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Currency vol expectations regarding Jackson Hole; Debt-ceiling concerns; Credit Suisse hires Ebert from BAML Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Risk of sharp currency moves drives investors into hedged ETFs Helen Reid, Saikat Chatterjee and Trevor Hunnicutt – Reuters Investors have been piling into currency-hedged equity tracker funds, seeking protection against big moves in foreign exchange rates. Typically foreign investors buy un-hedged equities since share prices are usually negatively correlated to currencies. In fact, they offer a partial hedge against sharp moves in foreign exchange. /goo.gl/8JWyxh ****SD: How do ETF providers do this? Generally with forwards and options. The “o” word is only mentioned once in the article, but currency derivatives are really the heart of the…

Cost of ‘Black Swan’ bet on falling markets hits pre-crisis low; The one cheap thing in financial markets today; You Don’t Know VIX: Wall Street’s Fear Gauge Is Now a Multibillion Dollar Market Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight You’re Invited to FOW-John Lothian News Trading Chicago on June 28th! Register here This one-day event at the Swissotel on June 28th is aimed largely at the end-users of the markets: commodity trading advisors, asset managers, hedge funds and proprietary traders. The conference will cover the issues that impact those firms directly – regulation, technology and market structure, with an underlying thread of trading in an age of uncertainty. All of this will be delivered in a variety of formats, from an Oxford-style debate on the Dodd-Frank Act’s repeal to TED-style talks to panel discussions. The event…

The Black Swan – the new symbol of the United States of America Americas,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Investing & Trading,Mwiki,Politics,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

  Yah baby, Yah! Dodd-Frank, gone. Clearing mandate, gone. Regulations, gone. Low interest rates, no problem. Volcker Rule, gone. Volatility, you bet. Bullish on the exchange sector, you bet. The American voters just unleashed the greatest gift on the world of trading we could have ever asked for. We will now have volatility at all times of the day and night. Binary contracts just became a big thing. Forget about market direction. You better learn to trade volatility. We just made the Black Swan the new symbol of the United State of America. Goodbye Eagle. You want some Twitter rants…

Five Minutes with Dan Keegan Interview,Options

Dan Keegan

Keegan, who started in the options business in 1978, is an options instructor and head options mentor at The Chicago School of Trading. He co-founded the school with Bill Gruzynski, who teaches students about futures trading. Keegan is also a guest lecturer at Marquette University and a graduate of the school. Q: How did you get started in the options business? A: I worked for Dunn & Bradstreet as a business analyst and it really didn’t do much for me. I didn’t grow up in Chicago and hadn’t heard anything about the exchanges. When I heard about it from friends,…