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Volatility Views 325: VIXocalypse Redux

Volatility Views 325: VIXocalypse Redux

Volatility Review: VIX Cash - 22.35, 6 point from last show, up nearly 10 points from two weeks ago. VVIX - 126, 15 handles higher than last show, 34 higher than two weeks ago. VIX Options - ADV: 541k, VIX call/put: 2.7/1, Total 9.53m (6.93m Calls, 2.60m Puts), VXX - 35.65, 9 points higher than last show. Volatility Voicemail: Listener questions and comments Comment from DelVecchio - Dude WTF #VIX. Comment from XXX - "THERE IS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HELL FOR PEOPLE WHO QUOTE VIX AS A PERCENT." Comment from Martin Ryan - XIV imploded. TVIX is alive and kicking - I've used it for years. The other options have their advantages and disadvantages too - good luck trying to get a reasonable fill from options traders in a fast market. At least with an ETF or ETN I have liquidity... Question from Grigs - Why would shorting volatility during VIX futures contango fail? Question from JasonNolk - Suggestions on how to be best net neutral here? Crystal Ball: Wild and reckless prognostication Last week