This is a Capital Mind Premium post, sent on April 24, 2014.

Elections are here! Or at least, the results will soon be. Anticipating a lot of volatility we are seeing stock and index options trade at very high premiums. In fact the Vix is at 33.36, reflecting the very high premiums option writers are demanding for the month.

We’ve seen before that what matters also is that Implied Volatility of a Straddle. After some quick programming, and rustling up some old code, we now have a calculator that shows you Option Implied Volatilities for every single stock or options. Until our online tool is ready we will present this as a table.

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