Options Bootcamp 33: Understanding VIX Options

Published on: Nov 05 2013 by John Critchley

 

 

Trading VIX and Volatility Products

  • What is the VIX? How is the VIX calculated?
  • How are VIX options priced?
  • How do the Greeks work with VIX options?
  • What is the difference between VIX cash and VIX futures?
  • The VIX is NOT a perfect hedge that offers pure inverse correlation of the S&P?
  • VIX can be used as a kicker for extreme events.
  • Beware of VIX settlement process.
  • Remember to understand the context with which the VIX is being represented.

 

Mail Call:  How may we be of assistance?

  • Question from Bicycle My - So how do you become a better trader? I have been trading for a few years now and although I am profitable, I have not seen phenomenal returns.
  • Question from Hawkeye6: Can you explain what Maker-Taker is? What is different about it from the traditional methods? Advantages? Disadvantages? Thanks.

 

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Itunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/options-boot-camp/id514144367

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