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Forex markets are closed on weekends, so the prices are stale.


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They are not directly comparable because they have different payout structures. A long straddle will pay out if the underlying moves a significant amount in one direction or the other and ends up in the payout range. A variance swap pays out if the volatility of the underlying increases regardless of where it ends up. So take a stock that moves a small ...


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A short squeeze on SPY or similar large index ETFs will never work as Authorized Participants will exploit the pricing difference to prevent the ETF from straying from the NAV. Since the underlying is so large it will be hard for it to move due to this arbitraging. For items ETFs UVXY, the same arbitraging will occur, however, since its underlying is less ...


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With all quotes there is a bid volume and an ask volume. If you place a large buy order that exceeds the current ask volume then you will buy only that number of contracts. If someone else likes your offer price and comes in with a new sell order at that same price, you'll buy additional contracts. If there is a put seller of the same strike and ...


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VIX futures are available in contract dates out to September. A January contract requires $8800 margin and is sized at about $25,000. A September contract requires $3300 margin and is sized at about $20,000. The longer dated contracts allow for targeting a date and then having reduced volatility in the near term. That point concerns volatility on the ...


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