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USD Index is soaring - news sensitive spike is expected
1312.17 gold short
VIX going low
This time there are 2 factors which could make it spike but still too early to call Long
What is the symbol for March expiry VIX pls. ?
IG only list current month, expiry tomorrow.
in IG once you open VIX trade
There’s a little Future drop down menu - its very discreet
If you pull it down you can choose Feb, March or April Expiry
You are a star, got it.
Hi BA and SOI,
Forgive me I’ve been for a meal and a beer, her indoors needed airing.
I might be a little impaired to calculate right now.
That April futures market looks more expensive than overnight funding & rollovers combined for 60 days.
Why would anyone choose April? Or havevi overlooked something?
As I thought, Beer was the problem. 13/2 Expiry gave the appearance of a good price without me noticing it was 13/2.
March & April prices much closer.
March is still quite a premium at 1.2 points over spot price (7.8% over spot). It gives them plenty of slack to take up in the spread even if the market moves in your direction.
So when the market moves up 10% in a day as it does, you’ll see only minor performance.
VIX was barely above 17 between April & September 2018. Even entering at 15 + futures spread 1.2 makes it a risky play.
Will Brexit throw some volatility in March?
1312.44 gold short
1310.76 gold long
1308.86 long gold
All I can say is that VIX is a great insight for market direction and if it ever looks to spike you can always get in that day - make the trade and get out the same day as @soi does it through SB.
Nothings happening for now and waiting for the right time is the biggest part of trading game and sometimes the waiting can get annoyingly wrong.
Dont open too many trades - wont help
1315.11 gold short.