The $XLE Energy Sector ETF is currently scoring one of the highest implied volatilities relative to it’s biggest ETF peers. Sure, it’s warranted as price action has been a bit erratic of late. And we can argue about the politics and economics behind the moves and what they all mean. But I’ll leave that to another guy who doesn’t value his time. All I care about is putting myself in trades where an edge exits.
And when IV is priced high, these are often great opportunities to hunt for credit spreads. [Read more…]