from Alfred - Any updates on the VIX whistle blower? Comment from Chingis - Dudes, how about a weekly rundown of the hot VIX ETFs and ETNs? Question from Elandra -If you could have your ideal volatility product what would it be? Question from DKMan - Why no options on TVIX? Crystal Ball: Wild prognostication Last week: Mark L. - 17.15 Mark S. - 17.89 Russell - 19.99 This week: Mark L. - 17.17 Mark S. - 15.00

59mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Volatility Views 295: Should Grandmas Trade SVXY

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective VIX Cash - 18.75 VIX Futures - The March future is very stubborn. VIX Options: ADV - 1.05M, VIX call/put: 2.3, Total 11.3m (7.76m Calls, 3.52m Puts) Goldman says options-market activity suggests pain ahead in these sectors Earnings: INTU, GDDY Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week People are spooked about this market. Hedges are flying left and right. So the question remains: How are you hedging your portfolio right now? Metals: Gold, Silver, etc. VIX Calls / Volatility Index Puts (SPY, etc.) Bitcoin / Crypto Listener questions and comments: Comment from The Blacklist Blockchain Trader‏ - The uncorrelated one known as bitcoin Comment from Mark Clyde Brant - Palladium ITM calls! Comment from StockMarket Blue - Hedging strategies are actually unwinding in the bond market, causing turbulence in equities markets. Those "trading" in the stock market are flying blind without understanding the carry trade/currency hedging or oversupply of tender re system liquidity. Or the short-VIX unwind. Question from J3dingle - Hi Mark, VXX is delisting in January 2019 (with the new Barclay's ETN VXXB to take its place). What will happen to the Jan 2020 VXX options? Thanks, Joseph Question from Harryhood - @Options Are the $VXX puts premium dropping with the underlying because the VIX futures term structure is backward? Thanks Mark. Just heard "Mr Umbrage" discuss it on the last OB show. I'm the guy who sent you the Vermont umbrage license pic btw. Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week: Mark L. - 17.55 Mark S. - 16.00 Kevin - 19.00 This week: Mark L. - 16.75 Mark S. - 15.00 Bill - 14.00

1hr 6mins

26 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Volatility Views 361: Selling ALL August Volatility

Volatility Views 361: Selling ALL August Volatility Host: Mark Longo, The Options Insider Media Group Co-Host: Mark Sebastian, Option Pit Miax Hot Seat Guests: Shelly Brown, MIAX Options.  VOLATILITY REVIEW Update on the latest trades, trends and developments in the world of volatility including: VIX cash, Spikes,VIX Futures and VVIX overview.  What is going on with Super Tuesday in Spikes options? VIX options breakdown - Fairly light week Spikes options breakdown - Record volume and OI VXX options breakdown Earnings volatility breakdown for Netflix, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and more... VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL QUESTION FROM HCTR#: If you could have your ideal vol product what would it be? QUESTION FROM KETCHUMALL:  Do 1x2 put spreads work better in VXX or VIX? QUESTION FROM AIDEN: Know you guys are GOT fans. Thought this was an interesting analytical way to look at the show. Maybe this explains the dropoff in quality of the final seasons? THE CRYSTAL BALL MARK - 12.75 MEATBALL - 12.25

55mins

22 Jul 2019

Rank #11

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Volatility Views 275: Fed Data Rebukes Crowded VIX Trade Myth

Volatility Review: A look back on the week from a volatility perspective. VIX Cash - A low of 9.13 on Oct. 5 VVIX - 91.79, CBOE Skew Index - 140 Russell's Weekly Rundown Fed Survey on Firm Uses of Equity Volatility, By Russell Rhoads, CFA VIX Options - VIX Call/Put: 3.7, Total 12.0m (9.44m Calls, 2.52m Puts) VXX - 37.95, XIV - 100.57 Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week Break out your #VOLATILITY #CRYSTALBALL: $VIX is at new lows. Is an 8 $VIX looming or is this just a blip? Where will $VIX close Friday 10/6 Right Here: 9-9.30 Lower: < 9 Slightly Higher: 9.3-9.60 Much Higher: > 9.6 Listener questions and comments: What's on your mind? Question from Gunjan Banerji‏ - What were the hot $VIX strikes this past week? Question from PBiggers - What strategy will long vix while minimizing contango? Comment from FContangotrader - I took personal loan and i bought vxx put spreads long term while I'm long some gamma on $spy, speaking of crazy. Question from Lenz - When is the CBOE Asia conference? Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week: Mark L. - 9.7 Andrew - 9.99 Russell - 9.42 This week: Mark L. - 9.65 Mark S. - 10.01 Russell - 10.31

1hr 1min

9 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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Volatility Views 359: Bitcoin Volatility, G20 and Clam Theory

VOLATILITY REVIEW SPIKES - 15.85, up 1.35-points from last show VIX Cash - 16, up 2-points from last week VVIX - 87, up 6-points from last show VIX Options - ADV: 411k, Total 6.32M (4.86M Calls, 1.46M Puts) VXX - 26, 1.7-points lower than last week Huge move in Bitcoin futures this week - Big rally and massive selloff today Earnings: Tuesday - FedEx, Lennar Wednesday - General Mills, KB Home, Paychex, Rite Aid Thursday - Nike, Walgreens Boots Alliance Friday - Constellation Brands VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL #QuestionoftheWeek: Let's play a guessing game. Which of the following names has the highest 30-day REALIZED volatility? No cheating. What does your gut tell you? - $TSLA - #BITCOIN - #WTI #CRUDE OIL - $QQQ Question from Litter - Hey Vol dudes love the show. Heard you mention SPX combos on the last show. What are they and why are they so popular? Question from ArPortKey - If we get a trade war deal out of G20 this weekend realistically how much of a hit will vix take on Monday? CRYSTAL BALL Next week: Mark L. - 14.75 Andrew -  13.95

1hr 3mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Best of Volatility Views: The Birth of Modern Volatility Skew

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. Black Monday. Happy 30th Birthday to Volatility Skew! The numbers: VIX - 93.33 CBOE Skew Index - 146 VXN - 14.64 Russell's Weekly Rundown: VIX ADV - 876k VIX call/put - 4.1 VXX - 34.39 XIV - 105.87 Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week Earnings Season is here! Which name do you plan to trade most actively this cycle? 27% - Tesla - $TSLA 34% - Amazon - $AMZN 23% - Apple - $AAPL 16% - Alphabet - $GOOGL Listener questions and comments: Comment form MoneyEngine X3.5 - Buying CVS calls. Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week: Mark L. - 9.55 Mark S. - 10.25 Ghost of Russell - 28 Kevin - 10 This week: Mark L. - 9.65 Mark S. - 10.16 Russell - 9.87

1hr 4mins

23 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Volatility Views 277: The Birth of Modern Volatility Skew

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. Black Monday. Happy 30th Birthday to Volatility Skew! The numbers: VIX - 93.33 CBOE Skew Index - 146 VXN - 14.64 Russell's Weekly Rundown: VIX ADV - 876k VIX call/put - 4.1 VXX - 34.39 XIV - 105.87 Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week Earnings Season is here! Which name do you plan to trade most actively this cycle? 27% - Tesla - $TSLA 34% - Amazon - $AMZN 23% - Apple - $AAPL 16% - Alphabet - $GOOGL Listener questions and comments: Comment form MoneyEngine X3.5 - Buying CVS calls. Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week: Mark L. - 9.55 Mark S. - 10.25 Ghost of Russell - 28 Kevin - 10 This week: Mark L. - 9.65 Mark S. - 10.16 Russell - 9.87

1hr 4mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #15

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Volatility Views 379: Algo Action and Futures Fun

Volatility Views 379: Algo Action and Futures Fun HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT MIAX HOT SEAT GUEST: SIMON HO, CEO, T3 INDEX MIAX HOT SEAT GUEST: SHELLY BROWN, EXECUTIVE VP, MIAX  VOLATILITY REVIEW SEGMENT MARKETS GETTING A LIFT TO END THE WEEK AFTER TRADE WAR PESSIMISM SPOOKED MARKETS AND BOOSTED VOLATILITY MOST OF THIS WEEK OPEC DECIDING TO EXTEND AND DEEPEN CUTS AHEAD OF THEIR IPO SPIKES: 14.25 - UP .85 FROM  LAST SHOW  VIX CASH: 13.5 - UP .85 FROM LAST SHOW VVIX: 94.5 - UP .5 PTS FROM LAST SHOW  SUSPENSION OF SPIKES FUTURES - WHAT HAPPENED MIAX TRADING RESULTS FOR NOVEMBER 2019 HOT VOLATILITY POSITIONS AND TRADES  SPIKES VIX OPTIONS VXX VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL QUESTION FROM Michael Smith:  I’ve been looking more at Skew lately. Looking at a single stock you can see it easily. Do you guys have a recommendation for comparing across instruments? i.e. a formula?  CRYSTAL BALL  WHERE WILL VIX/SPIKES BE NEXT WEEK? MARK: 12.75? ROCKLOBSTER: 12.74? SIMON: 13?

1hr 1min

9 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Volatility Views 336: Kicking off 2019 With Some Volatility

Volatility Views 336: Kicking off 2019 With Some Volatility Host: Mark Longo, CEO & Founder - The Options Insider Media Group Co-Host: Mark Sebastian, Co-Founder -OptionPit.com, Portfolio Manager - Karman Line Capital VOLATILITY REVIEW Massive jobs report - The economy added 312k jobs in Dec, although unemployment is up to 3.9% Powell’s speech apparently didn’t save the market too much. VIX Cash - 22.75, nearly 6-points lower than last show. VVIX - 81, 14-points lower than last show. VIX Options - ADV: 586k, Total 7.49m (5.71m Calls, 1.78m Puts) VXX - 50, 4-points higher than last show. TOP VIX POSITIONS - ALL CALLS - FIRST TIME IN AGES 331732 .VIX Feb 13th 37.5 C, chg +1807 244006 .VIX Jan 16th 30.0 C, chg +2028 200570 .VIX Jan 16th 35.0 C, chg -4014 166294 .VIX Jan 16th 32.5 C, chg +4868 161664 .VIX Feb 13th 40.0 C, chg +1486 160240 .VIX Apr 17th 45.0 C, no chg 153836 .VIX Apr 17th 70.0 C, chg +110 138616 .VIX Mar 19th 37.5 C, chg +10 135993 .VIX Jan 16th 24.0 C, chg -128 135869 .VIX Feb 13th 35.0 C, chg +3579 133744 .VIX Apr 17th 37.5 C, chg +534 132348 .VIX Jan 16th 15.0 P, chg -1 127371 .VIX Jan 16th 18.0 P, chg -6623 127070 .VIX Jan 16th 16.0 P, no chg 121718 .VIX Mar 19th 40.0 C, chg -4 114484 .VIX Jan 16th 25.0 C, chg +2019 114106 .VIX Jan 16th 20.0 P, chg +5384 102166 .VIX Mar 19th 35.0 C, chg +4 101408 .VIX Jan 16th 27.0 C, chg -563 100573 .VIX Jan 16th 37.5 C, chg +4451 Total 7.49m (5.71m Calls, 1.78m Puts) AAPL VOL IN THE SPOTLIGHT AAPL CRUSHES MARKET WITH RARE REVISION TO GUIDANCE. BIGGEST SINGLE DAY SELLOFF IN APPLE IN OVER A DECADE Those $AAPL Jan 150 puts that everyone sold in our last poll for $2 are now ITM. So our question is - what do you do now? Do you keep the stock around $148? Sell covered calls to "wheel out?" Roll or close the position? Let us know here. Happily buy $AAPL at $148 Wheel out w/Covered Call Roll put Down Close position Vote Now at www.Twitter.com/Options CRYSTAL BALL Our mega 2019 Crystal Ball Prediction Contest is underway. Many of you have already participated. Here's a few of your predictions for the closing price of VIX in 2019: WHERE WILL VIX BE AT THE CLOSE OF 2019? ROCKLOBSTER- 16.01, 14.99 Mark L. 17.10 - AVG FOR YEAR 17.60 Greasy Meatball: CLOSE - 12.04, AVG. 14.05 akatz000: 31.5. I think we've got one more down day to round out 2018. Then again, I had just started trading vol and was holding XIV on Volpocalypse, so what do I know Neil Wales - 13.3 contango - 12.14 Mail Man Dan - 12/31 closes at $257.50 on $SPY and $VIX at $22.50 Brad Huff - 27.25 Filip (FContangotrader) - 32.4 Matt Thompson - 18.03 Ahmed Sharif - Feels 3 cents too high to me Pat Hennessy - 21.52 David Lincoln - 16.90 Bill Luby - EOY 2019 $VIX guesstimate: 15.83 Ophir Gottlieb - 25.42 Andrew Nightingale - 32 Andrew Giovinazzi - 16.1 Trading Volatility - 24.3 Steve Place: armageddon, end of world, plagues and locusts, markets close, 0 percent vol, checkmate Volatility Trading: 17.50 2019 average with a 14.50 VIX at year end Pat Hennessy, CMT: Proposing another form of this question. What will the average VIX (based on daily closes) be in 2019? Chart attached for reference of past years….My guess is 19.27...oh and dont hit me about "average VIX" issues Zaphod: I wasnt sure what they meant and like this way. Have to drop in q1 from here, shenanigans/earnings, Mueller, settling/boredom....dont think we spend a lot of time below 16....so 21.35 as some spikes weigh on the average. No clue in reality ofc. filip: Close your eyes and BTFD Andrew Nightingale, CFA: 32 Jay Soloff: First half of 2019 average = 28, second half =16, but I think the lower prints outweigh the higher prints so we end up with an average like 18.5. Do not question the rigorous maths I used to come up with that number. It's proprietary and may involve an abacus and rye toast. David Lincoln: 16.90, 17.9 for the average… Trading Volatility: 24.3...Low of 17.6 and high of 63.2 Barton: Great chart. My guess is 25% between 2007 and 2008 levels. 17.54 X.75+32.69 X .25 = 21.33….I would have guessed half way between 2007 and 2008, if we did not have the systematic short vol crowd. Matt Thompson, CFA: 18.03….Agree that's a better metric. End of year, you are really just guessing what is gonna happen in Dec...My 2019 average guess is 24.88 f ili p: $vix 32.4 Contangoking: 12.14 Next week VIX Pick: Mark L. - 19.25 Mark S. - 17.50

54mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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VV 377:  The Great Volatility Shock Absorber

Volatility Views 377:  The Great Volatility Shock Absorber  HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT MIAX HOT SEAT:  DAVID LINCOLN, VIX CRUSH VOLATILITY REVIEW SEGMENT TRADE WAR OPTIMISM BOOSTING MARKETS MOST OF THIS WEEK VOL MIXED TO END THE WEEK SPIKES: 12.9 - DOWN .8 FROM  LAST SHOW   VIX CASH: 12.3 - DOWN .2 FROM LAST SHOW VVIX: 91.5 -UP 2.5 PTS FROM LAST SHOW  VIX FUTURES CURVE: STILL IN CONTANGO SPIKES FUTURES: WE’LL HAVE THEM LISTED BY NEXT EPISODE HOT VOLATILITY TRADES  VIX OPTIONS VXX VOLATILITY VOICEMAIL QUESTION FROM ITZSLEEPY: Can you guys comment on VIX calls on Nov 20, 2019? How it would play with vxx happening in the volatility space with insurance companies moving from leaps into shorter-duration hedges for their vol exposure? QUESTION FROM VINCE: Why do you refer to $SVXY and $UVXY as “neutered”? Thanks for answering my question and for putting on this show every week. You’re the best in the biz.  CRYSTAL BALL  WHERE WILL VIX/SPIKES BE NEXT WEEK?\ MARK: 12.15 MEATBALL -11.6 DAVE - 13

1hr 1min

17 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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Volatility Views 278: The Great Earnings Volatility Explosion

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. VVIX - 97.73 CBOE Skew Index - 135 VIX Options, ADV - 852k, VIX Call/Put - 4 Total 10.8m (8.65m Calls, 2.19m Puts) Earnings: CMG, Twitter, Amazon, Google and Microsoft Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week. It looks like you all REALLY want after-hours #Options trading. The question now - what is the best way to make it happen? 24% - Pilot For Earnings Season 52% - Top Names Only -$AMZN,etc 21% - Basic Limit Order Book 3% - Other - Reply/DM w/answer Listener questions and comments: Comment from j3dingle - Dear Mark Longo, Long time listener (at least a year or two, so maybe not that long!), first time emailer. I would guess I'm not the first to suggest this, but have you considered some excerpt of some rendition of "On Top of Spaghetti" for Mark Sebastian's theme song? Looks like the song even has some Chicago heritage: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Top_of_Spaghetti In 30 seconds of you-tubing, I found Biondi's version which is pretty "good": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu4EiTJNP1k Oh, the dreams/nightmares one has on a Sunday night slumber! Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication. Last week: Mark L. - 9.65 Mark S. - 10.16 Russell - 9.87 This Week: Mark L. - 9.65 Mark S. - 10.16 Ophir - 9.80

1hr 1min

30 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Volatility Views 294: Can We Breathe Again?

Volatility Review: VIX Cash is back in the teens. Are VIX Futures returning to contango? Volatility's awakening spurs a record long position in VIX Futures. Kevin's Weekly Rundown: VIX Options: ADV - 983k, VIX call/put: 2.3, Total 10.6m (7.30m Calls, 3.26m Puts) The VIX Whale finally gets his payday The great inverse volatility ETP debate continues. Volatility Voicemail: Options question of the week It's been a rocky week for the markets. People are understandably scared and confused. That raises the question: Which product are you most concerned about over the next 30 days? Aka - which product would you not touch with a 10-foot pole? VIX SVXY SPY Bitcoin: XBT, BTC, etc. Listener questions and comments: Question from Volbug: Mark and friends, now that SVXY has been reset or beaten, would another big VIX surge day have the same impact on it? Thanks. Comment from Pete Yarbro‏ - I feel like I have a better understanding of $VIX, $VX and the volatility ETFs than some very high profile stock market commentators, and all I do is listen to a podcast. @Options @OptionPit @OptionVol Comment from Dog Shogun - Vol Views rules Comment from Olivetrader2 - It's amazing what you can learn from podcasts. I am not sure I want to tell everybody though Crystal Ball: Back to wild and reckless prognostication Next week: Mark L. - 17.55 Mark S. - 16 Kevin - 19

1hr 3mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #20