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Cboe in the News: Schaeffer's Market Mashup

April 6, 2021

Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor at Cboe’s Options Institute℠, joins Joe Tigay, Portfolio Manager at Equity Armor Investments, and Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin for a comparison of year-over-year volatility one year from the start of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. They discuss bull and bear market cycles, potential risk in 2021 and how VIX options hedges based on VIX futures contracts have varied during different volatility regimes.

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Bond Yields, Volatility and How to Profit

March 19, 2021

In this episode, Dennis O’Callahan, Vice President, Multi-Asset Product Development, and David Litchfield, Director, EMEA Derivatives Sales, at Cboe®, join Dave Kovtun, Institute Sales and Options Specialist at Jane Street, and Patrick Martin, Market Mashup Host, to talk about the rise in bond yields. O’Callahan and Litchfield discuss how investors can hedge risk tied to interest rate volatility and the rising demand for IBIG and IBHY futures.

Going Small Ball with the RUT and Small Caps

March 5, 2021

In this episode, Rick Rosenthal, Director, North American Derivative Sales at Cboe®, joined Market Mashup’s Patrick Martin to talk about reading the U.S. equity market with the Russell 2000 Index, the rise of U.S. small-cap equities and its relation to economic expansion. Rosenthal also highlighted the recent launch of Mini-Russell 2000 Index options and how the Russell 2000 Index rallied over 45% since August 2020.

Post-Election Vol with Cboe’s Henry Schwartz

February 9, 2021

In this episode, Henry Schwartz, Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe®, joined Market Mashup‘s Patrick Martin to talk about how political events, like the U.S. Presidential Election or Inauguration Day, can impact volatility. Schwartz then gave a breakdown of post-election returns and how options traders are reacting.

 Volatility Strategies: Protection and Opportunities

December 17, 2020

In this episode, Matt Moran, Head of Index Insights at Cboe®, and Scott Phillips, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Lavaca Capital, join Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin for the final episode of 2020. The group chats about risk-on/risk-off environments in 2020, "Greek" talk and options strategies amid volatility spikes. 

"Mini" S&P 500® Index Options

December 11, 2020

In this episode, Cboe’s John Angelos, Head of North American Derivatives Sales, and Anthony Monaco, Account Coverage Director, join Dan Powers, Vice President of Portfolio Management at Vector Wealth Management and Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin to discuss options trading while working-from-home, standard vs. mini contracts and how Mini S&P 500® Index (XSP) options stand out from other contracts.

The VIX® and Election Volatility

November 2, 2020

In this episode, Henry Schwartz, Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe®, and Dave Kovtun, Institutional Sales and Options Specialist at Jane Street, meet with Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin to discuss option market trends and the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, scheduled vs. unscheduled volatility and predictions for the options market in 2021.

Mini VIX® Futures with Michael Izhaky

October 1, 2020

In this episode, Michael Izhaky, Vice President of Derivatives Strategy at Cboe®, and Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin discuss the value and best practices for Mini VIX® futures and the growing popularity for “mini” contracts.

Sector Trends and Trades with Jermal Chandler

September 17, 2020

In this episode, Jermal Chandler, Senior Instructor at Cboe’s Options Institute℠, and Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin discuss COVID-19’s effect on retail, real estate and travel sectors, how Select Sector Indices can benefit a trading portfolio and the upcoming 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.

VIX® Roundtable Part 2: Cboe Global Markets with Henry Schwartz and Kevin Davitt

September 9, 2020

In this episode, Henry Schwartz, Senior Director and Head of Product Intelligence at Cboe®, and Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor at Cboe’s Options Institute℠, meet with Jason Roelke, Head of Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales at Citadel Securities, and Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin to continue last week’s discussion of the VIX® Index in 2020 and theories on future market sentiment.

VIX Roundtable Part 1: Cboe Global Markets with Kevin Davitt and John Hiatt

September 3, 2020

In this episode, Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor at Cboe’s Options Institute℠, and John Hiatt, Vice President of Research and Product Development at Cboe®, join Market Mashup Host Patrick Martin for an in-depth roundtable discussion of all things volatility.

About Schaeffer's Market Mashup

Market Mashup is a weekly podcast produced by Schaeffer’s Investment Research, a stock and options publication. Each week, Managing Editor Patrick Martin is joined by traders, analysts and other dignitaries of the investing world to discuss options strategies, the latest macro trends and anything else that’s newsworthy in the stock market world.

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