Harvest Volatility Management in the News & Media

The VIX and the Fed’s “Third Mandate”

May 21, 2020

Josh Silva, Partner and Head Portfolio Manager at Harvest Volatility Management, discusses how historically many investors have not paid sufficient attention to the Fed’s “Third Mandate”. In addition to the Fed’s dual mandate of containing inflation and ensuring sustainable employment, Josh explains how the Fed has been reducing market volatility in more ways than one for the purpose of improving market liquidity and sentiment.
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This new ETF survived the coronavirus rout using creative options hedges and is up 6% this year

May 10, 2020

Launched in December of 2019 when investors hadn’t heard of the coronavirus, the actively managed fund uses an options collar — covered calls and protective puts — to allow investors a level of downside protection with potential upside participation.
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Jonathan Molchan of Harvest Volatility Management joins #WhatstheFund

May 7, 2020

Jonathan Molchan of Harvest Volatility Management joins Judy Shaw of the NYSE to talk about the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI) on #WhatstheFund.
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#TradeTalks: How this ETF can be used in a portfolio (NUSI)

May 3, 2020

This product gives income investors exposure to the Nasdaq-100. Harvest Volatility Management LLC Portfolio Manager Jonathan Molchan joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq #TradeTalks to discuss how this ETF can be used in portfolios (NUSI).
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U.S.-Stock Funds Rose 13.5% in April

May 3, 2020

What happened in April “is simply that we, as a market, stepped away from the brink in terms of outlook,” says Mike Zigmont, head of trading and research at Harvest Volatility Management LLC in New York
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Wall Street surges as Congress preps more stimulus and oil bounces back

April 22, 2020

“There is no transparency as to when the coronavirus cases are going to fall off a cliff and we are going to have confidence that we are going back to our normal economy. If you are optimistic, you could think mid-May, but if you are pessimistic, you may think October, and that’s a big difference,” said Mike Zigmont, head of Trading at Harvest Volatility Management in New York.
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ETF of the Week: Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI)

April 16, 2020

NUSI offers a potentially better alternative for fixed-income investors. The ETF will try to achieve high monthly income generation, portfolio volatility reduction, reduced duration risk, and interest rate sensitivity, capital appreciation from equity participation, downside risk mitigation and enhanced tax efficiency of index options.
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An Update From Harvest Co-Founders Regarding COVID-19

March 19, 2020

We continue to closely monitor the current situation and feel confident that we are well prepared to manage through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and recent market volatility.  At Harvest we have been managing volatility for our clients’ portfolios for over a decade.  It is what we do.
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Nationwide Highlights New Income ETF ‘NUSI’

February 10, 2020

While attending Inside ETFs, ETF Trends spoke to Marge Farquharson, Senior Director, ETFs from Nationwide and Jonathan Molchan, Executive Director for Harvest Volatility Management about NUSI and what makes it unique.
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An Options-Based ETF Strategy to Generate Income, Manage Downside Risks

january 30, 2020

Fixed-income investors who are struggling with yield generation in a low-rate environment should take a look at a new risk-managed income exchange traded fund strategy that could generate improved yields relative to traditional income-focused investments.
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New Fund Designed to Help Generate Income in Low Interest Rate Environment – (Press Release)

January 27, 2020

The Fund will be subadvised by Harvest Volatility Management, an experienced derivative asset management firm with decades of expertise advising, structuring, and managing options related strategies.
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Stock market volatility: Options traders expect more, more, more

November 30, 2018

For the second time this year, volatility has returned with a vengeance, and traders in the equity options market are betting ongoing market gyrations are not about to let up any time soon…
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An Insider Look Into Fund Management

Sep. 13, 2018

One of the best parts about covering closed-end funds is that I get an opportunity to meet and talk to some of the brightest minds on Wall Street: the fund managers who steward the wealth of their funds’ investors and constantly look…
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2017 EQDerivatives “Overlay Manager of the Year”

Mar. 13, 2018

This past Tuesday in New York, EQDerivatives (“EQD”) announced their industry award winners for 2017. We are happy to share that Harvest Volatility Management took home “Overlay Manager of the Year”.
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If You’ve Got $5 Million to Invest, Here’s Your Volatility Play

Nov. 11, 2017

Rick Selvala started Harvest Volatility Management to generate yield by trading S&P 500 options. His ‘iron condors’ can add returns and hedge risks. Watch the video.

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

Mar. 16, 2017

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. Watch the video

Volatility swoon opens up options market opportunities

Feb. 2, 2017

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.

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