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The Derivative

111 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Valuing VIX and Volatility with Joe Tigay

VIX and volatility guru (who also sidelines as CBOE & CNBC contributor and an RIA and CFO) Joe Tigay is on our pod to share some nuggets of VIX and vol expertise with our listeners. In addition to vix & vol, we’re also talking about Michigan sports teams, the early days in the pit, Equity Armor’s four strateiges, SPX vs S&P, the risk behind options, Pequod’s pizza, trading volatility through EAVOL, negative return expectations, gamma scalping, panic selling, Moneyball, and poker to trading parallels.

About Equity Armor Investments: Equity Armor Investments is a wealth management firm offering advisory services to both retail and institutional investors. Their goal is to provide superior risk-adjusted returns through effective and efficient risk management. EAI seeks to provide investors and institutions with low volatility consistent advisory solutions. Our products and strategies seek to reduce many of the convexity issues plaguing investors.

Follow along with Joe Tigay LinkedIn and Twitter, and check out the four strategies highlighted in this podcast by visiting the Equity Armor website.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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