Jared Woodard is the principal of Condor Options, a research and trading firm in New York. With over a decade of experience trading options, futures, and equities, he has been quoted in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Financial Times Alphaville.Expand

Woodard is the author of Options and the Volatility Risk Premium and Iron Condor Spread Strategies, both published by FT Press. He is a registered commodity trading advisor at Clinamen Financial Group, where he developed the VIX Portfolio Hedging (VXH) Strategy. He is a founding and contributing editor of Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University.Collapse

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Here is the average realized correlation of S&P 500 constituents to the index. INSERT_TEXT_HERE There's ob...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:53 AM EDT
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| Sep 25, 2013
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| Sep 10, 2013
| 2:34 PM EDT
With the stock down 3% today and option implied volatility also down - about a 9% drop in near term IV - two t...
| Sep 08, 2013
| 4:09 PM EDT
Right now, there aren't a lot of places to look for cheap options protection, expressed as a function of put i...
| Aug 13, 2013
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| Aug 06, 2013
| 9:08 AM EDT
Over the weekend, I looked at the premium in EWA (Australia ETF), S&P/ASX 200, and EEM options: http://con...
| Aug 05, 2013
| 9:30 AM EDT
My strategy for China is to stay away from big investments but to jump on market overreactions on bad news. An...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM EDT
Options on FXI aren't that expensive here relative to the movement in the ETF. VXFXI - the VIX-style index for...
| Jul 02, 2013
| 10:14 AM EDT
Implied volatility in ZNGA options jumped yesterday with the stock - August options went from 63% to 70% and h...

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