Vol411 for Friday, October 23, 2020

Host: Dan Deming, Managing Director, KKM Financial

· November is currently the highest price on the VIX futures curve, which remains in backwardation into 2021.

· There has been a big decrease week-over-week in realized volatility. The 10-day is down from 19% to 14.5% and 30-day is down from 23% to 17.5%.

· The VVIX Index is currently holding firm around the 119 level for the second week in a row. Recently, there is more demand for puts than calls. Today, a November 20/26 VIX options put spread traded 15,000 times and a January 21/22/24 VIX options put spread traded 10,000 times.

· Next week: earnings will be a big focus in the vol structure with “triple A” earnings on Thursday — Apple, Amazon and Alphabet.

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