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Risk Premia Catches On; SKEW vs. VIX; Intel Chip Flaws and Options; BTC options Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Derivatives: Asset managers catch on to risk premia strategies Costas Mourselas – GlobalCapital Risk premia strategy, a form of passive investing, is gaining ground among asset managers as they turn to the product for a steady source of yield and a tool for hedging uncertain macroeconomic conditions. This type of investing relies on ideas — many of which are derived from academic papers — that have consistently delivered returns, and are expected to do so into the future. jlne.ws/2qn8xU7 *****SD: Just catching on, eh? Where ya been? SKEW Index Continues To Diverge From VIX Index Sean Emory –…

The Spread – Week of 12/18 Feature,Video,video

The Spread is a brief recap of some of the notable activity in the options world. This is Episode 3 and an improvement on “Revenge of the Sith.” The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode: WSJ – A Million-Dollar Bet That Bitcoin Will Hit $50,000 JLN – Seed CX Swaps Hemp For Cryptocurrencies OCC – Advocating for a stronger U.S. options market Reuters – LCH begins credit options clearing Bloomberg – Trader Turns $60 Million Profit in Sharpest Bond Selloff of 2017

A MIAX Equities Exchange and the CFTC Connection: A Few More Words on LedgerX Blog,Feature

In case you missed the big news Monday, the CFTC approved LedgerX as a derivatives clearing organization.  Miami International Holdings, or MIH (parent company of MIAX), a partner and investor in the crypto exchange, put out its press release regarding the approval Wednesday night. The key takeaway from the release is a pretty big “Whoa!” stemming from this one-off line regarding MIH’s licensing agreement with LedgerX: “MIH secured similar rights for securities to be listed on its MIAX Equities Exchange, once launched.” An equities exchange? There is not much information out there regarding this proposed endeavor. All the web yields…

Tales from the Crypt: What do Augur, Golem and Gnosis have in common? Blog,Options

They’re all cryptocurrencies. Though, if you thought, “They’re all words that could appear in  folklore” you’d also be correct. In light of LedgerX getting approval from the CFTC to clear options on cryptocurrencies Monday, I thought it prudent to give you a snippet of the larger picture. (More stories regarding LedgerX follow.) Interest and excitement in the space has accelerated rapidly in 2017 due to a number of developments: bitcoin’s eye popping price action/volatility (~$910 at the start of the year to ~$2570 now), the far-ranging potential applications of distributed ledger technology (in finance and elsewhere), the more flexible scripting…

LedgerX gets approval for options clearing; Barclays unwinds remaining oil positions, boosting options volumes; Investor Makes Mammoth VIX Bet That Could Pay Out $265 Million Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Tales from the Crypt: What do Augur, Golem and Gnosis have in common? Spencer Doar – JLN They’re all cryptocurrencies. Though, if you thought, “They’re all words that could appear in folklore” you’d also be correct. In light of LedgerX getting approval from the CFTC to clear options on cryptocurrencies Monday, I thought it prudent to give you a snippet of the larger picture. (More stories regarding LedgerX follow.) Interest and excitement in the space has accelerated rapidly in 2017 due to a number of developments: bitcoin’s eye popping price action/volatility (~$910 at the start of the…

Bitcoin options exchange raises $11.4 million in funding; Bill Brodsky – A Towering Figure in Options; Commodity Traders Have a Really Big Problem Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight It’s all in the follow through Jim Kharouf, JLN This week, we are continuing our rollout of video interviews from the Options Industry Conference. Today we feature Gina McFadden, the first woman to receive the esteemed Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award for her decades of education work at the Options Industry Council. We’ve also posted engaging interviews with industry leaders, Steve Crutchfield, head of market structure with CTC in Liquidity Providers Unduly Penalized By Capital Rules: CTC’s Crutchfield and got a state of the options industry review from Henry Schwartz, president of Trade Alert, The…