Volatility Review: VIX. Contago has returned - VIX out of the red zone. CBOE Russel Study - Analyzing Russell 2000 Index options-based benchmark indexes designed to provide enhanced yields and risk-adjusted returns.
VIX Options: A strong start to the week after the holiday. Total 4.95m (3.39m Calls, 1.57m Puts)
Crude Oil: Recent rumors of supply action driving crude. Volatility remains on low end of recent elevated range. OIV/OVX - 67
Gold: GVZ 25.67 - Extremely elevated. Gold rallying hard in recent sessions.
Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments
Option Insider Question of the Week: How Many U.S. Options Exchanges Do We Need?
5% - 14 is perfect!
30% - The more the merrier.
60% - Make it stop!
5% - Other
Question from George K. - What typically happens to volatility around a presidential election?
Crystal Ball: The celebrations for Chinese New Year are over. Back to work!
Where will VIX be next week?
Sebastian: 26 on Thursday, 24.5 on Friday.
Russell: Low 19s