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Keeping Tabbs on the Options Industry Blog,Options

Sarah Rudolph

The outlook for the options industry is a lot less sunny than the skies in Miami Beach, if you listen to the Tabb Group’s Andy Nybo. The industry faces major challenges right now, including a lessening of liquidity, widening bid-ask spreads, and market fragmentation, Nybo told the audience Thursday morning at the Options Industry Conference in Miami Beach. A recent Tabb study found that these are particular problems for institutional traders, he said. Overall spreads have widened, but the tiering of liquidity has created a bifurcated market in which 75 percent of all options traded are in the top 100…

The Changing Face of “Mom and Pop” Traders Blog

Catherine Clay

By Catherine Clay, CEO of Livevol When Andy Nybo talks, I pay close attention. I’m sure I’m not alone because Andy, head of derivatives research at the TABB Group, delivers some great research. Some of his recent research concerns the rise of the individual retail trader, a subject covered in a recent Wall Street Journal article, “Mom and Pop Flock to Options Market.” Obviously, participation is the lifeblood of the options market. Data showing increased retail option trading is music to the ears. Andy’s research also dovetails into what we are seeing at Livevol. “Mom and Pop” traders are opening…

ISE Polishing Up New “Topaz” Exchange Blog,Options

ISE Polishing Up New “Topaz” Exchange by Sarah Rudolph, JLN The International Securities Exchange is a few steps closer to making the already crowded field of U.S. options exchanges even more crowded.  On March 1, 2013, the Securities & Exchange Commission issued an order granting  “exemptive relief”  for ISE’s second options exchange, tentatively known as Topaz. This would bring the number of U.S. options exchanges to 12.  All four SEC commissioners have signed off on the filing and it can now be published for comments, according to an ISE spokesman. ISE now plans to launch the exchange in Q2 2013,…