Volatility Trading using SPIKES Futures with MIAX Exchange

By NinjaTrader Team

Take a deep dive into the world of volatility trading with SPIKES futures (SPK). MIAX Exchange’s Tom Jarck, VP of Product Development joined us on a bonus “See the Futures” episode this week to discuss current market conditions and how traders can look to hedge their portfolios utilizing volatility strategies.

Tom explained the basics of the SPIKES Volatility Index – a measure of expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY). Learn how traders can trade and find potential market clues using SPIKES volatility futures.

Additional topics discussed in this free livestream: 
  • The difference in pricing between the SPIKES Index and the VIX 
  • The relationship between the S&P 500 Index and the SPIKES volatility futures
  • The relationship of contango and backwardation in the volatility markets
  • Chart analysis of British Pound, 2-Year, 10-Year and E-Mini S&P 500 futures vs. the SPIKES Index futures 

MIAX Exchange’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™), which serves as the exclusive market for SPIKES Volatility Futures. MGEX has been an integral part of the futures trading industry for more than 140 years through its clearing house and futures exchange.

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