An Interview With Harvest Volatility Management's Rick Selvala

FINalternatives' Garrett Baldwin sat down for a Q&A with Rick Selvala, CEO and co-founder of Harvest Volatility Management, LLC (Harvest) to discuss his firm’s strategies, current events and expectations for the markets moving forward.

  • 3/23/2017

Low VIX Got You Down? These Fear Gauges May Do the Trick

Everything’s fine and calm on Wall Street if you trust the market’s standard fear gauge. Just one problem: the world doesn’t feel so calm these days.

  • 3/16/2017

Volatility swoon opens up options market opportunities

Whether you believe the rally in U.S. stocks has run out of steam or expect shares to soar on to new highs, the recent slump in stock market volatility has opened up big opportunities for traders in the options market.

  • 2/2/2017

Quadruple witching day is not that scary for markets

Friday marked "quadruple witching day," the quarterly simultaneous expiration of U.S. options and futures contracts, but ominous as it sounds, traders may have little to fear on this day in terms of volatility.

  • 12/16/2016

Behind the huge bets on rising volatility

Pravit Chintawongvanich of Macro Risk Advisors and Dennis Davitt from Harvest Volatility Management discuss a huge bet on volatility with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/26/2017

Is the worst over for Apple?

Dennis Davitt from Harvest Volatility Management and Chad Morganlander from Washington Crossing Advisors discuss Apple with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/26/2017

Trading Nation: Time to buy Tesla?

Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Management and Chad Morganlander, Washington Crossing Advisors, discuss Tesla stock with CNBC’s Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/26/2017

A huge bullish bet on Apple

Is Apple set for a huge rally? Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Mark Tepper of Strategic Wealth Partners discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/20/2017

Dow set to log a historic streak

Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Mark Tepper of Strategic Wealth Partners discuss a rare streak for the Dow with Brian Sullivan.

  • 09/20/2017

Why the mortgage applications report is a great gauge of economic recovery

Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management says to watch Wednesday's mortgage apps report, as an improving housing market is the linchpin of economic recovery.

  • 08/01/2017

Fund managers bet big on tech

Mutual fund ownership of tech stocks has surged. Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Rich Ross of Evercore ISI discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 08/01/2017

Trading Nation: Amazon bounces back

Rich Ross, Evercore ISI, and Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Management, discuss the trade in Amazon with Brian Sullivan.

  • 08/01/2017

Here's how lower oil prices can spur economic growth

Dennis Davitt at Harvest Volatility Management says contrary to popular belief, lower oil prices can be great for the economy.

  • 07/11/2017

Trading the tumble in Russian stocks

A look at once-hot Russian equities. Dennis Davitt of Harvest Volatility Management and Win Thin of Brown Brothers Harriman discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • 07/11/2017

Players Await Higher Vol Despite Complacent Market

Ken Kwalik, Managing Director/Portfolio Manager at Harvest Volatility Management in New York, told EQDerivatives the VIX futures curve was pricing in elevated volatility levels around October. Kwalik, along with Tim Knowles, runs the firm’s collateralized put and call writing strategies.

  • 8/11/2016

The Framing of the Skew

When people think about how expensive options are, they tend to focus on the level of the Volatility Index (VIX)2 or the volatility of the options market.

  • 3/31/2016