Appearing Elsewhere

Wed, Jun 23, 2010 | Jared Woodard


Posting here has been deliberately light, as I’ve been devoting more time to research, trading, and other activities for the benefit of subscribers and clients. However, I’ve been appearing elsewhere:

  • I was interviewed for the May issue of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities on iron condors, volatility, and related topics.
  • Ours was the top-ranked options blog in a recent review conducted by OptionsHouse.
  • My associate Martin and I wrote the feature article for the June issue of Expiring Monthly: “Backtested Volatility Trading: Active Collars, Volatility Breakouts, and the Truth About Black Swans.” My regular column in the same issue discusses the Yang-Zhang volatility estimate, a fascinating alternative that addresses some limitations of the widely used close-close estimate.
  • Expiring Monthly is running an interesting contest: the subscriber with the nearest guess where the VXX will be a month from now can win a nice data/tool package from iVolatility. Adam has the details.
  • In this post at Optionszone, I offer a few tips worth keeping in mind in volatile environments like this one.

After a rough May expiration, the iron condors newsletter rebounded nicely in the June cycle, and a full Q2 review will be posted in the next several days. I’m also finishing an update on the volume in VIX futures and options over the last nine months.

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