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This Week in Futures Options

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Aug 14, 2017

Today's special guests are Joe Sullivan & JJ OKeefe, Chicago Capital Markets

Topics this week include:

  • S&P/Indexes
  • Floor-based execution
  • Volatility and skew
    • Listener question: Do e-mini, SPY and SPX skew all line up in the same way?
  • Metals: Silver/Gold

Futures Options Feedback: Listeners weigh in

  • Question from Chris Thomas: Nick always talks about taking advantage of the skew. Creating a collar, buying the underlying, selling a call with high vol and buying cheap put protection or doing the opposite of that trade if the put has higher vol. I don't have as much experience with futures as I do indices, but "taking advantage of the skew" using spy for example would certainly have lost a ton of money over the past few years (if you shorted stock, sold puts and bought calls). I am definitely leaning more towards selling spreads on the side with high skew in futures because that has made a ton of money over the past few years in SPY and I don't seem to be making money on these collars. Any opinion on this? Anyways, thanks for everything you do and thank Nick for the awesome software.
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