About the Session
The markets are highly volatile! The fear index is creeping up and traders are alarmed!
You must have seen statements like this before. But what exactly is the fear index? Can you quantify fear?
The fear index is the name given to the VIX. And it gives us a glimpse of the expected market volatility. Yes, just like we try to gauge the volatility of an asset, the VIX helps us understand the volatility of the market. But like an index, the VIX cannot be traded.
So there are different products based on VIX which can help you to make a trade based on your expectation of the market volatility. And the VIX is not just for equities, there are corresponding VIX for different asset classes as well. And geographies.
Join us in this session to know more about VIX and its products.
The session outline is as follows:
- Brief on volatility
- Why is VIX called the fear index
- Different types of VIX
- VIX based derivatives
- A simple strategy to trade VIX
About the Speaker
Rekhit Pachanekar (Quant Analyst, QuantInsti)
Rekhit Pachanekar first completed his engineering in Computers and went on to complete his PGDM from IIM Indore. He researches equities and fixed-income securities as a part of the content team at Quantra. Away from work, he likes to read up on the outliers in the market and follows Tesla Inc. with keen interest.
This event was conducted on:
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
9:30 AM ET | 7:00 PM IST | 9:30 PM SGT