Jared Woodard

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Jared is the senior equity derivatives analyst at BGC Partners, focusing on volatility trading and hedging strategies, quantitative fundamental and volatility-based portfolio screens, and macroeconomic and cross-asset themes. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Clinamen Financial Group, a commodity trading advisor, and the principal at Condor Options, an independent derivatives research company.Expand

Jared has been quoted in various media outlets including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Reuters. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Fordham University.Collapse

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Jared Woodard

 | Oct 10, 2014 | 10:46 AM EDT
A key thing to know about trading VIX spikes is that it takes a lot of ongoing market price volatility to keep option premiums high.
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Jared Woodard

 | Sep 9, 2014 | 8:17 AM EDT
Despite the mediocre performance in Japanese stocks this year, upside calls in the Nikkei and in the EWJ ETF are priced at high levels of implied...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 27, 2014 | 8:42 AM EDT
Not much going on in U.S. economic data today - MBA mortgage applications were up 2.8% from 1.4% in the prior period - but tomorrow we get the second...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 26, 2014 | 12:19 PM EDT
The spread between 12mo & 3mo at the money implied volatility is near the highest levels of the past year in C, JPM, BAC, RF, WFC, MS, KEY, and...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 25, 2014 | 1:32 PM EDT
The Chicago Fed National Activity Index is one of my favorite coincident indicators because of its breadth (see the description below). The index...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 20, 2014 | 9:35 AM EDT
Japanese export and import growth both came in stronger than expected for July, but with greater export volumes, the net trade balance was positive...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 19, 2014 | 8:06 AM EDT
President Xi's anti-corruption campaign isn't just about corruption. It's a purge of political opponents and entrenched elites. Xi is making it clear...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 18, 2014 | 10:29 AM EDT
Via Vox, this map of the world's unfavorable view of Russia is pretty striking. View Chart » View in New Window...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 15, 2014 | 11:07 AM EDT
GS one month implied volatility skew is in the top %ile vs the last three years. Also HAS and SHW. May be advantageous places to buy put spreads as...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 14, 2014 | 8:51 AM EDT
Rosneft is asking the Russian government for $42B in aid, in one of the first signs that Western sanctions may be having some effects. http://www....
The major market indices continue to move within the parameters of the Fibonacci retraceme...
Since we cleared a key decision on the way up, I want to watch this pullback for an entry ...
Conclusion DDD is down today on new that the firm has cut revenue forecast due to producti...

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