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The "Big (Volatility) Short" has been the hottest trade of 2017. Judging by the amount of articles written about it and the number of advisors trading it, it HAS to be one of the most crowded trades, too. Larry will look at what it is, why it works, and whether or not it will continue to work. Larry will also discuss the various volatility instruments that are available for trading volatility.You will learn about the nature of volatility trading, what to trade when shorting volatility, and the pitfalls and risk of trading volatility.An option is a contract to buy or sell a specific financial product at a certain price on a certain date. It is possible to lose all of your investment if the underlying market moves against your position. Options trading is not suitable for all investors.Your account to trade options will be considered and approved or disapproved based on all relevant factors, including your trading experience. Each leg of a multi-leg spread incurs a commission and bid/ask cost that can be significant. A monthly account service fee of $99.95 may apply. A $14.95 fee applies for options exercise or assignments at expiration. For early options exercises or assignments, a $1.50 per contract fee will apply, with a $5.95 minimum. There is an Options Regulatory Fee of $0.0431 per contract ($0.05 minimum) applicable to all options transactions. These costs will affect the profitability of all stock and options trades and should be considered prior to making any trade. Please visit TradeStation.com for relevant risk disclosures and a link to the document titled Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options or call 1-888-OPTIONS to obtain a copy.