Scott Nations
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Scott Nations

Scott Nations is the president and chief investment officer of Nations Indexes, the world's leading independent developer of volatility and option strategy indexes. Nations Indexes grew out of Scott’s previous work leading proprietary equity index option trading firms. Nations Indexes is the leader in creating option-enhanced indexes. Intended for ETFs and institutional investors, these products combine indexes and options in unique ways. Scott created the flagship Nations Enhanced Covered Call Indexes which generate greater returns with less risk (as measured by standard deviation of returns) than the underlying indexes. The Nations Enhanced Collar Indexes generate option-enhanced returns without sacrificing appreciation, unlike all existing covered call products. These two products are covered by patents pending. Scott is also creator of the Nations Indexes suite of option cost indexes including VolDex® (ticker symbol VOLI) which measures implied volatility on the S&P 500, SkewDex® (ticker symbol SDEX) which measures option skew, an important gauge of risk aversion, and TailDex® (ticker symbol TDEX) which quantifies how much investors are willing to pay to protect their portfolios. Nations Indexes has licensed VolDex® to Nasdaq which has received SEC approval to list options on VolDex®. Scott is a Contributor to CNBC and can be seen on-air frequently discussing markets and how to use options and futures profitably.
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