Jared Woodard of Condor Options reviews first quarter earnings for CBOE including VIX futures volume and presents a short-term neutral trade on the exchange.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options surveys the volatility environment in several major assets including U.S. and international equities, gold, the euro, and the yen.
Shares have rallied 15% since the April 19 low. Jared Woodard of Condor Options recommends a strategy that looks for a flat-to-higher stock price and lower implied volatility.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options reviews the Bank of Japan's updated CPI outlook, the disappointing March 2013 CPI release, and the volatility environment for Japanese equities.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options takes a look at how SPX traded from early March to last Friday and which strategies worked, giving us a good sense for the character of this market.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options reviews softening economic fundamentals in Mexico and notes that cheap option implied volatility presents a good opportunity for investors looking to hedge existing exposure or for an outright speculative bearish play.
Delta is one of the risk variables that we use to describe a position. Jared Woodard explains what it means and puts it into real life context.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options believes short vol-of-vol strategies will return to form this year.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options looks at the market reaction to this week's Bank of Japan meeting and at why investors should be cautious about expensive options on Japanese equities.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options checks on implied volatility term structure and IV skew.