Doug Perrygo

Doug Perrygo

Doug is an independent corporate finance consultant and author/founder of the blog, VIX For The People. Doug started his blog as an online trading journal with the goal of providing market insights "by the people, for the people". As an active trader for more than 20 years, Doug primarily trades volatility ETFs and futures. He bases his decisions on a blend of technical and fundamental analyses. Doug has a BS in Finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Doug lives in New England with his wife and son and enjoys sailing and traveling.

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Volatility Market Recap – 8.19.13

The pullback in the major indices continued today. While they started off slightly positive, many were in the red by lunchtime. SPY closed down -0.64%. Volume decreased today over the last two days. VIX (spot) climbed again today, ending at 15.10. VVIX (vol of vol) closed up at 86.91. I am on the lookout to [...]

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Market Recap – June 24, 2013

It is getting late, so I’ll keep this post short tonight. Today, the markets continued the decline that started last week. Volume contracted again on SPY. I don’t think we’ve put in an intermediate term bottom yet, but the contracting volume may be a precursor to a relief bounce (rally may be too strong of [...]

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Market Recap June 20th 2013

One of my current hypotheses is that we are rapidly approaching a tradable bottom. Why? People are seeking a greater amount of information in the face of market uncertainty. How do I know? The frequency of VIX-related posts by professionals is increasing. The frequency of VIX-related posts by mainstream journalists is increasing. A reporter from [...]

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Market Recap – June 13, 2013

I would not have guessed today’s market performance by the way it started. To be blunt, the bears failed to capitalize on a golden opportunity to cause serious technical damage. The markets opened flat and traded down briefly. An uptrend started by mid-morning and continued steadily through the close. SPY ended up +1.52% on above-average volume. We [...]

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Market Recap – June 04, 2013

(Editors Note) We would like to welcome Doug Perrygo as a new contributor to the CBOE Options Hub. Doug is an independent corporate finance consultant and author/founder of the blog, VIX For The People. Doug started his blog as an online trading journal with the goal of providing market insights “by the people, for the [...]