This Week in Futures Options

This Week in Futures Options

Gold, crude oil, corn, soybeans and more - with so many tradeable products the futures options market is an intimidating place. How can you possibly keep track of the latest trading activity across so many different products? Don’t worry - we’ve got you covered. Welcome to This Week in Futures Options - the program designed to help active futures options traders stay on top of this ever-changing marketplace. Each week we’ll break down the top trades, hot products, volatility explosions and much more. Whether you’re an experienced veteran or a newcomer looking to separate the wheat from the lean hogs, This Week in Futures Options has the information you can’t find anywhere else...... Show More

Episodes

May 21, 2020 58 min

TWIFO: 200th Episode Extravaganza

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN:

  • CELEBRATE THE 200TH EPISODE FROM APRIL 2016
  • DISCUSS WHAT HAVE BEEN THE  BIGGEST MOVERS AND SHAKERS ON THE PROGRAM SO FAR
  • TALK THE ENERGY COMPLEX
  • LOOK AT EQUITIES AND THE UPCOMING RUSSELL RECON
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM OPTIONSGAME: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUYING ...
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    TWIFO 199: The Return of Volatility? 

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN DISCUSS:

    EQUITIES

  • RUSSELL 2000 WEBINAR
  • WHY LARGE CAPS HAVE DONE BETTER THAN SMALL CAPS
  • LEAN HOGS

    CLASS 3 MILK

    FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM OPTIONSGAME: IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUYING A FUTURE AND 2 CALLS WITH 50% DELTA VS BUYING A STRADDLE?
  • QUESTION FROM TIM: WH...
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    TWIFO 198: Answering all Your Qs About Rates, Volatility, Crude, FX and More

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN DISCUSS:

    EQUITIES: 

  • HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MICRO E-MINIS
  • CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR INFORMATION ON THE RUSSELL RECON
  • CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR INFORMATION ON AN UPCOMING FTSE RUSSELL WEBINAR ON SMALL CAP VOLATILITY IN THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC
  • FU...

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    TWIFO 197: Maelstrom of Small Caps, Hogs and Crude

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • FTSE HOT SEAT GUEST: RICK ROSENTHAL, CBOE
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND RICK DISCUSS:

    EQUITIES:

  • FTSE RUSSELL EXTENDS INDEX DERIVATIVES AGREEMENT WITH CBOE
  • SMALL CAPS HAD A HUGE RALLY YESTERDAY
  • DISCUSSION OF THE VOLATILITY ANOMALIES DRIVING TRADING IN SMALL CAPS
  • EXPLORING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SMA...
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    TWIFO 196: THE WILDEST WEEK IN CRUDE OIL HISTORY 

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND RUSSELL DISCUSS:

    CRUDE

  • A HISTORIC, AND DANGEROUS, WEEK FOR CRUDE
  • USO IS IN TURMOIL
  • CRUDE CAN ACTUALLY GO NEGATIVE
  • CME STARTED LISTING NEGATIVE STRIKES FOR CL OPTIONS BEGINNING 4/22
  • INTERAC...
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    TWIFO 195: Historic Crude Supply Cuts Vs. Demand Devastation

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN DISCUSS:

  • CME MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • MARCH CME GROUP OPTIONS REVIEW ACROSS ASSET CLASSES
  • EQUITIES
  • CRUDE OIL
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • COMMENT FROM OPTION SELLING MENTOR: @OPTIONS AND @CMEGROUP GREAT PROGRAM!
  • COMME...
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    TWIFO 194: Trade Futures Or Be Stuck In The Past

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • GUEST CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, OPTION PIT
  • GUEST CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, ANDREW AND MIKE DISCUSS:

  • CME MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • EQUITIES
  • CRUDE OIL
  • METALS: GOLD AND SILVER
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM COCL: WHEN YOU SEE THAT THE CALL SKEW IN A STOCK IS BID OVER THE ...
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    April 2, 2020 63 min

    TWIFO 193: Has the Crude Worm Turned

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON THIS EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN DISCUSS:

  • CME MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • CME GROUP’S MARKET STATS FOR MARCH 2020
  • EQUITIES
  • CRUDE OIL
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM STIPOD: HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT ANY MORE MARKET MAKERS BLOWING UP OUT THERE RIGHT NOW?
  • QUESTION FROM ERIC: WHAT WAS IT THAT FORCED CME TO LIQUIDATE ...
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    March 26, 2020 58 min

    TWIFO 192: Fading the Apocalypse

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: SCOTT BAUER, PROSPER TRADING
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SCOTT DISCUSS:

  • CME MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • THE PANDEMIC’S IMPACT ON FUTURES OPTIONS TRADING
  • CRUDE OIL
  • EQUITIES
  • GOLD
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM BRANDON:IS THIS VOL COLLAPSE FOR REAL?
  • QUESTION FROM TOLLAND: CAN I GET ACCESS TO THE TWIFO REPORTS OUTSIDE OF TH...
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    TWIFO 191:  THE ENDLESS DRAMA OF THE MARKET

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: RUSSELL RHOADS, HEAD OF RESEARCH AND CONSULTING, EQ DERIVATIVES
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND RUSSELL DISCUSS:

  • CME MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • CRUDE OIL
  • NAT GAS
  • EQUITIES: RUSSELL 1000
  • METALS: COPPER AND GOLD
  • RATES: EURODOLLAR
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • Q...
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    TWIFO 190: When Correlation Goes to One

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: JEFF WHITT: CO-FOUNDER,  SIMPLY DERIVATIVE
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND JEFF DISCUSS:

  • CME CLOSING TRADING FLOOR DUE TO CORONAVIRUS FEARS
  • SO MUCH RED ON THE SCREEN THIS WEEK
  • EQUITIES: RUSSELL 2000 LEADING THE CHARGE TO THE DOWNSIDE, BEAT DOW INTO BEAR MARKE...
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    TWIFO 189: Fed Surprises as Volatility Rises

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN, 

  • DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF THE SURPRISE FED RATE CUT ON THE MARKETS, 
  • EXPLORE WHAT THE FEDWATCH WAS PREDICTING COMING INTO THIS WEEK, 
  • DO A DEEP DIVE INTO EQUITY VOLATILITY RESEARCH,
  • ANALYZE THE EXPLOSION OF EURODOLLAR OPTIONS VOLUME HITTING THE ...
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  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SEAN DISCUSS:

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK.
  • TOPICS FEATURED INCLUDE ENERGY, NAT GAS, WTI, CRUDE OIL, EQUITIES, RBOB, AND RATES.
  • WE LOOK AT MICRO EMINI FUTURES AND THE CME FEDWATCH TOOL.
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM JLD: IS SKEW DATA ON CME BTC RELIABLE WHEN THERE’S SUCH LOW VOLU...
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    February 14, 2020 62 min

    TWIFO 187: The Zone of Annoying Volatility

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST:  ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND ANDREW DISCUSS:

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK
  • JANUARY OPTIONS NUMBERS FOR CME GROUP & OPTIONS COMPLEX OVERVIEW
  • TOPICS FEATURED INCLUDE NAT GAS, WTI, EQUITIES, SOYBEANS, RBOB, AND CRYPTO
  • FUTURES OPTIONS FEEDBACK

  • QUESTION FROM RACQUEL: WHAT ARE SOME OTH...
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    TWIFO 186: Bitcoin Breakdown and Equity Analysis

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: TIM MCCOURT, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT CME GROUP, GLOBAL HEAD OF EQUITY PRODUCTS
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND TIM DISCUSS:

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK.
  • TOPICS FEATURED INCLUDE CRYPTO, EQUITIES, WTI AND COPPER.
  • CRYPTO

  • THE LAUNCH OF BITCOIN OPTIONS
  • D...
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    January 31, 2020 65 min

    TWIFO 185: PANDEMIC CRUDE

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: ADAM WEBB, FOUNDER OF MACROHEDGED 
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND ADAM DISCUSS:

  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK.
  • TOPICS FEATURED INCLUDE CRUDE, BRENT, EQUITIES, RATES AND LEAN HOGS.
  • WTI CRUDE OIL PRICES ARE WEAKENING AGAIN AS CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK COME B...
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  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CME HOT SEAT GUEST: SCOTT BAUER, PROSPER TRADING ACADEMY
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK AND SCOTT DISCUSS:

  • CMEGROUP RECORD INTERNATIONAL AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME IN 2019.
  • MOVERS AND SHAKERS FOR THE WEEK.
  • TRADES IN EQUITIES, CRUDE, GOLD AND SILVER.
  • STRANGE SHIFTING NARRATIVE ON THE WEEK IN CRUDE - SUPPLY REDUCTION FROM LIBYA TO START THE WEEK AND THEN ONE-TWO PUNCH OF A SUPPLY GLUT AND DISEASE...
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    TWIFO 183: Bitcoin Options Are Finally Here

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • GUEST: NICK HOWARD, BANTIX TECHNOLOGIES
  • CRYPTO

    CME BTC FUTURES

  • CRAZY WEEK LEADING UP TO OPTIONS LAUNCH
  • FRIDAY -  13,522
  • THURSDAY - 10,500
  • WEDS: 17K
  • TUES: 12K
  • MON: 6,600
  • OI HIT 7 MONTH HIGH
  • OPTIONS - 54 CONTRACTS OPENING DAY
  • EQUITIES

  • VIX: 12.2 - DOWN .75 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX:89.25 -  DOWN ...
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    TWIFO 182: Kicking Off A New Decade of Futures Options

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME Group Reports 2019 Annual Volume and Monthly Market Statistics - https://www.cmegroup.com/media-room/press-releases/2020/1/03/cme_group_reports2019annualvolumeandmonthlymarketstatistics.html

  • Average daily volume (ADV) of 19.2 million contracts during the year and...
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    December 20, 2019 62 min

    TWIFO 181: The Highs and Lows of 2019

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, MD OF DERIVATIVES LICENSING, FTSE RUSSELL
  • CME HOTSEAT GUEST: RUSSELL RHOADS, HEAD OF DERIVATIVES RESEARCH, TABB GROUP
  • WHAT WERE THE MOVERS AND SHAKERS IN FUTURES OPTIONS FOR THE YEAR?

    TOP 5 

  • PALLADIUM: + 58%
  • NASDAQ 100 EMINI: + 35.8%
  • CLASS 3 MILK: +35.5%
  • EURODOLLARS: 34.5%
  • WTI: +31.5%
  • EQUITIES

  • TRADE WAR OPTIMISM LI...
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