Kirk Du Plessis 4 Comments. Does volatility make a big move after being low for a long period? Most math involved in options pricing and probability calculations seems to involve normal distribution. But obviously, the VIX seems to be a little more skewed in distribution. Is there any way to really take advantage of this differential?
It is structured like a bond, trades like a stock, follows VIX futures, and decays like an option. What are prices based on for each of the underlying's and why would anyone trade options on them as a hedge when the futures are much cleaner with no market maker hassle with them? Why trade the options versus the futures?
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Kirk founded Option Alpha in early and currently serves as the Head Trader. Kirk currently lives in Pennsylvania USA with his beautiful wife and two daughters. Hey Kirk, Great show as always! Can you please post that link?
First off, excellent show notes Kirk. Thanks for taking the time to do that. Second, this has got to be one of your top interviews. An idea for a future show to tie into this one: You could expand on many points in the discussion and have podcasts for a year at least. Glad you enjoyed it and yes we probably could have talked more so maybe we can do a round 2 later next year.
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