Category: VIX and Volatility

27 Jun 2024

Volatility Vultures: Hunting for Options Talent with Gary Selz of Zero Delta

In this episode of the Derivative we chat with Gary Selz @SelzGary, CIO and co-portfolio manager of Zero Delta Funds. Gary shares his background growing up in Chicago and studying electrical engineering at Northwestern University. He discovered options trading through a financial engineering course and was introduced to a Chicago prop trading firm. Gary discusses […]

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25 Apr 2024

50 Charts showing the Current State of Volatility, with Jeremie Holdom and Colin Suvak of LongTail Alpha

This episode of The Derivative discusses the current state of Volatility – and how to use those measurements in diversifying investment strategies with Jeremie Holdom and Colin Suvak of LongTail Alpha, an investment firm focused on tail risk hedging. The guests share insights into their work, analyzing volatility across asset classes and constructing customized hedging […]

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15 Feb 2024

Miami Hedge Fund week panel 2024 – Commodities: Outlook on Prices, Volatility, and Portfolio Diversification

This packed panel discussion featuring Tim Pickering (Auspice), Brent Belote (Cayler Capital), Gerardo Tarricone (Arion) and Derek Stroke (Equanimity Advisors) focused on commodities as diversifiers and opportunities in commodity trading and investing. Our panelists discussed topics like the reliability of commodities in portfolios, ESG factors, the potential for a commodity supercycle, and educating the next […]

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21 Sep 2023

Opportunities in Option Mutual Funds with Russ Kellites

In the ever-evolving world of finance, change is the only constant. Like the shifting tides of the market, options trading has transformed from monthly expirations to weekly and even daily strikes. It’s like going from a leisurely stroll to a thrilling daily marathon in the world of trading. Alongside these shifts, hedging strategies have also […]

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31 Aug 2023

Portfolios of Power Futures with AMPD ETF’s Tim Kramer

Is electricity a commodity?  If not, why not? If so, how do you get exposure with the demand for electricity set to possibly outstrip the world’s forthcoming technological advancements.  Join us on a high-energy episode of The Derivative by RCM Alternatives for an in-depth exploration of “Electrifying America” with Timothy Kramer, a seasoned energy and […]

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13 Jul 2023

The World of Equity Hedging, Part II with Jason Buck

Jason Buck (@jasoncbuck) is back in this follow-up, Part II episode rehashing all the goings on at Global EQD ’23;  and he’s continuing the conversation on equity market hedging, not to mention interest rate, currency, and more hedging – plus volatility markets and investment strategies with host Jeff Malec (@AttainCap2).    Jason and Jeff discuss […]

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29 Jun 2023

Volatility (LIVE IN VEGAS) panel discussion

We’re doubling down on the knowledge and taking you through the high-stakes world of Volatility with a special “Derivative Podcast” straight from the world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Join host Jeff Malec and our panel industry heavyweights Cem Karsan @jam_croissant, Luke Rahbari @luke_rahbari, and Zed Francis as they delve into the intriguing market dynamics and […]

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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 […]

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