The following is a guest post courtesy of Michael Kramer of Mott Capital Management. Stock market volatility has picked up, and it may only be starting. Investors are eagerly awaiting the next FOMC meeting on January 26 to try and gauge which way the Fed may choose to go in its fight with inflation. With […]
How Changes in Implied Volatility Pushes Markets Around (aka the Vanna Trade)
Brent, Founder of SpotGamma, explains how the “Vanna Trade” works. As implied volatility changes, options dealers may have to adjust their hedges. Brent explains how this hedging flow can create large rallies or selloffs in markets. He also touches on the topic of charm, or the change in hedging delta due to time decay.
Implied Volatility Reading in the SPX & VIX
Brent Kochuba, Founder of SpotGamma, joins Imran Lakha of Options-Insights to talk about the current volatility readings in the SPX and VIX. This covers both realized and implied volatility which are shifting ahead of a large options expiration.
TLRY & Pot Stock Gamma
When a stock trades higher at a very rapid pace the price of the stock can pass the highest available options strike. For instance, at the start of the day on 2/9/21 the available call options strikes for Tilray (TLRY) ranged from ~5-$50. However the stock ripped over 50%, passing the 50 strike. When a […]
TSLA Options For Sale
The week ending 1/8/21 saw a record high in TSLA options volume, with the stock surging nearly 20%. Traders have been flooding into weekly options as the way to express their views on the stock which was just recently added to the S&P500 Index. We view increased buying of call options as a driver for […]
SPX Options Vanna Rally
Recently we have been discussing with subscribers the elevated implied volatility in the S&P500 due to the 1/5 election events. The VIX is a decent measure of implied volatility in the S&P, and you can see that despite the market being at all time highs, the VIX was well off lows. Our feeling was that […]