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Thu, Apr 19th, 2018
Cash-Secured Put Writing Webcast on April 18th

At 1:00 pm C.T. on Wednesday, April 18 th , three speakers in a Cboe webcast will discuss Accessing the Volatility Risk Premium with Cash-Secured Put Writing . To register for the webcast, please...

Volatility Linked ETPs Performance for 2018

Earlier this week, ETF.COM posted an article identifying the best performing Exchange Trade Products for 2018 through April 10 th .  The list is top heavy with volatility linked ETPs, including those...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Cboe Declares April VIX Month

Cboe began publishing the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index) in April 1993. As part of our month-long celebration, we’re putting together special content highlighting the index. On Monday, we shared...

Seven Charts for the 25th Anniversary of VIX Index

This week Cboe is launching a month-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the Cboe Volatility Index ® (VIX ® Index), which Cboe began publishing in April 1993.  The creation...

A Look Back at Volatility Across All Financial Markets

In what felt like the blink of an eye, the first quarter of 2018 is now behind us.  We finally got some excitement in the volatility space with VIX rising to levels not seen in a couple of years.  After...

Brackets and Defense – Indexes that Bought VIX Calls - LOVOL and VXTH - Had Lower Standard Deviations

Over the past two months, there has been increased interest in: (1) portfolio protection strategies (2) learning more about prudent uses of VIX ® futures and options, and (3) following brackets. To tie...

Brackets and Defense – Indexes that Bought VIX Calls (LOVOL and VXTH) Had Lower Standard Deviations

Over the past two months, there has been increased interest in: (1) portfolio protection strategies (2) learning more about prudent uses of VIX ® futures and options, and (3) following brackets. To tie...

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures March 16th 2018

VIX gained a bit (about 8%) last week as the S&P 500 was under pressure.  The curve shifted in a pretty uniform manner with March adding just over 3% as contango was fairly steep on Friday the 9 th . ...

Weekend Review of Russell 2000 Options and Volatility - March 16th 2018

The Russell 2000 (RUT) experienced a small shining moment to celebrate the first week of March Madness.  For the first time in recent memory RUT has the year to date performance lead over the large cap...

Ripple Effect: Volatility Spread Opportunity VIX® vs. RVX℠ Index Futures

The Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index) is widely considered the proxy for market sentiment in the U.S. equity market.  VIX measures the 30 day expected volatility on the S&P 500® Index (SPX).  ...

Money Flows Remain Robust into Stocks

As the seasonally strong March period is now in full gear for stocks, I cannot help but wonder whether the highly volatile period of February will continue.  That is a big question, and has many on the...

Weekend Review of VIX Options and Futures March 9th 2018

The 25% drop in VIX last week may seem extreme, but it isn’t even in the top 10 of weekly losses for VIX (it is 11 th ).  The all-time record was the last week in June 2016 with a 42% week over week...

Weekend Review Russell 2000 Options and Volatility March 9th 2018

Stocks had a great week last week with the Russell 2000 (RUT) gaining over 4% and Russell 1000 (RUI) rising about 3.5%.  For the year RUT is up 4.01% while RUI is up 4.16%.  As you can see below small...

Behavioral Finance Discussion at Cboe RMC

Stacey Gilbert from Susquehanna and Ilya Feygin from WallachBeth Capital teamed up to talk about Behavioral Finance at Cboe RMC today in Bonita Springs, FL.  Stacey started out with an experiment discussing...

Louis Gave discusses China, the Dollar, and Recent Market Action at Cboe RMC

Louis-Vincent Gave from Gavekal in Hong Kong delivered a speech called Market Movers:  The Structure and the Cycle in 2018.  He starts out saying he’s often been depicted as a China perma-bull.  He...

Highlights from Fireside Chat with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss at RMC

Paul Stephens from Cboe conducted a fireside chat with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss covering their insights into Bitcoin and Bitcoin XBT futures that were listed at the Cboe Futures Exchange in December...

Cboe Chairman and CEO Ed Tilly Kicks Off Day Two of Cboe RMC, Provides Thoughts on VIX, Volatility and Risk Management

Day two of Cboe RMC U.S. 2018 kicked off with Ed Tilly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cboe Global Markets, welcoming approximately 300 attendees to this year’s event, the 34 th annual Cboe...

Interpreting Volatility-Related Indicators and Determining Courses of Action at Cboe RMC

Bill Speth from Cboe Global Markets teamed up with Mandy Xu, Chief Equity Derivatives Strategist Credit Suisse, for a session titled Interpreting Volatility-Related Indicators, and Determining Courses...

New Report Shows Growth Over 17 Years in Number of Funds Using Options

A newly released report found that the number of SEC regulated funds using options rose from 10 in 2000 to 157 in 2017, and that the aggregate amount of assets in the options-based funds has risen to...

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Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 +0.42%) this morning are up +0.33% at a 3-1/2 week high and European stocks are up +0.33% at a 2-1/2 month high.  An upbeat start to Q1 S&P 500 corporate earnings season is boosting stoc... Read More

Chart of the Day

Varonis Systems Inc (VRNS)

The Chart of the Day belongs to Varonis Systems (VRNS).  I found the data management software stock by using Barchart to sort Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the highest Weighted Alpha, then I used th...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures ended the Wednesday session with most contracts 2 to 3 cents higher. This morning’s EIA report showed ethanol production for the week that ended 4/13 at 1.009 million barrels per day. That was down 25,000 bpd and was the lowest sin...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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