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Trader’s Pile Into Bullish Bets; Tesla options action; Summer vol Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Wednesday’s Miscellany JLN Staff MLex has a (paywalled) story titled CFTC’s Giancarlo cites threat from China futures markets in bid for more money. Obviously it is a futures story, but I see it as indicative of the overall “threat” posed by the ongoing development of Chinese derivatives markets. Check out this Bloomberg/Saxo Bank chart of yuan denominated oil futures trading and you’ll see why Giancarlo said what he did. (Besides, the usual rhetoric about needing money to protect investors hasn’t worked for the CFTC’s budget so maybe some fear-mongering will.) Also see this Reuters story from May…

The Spread – Playing Ketchup – 7/19 Commentary,Video,video

“Summer breeze, make me feel fine.” – Seals & Croft  As there was not an installment of “The Spread” last week, we added a brief lightning round to the end of this week’s options news recap. This week’s episode also features celebrity appearances by Mr. Bill and the Kool-Aid Man. The following are links to the stories referenced in this episode:  -Bloomberg – Buffett Starts to Say Goodbye to a Pile of Equity-Index Options -JLN – Timely Capital Relief Comments From Fed Chair Powell -Reuters – IEX hires former ISE executive Ilyevsky to lead market development -Sniper in Mahwah – Shortwave Trading, Part…

Million-Dollar Bet Bitcoin Skyrockets to $50,000; A Year for the History Books; VIX of Tech Stocks Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Editor’s Note Due to the Christmas holiday, there will not be a JLN Options Newsletter Friday, Monday and Tuesday (December 22, 25 and 26). Have a good time – bust out the apparel that hides in the back of a drawer for 11 months, have some nog, make jokes about coal and try to not to fight with the fam. See you all in a bit. ++++++ Seed CX Swaps Hemp For Cryptocurrencies Spencer Doar – JLN Bitcoin hit the derivatives mainstream, but what about its other crypto cohorts? On Tuesday, it was announced that Bittrex, a…

Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Stock market is moving wildly after earnings; VIX Call Options Crazy as Fear Gauge Breaks Records Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Demand from yield-starved institutional investors propping up stock prices Takenori Miyamoto – Nikkei Asian Review Tokyo — Massive corrections have largely become a thing of the past for global stocks as institutional investors dissatisfied with paltry bond yields flock to the riskier asset. International equities have been so robust of late that one asset manager at a Japanese insurance provider reported no longer buying put options due to the steady returns from stocks. Although the financial administrator does not deny the need to hedge against steep market declines, such events “are not…

Interactive Brokers’ market making segment feels impact of options business wind-down; A striking stat shows why even the bears are tempted to bet on stocks; Vix index sends mixed messages to investors Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hits and Takes By JLN Staff Today is day two of the Chicago version of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. We have the largest audience scheduled today for two sessions, one at 1 PM and another at 3 PM. We still have room for last minute additions as well. Our speakers include Richard Sandor, Bryan Durkin, Terry Savage, Joe Guinan, Amy Shelly and Jennifer Wilson at the first session. At session two we have Mehmet Yanilmaz, Julie Armstrong Menacho, Keith Petersen, Patrick Kenny, David Kelbaugh and Jay Feuerstein…