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Navigating the Landscape of Options on Volatility Products

Navigating the Landscape of Options on Volatility Products

Aired On

Dec / 16 / 2021
12:00 pm - EST
Matt McFarland , Jamie Tyrrell , Simon Ho
MIAX Exchange Group

Options on volatility products offer investors with unique ways to express views on volatility, and to hedge against adverse movements in broad equity markets. Today’s traders have many products to choose from, including SPIKES options, VIX options, VSTOXX options, and options on volatility ETPs like VXX. This session is designed to equip attendees with knowledge about important distinguishing characteristics of volatility options including underlying index construction, past market index behavior, settlement features, and fee considerations.

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