WTF?! Will 0DTE Cause Gammageddon? With Mike Green and Craig Peterson
WTF is “Gammageddon”? What do 0DTE options have to do with it? Should I be fearful? Should I be greedy? We’re getting into all of it in this episode where we dig into just what zero days to expiry (0DTE) options are, who’s trading these things, who’s on the other side, and why (and why […]
You still don’t have enough Trend Following or Foreign Equity exposure with Meb Faber
Grab your favorite trucker hat/baseball cap, and settle in for this episode where Jeff picks Meb Faber’s @MebFaber brain on everything from skiing to picking an investment advisor because they can get you on at Riviera Country Club. We’ve got Meb Faber back on the show to nominally talk about trend following – but as […]
Volatility as an Asset Class with Jason Buck, Zed Francis, Rodrigo Gordillo, and Luke Rahbari
We’re back this week bringing you the second half of our Miami event – sharing the open discussion and panel portion that focused on volatility as an asset class. The panel was quite the collective of talent, with Luke Rahbari, CEO of Equity Armor Investments, Zed Francis, CIO and co-founder of Convexitas, Rodrigo Gordillo, president […]
We’re Back!! Talking Trend, Miami, and Volatility with Nasdaq’s Kevin Davitt
We’re back with a new episode of The Derivative, and this time we’re talking all things trend following, Miami, and volatility with Kevin Davitt from Nasdaq. This episode starts by clarifying some questions about trend-following strategies and sharing some quick thoughts on volatility in 2022. It was a unique year for trend following, with […]
Why hasn’t “VOL” done better amidst stock market losses in 2022 with Logica’s Wayne Himelsein
Despite the market being down substantially this year, bouncing around inside of bear market territory, it’s been a bit of a challenging year for long-vol traders. Simply put, the Vol spikes we’ve become accustomed to getting with a down market haven’t materialized as much. While the retracement of vol on bounces higher in stocks has remained. it’s hard not […]
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