Cryptocurrency, ENERGY, FUTURES

Daniel Carrigan

Associate Vice President,

Nasdaq, Inc., North American Markets

About Daniel

Daniel Carrigan is associate vice president of Nasdaq, Inc., North American Markets. In this role, he focuses on new markets development and new product development across equities, energy, interest rates, and cryptocurrencies. Previously, Mr. Carrigan served as president and board member of NASDAQ Futures, Inc., a CFTC-regulated Designated Contract Market from 2011 to 2019, and senior managing director of products, services & operations of NFX from 2004 to 2011.

Daniel's Videos

As performance perseveres, trends accelerate, and technology continues to lead the way, discover why the right volatility signals matter for your portfolio.
Arguably these days when you look at an investor's portfolio it is likely to look more and more like the Nasdaq-100 Index rather than the S&P 500, so it's important to have a volatility index that tracks your portfolio. Introducing, VOLQ, the newest entrant in a trading space long dominated by a single "fear gauge" called the Cboe Volatility Index™ (VIX™). VOLQ is for today's traders as it measures 30-day implied volatility as expressed by the prices of certain listed options on the Nasdaq-100 Index to obtain the prices of synthetic precisely at-the money (ATM) options. During this session, Dan Carrigan, associate vice president of Nasdaq North American Markets, and Tim McCourt, CME Group's managing director and global head, equity products and alternative investments, will take an in-depth look at volatility, what VOLQ index price levels indicate and tells you as an investor, and how investors use volatility products for portfolio and trading strategies. They will also discuss how VOLQ is different from CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) and how VOLQ relates to NDX.
As technology has permeated nearly every industry and company in the world, the Nasdaq-100 has performed brilliantly. Not just tech based, the Nasdaq-100 is comprised of the 100 largest companies listed on Nasdaq, excluding those classified as financials. Join Dan Carrigan as he explores the Nasdaq-100 Index, its fundamental performance, and how you can gain exposure to one of the best-performing major broad-based indexes in the US over the past decade.


Option income strategies (like the Iron Condor and Iron Butterfly) are often used when an investor has a neutral view on a stock or ETF. But, there are special risks to consider about the stock/ETF components of the strategy. In contrast, cash-settled index options enable the investor to choose index levels and calculate maximum loss and break-even points without concern of physical delivery.
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