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June 5, 2020

Volatility Views 402: The Death Knell For Volatility?

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • MIAX HOT SEAT: JOHN SMOLLEN, MIAX EXCHANGE GROUP
  • VOLATILITY REVIEW SEGMENT

  • AN EXPLOSIVE END TO THE WEEK FINALLY MOVES US AWAY FROM THE 30 STRIKE: JOB NUMBERS BLOW THE DOORS OFF
  • SPIKES: 24.5  - DOWN 5.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VIX CASH: 24.25 - DOWN 5.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 107 - DOWN 1.5 FROM LAST SHO...
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    TWIFO 202: The Next Big Thing - Options on Micro Eminis    

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

    EQUITIES:

  • HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO MICRO E-MINIS
  • CME TO LAUNCH OPTIONS ON MICRO E-MINIS
  • CME S&P 500 OPTION BLOCKS
  • PRELIMINARY US INDEX ADD & D...
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    Option Block 906: Revenge of the Clam Privateers

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST: MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • VELOCITY OF THE RALLY: FROM OPALESQUE: THE S&P 500 HAS NOW RALLIED +41% IN TEN WEEKS.
  • VIX: 25.25 - DOWN 3.5 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 108.6 - UP 1.6 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX: 30.5 - DOWN 3 FROM LAST SHOW
  • OCC ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ...
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    OPR 316: Huddling Up About Butterflies, Time Spreads, Straddles, Trading Floors and More

    On this episode, Mark and Brian huddle up to answer all of your questions. Mark and Brian discuss:

  • Has the change in commission structure caused a bit change in the types of trades that Ally's clients are doing?
  • Do we ever trade traditional butterflies or only skip strike butterflies?
  • What is the right environment for a time spread? 
  • Preferenc...
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    OBC 89: Mail Call - Even More Questions About Time Spreads

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: MATT AMBERSON, FOUNDER, ORATS
  • MAIL CALL

  • QUESTION FROM SCOTT SOMER: IF YOU CHOOSE TO DIAGONALIZE YOUR TIME (CALENDAR SPREAD) DO YOU PREFER TO MOVE ONE OPTION TO CREATE "CREDIT SPREAD DIAGONAL" OR "DEBIT SPREAD DIAGONAL?"
  • QUESTION FROM INDELIA: WHAT ...
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    OIR Interviews: Going Binary With Nadex

    Mark is joined on this episode by Todd Rich, Head of Education at Nadex. Mark and Todd discuss:

  • What can you trade on the Nadex platform?
  • How did the recent market volatility impact Nadex?
  • How did negative crude oil impact Nadex's binary options?
  • What are the hot products on Nadex right now?
  • What can listeners look forward to from Nadex in the near future?
  • And much more...
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    THE CRYPTO RUNDOWN 61:  CATCHING UP WITH GEMINI

  • GUEST: JEANINE HIGHTOWER-SELLITTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, OPERATIONS, GEMINI
  • WE DISCUSS GEMINI INTEGRATING WITH SAMSUNG BLOCKCHAIN WALLET.
  • WE ALSO ASK ABOUT GEMINI PAY. WHAT IS IT AND WHERE CAN YOU USE IT?
  • WHAT IS THE GEMINI DOLLAR?
  • HOW DID THE HALVING IMPACT GEMINI'S VOLUME?
  • MARK AND JEANINE ALSO DISCUSS:

  • BITCOIN OPTIONS AND FUTURES VOLUME, VOLATILITY, TRADING ACTIVITY AND SKEW BREAKDO...
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    OPTION BLOCK 905: MARKET RALLIES WHILE THE U.S. BURNS

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THE STOCK MARKET ISN’T REFLECTING REALITY YET, BUT CITIGROUP WARNS THAT PAIN AND ‘COLLATERAL DAMAGE’ ARE ON THE WAY
  • AMERICAN CITIES ARE BURNING, THERE'S A LETHAL PANDEMIC, AND WE'RE IN A NEW GREAT DEPRESSION....
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    Volatility Views 401: The Return of Volatility?  

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • MIAX HOT SEAT: RUSSELL RHOADS, EQ DERIVATIVES
  • VOLATILITY REVIEW SEGMENT

  • CAN TRUMP/CHINA/TAIWAN DO WHAT A TRADE WAR AND A PANDEMIC COULD NOT - DERAIL THE BULL?
  • A MIXED END TO A MOSTLY POSITIVE WEEK. 
  • SPIKES: 30  - UNCHD FROM LAST SHOW
  • VIX CASH: 29.75 - DOWN .25 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 108.5 - DOWN 11....
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    TWIFO 201: NEGATIVE RATES, EQUITY RALLIES AND CRUDE KERFUFFLES

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: SEAN SMITH, FTSE RUSSELL
  • GUEST: JOHN BRADY, RJ O’BRIEN
  • ON TODAY'S EPISODE, MARK, SEAN AND JOHN:

  • TALK ABOUT THE TOP PRODUCTS TRADED AT RJO
  • DISCUSS THE REOPENING OF THE TRADING FLOORS
  • LOOK AT BLU PUTNAM’S PAPER ON NEGATIVE RATES
  • DISCUSS RUSSELL RECON: INITIAL ADDITION AND DELETIONS FOR RECON JUNE 5
  • MENTION MICRO E-M...
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    OPTION BLOCK 904: IS THIS RALLY FOR REAL?

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION HOT SEAT: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THIS RALLY IS UNSTOPPABLE: IN THE GREEN PRETTY MUCH EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.
  • VIX: 27.75 - DOWN 1.35 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 108.25 - DOWN 15.25 FROM LAST SHOW
  • VXX:...
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    OPR 315: Time to Try Out an Airline Doppelganger Straddle

    On this episode, Brian tries out an airline doppelganger straddle in United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).

    The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

    Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send it to Brian at TheOptionsGuy@Invest.Ally.Com, or to the Options Insider at Questions...

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    AO 91: The End of the V-Shaped Recovery?

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MATT AMBERSON, OPTION RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES
  • CO-HOST: CHRIS HAUSMAN, SWAN GLOBAL INVESTMENTS
  • CO-HOST: ERIC COTT, OPTIONS INDUSTRY COUNCIL
  • THE BUZZ

  • THE MARKETS ARE ALMOST BACK TO PRE-CORONA LEVELS
  • THOUGHTS ON CURRENT MARKET/VOLATILITY REGIME
  • OVERVIEW OF NEW VOLUME RECORDS SET BY OCC - OCC APRIL 2020 TOTAL VOLUME UP 42.9 PERCENT...
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    OBC 88: Time Spread Mt. Vesuvius

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: MATT AMBERSON, FOUNDER, ORATS
  • BASIC TRAINING SEGMENT - TIME SPREADS

  • WHAT IS A TIME SPREAD/CALENDAR SPREAD?
  • EXAMPLES OF TIME SPREADS
  • WHY TRADE TIME SPREADS?
  • WHAT IS THE OPTIMAL SCENARIO FOR A TIME SPREAD?
  • WHAT IS A DIAGONAL?
  • EXAMPLES OF A DIAGONAL
  • MAIL CALL

    WE ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TIME S...

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    Volatility Views 400: When it Comes to Vol We've Done it All  

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: MARK SEBASTIAN, THE OPTION PIT
  • MIAX HOT SEAT: TOM JARCK, VOLATILITY PRODUCTS SPECIALIST, MIAX
  • VOLATILITY REVIEW SEGMENT

  • ANOTHER MIXED END TO A MIXED WEEK
  • THE STREET CONTINUES HAVING A HARD TIME COMING TO GRIPS WITH THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT
  • CHINESE CRACKDOWN ON HONG KONG WEIGHING ON THE MARKET TODAY.
  • SPIKES: 30  - ...
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    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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    OPTION BLOCK 903: PRELUDE TO MADNESS

  • HOST:  MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: ANDREW GIOVINAZZI, THE OPTION PIT
  • CO-HOST:  MIKE TOSAW, ST. CHARLES WEALTH MANAGEMENT
  • TRADESTATION HOT SEAT: ANDREW ROCCO, MANAGER, EDUCATIONAL CONTENT STRATEGY
  • TRADING BLOCK SEGMENT

  • THE LOVE FEST IS FINALLY OVER: STIMULUS AND VACCINE OPTIMISM FINALLY WANING IN LIGHT OF MORE TERRIBLE ECONOMIC NUMBERS
  • VIX: 29.1 - UNCHD FROM LAST SHOW
  • VVIX: 12...
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    OPR 314: SPX Call Spread With A Twist

    On this episode, Brian reviews the successful skip strike butterfly in Google (Stock Symbol: GOOGL) trade from last week and then he looks at a long call spread in the S&P 500 Index.

    The Options Playbook is available on OptionsPlaybook.com, or on the Amazon Kindle edition.  

    Do you have a question that you want answered on a future episode? Send it to Brian at TheOptionsGuy@Invest.Ally....

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    OBC 87: Your Qs About Time Spreads, Closing Calls and More

  • HOST: MARK LONGO, THE OPTIONS INSIDER MEDIA GROUP
  • CO-HOST: DAN PASSARELLI, MARKET TAKER MENTORING.
  • NASDAQ HOT SEAT: LUKE RAHBARI, EQUITY ARMOR INVESTMENTS 
  • MAIL CALL SEGMENT

    Today we answer your Qs about:

  • Closing long calls
  • When to trade time spreads
  • Weekly gamma vs. vega - round 2
  • and more..
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    OIR Interviews: The Rise of Demand Derivatives

    GUESTS:

  • BOB KRAUSE - CEO, DEMAND DERIVATIVES
  • DON SCHLESINGER - PRESIDENT, DEMAND DERIVATIVES
  • TOPICS DISCUSSED:

  • WHAT IS DEMAND DERIVATIVES?
  • WAS THIS BORN OUT OF THE FRUSTRATION OF TRYING TO LAUNCH A NEW VOLATILITY PRODUCT?
  • THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT VOLATILITY. THIS ENCOMPASSES A NEW EXCHANGE, CLEARING HOUSE AND MORE?
  • WHY FOCUS ON SHORT DURATION?
  • HOW CAN LISTENERS PARTICIPATE IN THE LAUNCH?
  • AND M...
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