Options Traders Haven't Been This Worried About The Dow In 17 Years

'Price' and 'risk' have decoupled in The Dow over the past 6 weeks or so, since China intervened in its FX markets...

 

While US equity prices have soared across the board, Dow 'VIX' is up dramatically while S&P 'VIX' is down (as one would historically expect)...

Smashing the cost of protection for The Dow to its highest level relative to the S&P in over 17 years...

 

What are Dow options traders telling us?

Comments

DetectiveStern Mon, 10/23/2017 - 14:09 Permalink

Does anyone really care anymore? Markets now remind me of the crooked dog tracks that the bookies wouldn't even take bets on and all that was left were shady fucks gambling between themselves.

sunkeye Mon, 10/23/2017 - 19:33 Permalink

Options as financial instruments should be abolished. And while I'm at it - all Futures too excepting those on agriculture products of course.And the fact that I lost my ass trading the E-Mini has nothing to do w/ it.  Derivatives on non-tangible products are financial herpes just waiting to infect & inflame the risk they supposedly allay.

twittering as … Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:15 Permalink

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Tolomeo Mon, 10/23/2017 - 15:27 Permalink

Good thing they’re worried! Otherwise we’d have negative VIX and the DOW in 000s daily increments...

I’m still not over what happened with GE last week... It was grotesque!!!

S Spade Mon, 10/23/2017 - 20:26 Permalink

no ones buyin the overpriced/rigged market, most of the volume is current owners (funds/institutions) bouncing shares back and forth to support and/or bump prices.