IVolatility Trading Digest™ Blog

Table of Contents

The previous Digest Issues are grouped quarterly
and have a list of all the underlying stocks,
ETFs and Futures in the previous Digest Issues.

(Odd Number Issues Include the Market Review Section - italics indicate category or item)

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Issue 17 Contrarian Oil & Gas Trade [Charts] - April 27, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update & Rising Wedge chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • XOP Risk Reversal - call spread with short put
  • Strategy - increasing bullish sentiment
Issue 16 Potential Rising Wedge [Charts] - April 20, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update & Rising Wedge chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - charts, SPX
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Strategy - bulls say SPX going higher
Issue 15 Elliott Wave Update [Charts] - April 13, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update & new small 4-wave chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - declining, SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Iron Condors & Short Puts - as implied volatility declines
  • COVID-19 & Federal Reserve Actions
Issue 14 Volatility Kings First Quarter 2020 - April 6, 2020
  • Volatility Kings Table - 21 Kings & Favorites listed
  • Implied Volatility Index Mean, IVXM - declining see chart
  • SPX line chart
  • Long Calendar Spreads - (MU), (WORK)
  • Iron Condors
  • Short Puts - (TSLA), (SHOP), (MSFT), (JNJ), (GILD)
  • Twitter - put spread tweets 2-20, 2-21, 2-21
Issue 13 Elliott Waves [Charts] - March 30, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update & small 4-wave chart
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - chart from March 2009 below USTL
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - declining, SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Legislative Action - P.J. O'Rourke quote
Issue 12 High Volatility Trades [Charts] - March 23, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart 3-16 high 77.15 SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • Iron Condors - (MSFT), (TSLA), (AAPL)
  • Short Put Spreads - (MCD), (XOM), (QCOM)
Issue 11 Volatility Highs [Charts] - March 16, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart 3-12 high 71.58 SPX line chart
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - put volume & put/call ratio charts
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - historical (realized) volatility chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • VIX Options - put/call volume & open interest charts
  • SPY Put Spread - conditional long May 15 265/255 put spread
  • Skepticism - Howard Marks quote
Issue 10 Volatility Predictability [Charts] - March 9, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - continuation pattern chart
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - put volume chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • SPY Put Spread - long Apr 17 295/285 put spread
Issue 9 Big Picture Trend [Charts] - March 2, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - six month chart - 11.49% last week
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - chart from Dec 16, 2018
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - chart from March 2009 with waves
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - put call ratio chart
  • SPY Spread Hedge Report - add more put spreads, reasons for more downside
Issue 8 Uncertainty & Gold [Charts] - February 24, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • SPY Put Spreads - add put spreads now
  • SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) - long April 156/158 call spread
  • WTI Crude Oil - comments & seasonal chart
Issue 7 Crude Oil Oversold Bounce [Charts] - February 18, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart February 19 new intraday & closing high
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - volume weighted chart compared
  • SPY Put Spread Hedge - cancelled
  • WTI Crude Oil - charts, price & seasonal
  • WTI COT - Managed Money long & short charts
  • United States Oil (USO) - long Apr 17 11/12.5 call spread
Issue 6 Buying the Dip [Charts] - February 10, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, six month chart, on new USTL
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart multiple new highs
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • SPY Put Spread Hedge - Mar 20 320/315 put spread MTM
  • Volatility Kings Table - (LYFT), (SHOP), (CVS), (ROKU), (NVDA)
Issue 5 Hedging Uncertainty [Charts] - February 3, 2020
  • S&P 500 Index (SPX) - update, six month chart, below USTL
  • CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) & IVXM - chart, SPX line chart
  • VIX Futures Premium - update with chart
  • SPY Put Spread Hedge - long Mar 20 320/315 put spread
  • Volatility Kings Table - (SNAP), (FEYE), (PINS), (ATVI), (UBER)
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