Volatility in Perspective

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Join Kevin Davitt as he discusses market volatility and how it picked up in early 2018. Kevin will discuss volatility, how it is measured, as well as ways to mitigate or potentially benefit from uncertainty. 



Kevin P. Davitt
Senior Instructor, Cboe Global Markets, The Options Institute

Kevin Davitt is a Senior Instructor at Cboe Global Markets in The Options Institute, which is the educational arm of the exchange.  

Kevin joined Cboe in 2015. Prior to his work with The Options Institute, he was a successful Market Maker on the floor of the Cboe and PHLX for LETCO Trading/TD Options as well as Market Street Securities.

Davitt traded a variety of equity, ETF, and index options between 1999 and 2007. He also has extensive experience in commodity futures and option trading. Kevin has worked with retail and institutional clientele in a brokerage capacity.

Davitt has provided commentary for Bloomberg, Reuters, Fidelity, Barchart, Inside Futures, Options Insider Radio, and various other market-based media. He is a graduate of Marquette University with a degree in finance and political science. Kevin is a proud Evans Scholar Alum. Outside of work he enjoys time with his wife, young son, and dog. Kevin likes to read, run, and see live music.

Todd Rich
Senior Strategist, Investor Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC

Todd Rich is a Senior Strategist of Investor Education with E*TRADE Securities LLC. Todd joined E*TRADE with the acquisition of OptionsHouse, where he was President of OptionMonster, an education and media entity. He’s had an extensive career in the financial industry, having been a market maker on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and then migrating into working directly for the exchanges with stints at Eurex, BOX Options, and the New York Stock Exchange. He is well-versed in options trading as well as market structure. He has both a BA and MBA from UCLA. Although having grown up in California, he now lives in Chicago with his wife and two sons.