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‘Something lurking out there’ will upset the stock market, says Blackstone’s Wien Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories ‘Something lurking out there’ will upset the stock market, says Blackstone’s Wien Mark DeCambre – MarketWatch Blackstone’s Byron Wien says investors enjoying a recent rally in the stock market shouldn’t get too comfortable, even if the Wall Street veteran is optimistic about the domestic economy over the next two or three years. “My feeling is that there’s something lurking out there, Carl, that is going to upset the market and it’s probably a geopolitical event. Maybe the upcoming North Korea summit,” Wien said during a CNBC interview with anchor Carl Quintanilla Thursday morning. /jlne.ws/2M8NrzG How Strong Is the…

Investors clinging to maligned trade, setting up for more carnage: MS Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories Investors clinging to maligned trade, setting up for more carnage: MS Joe Ciolli – Business Insider It has been said that repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result is a psychological fallacy. If so, one group of investors missed the memo, because that group is once again heading down a dark path that led it astray mere months ago. We’re referring to volatility short sellers, who were caught off-guard by a market shock in early February that left them scrambling to cover positions, putting even more pressure on existing holders. That, in turn, wiped out billions…

New Research Shows European Demand For U.S. Equity Options Remains Strong Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight For 2018 monthly exchange market share information, click here.   Lead Stories New Research Shows European Demand For U.S. Equity Options Remains Strong OIC The Options Industry Council (OIC), an industry resource funded and managed by OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced the results of the study, European Demand for U.S. Exchange-Listed Equity Options 2018, conducted by Burton-Taylor International Consulting and commissioned by OIC. The Burton-Taylor study found that European investors account for approximately nine percent of total U.S. exchange-listed equity option order flow and that the magnitude of their U.S. equity holdings…

Volcker Rule expectations tempered; Cboe’s VIX volume problems Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Volatility Views 306: Setting Things Straight on VIX Manipulation (AUDIO) The Options Insider Today’s guest is Tom Lee, Managing Director at Investment Strategy and Research at Parametric. bit.ly/2LLhJsa ****SD: Skip to the ~7 minute mark for the start of VIX settlement talk. Main points: 1) lots of participants in VIX futures don’t hold through settlement “messiness” (as Lee calls it), 2) this pertains to a very small window of time and should not be viewed as an indictment of the overall VIX complex or its underlying SPX options and 3) Mark Sebastian said the Cboe should think…

Fintech Exchange: Changing The Market Landscape Blog,Feature,Fintech

The fourth annual Fintech Exchange event was held in Chicago on April 25 -26, with an eye toward up-and-coming companies and exchanges, as well as what’s new in the fintech space from established players. Here is a recap of the best of the two-day conference, hosted by Barchart.  

Volcker Rule Revamp; Turkish FX Issues Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – MIAX’s Shelly Brown Brought to you by the OCC In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Shelly Brown, MIAX executive vice president, strategic planning and operations, talks about launching MIAX Emerald, its new SPIKES volatility index, and MIAX’s equity ambitions. Watch the video here » ++++++ Happy Friday It is a bit of slow day for options news, it seems. As such, here’s a few of the stories from the week that caught our attention (and will likely show up in this…

The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – Cboe’s Andy Lowenthal Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Andy Lowenthal, Cboe executive vice president and co-head of markets, talks about transitioning Cboe’s exchanges to Bats technology, the plan for more crypto offerings and bringing the industry together to focus on market structure issues.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar 

LJM – The Autopsy Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight The Spread – Week of 5/14 to 5/18 JohnLothianNews.com Mexico, Italy, India, Ireland – we’re all over the world in today’s edition of The Spread. Also in this video, Spencer tries to speak Irish Gaelic. Watch the video and see the stories referenced here » Lead Stories LJM – The Autopsy Jeff Malec – Seeking Alpha By now, you’ve probably heard about the stunning losses and subsequent closing of the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund Inst. (MUTF:LJMIX), following the volatility spike in early February which saw the VIX go from 17 to 37, its largest one-day percentage…

NSE derivatives accessible to US clients; Shanghai copper options; Fresh vol bets Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Michael Lewis’ Wall Street Movie ‘Flash Boys’ Heads to Netflix Dave McNary – Variety Netflix has acquired movie rights Michael Lewis’ real-life financial drama “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” — a project that had been in development at Sony Pictures in 2014. bit.ly/2rTNoOS *****SD: Tagline – “Based on a book that made market makers start calling themselves electronic liquidity providers.” Lead Stories NSE derivatives access to US clients enabled Times of India The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Friday said it has become the first Indian stock exchange to be part-30 exempted by the…