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VIX bets surging; LCH begins credit options clearing; Fast moving stocks Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Stock market volatility, VIX bets are surging Joe Ciolli – Business Insider Traders are betting more and more that the stock market will soon snap out of its prolonged slumber. This can be seen through a measure called skew, which looks at bullish CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, options contracts compared with bearish ones. It’s at its highest level in two years, having risen swiftly in recent weeks, indicating an expected volatility spike. jlne.ws/2D347UR ****SD: Mentions 50 Cent – in 2018, I hope we get more hip-hop themed volatility traders. LCH begins credit options clearing Helen Bartholomew –…

Hamilton the Musical is a Market Obsession Blog,Commentary

Hamilton the Musical is a Market Obsession

Since I first heard of Hamilton the musical I have wanted to see it. So have my kids. And my staff.  I am a big Alexander Hamilton fan. There is a lot of demand to see this Broadway musical, and I confess that seeing it has become an obsession of mine. I was advised recently that I have included a few too many Hamilton references in the newsletter, and that I should concentrate more on the important issues of the day – market structure, market regulation, algorithmic trading, listed versus OTC markets, futures and options. This is my rebuttal. The…

JLN Options: Anxiety high ahead of jobs data, traders guard against surprises Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Anxiety high ahead of jobs data, traders guard against surprisesDoris Frankel – ReutersOptions market investors are preparing for a bumpy ride in case of a surprise – be it a good or bad number – from the June U.S. jobs report due out on Friday.http://jlne.ws/14RgsTS Up or Down? Decision Time for the Market Michael Kahn – Barron’sStocks are sandwiched between two key technical levels. Which one blinks should make the difference between a summer rally and a rainy day at the beach.http://jlne.ws/18winCU VIX Perks Up on TuesdayWall Street Sector SelectorThe “Fear Index” got a boost on Tuesday as widespread…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME considers London futures platform; Tom aims to double market share; JPMorgan’s Iksil Seen Spurring Regulators to Dissect Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group considers the possibility of starting a London-based futures exchange, just in case — not that it could ever happen — a transatlantic merger is not landed and completed. The Netherlands’ TOM retail exchange plans to double its market share in the coming months. The London Whale may be causing enough market waves to force regulators to evaluate the degree to which JPMorgan’s trading has been speculative rather than risk-management-ive. In the top box today, a MarketsWiki.tv interview with Rick Lane, the new CTO at Trading Technologies, about the differences between TT and Google and his new agenda for…

Larry Tabb – TABB Group (Part 2) Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Larry Tabb

See part 1 of the interview here. Larry Tabb is the founder and CEO of TABB Group, an advisory and research firm focusing on issues surrounding financial markets. His research and publication topics include trading and trade processing systems, market structure, regulatory issues, and technology trends. He is a contributing editor for Wall Street & Technology and Advanced Trading magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major business and industry conferences. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Tabb about infrastructure spending in OTC derivatives, data storage and transmission, and the state of the regulatory process in the U.S….

Larry Tabb – TABB Group (Part 1) Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Larry Tabb

See part 2 of the interview here. Larry Tabb is the founder and CEO of TABB Group, an advisory and research firm focusing on issues surrounding financial markets. His research and publication topics include trading and trade processing systems, market structure, regulatory issues, and technology trends. He is a contributing editor for Wall Street & Technology and Advanced Trading magazines, and is a frequent speaker at major business and industry conferences. John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn spoke with Tabb about the future of OTC derivatives, capital and margin requirements.