The Volatility Exchange and The Options Insider Launch Weekly Radio Program on Volatility

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Episodes can be found at VolX on the Radio.

CHICAGO, 6 Apr 2011 — The Volatility Exchange (VolX) and The Options Insider have teamed up to offer a new weekly radio program focused on the rapidly growing interest in trading volatility.  Called “Volatility Views,” the program is co-hosted by Options Insider founder Mark Longo and Donald Schlesinger, Chief Strategy Officer of VolX.  (Episodes can be found at VolX on the Radio.)

The program recently premiered with the episode, “Can Delta Neutral Capture Price Volatility?” with guest Dan Passarelli from Market Taker Mentoring.  Longo said that each episode will feature a Volatility Week in Review as well as tips to help traders manage and avoid pitfalls in volatility trading.  There were also two “preview” episodes before the premiere show.

Volatility Views, geared toward a sophisticated trading audience, is sponsored by VolX, creator of RealVol futures, the world’s first listed products on realized volatility. 

Schlesinger said: “VolX is thrilled to sponsor and co-host this weekly program to further cultivate the tremendous interest in trading volatility. There are sophisticated traders who are clamoring for new ways to trade existing products and for more products based on volatility.  Often, there is a learning curve even for the most experienced traders, and we are particularly pleased to contribute to the educational process.”

“We are excited to add Volatility Views to the growing roster of programs available on the Options Insider Radio Network. VolX is the ideal partner to bring this type of programming to our audience. Volatility products represent one of the fastest-growing segments of the options market. Volatility Views will cover the full spectrum of volatility trading and provide options traders with a wealth of information on this dynamic market segment,” said Longo.

For many years, Schlesinger served as Executive Director and Director of Derivatives Education and Training in Morgan Stanley Dean Witter’s Worldwide Equity Derivatives department.  He was responsible for in-house training as well as educational seminars for clients, and he helped establish and hone risk management techniques and systems for global equity derivatives traders at the firm.  Previously he was a proprietary trader and options strategist at Morgan Stanley, where he managed the firm’s domestic over-the-counter options book and priced structured products for clients.  He has lectured extensively throughout the world and published a wide range of articles on options theory, volatility, and hedging techniques.

Longo is a highly respected options trader and former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He founded The Options Insider.com in 2007 to provide retail and institutional traders with a reputable, and free, online destination for options information. Over the years, Longo's analyses of the options markets have appeared in a wide variety of domestic and international publications.  As one of the few industry commentators with practical options experience, he has developed a substantial following among industry veterans and newcomers looking for insight into this complicated marketplace.

Programs on the Options Insider Radio Network are accessible via the Options Insider website (http://www.theoptionsinsider.com/radio/) or on iTunes. Volatility Views episodes can be found at VolX on the Radio.

About The Volatility Exchange
The Volatility Exchange (VolX) has developed patented, standardized financial futures based on the daily realized volatility of underlying assets.  The company has begun to offer RealVol futures to market participants seeking advanced risk-management tools in a regulated and transparent environment.  In addition, it has designed the VolX realized volatility Indices to guide trading decisions.  VolX plans to file with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to be a Designated Contract Market.  The company will partner with established marketplaces globally and as an exchange will outsource its around-the-clock trading execution, clearing, compliance, and surveillance functions.  For more information on VolX, please visit www.realvol.com

About The Options Insider
The Options Insider is the premier source for free information on the options market. The Options Insider's content is provided exclusively by options traders, brokers, market-makers and others with a unique understanding of this marketplace. From breaking industry headlines to detailed options education, trading strategies and unusual options activity alerts, you can find it all on The Options Insider. Visitors can also listen to The Options Insider Radio Network or subscribe to The Options Insider Email Newsletter & Automated Email Alerts, all at no charge. Learn more at www.TheOptionsInsider.com.

The VolX logo and VolX are registered trademarks of The VolX Group Corporation.  RealVol futures is a trademark of The Volatility Exchange Corporation. 

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