Category: VIX and Volatility

05 Jun 2020

Navigating Market Volatility on The Derivative

$VIX lovers/followers/haters/enthusiasts – this one’s for you. In this episode, we’re joined by a powerhouse group of volatility experts consisting of Kevin Davitt, Wayne Himelsein, Jason Buck, and Bastian Bolesta & Jeff Malec discussing Navigating Market Volatility. Providing more than just witty banter, you’ll to these guys talk about how crazy volatility was during March/April, […]

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02 Jun 2020

Tail Risk Hedging, Part IV

We’ve been talking about alternative investments that perform in a crisis for as long as we can remember. We typically refer to these as ‘long volatility’ type investments, that prefer and perform in periods of increasing market volatility. But we have also thrown around the terms crisis period performer (as opposed to absolute return performer). […]

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13 Apr 2020

The Principles of VIX Trading on The Derivative

The early world of VIX trading can be closely likened to the wild, wild West – or as some say – fun. Competition was lower, there were less algos and AI integration, and overall had lower volume and liquidity. And now – the VIX is an established and globally recognized gauge of U.S. equity market […]

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25 Mar 2020

S&P Down, VIX Down – what gives?

If anyone doesn’t know yet based off this month, and VIXmageddon in 2018, and the 2008 financial crisis – the VIX, or fear index as it’s known to have been called from time to time, rises quite rapidly when the stock market falls. There are all sorts of reasons for this, but the primary one […]

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16 Mar 2020

The BEST VIX/Volatility Follows on Twitter

It’s a crazy time…. like, VIX at highest levels since 2008 crazy…   Who do you listen to about this spike? Who knows how out of whack the VIX curve is? What spreads look like… and what this all may mean for markets…. We’ve gathered up a list of top twitter follows for these crazy […]

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04 Mar 2020

How’s your (Alts) Portfolio Doing?

Last week was a great time to look in the (portfolio) mirror and ask yourself what you see. As Taylor Pearson of Mutiny put it succinctly on Twitter: If the stock market dropping 5% causes you to freak out, it’s probably a good time to re-evaluate either/both: 1. The effectiveness of your portfolio’s diversification 2. […]

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