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JLN Options: What Was Behind Yesterday’s Crazy S&P 500 Options Volume? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories What Was Behind Yesterday’s Crazy S&P 500 Options Volume?   Adam Warner – Schaeffer’s Investment Research Strange volume in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) August puts yesterday, yowza. With the index in the 1,680 range, 29,000 of the August 1300 puts traded, 39,632 of the August 1250 puts traded, and 17,933 of the August 1200 puts traded. In fact, every put in the August series down to 1115 traded on the open. Even the August 500 puts traded! http://jlne.ws/17oraCY **Not sure where it all ended today but 2.5 hours into today’s trading 10 million options had been traded putting…

JLN Options: Meet the Biggest Bear Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Meet the Biggest BearSteven M. Sears – Barron’sRecent trading by one major investor implies that he sees the VIX, now around 16.8, more than doubling by August.http://jlne.ws/1b2QQIu Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed fears may be gone but brace for volatilityAngela Moon – ReutersPanic selling on fears of an early exit of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.http://jlne.ws/1b2R9TE VIX Sends the Market Good VibesBrian Stutland – CNBCThe market is rising, but not as quickly as the…

JLN Options: OPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax Proposal Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories OPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax ProposalGregory Bresiger – Traders MagazineTraders’ advocates say a tax proposal now in Congress is bad news for investors and would do serious harm to the options industry.A  draft proposal before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means calls for taxing unrealized gains and losses on options positions, rather than waiting until any gain or loss is realized as is the current practice. It would also apply ordinary income taxes to any gain rather than capital gains taxes.http://jlne.ws/15JS1H6 Options Investors Remain Wary as VIX Falls  Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street JournalThe…

JLN Options: The Market Sends a Buy Signal (Really) Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Market Sends a Buy Signal (Really)Steven M. Sears – Barron’sOptions guru Larry McMillan says a key indicator suggests the selling may have abated—at least for the short term. Here’s the trade.http://jlne.ws/10lC5Mz CME among the winners of stock market turbulenceJason Abbruzzese and Arash Massoudi – Financial TimesVolatile interest rates may have been an unpleasant shock for US stock investors but the sharp swings have not been bad news for all. Shareholders of CME Group have emerged as one of the few winners of the recent market turbulence.http://jlne.ws/12kS4uW About That €8 Billion Italian Derivatives Hit…Christopher Emsden – The Wall…

JLN Options: Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit Markets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit MarketsAbigail Moses – BloombergThe market for options on credit derivatives indexes has surged more than 40 percent in the past month to $98.8 billion as investors search farther afield for cheap hedges protecting against a sell-off in the bond markets.http://jlne.ws/11Wte05 VIX and VIX ETFs spike as fear of “The Bernank” enters marketsWall Street Sector SelectorFear is back in the marketplace, and VIX, the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, also known as the “fear indicator,” spiked higher last week along with VIX ETFs.http://jlne.ws/11WuBvM IntercontinentalExchange Receives European Commission Approval for NYSE Euronext…

JLN Options: Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Steven Russolillo – The Wall Street JournalThe market’s so-called fear gauge started showing signs of life this week, a development that historically doesn’t bode well for stocks.http://jlne.ws/16mJYly CBOE Holdings, Inc : Volume In CBOE’s S&P 500 Index Options Beats All-Time High Set In 2010Press Release (CBOE)The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today reported that trading volume in S&P 500 Index options (SPXSM) contracts on Thursday, June 20 established a new daily record of 2,282,029 contracts traded.http://jlne.ws/130emFF New Daily Volume Record of 2,282,029 for SPX OptionsMatt Moran – CBOEA key factor impacting the…

JLN Options: FOA and FIA Announce Agreement to Combine Organisations under Global Structure Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories FOA and FIA Announce Agreement to Combine Organisations under Global StructurePress Release (FOA and FIA)The Futures and Options Association and the Futures Industry Association today announced an agreement in principle to combine their two organisations under one global structure and brand called FIA Global.Under this agreement, FIA—with its affiliate FIA Asia—will form a confederation with FOA under FIA Global.http://jlne.ws/147xCfD (PDF)FAQs on FOA and FIA Affiliation: http://jlne.ws/13VRMKS (PDF) Equity Volatility Surges Globally Amid Record Futures: OptionsCecile Vannucci and Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergBusinessweekStock volatility jumped around the world, with the U.S. benchmark gauge surging the most in two months, after speculation…

JLN Options: ICE Throws Down Gauntlet on Payment for Order Flow Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jeremie Bacon on Taking the Reins at ORC Americas and Modular TechnologyMarketsWiki.tv After a decade of running his own technology firm, Jeremie Bacon decided it was time for a new challenge. In May, he took the reins as president of Orc Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Orc Group. Bacon sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about why decided to leave the firm he co-founded, Backstop Solutions, a software-as-a-service company in the alternative investment space. Bacon said he was impressed with ORC’s established footprint in the industry and reputation it has built since its launch…

JLN Options: Exclusive: ICE to win EU approval for $8.2 billion NYSE bid – sources Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is ChangingMarketsWiki.tv Jack Schwager is a well-known name in the financial market community today, as author of trading classics such as: Market Wizards in 1989, The New Market Wizards in 1992 and Stock Market Wizards in 2001. He’s added to the series in May 2012, with Hedge Fund Market Wizards, and more recently released book Market Sense and Nonsense, where he explores investment models and the theories of how markets work. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space…