In futures trading, there are two types of volatility: historic and implied. Although both address the behavior of price action, they are very different concepts. Read on to learn more about implied volatility and how it is interpreted in the live market. Understanding Implied Volatility According to Investopedia, implied volatility (IV) is “a metric that… Read more.
In the futures and options markets, volatility is a primary concern of every participant. No matter what you’re trading―whether it’s stocks or soybeans―understanding when, why, and how the market moves is vital to success. Although options are unique financial instruments, volatility must be accounted for. If not, risk increases exponentially while opportunity is often squandered.