Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains the new 10-year Treasury Note Volatility Index and compares to similar estimates of implied volatility including TLT options and the MOVE index.
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.
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 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.
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.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains the popular VIX-VXV sentiment indicator and why it is not useful for calling market tops.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options reviews the Federal Reserve's Flow of Funds data to show why stronger real estate fundamentals justify a strategy selling cash-secured put options.
Jared Woodard of Condor Options explains how bank hedging of knock-out call option exposure exacerbated the recent Nikkei rally, and why that catalyst will be lacking in 2013.