The CBOE Options Institute is hosting the first in a series of classes that will focus on different aspects of option and volatility trading. The first class, appropriately named Focus on VIX and Volatility Products, will be held on Friday August 19th at CBOE. For those unable to make it to Chicago the class is also available online. Specific topics to be covered include

  • VIX and the behavior of volatility indexes
  • VIX futures and options price behavior
  • Trading VIX related Exchange Traded Products
  • Long, short, and neutral volatility strategies

In addition to CBOE instructors, Mark Sebastian will be on site to discuss his approaches to trading VIX and from noon to 1:00 we will be broadcasting an episode of Volatility Views on the Option Insider Network from the CBOE Classroom.

The options institute instructors will also be available to answer questions about all things related to using volatility as a tradable asset. As an extra bonus all attendees will receive a copies of Option Strategies for Advisors and Institutions as well as Volatility Trading Strategies (scheduled to be published in the fourth quarter of 2016) by Russell Rhoads. Early bird pricing for this class ends this coming Friday August 5th.. For more information and to register for this class visit or feel free to email me at