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Volatility Views 215: The Vanishing VIX

Volatility Views 215: The Vanishing VIX

Volatility Review: A look back at the week from a volatility perspective VIX Cash: 12.39 VVIX: 89.33. Back below 100, but still elevated Russell's Weekly Rundown VIX Options: A light options week Mon: 625k, Tues: 415k, Weds: 534k, Thurs: 475k; Total 6.07m (4.17m Calls, 1.91m Puts) CBOE quarterly profits jumped 13.6 pct on increased volatility Options traders are feeling good about Alphabet shares. Crude Oil: OIV: 42.91; OVX: 42.33 Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments Question from DK from DC: What is the difference between the front month VIX future and the VIX cash? Question from Big Jim Wheeloff: Why are options so damn expensive? At this rate I will go broke hedging my 401k. Crystal Ball: VIX predictions Last week: Mark L.: 11.5 Andrew: 9.5 Russell: 17.35 Bill Luby (Guest from last week): 12.71 This week: Russell: 13.05 Andrew: 12.40 (with an 11-handle dip) Mark L.: 11.75