Do you watch implied volatility when trading options?

Discussion in 'Options' started by crgarcia, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. If so, what you do?
    Watch VIX?

    How you measure high or low IV?
  2. IV, delta, Gamma, Theta have to be watched. VIX is watched by those that trade anything related to s&p. If you're trading MSFT options, then you should watch MSFT IV. And not just the month you're exposed to but the whole term structure.

    I recommend you read Baird's's eye-opening
  3. VIX is good enough to get a general idea of how implied volatility is moving in the options universe.

    But, as has been mentioned, the IV of your specific investment is more important.

  4. erol


    which book is that?
  5. erol



    another to add to the ever growling list lol