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Bill Luby is a private investor whose research and trading interests focus on volatility, market sentiment, technical analysis, and ETFs. He also authors the "VIX and More blog" and an investment newsletter from just north of San Francisco. His first book, Trading with the VIX, is scheduled to be published by Wiley in 2009.

Prior to becoming a full-time investor, Bill was a business strategy consultant for two decades and advised clients across a broad range of industries on issues such as strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and metrics. When not trading or blogging, he can often be found running, hiking, and kayaking in Northern California.

Bill has a BA from Stanford and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon.


Recent articles:

Euro Zone VSTOXX ETNs Land on U.S. Beaches!
Wed, May 3, 8:11 AM ET, by Bill Luby

Think the market is too complacent about this weekend's election in France? Worried that the ...

Ten Years Since the Biggest VIX Spike Ever
Mon, Feb 27, 3:51 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Ten years ago today, we witnessed that largest one-day VIX spikein the nearly three decade ...

The VIX Summit: CBOE RMC (March 8-10 in Dana Point, CA)
Sun, Feb 26, 3:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

I often get asked about where to go to learn more about the VIX and ...

Clustering of Volatility Spikes
Sun, Feb 26, 2:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Last week, my Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use (Guest Columnist at Barron's) triggered ...

SPX 1, 2 and 3-Year Returns Following Top and Bottom Five (and Ten) VIX Average Annual Readings
Tue, Feb 21, 8:11 AM ET, by Bill Luby

On Saturday, I posted Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use (Guest Columnist at Barron's) ...

Putting Low Stock Volatility to Good Use (Guest Columnist at Barron's)
Sat, Feb 18, 5:21 PM ET, by Bill Luby

With spring training just getting underway in Florida and Arizona, I think it is appropriate ...

VIX ETPs Flash Some Green in 2016
Wed, Jan 4, 4:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Last year I shocked quite a few investors and media outlets with the publication of ...

The 2016 VIX Futures Term Structure: Extraordinarily Average
Mon, Jan 2, 8:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Two days ago, in The Year in VIX and Volatility (2016), I made no mention ...

The Year in VIX and Volatility (2016)
Sat, Dec 31, 6:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

The consensus called for a big uptick in volatility in 2016 and while there was ...

My Low Volatility Prediction for 2016: Both Idiocy and Genius
Fri, Dec 30, 2:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

A year ago, Steve Sears of Barron'sasked me to pen a guest column for The ...

Average VIX and Volatility for Last Fourteen Presidents
Thu, Dec 29, 2:31 PM ET, by Bill Luby

What kind of VIX is appropriate for the Trump Administration? For investors in general and ...

Post-Election Risk Trending Up in Treasuries and the Euro, Down in U.S. Stocks
Mon, Nov 21, 8:11 AM ET, by Bill Luby

You can always tell when the crowd gets long the VIX and ends up on ...

Top VIX Crushes in History
Tue, Nov 8, 1:21 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Yesterday's sharp downward move in the VIX gave me a reason to tweet that the ...

VIX Sets New Record with Nine Up Days in a Row
Mon, Nov 7, 8:11 AM ET, by Bill Luby

Over the course of the past few days I have been tracking the slow grind ...

How to Play a Volatility Spike (Guest Columnist at Barron's)
Sun, Nov 6, 6:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Yesterday, I was pleased to once again have an opportunity to pen a guest column ...

VIX Median Reversion and Five-Year Moving Averages
Wed, Nov 2, 1:51 PM ET, by Bill Luby

When people talk about the VIX you often hear them refer to mean reversion, which ...

Economic Data Surprise Index Shows Continued Weakness
Wed, May 18, 11:41 AM ET, by Bill Luby

Today we get another glimpse into the behind-the-scenes machinations of the "data dependent" Federal Open ...

Updated VIX ETP Landscape, Including VMAX and VMIN
Tue, May 17, 1:11 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Now that the recently launched REX VolMAXX Long VIX Weekly Futures Strategy ETF (VMAX) and ...

VMAX and VMIN Poised to Be Most Important VIX ETP Launch in Years
Tue, May 3, 8:11 AM ET, by Bill Luby

REX Shares is launching two new VIX exchange-traded products on Tuesday in what is likely ...

Playing Volatile Oil Prices (Guest Columnist at Barron's)
Sat, Mar 12, 8:41 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Today I penned my eighteenth guest column for Barron's, filling in for Steve Sears and ...

The Year in VIX and Volatility (2015)
Tue, Jan 5, 3:52 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Every year one of my most-read posts is my annotated overview of the year in ...

Every Single VIX ETP (Long and Short) Lost Money in 2015
Mon, Jan 4, 8:12 AM ET, by Bill Luby

Just one month ago, in The Current VIX ETP Landscape, I plotted all twenty-four VIX ...

The Case Against High Stock-Market Volatility in 2016 (Guest Columnist at Barron's)
Sat, Jan 2, 3:52 PM ET, by Bill Luby

About a month ago, when Steve Sears and Barron's asked if I would be interested ...

Enhancing Performance with Low Volatility ETPs
Mon, Dec 28, 12:22 PM ET, by Bill Luby

One theme that I will spend more time on in 2016 and beyond is the ...

The Current VIX ETP Landscape
Mon, Dec 7, 8:12 AM ET, by Bill Luby

I have been writing about VIX ETPs since the launch of the initial duo of ...

VIX Weekly Futures and Options Expire Tomorrow (Tuesday); Last Trading Day Is Today
Mon, Nov 23, 1:22 PM ET, by Bill Luby

Just a quick public service announcement to remind traders of VIX futures and options that ...

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