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Adam Warner
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Adam Warner is the author of Options Volatility Trading: Strategies for Profiting From Market Swings, released in October 2009 from McGraw-Hill. He co-wrote the options column on Street Insight from 2003 to 2005, and is currently Options Editor at

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Recent Articles

7 Reasons Not to Fear a Quadruple Witching

Sep. 18, 2012, 10:14 am EDT – Get the answers to some common questions about this quadruple witching expiration day. More 

How Wicked is the Quadruple Witching?

Sep. 17, 2012, 1:01 am EDT – Friday is a quadruple witching expiration day, where we'll see stock options, index options, index futures and single stock futures expire. Should you be scared? More 

8 VIX Trading Myths Debunked

Jun. 11, 2012, 11:00 am EDT – When it comes to the VIX, nothing trades quite like you think it should. More 

Do You Know How to Trade the VIX?

May. 21, 2012, 2:54 pm EDT – With all the new ways to trade volatility, we're going to give you a primer on some VIX products. More 

Low Volatility Favors Investors Right Now

Jan. 31, 2012, 8:05 am EDT – With a low VIX, should you worry that other investors aren't worried, or be comforted by their confidence? More 

Futures Offer a Fast and Liquid Market

Dec. 27, 2011, 12:20 pm EDT – A primer on futures options with a focus on the CBOE S&P 500 Index Options (CBOE: SPX) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY). More 

3 Options for a Short-Term SPY Trade

Dec. 6, 2011, 9:00 am EDT – SPY currently offers 16 separate expiration cycles to trade; I'll show you how I prefer to play. More 

Did the Thanksgiving Rally Start Late, or Did Santa Come Early?

Dec. 1, 2011, 9:00 am EDT – Options in the December cycle tend to be the most overpriced of the year, regardless of broader market activity. More 

Stay Safe in a Volatile Market

Nov. 10, 2011, 8:00 am EDT – Because the VIX moves in opposition to the market, that says we want to go long when VIX gets overbought. More 

Volatility Soars, But VXX Still Well Off its Peak

Nov. 1, 2011, 1:13 pm EDT – VXX options trade at a 95 volatility right now, which sounds high in a total vacuum, but not so much in terms of actual VXX action. More