Implied volatility in Valero
The implied volatility of Valero Energy (VLO) stock now stands at 24%. This level is equal to VLO’s 30-day average implied volatility. So far in April, Valero’s implied volatility has remained rangebound between 24% and 26%, but during the same period, VLO’s stock price has fallen 2%.
Peer implied volatility
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In the next part of this series, we’ll compare the short interest in Valero Energy (VLO) with the short interest in its major peers.