VIX and Volatility as a Tradable Asset
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VIX and Volatility as a Tradable Asset

Join Russell Rhoads, CFA as he discusses how traders and investors are using volatility as a tradable asset. He will introduce and explain the CBOE Volatility Index and then cover options, futures and exchange traded products that may be used to trade or hedge a portfolio by gaining exposure to volatility.

10/30/2014
When: Thursday, October 30th
From 12:00pm until 1:30pm
Where: The City Club of San Francisco
155 Sansome Street, between Bush & Pine Streets
Presenter: Russell Rhoads, CFA
Contact: Tracy Canning


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VIX and Volatility as a Tradable Asset

Event Description:
Join Russell Rhoads, CFA as he discusses how traders and investors are using volatility as a tradable asset.  He will introduce and explain the CBOE Volatility Index and then cover options, futures and exchange traded products that may be used to trade or hedge a portfolio by gaining exposure to volatility.

About the speaker:

Russell Rhoads, CFA
Senior Instructor,  The Options Institute
http://www.cboeoptionshub.com/author/russell-rhoads/

Russell Rhoads, CFA, is a Senior Instructor with the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He joined the Institute in 2008 after a career as an investment analyst and trader with a variety of firms including Highland Capital Management, Caldwell & Orkin Investment Counsel, TradeLink Securities and Millenium Management. He is a financial author and editor having contributed to multiple magazines and edited several books for Wiley publishing. In 2008 he wrote Candlestick Charting For Dummies. Since joining the Options Institute he authored Option Spread Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Strategies and Tactics which was released in January 2011 and recently finished work on Trading VIX Derivatives: Trading and Hedging Strategies Using VIX Futures, Options, and Exchange Traded Notes which was published in August 2011. He recently finished work on The Warren Buffett Way 3rd Edition Workbook and Trading Weekly Options: Pricing Characteristics and Short Term-Trading Strategies. In addition to his duties for the CBOE, he is an adjunct instructor at Benedictine University and acts as an instructor for the Options Industry Council. He is a double graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA ('92) and an MS ('94) in Finance and also received a Master's Certificate in Financial Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2003.

Pricing:

Members: $30
Non-members: $45
Retired & Student Members: $22.50

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Event Chair
Ed Collins, CFA
Continuing Education Committee

Date
October 30th, 2014

Time

12:00pm until 1:30pm

Location

City Club of San Francisco

Continuing Education


This event qualifies for 1 hour of continuing education credit for CFA Charterholders.

Cancellation Policy

Please contact tracy@cfa-sf.org with at least 24 hours notice to receive a full refund.