SPX implied Vol

Discussion in 'Options' started by option911, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. I dont really trade/treat the VIX as a stock index. It is more of an indicator light to me that something may be happening in the option markets. It is a commonly misunderstood index because of its natural tendancies (its essentially a Vega weighted index). Right now I'm looking at it and seeing the VIX close at new lows over the last year. We finally closed under 23. Personally, that is an indicator on how to approach my portfolio (I wrote my approach in my blog if you care).

    BTW guys, It closed below 23, what do you guys think?

    #11     Oct 13, 2009
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA0DD1MTasY

    a really bad interview of Paul Wilmott, look at the comments people are making about this cnbc interview. Kudlow & the chick(don't know her name) look like a complete idiots....

    #12     Oct 13, 2009
  3. the only guy who looks like a complete idiot to me is Paul himself. My gosh, he could not answer a single question straightforwardly or refused to do so. But then why did he start to stutter and completely run out of ideas when being pointed to the fact that he keeps on answering the wrong questions?

    Admittedly, the interview seemed ill prepared and much better questions could have been asked but hey, I did not expect anything else from CNBC but Paul Wilmott? Disappointing...maybe in his mind he was still with that chick he banged on the top of the Deutsche Bank building the night before...

    #13     Oct 13, 2009
  4. Wilmott is a legend
    #14     Oct 13, 2009
  5. I was not saying he is an idiot, I said he looked like one in that interview. He can do so much better and he generally has got a fantastic humor but he completely messed up that one interview for himself.

    #15     Oct 13, 2009
  6. I imagine its like trying to have a discussion with a four-year-old. You would sound stupid too.

    #16     Oct 13, 2009
  7. he refused to answer a stupid question, as usual CNBC has no clue what the fuck they are talking about, you are starting to get on my nerves, what is it exactly that you trade? I really doubt you are in a position to criticize Wilmott, douchebag!
    #17     Oct 13, 2009
  8. patient my boy, I will show you next week.

    #18     Oct 13, 2009
  9. OK Mr Bigshot, I'd say you are talking out your ass as usual.
    #19     Oct 13, 2009
  10. VIX at this level shows that too many are comfortable with increasing risk appetite. I guess, lot of hedgies enjoying the lack of six sigma events...:D
    #20     Oct 13, 2009