Volatility Views 106: HFT and Volatility
Volatility Review: It was a mild week with the VIX around the 13-handle for most of the week. Did premiums increase going into the non-farms announcement, or did the market shrug as with other recent non-farms? March VIX futures rose 20% year-over-year. VIX futures also set a new quarterly volume record when 12.38 million contracts traded, up 35% compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Volatility Voicemail: You direct the conversation
Question from George - Big fan of the show - been listening for years. I think Jared is a great addition to the panel. There is a lot of talk about HFT firms manipulating stock markets in the wake of the Michael Lewis book Flash Boys. I have seen lots of talk about price manipulation, but I keep coming back to all of your discussions on Volatility Views, and it makes me wonder - why is no one talking about volatility as it relates to HFT? Are the firms adding volatility to the marketplace? Could these firms be re