Volatility Review: A review of SPX, VIX, and pricing the weekend out. Non-farm payroll: what was the impact on vol? Euro vol review. How did Mark and Don's gentlemanly wager on three- and one-month vol fare from last week? Plus a live Vol Review from OptionPit.com's Mark Sebastian.
Volatility Viewpoint: Volatility Exchange CEO Bob Krause talks inverse correlation - is this specifically to address the VIX negative correlation perception? How can we tell if the market is bullish or bearish? Skew and the somewhat controversial topic of the volatility feedback effect are also on the docket. Is the market trying to forecast future returns? As volatility rises, the market must fall, but does it work the other way as well? Listener Questions: Mark and Bob reach into the dark recesses of the mailbag. Why exactly is selling a three-month VolContract not the same as selling three consecutive one-month VolContracts? Is it analogous to the difference between writing a three-month option vs. th