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Volatility Views 202: The Flim Flammery of Volatility

Volatility Views 202: The Flim Flammery of Volatility

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatilityperspective. VIX cash: Creeping back up - a crazy day, almost all of ourpredictions were valid today. Russells Weekly Rundown: VIX Options: A light volume week overall - only on day evenremotely exceeding ADV. Lots of put love on Friday: Total 7.26m(5.41m Calls, 1.85m Puts) Earnings Volatility: A bad time for premium sellers. Most ofthe major names reporting the past few weeks have blown throughtheir straddles - AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, FB, AMZN Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments Comment from Mark Melin - @RussellRhoads Talk about"anticipatory" nature of VIX futures. I have known several fundmanagers to play this as mean reversion Comment from John K. - One of the Tyler Durdens @zerohedge is a“Credit Derivatives Strategist” @Options: Discuss. Question from R_Chang - The VIX is hovering at 2016 lows. Isthis a good time to buy VIX calls to profit from a potential roarback into the 20s or beyond? Crystal Ball: I