Schaeffer's Market Mashup

Schaeffer's Market Mashup

Schaeffer’s Investment Research is thrilled to bring you the Schaeffer’s Market Mashup! Hosted weekly by managing editor Patrick Martin, join us as we dive into the various hot-button investing news of the week. Plus, Patrick is joined by traders, analysts, and other dignitaries of the investing world. Those episodes will feature exclusive sit-downs about options strategies, the latest macro trends, and anything else that’s newsworthy in the stock market world.

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April 13, 2021 31 min

Entrepreneur extraordinaire Leigh Drogen, founder and CEO of Estimize Inc, stops by the pod for a wide-ranging chat

Leigh and Patrick chart the origins and inspirations behind Estimize, what so many get wrong about earnings trends (6:30), Bitcoin (11:45), Cathie Wood (17:24), and much more!

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On the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic hitting Wall Street, Patrick is joined by Joe Tigay, Portfolio Manager, Equity Armor Investments and Cboe's Senior Options Institute Instructor, Kevin Davitt to chat about the last year, and what's to come.

Using as many as Opening Day baseball puns possible, they talk bull/bear market cycles (3:40), the utility of VIX hedges, (16:10) and what could spook investors in...

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Patrick hosts a roundtable featuring Jane Street’s Institutional Sales and Options Specialist Dave Kovtun, Cboe Global Markets’ VP Multi-Asset Product Development Dennis O’Callahan. and EMEA Derivatives Sales David Litchfield.

The topic? The all-so relevant rise in bond yields. They discuss how investors can hedge risk tied to volatility and interest rates (5:50), what it means for corporate bonds (10:30), and what it all means fo...

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Patrick is joined by author, analyst, and options trader extraordinaire Don Fishback to discuss his work on options valuation and probability over the years.

Don shares how contrarianism fueled his probability models (8:53), how they can apply to current events like the Reddit craze (15:50), and their role in options valuation (24:02).

And between all of those gems, there are stories about founder and CEO Bernie Schaeffer, some h...

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Patrick is joined by Cboe’s Rick Rosenthal and Arin Risk Advisors’ Joe DeSipio to talk all things RUT and small-caps. 

They dive into small-cap's ascension and relation to economic expansion (6:00), its role in inflationary measures (10:05), and options strategies/products to employ in the small-cap market (19:38).

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February 25, 2021 28 min

Patrick is joined by finance author, trader and avid New York sports fan Adam Warner

They chop it up over the VIX/VXX's recent movement (9:05), the role of social media in retail investing (18:45), and whether a market correction is upon us (21:50)

And in between, plenty of Julius Randle, Lenny Dykstra, and Mets talk!

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Cboe Global Markets’ Head of Product Intelligence Henry Schwartz returns for the third time to discuss post-election volatility (4:58), how options traders are reacting (10:28), and advice for the retail crowd just getting into options (18:15).

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Tony Battista of Tastytrade and Tastyworks returns to unpack all of the Reddit-fueled retail madness

Patrick and Tony chop it up about how options traders can navigate this new terrain (3:50), a golf analogy for the Reddit craze (12:40), and whether this new normal is here to stay (15:45).

He also has a grim outlook on the Bears (Chicago, not options), an underrated pizza state, and cryptocurrency at Tasty!

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Patrick sits down with Senior Quantitative Analyst Chris Prybal to talk his two recent GameStop (GME) options trades that netted 706% and 655% returns, respectively.

Chris walks through what made GME an intriguing bullish pick (4:14), how options traders are impacted by it all (9:30), historical context and future ramifications (17:29), plus other sectors and industries that caught his eye for 2021 and beyond (21:50).

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The last Market Mashup of the year brings in Scott Phillips, Lavaca Capital’s Founder and Chief Investment Officer and Matt Moran, Head of Index Insights at Cboe Global Markets

Patrick, Scott, and Matt chat about risk-on/risk-off environments in 2020 (1:30), "Greek" talk (10:20), and options strategies amid volatility spikes (16:02)

 

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The volatile market environment has seen explosive growth in the options marketplace. To unpack it all, Patrick is joined by John Angelos, Head of North American Derivatives Sales, and Anthony Monaco, Account Coverage Director at Cboe, and Dan Powers, Vice President of Portfolio Management at Vector Wealth Management.

The three experts discuss how work-from-home has created huge demand for options trading (3:20), the differences b...

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**Disclaimer**: The views and opinions expressed on today’s podcast are that of Bill Looney and not XFA.

Schaeffer's Market Mashup makes its triumphant return with Bill Looney, Managing Director at X-Change Financial Access (XFA).

Patrick and Bill talk how brokers facilitate trading flow (7:05), open outcry (14:23), and market positioning before and after the election (24:02).

A really fun chat that provides valuable insight...

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Four days from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, Patrick sits down with Dave Kovtun, Institutional Sales and Options Specialist at Jane Street and Henry Schwartz, Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe Global Markets 

Dave, Henry, and Patrick talk what the options market is implying about the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election (7:45), scheduled volatility and unscheduled volatility (20:08), and what to expect once the election is ov...

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Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back for a deep dive into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Patrick enlists Graham Day, Vice President of Product and Research for Innovator ETFs, and Sumit Roy, ETF Analyst for ETF.com

They talk about ETF popularity (2:35), the trend toward the thematic (6:34), desired outcome ETFs (11:35), and their importance to the upcoming election and beyond (19:31)

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Patrick is back for a solo episode of Market Mashup! He tackles:

The stimulus gridlock in D.C. (0:52)

The Tweeter-in-Chief (2:30)

Amazon.com's Prime Day options trading (6:17)

Options traders unfazed by vaccine problems for JNJ and LLY (8:15)

And, earnings szn! (11:21)

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Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back with another esteemed guest from Cboe Global Markets.

Michael Izhaky, Vice President of Derivatives Strategy stops by to explain just what Mini VIX futures are

Patrick and Michael talk about the utility of Mini VIX futures, the environments they could thrive in, and the growing preference for "mini" contracts

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On the latest Market Mashup, Patrick sits down with Cboe Global Markets' Jermal Chandler, one of the Senior Instructors at the Options Institute and the Senior Instructor of Market Insights. 

Patrick and Jermal chop it up about the COVID-19 impact on various sectors including retail, real estate, and travel (2:39)

Jermal also breaks down what Select Sector Indices can do to a trading portfolio (13:10), plus how its volatility...

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Last week, the Market Mashup sat down with two Cboe Global Markets experts. Today, Patrick is joined by Henry Schwartz, Senior Director/Head of Product Intelligence, Kevin Davitt once more, Senior Instructor of the Options Institute, and Jason Roelke, head of Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales at Citadel Securities

The heavy-hitters discuss the historical context of the VIX today, what "typical behavior" is like during...

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Market Mashup is back with more brilliant guests! Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor of Cboe's Options Institute and John Hiatt, Vice President of Research and Product Development join Patrick for a fascinating, in-depth discussion about all things volatility. 

We talk the current prolonged period of volatility (4:01), its correlation with the SPX (10:28), using the Cboe to navigate the volatility (13:00), what to expect after No...

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Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back, and Patrick brought a guest. Not just any guest though, the esteemed Tony Battista of tastytrade.com.

Patrick and Tony chop it up about his start at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (4:01), various options strategies (8:07), why volatility is your best friend (11:25), the retail trader craze of 2020 (18:56), the similarities between sports betting and investing (28:19), and what he's lo...

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