Category: VIX and Volatility

08 Dec 2022

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 […]

22 Sep 2022

The Game of Trading with SIG Alums Kris A, Tina L, & Steiner

We have a little saying over here on The Derivative, The More, The Merrier, and on this week’s episode of The Derivative, we’re not chatting with one guest, but THREE! Class may no longer be in session, but we are taking a trip down the SIG/Susquehanna memory lane and having our own class reunion with Kris Abdelmessih, Michael […]

14 Jul 2022

Covering Calls and Charting Curves with Jay Soloff of Investors Alley

You may know this week’s guest as a Kansas City Chief and sometime Royals fan on Twitter, but he has more than one connection to Kansas City. Jay Soloff (@jsoloff), an options volatility analyst, former CBOE market maker, pirate, and seller of uncapped forward variance swaps, joins us this week to discuss covering calls and […]

23 Jun 2022

TIPS, Options & Rates. Increased Volatility environments with Nancy Davis

This week’s guest may be new to Twitter (@nancy__davis), but she’s certainly not new to the wide world of volatility in all its wonderous “fruit” forms, including of course rates and fixed income volatility. In this Derivative episode, Jeff sits down with one of the “100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance,” Nancy Davis. Nancy, […]