Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective.
VIX Cash: Interesting Vol activity this week. Volatility remaining firm going into the weekend
CBOE Skew Index back to boring - This week: 139.16
VIX Options: Heavy volume early in the week. 1M contracts on Monday, 800k contracts on Tuesday. Light volume the rest of the week. Total 5.19m (3.77m calls, 1.42m puts)
Gold: GVZ this week: 17.57
Crude oil: OIV: 42.30, OVX: 43.75
Volatility Voicemail: Listener qquestions and comments
Question from Hawkeye - Love seeing Russell as the new addition to the Vol Views cast of characters. You mentioned you wanted a nickname for him. Since he is going for his Phd (but has not quite gotten it yet), he teaches classes for the OIC, and he literally wrote the book on VIX, how about calling him "Professor VIX" (and maybe moving to "Dr. VIX" once he gets his diploma). I also wanted to say that it was great hearing Don "Palms out" Schlessinger a couple shows back. Yo