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Volatility Views 181: Earnings Strangles & Volatility Failures

Volatility Views 181: Earnings Strangles & Volatility Failures

Today, Mark is joined by:

Mark Sebastian, from Option Pit
Russell Rhoads, Senior Instructor, the Options Institute
Kevin Nichols, Director, CBOE LiveVol

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

Non-farm numbers and the resulting market reaction
Bifurcated earnings season
A less volatile VIX?
SKEW index
Earnings crush
VIX weekly options
Is there a new 12 for VIX?
Put love in VIX-land
Mark S. extrapolates VIX weekly trading for the past seven years
Earnings! The force is strong with DIS.
Crude: WTI Skew

Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments
Question from Adam S.: Hello, is there a correlation between imp vol and move in the stock before earnings? I noticed that aapl imp vol is still 33% even though they will report on Tuesday. Does that imply there will be a small move? Nflx was in the 80s and it moved 10%. I sold put and still made money. Would you sell strangles otm to benefit from vol collapse?
Question from Pick6: Are t