Category: Volatility

26 Mar 2021

Making Market Music with Roy Niederhoffer

How many families have two brothers who’ve been in the hedge fund game for 30+ years, much less on polar opposites of the long vol/short vol spectrum. We’re talking with the volatility loving, positive skew seeking brother in our episode today, Roy Niederhoffer. Roy is the founder and President of the eponymous R. G. Niederhoffer […]

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25 Feb 2021

Gold’s Not-So-Boring-Cousin: Silver

Just about 6 months ago we were talking about how Silver had rallied about 100% since the March lows, saying rather sarcastically: What’s going on – did Silver become a SAAS company in search of a ludicrous P/E multiple? No. This is overflow and unintended (or maybe intended) consequences of printing all that money for […]

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05 Nov 2020

When a VIX Spike Doesn’t Equal Volatility

Did it feel like the VIX was up 45% in October? It sure didn’t look like it when reviewing various “Long Vol” funds across the hedge fund space or watching the VIX futures day in and day out. Not to mention the stock market falling just little more than -2%. Which brings us to the […]

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26 Oct 2020

Event Vol and the Key US Election Event(s)

While it’s long been a practice to trade volatility in single name stocks around an event like earnings, with the ability to see the distinct amount of volatility priced into the earnings move – event vol around macro level events has been a less talked about trade. There’s many reasons for that, chief among them […]

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