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comment Science behind options pricing into Earnings event
thats true, I just remembered that the option pricing is based on the volatility from previous earnings events
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comment Science behind options pricing into Earnings event
this was very useful, but I am referring to how options price the initial sharp move so well. for instance the price of a straddle before an earnings announcement prices in a 7% move in the stock (before the straddle will become profitable after IV crush). Immediately after earnings release the stock pops near exactly 7% in either direction. Why does this happen with such frequency and accuracy
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comment What drives changes in implied volatility on ETFs/ETNs?
yes, there is a bit of cognitive dissonance, as I completely disagree with what I've read about how the markets works, simply by observations. so I would like to get to the bottom of this
Jul
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comment What really drives option implied volatility?
for reading I opt more for VIX white paper and that sort of thing, but I suspect they aren't the most impartial straight to the facts sources out there. I'll check out Hull's book
Jul
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comment What really drives option implied volatility?
the problem is that changes in implied volatility are SAID to be because of changes in demand on that contract. But instead, the quotations from the market makers are only changing because of implied volatility, where there is no demand.
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accepted What are VIX back-month futures based on?
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comment What are VIX back-month futures based on?
wow, thank you this is exactly what I had hoped. I read the entire vix white paper and did not notice where it said that (although the futures contracts would be detailed elsewhere), can you point me to where those particular specs are detailed?
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accepted Is Visual Basic a fast enough for millisecond orders
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comment Is Visual Basic a fast enough for millisecond orders
I didn't realize this "All .NET languages are perfectly able to compete with the speed of C and even FORTRAN." thanks!
Feb
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comment Is Visual Basic a fast enough for millisecond orders
emsfeld, I'm not going for high frequency trades, and ideally the brokerdealer and clearing firm were located geographically closer, but this is the estimation I have thanks!
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asked Is Visual Basic a fast enough for millisecond orders