This is a proprietary measurement of the total amount of gamma in the underlying asset.
Why does the SpotGamma Gamma Index matter?
A large positive figure estimates future volatility is low. A large negative figure indicates volatility may be high. The range is from 4 to –4.
How to use the SpotGamma Gamma Index
Where there is a large positive reading, traders may elect to play smaller moves in markets, and estimate that current prices are well supported by options market maker hedging. A large negative reading infers much larger price movement and rapid directional changes. We provide an estimate of this volatility with our “SG Implied 1 Day Move” metric (below)