Volatility White Papers: Power Laws & VIX Options Explained

Recommended Papers  Tales of the Unexpected by Andrew Haldane This accessible paper (only one equation) is the best that I’ve ever read on the differences between processes accurately modeled by Gaussian/normal distributions and those better matched by power law distributions.   I have seen this distinction made many times, but this paper provided examples and reasoning that really helped me internalize the differences.   Most of our stock …

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