September 17, 2020
On the latest Market Mashup, Patrick sits down with Cboe Global Markets' Jermal Chandler, one of the Senior Instructors at the Options Institute and the Senior Instructor of Market Insights.
Patrick and Jermal chop it up about the COVID-19 impact on various sectors including retail, real estate, and travel (2:39)
Jermal also breaks down what Select Sector Indices can do to a trading portfolio (13:10), plus how its volatility stacks up with the S&P 500 (15:35)
They close with a look at what the November 2020 election can do to sector performance and dispersion (20:56)
September 9, 2020
Last week, the Market Mashup sat down with two Cboe Global Markets experts. Today, Patrick is joined by Henry Schwartz, Senior Director/Head of Product Intelligence, Kevin Davitt once more, Senior Instructor of the Options Institute, and Jason Roelke, head of Institutional Equity Derivatives Sales at Citadel Securities
The heavy-hitters discuss the historical context of the VIX today, what "typical behavior" is like during this environment, and try a few dart throws toward future market sentiment and options flow
September 3, 2020
Market Mashup is back with more brilliant guests! Kevin Davitt, Senior Instructor of Cboe's Options Institute and John Hiatt, Vice President of Research and Product Development join Patrick for a fascinating, in-depth discussion about all things volatility.
We talk the current prolonged period of volatility (4:01), its correlation with the SPX (10:28), using the Cboe to navigate the volatility (13:00), what to expect after November's election (16:45), and looking ahead to 2021 (21:40).
We wrap up with a fascinating debate about how to read the VIX (24:35), and all the intriguing products Cboe Global Markets has to offer (27:43)
August 26, 2020
Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back, and Patrick brought a guest. Not just any guest though, the esteemed Tony Battista of tastytrade.com.
Patrick and Tony chop it up about his start at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (4:01), various options strategies (8:07), why volatility is your best friend (11:25), the retail trader craze of 2020 (18:56), the similarities between sports betting and investing (28:19), and what he's looking at today (31:34)
Oh and there's also a spirited pizza debate over New York and Chicago style, his thoughts on the enigmatic DaveyDayTrader, and a rundown of the best municipal golf courses in Chicago
August 13, 2020
Lots of hot-button headlines to glean over in this week's episode! We dive into TikTok (2:26), as well as potential suitors Microsoft and Twitter and their corresponding options activity.
There's also vaccine updates from Moderna, and even... Russia?! (5:55)
We finish off with a look at all of the stock split news going on, and what it means for Apple and Tesla going forward (9:50)
August 6, 2020
A look at Wall Street's 'fear gauge,' the Cboe Volatility Index (2:57), unusual options activity the past week surrounding cannabis stock Tilray (TLRY) (5:24), a vaccine update (6:20), and an attempt to look at the bright side (9:09)
July 30, 2020
The latest Market Mashup looks at gold prices, gold ETF GDX (2:20), and how to play the metal's hot streak with options
Plus, see how options traders are targeting the Kodak (KODK) moment (4:24), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) blowout quarterly report (7:45), and McDonald's (MCD) earnings whiff (10:38)
July 23, 2020
It's Schaeffer's 39th anniversary, and we're celebrating with a new episode and some exciting promos (0:54)! This week's market mashup looks at the Cboe Volatility Index's (VIX) skid (2:40), options trading surrounding vaccine names Astrazeneca (AZN) and Pfizer (PFE), and the latest earnings buzz (5:54).
That includes a surprising bank earnings beat (8:52), Netflix's (NFLX) lackluster report (10:12), and the behemoth that is Tesla (TSLA) (11:57)
July 15, 2020
Schaeffer's Market Mashup is back, and with finally with a guest! Senior Quantitative Analyst Chris Prybal joins the pod to discuss (socially distant, of course) his huge 431% return Zscaler call option trade
He dives into the drivers behind the winning trade (3:37), the benefits of partial closeouts/convexity (8:46), maxing out your winners to offset losses (13:03), and what he's looking at nowadays (14:30)
July 10, 2020
Market Mashup is back (and slightly sunburnt) from the holiday weekend! The Nasdaq is red-hot (0:26), and its a new month so we outlined the best and worst stocks for July (2:14)
We also cover Operation Warp Speed (4:20), Walgreens' wild week (5:45), and Walmart throwing down the gauntlet vs. Amazon (8:30)