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Stuart is a volatility trading specialist with more than 15 years’ experience managing volatility portfolios. Stuart holds a PhD in Economic History from the University of Cambridge, an MBA from the University of Surrey, and an engineering degree from the University of Cape Town. Stuart is ... more


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VIX Futures Settlement Changes
There has been some confusion over the process and timing of the CBOE Futures Exchange’s (CFE) new VIX ​​​​​​​futures settlement and new Trade At Settlement (TAS) market hours.
Equity Exposure With Controlled Drawdown For 2021
As 2020 draws to a close with stocks near record highs, investors are understandably concerned by a growing disconnect between stock prices and economic fundamentals.
Trading Volatility In Volatile Times
Volatility can be traded like any other asset via popular ETFs and ETNs. But unlike simpler assets, volatility and the products that are derived from them, are far more difficult to price.
How Trading Volatility Has Changed
Volatility trading has undergone a lot of changes in the last year or so. Here are some of the most important changes, and how they have affected the market.
Using The VIX Futures Term Structure To Predict Volatility ETP Prices
Status quo forecasting is sometimes very easy to do. Predicting volatility Exchange Traded Product (ETP) prices is not so straightforward.
Understanding The Difference Between Volatility Risk Premium And VIX Futures Premium
Understanding volatility products is important before investing, and understanding the difference between Volatility Risk Premium and VIX Futures Premium is key. Here's a straightforward article explaining the difference.
Investing In Volatility - The New Volatility Landscape
Following the events of Feb. 5th, several volatility linked products have been delisted or deleveraged. We thought now was a good time to take a step back and survey the volatility landscape as it exists today.
XIV & SVXY - What Really Happened?
February 5, 2018 saw the substantial devaluation of inverse volatility ETPs. The AUM of these products may have outgrown the underlying short-dated SPX volatility market. Could the resulting collapse have been predicted? This article explains.
The VIX Index And A Brief History Of Volatility Trading
With so much interest in VIX linked exchange-traded products it is worth putting these products into context, and explain why their growth might have less to do with volatility trading and more to do with a unique facet of the VIX index.
EC Replacing Stocks With Volatility?
Stock replacement strategies can be used to manage risk. A small allocation to volatility products may offer investors an alternative to more traditional stock replacement strategies.
How VarSwaps Work And Why Knowing Is Important
Variance Swaps make up a significant portion of the equity volatility market. Retail investors trading ETFs should understand what underlies the volatility products they are investing in. Knowing could help investors make more informed decisions.
In The VIX Trade Becoming Crowded?
Retail interest in short volatility products is growing. VIX ETPs may have a larger impact on the volatility of the broader US equity market than most realize. Short ETP volatility interest may translate to higher market volatility.
HH Investing In Volatility And The Advantages Of Separately Managed Accounts
Inverse VIX ETPs have performed spectacularly recently, but many of these products exhibit highly volatility returns. Professionally managed SMAs may offer investors advantages over a buy and hold strategy or an investment in a hedge fund.
Making Volatility Investable
Inverse VIX ETPs have performed extremely well so far this year. Buying and holding inverse VIX ETPs could be a risky strategy in a low VIX environment. Active strategies managing drawdown risk may make these ETPs more investable.
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