Trading VIX Derivatives

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

CHAPTER 1 Understanding Implied Volatility 1

Historical versus Forward-Looking Volatility 1

Put-Call Parity 4

Estimating Price Movement 6

Valuing Options: Pricing Calculators and Other Tools 6

Fluctuations Based on Supply and Demand 9

The Impact on Option Prices 13

Implied Volatility and the VIX 14

CHAPTER 2 About the VIX Index 15

History of the VIX 15

Calculating the VIX 17

The VIX and Put-Call Parity 18

The VIX and Market Movement 22

Equity Market Volatility Indexes 24

CHAPTER 3 VIX Futures 31

Steady Growth of New Products 31

Contract Specifications 33

Mini-VIX Futures 42

Pricing Relationship between VIX Futures and the Index 42

Futures' Relationship to Each Other 46

VIX Futures Data 47

CHAPTER 4 VIX Options 49

Contract Specifications 51

Relationship to VIX Index 56

Relationship to VIX Futures 57

VIX Binary Options 58

CHAPTER 5 Weekly Options on CBOE Volatility Index Futures 61

Contract Specifications 62

Weekly Options and Index Options 63

Weekly Option Strategy 65

CHAPTER 6 Volatility-Related Exchange-Traded Notes 69

What are Exchange-Traded Notes? 69

iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 70

iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 73

Comparing the VXX and VXZ Performance 76

Barclays ETN+ Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term

Futures ETN 80

Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN 82

S&P 500 VIX Futures Source ETF 82

CHAPTER 7 Alternate Equity Volatility and Strategy Indexes 83

CBOE S&P 500 3-Month Volatility Index (VXV) 83

VIX Premium Strategy Index (VPD) 88

Capped VIX Premium Strategy Index (VPN) 90

S&P 500 VARB-X Strategy Benchmark 93

S&P 500 Implied Correlation Index 95

CHAPTER 8 Volatility Indexes on Alternative Assets 99

CBOE Gold Volatility Index 100

CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index 102

CBOE EuroCurrency Volatility Index 104

CBOE/NYMEX Crude Oil (WTI) Volatility Index 107

CBOE/COMEX Gold Volatility Index 107

CBOE/CBOT Grain Volatility Indexes 109

FX Realized Volatility Indexes 109

CHAPTER 9 The VIX as a Stock Market Indicator 113

The Inverse Relationship between the VIX and the S&P 500 114

VIX Index as an Indicator 115

VIX Futures as an Indicator 118

A Modified VIX Futures Contract 121

Combining VIX Futures and the VIX Index 122

VIX Index and Gold Price Indicator 124

VIX Option Put-Call Ratio 127

CHAPTER 10 Hedging with VIX Derivatives 133

Hedging with VIX Options 133

Hedging with VIX Futures 143

University of Massachusetts Study 147

CHAPTER 11 Speculating with VIX Derivatives 149

VIX Futures Trading 150

VIX Option Trading 153

VIX ETN Trading 161

Comparing VIX Trading Instruments 166

CHAPTER 12 Calendar Spreads with VIX Futures 169

Comparing VIX Futures Prices 170

The Mechanics of a Calendar Spread 175

Patterns in the Data 178

Trade Management 189

Other Parameters 193

CHAPTER 13 Calendar Spreads with VIX Options 195

VIX Option Pricing 195

Calendar Spread with Put Options 196

Calendar Spread with Call Options 205

Diagonal Spread with Put Options 209

Diagonal Spread with Call Options 212

CHAPTER 14 Calendar Spreads with VIX Options and Futures 217

Comparing Options and Futures 217

Calendar Spread Examples 219

CHAPTER 15 Vertical Spreads with VIX Options 229

Vertical Spread Examples 229

CHAPTER 16 Iron Condors and Butterflies with VIX Options 251

What is an Iron Condor? 251

Iron Condor with VIX Options 255

What Is an Iron Butterfly? 257

Iron Butterfly with VIX Options 261

About the Author 265

Index 267

Trading VIX Derivatives

Trading and Hedging Strategies Using VIX Futures, Options, and Exchange Traded Notes

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  • Trading VIX Derivatives
  • Preface xiii

    Acknowledgments xv

    CHAPTER 1 Understanding Implied Volatility 1

    Historical versus Forward-Looking Volatility 1

    Put-Call Parity 4

    Estimating Price Movement 6

    Valuing Options: Pricing Calculators and Other Tools 6

    Fluctuations Based on Supply and Demand 9

    The Impact on Option Prices 13

    Implied Volatility and the VIX 14

    CHAPTER 2 About the VIX Index 15

    History of the VIX 15

    Calculating the VIX 17

    The VIX and Put-Call Parity 18

    The VIX and Market Movement 22

    Equity Market Volatility Indexes 24

    CHAPTER 3 VIX Futures 31

    Steady Growth of New Products 31

    Contract Specifications 33

    Mini-VIX Futures 42

    Pricing Relationship between VIX Futures and the Index 42

    Futures' Relationship to Each Other 46

    VIX Futures Data 47

    CHAPTER 4 VIX Options 49

    Contract Specifications 51

    Relationship to VIX Index 56

    Relationship to VIX Futures 57

    VIX Binary Options 58

    CHAPTER 5 Weekly Options on CBOE Volatility Index Futures 61

    Contract Specifications 62

    Weekly Options and Index Options 63

    Weekly Option Strategy 65

    CHAPTER 6 Volatility-Related Exchange-Traded Notes 69

    What are Exchange-Traded Notes? 69

    iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN 70

    iPath S&P 500 VIX Mid-Term Futures ETN 73

    Comparing the VXX and VXZ Performance 76

    Barclays ETN+ Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term

    Futures ETN 80

    Barclays ETN+ S&P VEQTOR ETN 82

    S&P 500 VIX Futures Source ETF 82

    CHAPTER 7 Alternate Equity Volatility and Strategy Indexes 83

    CBOE S&P 500 3-Month Volatility Index (VXV) 83

    VIX Premium Strategy Index (VPD) 88

    Capped VIX Premium Strategy Index (VPN) 90

    S&P 500 VARB-X Strategy Benchmark 93

    S&P 500 Implied Correlation Index 95

    CHAPTER 8 Volatility Indexes on Alternative Assets 99

    CBOE Gold Volatility Index 100

    CBOE Crude Oil Volatility Index 102

    CBOE EuroCurrency Volatility Index 104

    CBOE/NYMEX Crude Oil (WTI) Volatility Index 107

    CBOE/COMEX Gold Volatility Index 107

    CBOE/CBOT Grain Volatility Indexes 109

    FX Realized Volatility Indexes 109

    CHAPTER 9 The VIX as a Stock Market Indicator 113

    The Inverse Relationship between the VIX and the S&P 500 114

    VIX Index as an Indicator 115

    VIX Futures as an Indicator 118

    A Modified VIX Futures Contract 121

    Combining VIX Futures and the VIX Index 122

    VIX Index and Gold Price Indicator 124

    VIX Option Put-Call Ratio 127

    CHAPTER 10 Hedging with VIX Derivatives 133

    Hedging with VIX Options 133

    Hedging with VIX Futures 143

    University of Massachusetts Study 147

    CHAPTER 11 Speculating with VIX Derivatives 149

    VIX Futures Trading 150

    VIX Option Trading 153

    VIX ETN Trading 161

    Comparing VIX Trading Instruments 166

    CHAPTER 12 Calendar Spreads with VIX Futures 169

    Comparing VIX Futures Prices 170

    The Mechanics of a Calendar Spread 175

    Patterns in the Data 178

    Trade Management 189

    Other Parameters 193

    CHAPTER 13 Calendar Spreads with VIX Options 195

    VIX Option Pricing 195

    Calendar Spread with Put Options 196

    Calendar Spread with Call Options 205

    Diagonal Spread with Put Options 209

    Diagonal Spread with Call Options 212

    CHAPTER 14 Calendar Spreads with VIX Options and Futures 217

    Comparing Options and Futures 217

    Calendar Spread Examples 219

    CHAPTER 15 Vertical Spreads with VIX Options 229

    Vertical Spread Examples 229

    CHAPTER 16 Iron Condors and Butterflies with VIX Options 251

    What is an Iron Condor? 251

    Iron Condor with VIX Options 255

    What Is an Iron Butterfly? 257

    Iron Butterfly with VIX Options 261

    About the Author 265

    Index 267