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Cboe Plans December 10 Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading; VIX Options Set New Daily Volume Record on Friday, December 1 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Cboe Plans December 10 Launch of Bitcoin Futures Trading Cboe Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today announced that Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), plans to offer trading in bitcoin futures beginning at 5:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the start of Global Trading Hours. Monday, December 11, will be the first full day of trading, and trading will be free1 through December. /goo.gl/QmQvjD ****SD: From Bloomberg – Cboe Says It Will Start Bitcoin Futures Trading on Dec. 10, Giving it a Week of Exclusivity VIX Options Set New Daily…

Goldman and JPMorgan lead in equity derivatives; Harvest Vol Mangement profile; Spot Trading layoffs Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight 30 Under 30 Finance: The Top Young Traders, Dealmakers And Big Money Innovators Antoine Gara, Lauren Gensler, Kristin Stoller and Nathan Vardi – Forbes The Wall Street landscape is becoming younger, digitized and more entrepreneurial. Technological and innovative forces are reshaping the world of money and they can be seen on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Finance list. jlne.ws/2AG3pe9 +++++ Well You Did Ask… Highly Evolved Vol We recently moved into some new offices in a co-working space. I love it. It makes admin tasks so much easier. There is free coffee. The staff is friendly…

Fed plan threatens FCM capital jump; Shorting vol; Macquarie leapfrogs Goldman Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Fed G-Sib plan threatens 50bp jump in FCM capital Louie Woodall – Risk.net A below-the-radar move to tweak the way the US Federal Reserve assesses systemic risk could force banks to raise billions of dollars in extra capital to support their client clearing businesses, critics claim. A rule change proposed by the Fed on August 24 would require banks to include all cleared derivatives transactions in its Banking Organization Systemic Risk Report, known as FR Y-15. The report is used to calculate the capital surcharge for the eight US global systemically important banks. The new reporting requirement would…

The FBI is Organizing an International Fight Against Binary Options Fraud; Volatility, Stocks in Strange Dance; Wall Street lower as oil drop hits energy stocks – Fed eyed Newsletter,Options

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Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle; The Volatility Bubbling Just Below The Surface; Popularity of WTI Options Has Risen Alongside Volatility in Crude Oil Prices Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight More Turnover At The Top: Garry Jones Out At LME Jim Kharouf, JLN Garry Jones is out as CEO of the London Metal Exchange, perhaps marking a new path for the metals bourse. From a personal perspective, Jones is among the CEO set with deep knowledge of the derivatives and exchange space, with stints at NYSE LIFFE/NYSE Euronext, ICAP and BrokerTec. His insight into the derivatives space was usually thoughtful and on target. He inherited an exchange that was due for major changes and he implemented them. Switching the LME from its prior member-owned culture to one…

Hints of Fear in Bank Stock Options Ahead of Earnings; Chicago’s vast exchanges have got their eyes on retail FX customers; Maker-Taker Needs To Go Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Hints of Fear in Bank Stock Options Ahead of Earnings Gunjan Banerji – WSJ As earnings season kicks off this week, the options market is signaling that a pause may be looming for the euphoric rally in bank stocks. Since mid-December, investors have boosted the number of bearish options on financial shares at a faster pace than for bullish contracts—a reversal from the weeks immediately after the U.S. election. jlne.ws/2iktztv ****SD: Well, there are higher expectations to beat, right? Successes already baked in, etc. Chicago’s vast exchanges have got their eyes on retail FX customers Andrew Saks-McLeod –…

John Lothian Newsletter: White House Prepares to Nominate Ex-House Aide for CFTC Seat; Treasurys Trading Is Focus of Probes; Giant Hedge Fund’s Radical Idea: Performance Guaranteed or Your Money Back John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Innovation Ecosystems: Unlocking real value through fintech innovation Steve Grob – Director of Group Strategy, Fidessa Barely a day goes by without another announcement from a Fintech startup that says it is going to do to capital markets what Uber or Airbnb have done to the transport and accommodation industries. Many of these initiatives are based upon the growing realisation that the central pillar of modern commerce, capitalism, is being morphed into something new based upon the possibilities presented by almost limitless digitisation, the sharing economy and a world of almost zero marginal cost. And yet for capital…

JLN Options: Options Price in Another Big Move for Stocks With Jobs Friday Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jock Percy of Perseus Telecom on Microwave Technology in the Trading WorldMarketsWiki.tv Jock Percy spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn about the use of microwave for data transmission – what is driving the demand, the benefits and limitations of wireless, and a bit about the economics of technology upgrades. He closes with a look to the future of wireless and its global implications. Dr. Jock Percy is CEO of Perseus Telecom, a global carrier of financial telecommunications specializing in ultra low-latency market-to-market connectivity. Before taking the helm at Perseus, Percy spent a number of years…

JLN Options: ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a Year Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a YearJohn Spence, ETF TrendsA volatility-linked exchange traded product designed to move in the opposite direction of the VIX has more than tripled in price over the past year.http://jlne.ws/VPmcJO What The VIX Is Saying About The Fiscal CliffBig TrendsThe past few weeks have been full of a constant barrage of press conferences and public statements from the charlatans in Washington D.C.  Politicians cannot pass up a chance to get in front of the cameras and the media has used the “fiscal cliff” as a mechanism to scare average Americans…