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Outlier Rank and PNL Volatility

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We have recently been testing whether “Outlier Rank” (OR) is an effective way to estimate exposure to outlier risk at a given IV level.

Our recent studies on trading SPY strangles have shown that average PNL is maximized when trading in high IVR & low OR environments; however, how does OR affect trade volatility?

Today we will analyze PNL volatility for this max average PNL method of trading.

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