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Category Archives: CBOE Volatility

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Being An Idiot

Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, There are many things that could be said about the GOP tax bill.  But one thing is certain.  It has been a great show. Obviously, the time for real solutions to the debt problem that’s ailing the United States came and went many decades ago.  Instead of addressing the […]

Flynn Flush Rescues ‘VIX Elephant’ As ’50 Cent’ Backs Up The Truck

The “VIX Elephant” has awakened. And “50 Cent” is back. That's the mysterious-sounding ointroduction to a notable market insight from Bloomberg this mornig as they note the turmoil surrounding Mike Flynn headlines – spiking VIX and slamming stocks – provided two big options market 'whales' with some relief and room to move… First, the trader […]

Stocks Hit New Record Highs, Dollar Jumps On Senate Vote; Japan Has Longest Winning Streak In History

Global stocks hit new all time highs overnight, with US stock-index futures, Asian and European stocks all rising overnight after the Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution, paving the way for Trump’s $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, while news that “dove” Jay Powell may be the next Fed chair added to the risk-on sentiment. […]

Robert Gore’s “Hard Core Doom Porn”

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, It will be a crash like we’ve never seen before. SLL has been accused of trafficking in “doom porn.” Guilty as charged. If you don’t like doom porn, don’t read this article, it’s hard core. If you prefer feel good and heartwarming, there are plenty of […]

Human Traders Are Trouncing The Machines

The contemporary low volatility trading environment has been kind to actively managed equity funds – particularly if they piled into large-cap momentum stocks like Facebook and Amazon, which have been responsible for the bulk of this year’s rally. But while active managers have enjoyed three quarters of strong returns, quant funds – purportedly the future […]

WTF Chart Of The Day – European Investors Panic Hedging Ahead Of French Election

The explosion in open interest across European VIX (VStoxx) options is unprecedented. As the 4-way-tie in polls ahead of the French election looms, it appears everyone and their cat has piled into some kind of levered protection on the outcome…The number of VStoxx options outstanding has climbed to a record as investors increase hedging before […]

Who Is The Real “50 Cent” – A Mystery Trader Is Systematically Betting Massive On A VIX Spike

VIX Call volumes had exploded in recent weeks, accelerating to their highest levels since Brexit ahead of the healthcare vote, which saw VIX spike dramatically to 2017 highs. However, in the aftermath of the pulled vote debacle, VIX collapsed at a near record pace, as did VIX Call volumes (trading at their lowest level since […]

Something’s Broken In The VIX-Stocks Relationship

The S&P 500 Index and CBOE Volatility Index have historically moved in opposite directions about 80 percent of the time, but that’s changed recently… As Bloomberg reports, both gauges are heading for declines this month, after the two rose in tandem in February. That’s weakened their inverse correlation, sending it to levels not seen since […]