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JLN Options: CBOE Pays Fat Dividend, Stock Tagging New Highs Newsletter,Options

LEAD STORIES CBOE Pays Fat Dividend, Stock Tagging New HighsZacks.com (via Forbes)CBOE Holdings (CBOE) has been gaining traction with an annual dividend yield of 3.9% and a long-term growth rate of 12.5%, making this options and futures leader a promising pick for investors seeking both growth and income.http://jlne.ws/123WfMx Volatility returns to spook Wall StreetAnora Mahmudova, Financial TimesUS equity markets began the week on slightly sour note, as stronger-than-expected durable goods data did little to lift the markets.Businesses invested far more in December, with orders for durable goods jumping 4.4 per cent. A surprise jump at the end of the year…

JLN Options: House Panel Proposes Tax Plan for Derivatives Newsletter,Options

Yesterday’s most actively traded options – from the OIC LEAD STORIES House Panel Proposes Tax Plan for Derivatives4-tradersThe U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday proposed taxing derivatives and other similar financial products at ordinary rates and valued under mark-to-market rules.http://jlne.ws/W7S8e5 European stock ‘fear gauge’ hits near six-year lowReutersThe Euro STOXX 50 Volatility Index , or VSTOXX, Europe’s widely-used measure of investor risk aversion, hit a near six-year low on Friday in a strong signal of growing appetite for equities.http://jlne.ws/W7VnlV Semi-rational exuberanceThe EconomistA VIRUS is spreading through financial markets—and it isn’t the flu. Investors around the world have been…

JLN Options: Volatility Is Collapsing Right In Front Of Our Eyes, As Debt Ceiling Fears Fade Newsletter,Options

Dear Readers, This week we began to send you daily editions of JLN Options rather than just posting this information to our blog at www.jlnoptions.com. Our newsletters started out as blogs, evolved to weekly newsletters and now to a daily.  We believe pushing this information out to you as well as having it available online and via search is the optimal format. We hope you are enjoying the daily delivery of the newsletter.  We welcome input on this move and any other suggestions for the newsletter. Please feel free to recommend the daily newsletter to your friends and colleagues.  They…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Jan. 17, 2013 Newsletter,Options

The CBOE plans to revamp its 15-member board to make it more independent, in line with its rivals NYSE Euronext, Nasdaq OMX and ICE, whose board members have no direct ties to trading firms. The restructuring is part of the exchange’s response to an SEC investigation stemming from alleged violations of securities laws by a unit of OptionsXpress, the Wall Street Journal reported. The board changes were not requested by the SEC. The CBOE’s CEO Bill Brodsky, who will step down as CEO and let Edward Tilly take over in May, said the exchange has no plans for a merger…

JLN Options: CBOE Holds its Own in 2012 – JLN Options Newsletter,Options

CBOE holds its own in 2012by Sarah Rudolph William Brodsky has chosen an auspicious time to step down from his role as the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CEO and become executive chairman of the board. The CBOE has seen steady growth in trading volumes from 2000-2011; average daily volume was down seven percent in 2012, but that was after the exchange hit a record high in 2011, and the 2012 number was an increase over 2010. “We had a good year in what was a relatively bad year for the financial industry,” Brodsky told a group of reporters at a…

JLN Options: CBOE Revamping Board to Drop Traders Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE Revamping Board to Drop TradersJacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalThe biggest U.S. stock-options exchange is cutting ties between its board and traders on its markets following a federal probe into the exchange’s regulation of its members, according to people close to the situation.http://jlne.ws/V6erDe Options Market Watch: Covered Call Trading Starts 2013 with a BangChristopher Ebert, Market PlaygroundLast week’s Option Index Update concluded: “Be prepared for a sideways or choppy market next week, as last week’s gains get digested!”Not much has changed since last week’s update. Covered call trading continued its nearly uninterrupted streak of profits; a streak…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Jan. 10, 2013 Newsletter,Options

Volatility ETFs hit new lows as the VIX index fell to its lowest level since June 20, 2007, ETF Trends reported. Those affected included the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) and the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (TVIX). This came after a week in which the VIX index fell a record 39%. Volatility-based products have become hugely popular since the 2008 financial crisis. More than 95% of the call options on VIX futures traded in 2012 expired worthless, according to Yahoo Finance. Nasdaq OMX Group‘s chief executive Robert Greifeld said he would “definitely” consider bidding…

John Lothian Newsletter: BATS Says ‘System Issue’ Has Led to Pricing Problems Over Past 4 Years; SEC enforcement chief Khuzami is leaving; Deutsche Boerse Faces $340 Million Fine Over Iran John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

BATS Global Markets says that hundreds of thousands of transactions over the last few years may have been completed in violation of SEC rules. Robert Khuzami, without admitting or denying guilt, announces that he is departing from the SEC. Deutsche Borse’s Clearstream has begun talks with the US Treasury department to resolve problems with Iran-related transactions. In First Read today, take a look at JLN’s new Bill Brodsky interview, as he talks about leaving the CBOE after a 15-year stay.

CBOE CEO Bill Brodsky talks about stepping down after 15 years Interview,Options,Video

Bill Brodsky

Bill Brodsky, chairman and CEO of the CBOE, announced last month he was stepping down from his post in May 2013, and taking the role of executive chairman. He has held the top spot at the exchange since 1997 and was at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for 15 years before taking over at the CBOE. Brodsky spoke with John Lothian about his decision, his successor Ed Tilly as well as the importance of separating the role of CEO and chairman in public companies. He also addressed some of the keys to the CBOE’s success over the past quarter century, the…