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Volatility Views 154: No Love for VSTOXX

Volatility Views 154: No Love for VSTOXX

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective. 

Greece bringing some volatility back to the table.
VIX Cash: Low: 12.50 - High: 14.75
Earnings do not seem to be injecting much Vol into the market.
S&P: Skew Index: 120.37
VIX Options: Our friend with the April 13 puts decided that discretion was the better part of valor - sold 90,636 of them on Tuesday for $.05. 800K contracts on Tuesday. Total 4.22m (3.12m Calls, 1.11m Puts)
Elizabeth Warren: Tax the banks. Warren called for a transaction tax on firms that use computer-based trading systems to make rapid-fire transactions. She said taxing so-called high-frequency trading would make the market less volatile and give smaller investors a fighting chance.
Crude Oil: The bulls are back in crude - OVX: 43.48, OIV: 42.67

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments

Question from K9 - Why does no one in the US talk about VSTOXX as a volatility gauge? I think it does a better job of measuring overall V