Inflation, Stock Options and Crypto Derivatives in a Vol-Suppressed World

Published on
April 13th, 2021
Duration
37 minutes

A Chart-Filled Look at Banks, Inflation, and Treasury Volatility


Inflation, Stock Options and Crypto Derivatives in a Vol-Suppressed World

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Imran Lakha and Jack Farley

Published on: April 13th, 2021 • Duration: 37 minutes

Imran Lakha of Options Insight joins Real Vision’s Jack Farley to make sense of a market that is becoming calmer day-by-day as measured by implied as well as historical volatility. They discuss the halting of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution as well the release of the latest data on the Consumer Price Index, which, at a yearly change 2.6%, exceeded economist expectations of 2.5%. Lakha defines key terms and shares the mechanics of key options strategies such as collars (also known as “risk reversals” or “risk-ies”), straddles, and stock replacement. Lastly, Lakha shares tales from the burgeoning world of crypto derivatives, describing the rare “call skew” in Bitcoin and Ethereum, and explains why he, a two-decade veteran of the volatility markets, sees it as a tremendous opportunity. Lakha can be found on Twitter @options_insight.