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VOL10: Why We All Need Volatility ft. Cem Karsan
2nd February 2022 • Top Traders Unplugged • Niels Kaastrup-Larsen
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Hari Krishnan is joined today by Cem Karsan, to discuss feedback loops across different markets, the decision to manage outside money, how institutions make trading decisions, the global macro effects from COVID-19, the importance of dealer flows in the markets, the feedback loop between options and their underlying assets, and approaches to delta hedging.

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In this episode, we discuss:

  • How market behaviour is often intertwined
  • Why Cem chose to manage outside capital
  • The thinking behind institutional market moves
  • How the global pandemic affected markets
  • Dealer flows
  • Feedback loops
  • Delta hedging

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Episode TimeStamps:

00:00 - Intro

02:17 - Cem’s background, and current work

19:18 - The decision to manage outside money

24:06 - The trades that institutions like to make

30:22 - Feedback loops within markets

34:17 - The dynamic between futures and options

51:15 - Using Econophysics to find hedging methods

53:40 - Building various volatility models and research using toy models

57:05 - Approaches to Delta hedging

01:00:11 -Changes to qualitative features of overnight indices

01:03:12 -Investment products on the VIX and effects on the S&P 500

01:10:09 -The feedback loop between inflation, deflation and central bank rate policies

01:20:01 -Whether or not there is an asymmetry between deflation and inflation risk

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