Jared Woodard

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Jared Woodard is the principal of Condor Options, a research and trading firm in New York. With over a decade of experience trading options, futures, and equities, he has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Financial Times Alphaville.Expand

Woodard is the author of Options and the Volatility Risk Premium and Iron Condor Spread Strategies, both published by FT Press. He is a registered commodity trading advisor at Clinamen Financial Group, where he developed the VIX Portfolio Hedging (VXH) Strategy. He is a founding and contributing editor of Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University.Collapse

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Jared Woodard

 | Oct 7, 2013 | 10:06 AM EDT
Here is the average realized correlation of S&P 500 constituents to the index. View Chart » View in New...
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Jared Woodard

 | Sep 30, 2013 | 9:53 AM EDT
BOFAML notes that there have been 11 government shutdowns since 1981. Median length of a shutdown has been 3 days, and markets were higher on average...
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Jared Woodard

 | Sep 25, 2013 | 7:23 AM EDT
I don't think a government shutdown would be a reason to dump stocks and I don't think many market participants will view it that way, either....
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Jared Woodard

 | Sep 10, 2013 | 2:34 PM EDT
With the stock down 3% today and option implied volatility also down - about a 9% drop in near term IV - two things come to mind: 1. Call buyers:...
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Jared Woodard

 | Sep 8, 2013 | 4:09 PM EDT
Right now, there aren't a lot of places to look for cheap options protection, expressed as a function of put implied volatility and 4-week rolling...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 13, 2013 | 11:22 AM EDT
Atty General Holder's new plan to reduce prison populations involves reduced mandatory sentences for nonviolent drug-related crimes and earlier...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 6, 2013 | 9:08 AM EDT
Over the weekend, I looked at the premium in EWA (Australia ETF), S&P/ASX 200, and EEM options: http://condoroptions.com/2013/08/04/australian-...
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Jared Woodard

 | Aug 5, 2013 | 9:30 AM EDT
My strategy for China is to stay away from big investments but to jump on market overreactions on bad news. Any bad data point will be flagged as...
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Jared Woodard

 | Jul 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM EDT
Options on FXI aren't that expensive here relative to the movement in the ETF. VXFXI - the VIX-style index for FXI options - is at 28.83, vs one...
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Jared Woodard

 | Jul 2, 2013 | 10:14 AM EDT
Implied volatility in ZNGA options jumped yesterday with the stock - August options went from 63% to 70% and have stayed there this morning. One...
Market finally pulling back a bit after six straight days of gains. Small caps are behavi...
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Buffett not backing away from IBM...He still likes it...

Dennis Gartman says he got bullish ten days ago which is the day after he made his "scared...

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