put to call collapsed as people refuse to short

Discussion in 'Trading' started by piggie2000, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. i can't say i blame anyone for not shorting. put to call has collapsed the first week of the new year as most days the overall # has ranged from .6-.7 which for a one week period is as low as i can remember. the mantra is why short a rigged mkt.
  2. ddefina


    Who would short this crazy market? Should be a nice sell off when it finally happens.
  3. S2007S


    VIX still falling.
  4. Me! Just SS some SPY when the VIX hit 18.38

    Strap in fellas....:D
  5. It needs to be below 15 to correspond to the actual volatility we are seeing which is 10. I can’t find anytime in history where options traders have been so wrong for such a long period of time. They have been afraid of significant movement since early November, yet we have seen absolutely nothing to justify it.
  6. rew


    I just stopped out of my last short position (I got a small profit, it would have been a big one if I closed it a couple of weeks earlier).

    But I'm watching the stock and if it pops up enough I'll short it again.

    The market has priced in a recovery of the economy, while the fundamentals still suck.

    Even a short in-the-money put that I *intended* to be excercised (I just wanted to get the shares cheap) is now out-of-the-money. But then, its a February put so a lot can change between now and then.