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Weekend Review – 3/23/2014

Barron’s – Steven Sears column was very VIX centric discussing the impact that the Ukraine situation had on VIX futures volume.  Specifically he was discussing the increase in VIX futures trading volume that occurred during the wee hours of the morning in the United States.  Despite the US markets not being open, VIX futures volume [...]

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Mid-Day Market Call for 3.18.14

(Editors Note: Brian Overby sent us the TradeKing Market Call yesterday afternoon.  We’ve been concentrating on the CBOE Risk Management Conference for the last three days.  Since the S&P 500 is basically unchanged in the last 24-hours, we thought we’d share their insightful commentary) Analysis of S&P 500 from QuickTakesPro’s Michael Kahn: S&P 500 (SPX) [...]

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Trading Volatility Across Asset Classes Discussion at RMC

Puneet Kohli from the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan and James Hosker from Societe Generale contributed to a presentation titled Trading Volatility Across Asset Classes. Kohli began the presentation discussing volatility noting that it is mean reverting, it is bounded, and it tends to have low correlations relative to other asset classes.  He considers volatility [...]