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VIX Curve(ball); Bond Volatility; Concannon on the SEC and Trading Incentives JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight CFA Institute And FINRA Foundation Study Debunks Common Myths About Millennials And Investing FINRA Conventional wisdom paints a picture of millennials as aggressive, knowledgeable, and confident when it comes to investing, but a new research study sponsored by CFA Institute and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation debunks common assumptions about millennial investors. The research, titled “Uncertain Futures: 7 Myths About Millennials and Investing,” explores the attitudes and behaviors of millennials when it comes to finances and investing. / ****SD: Great study. Love this debunking as I never ever have heard any of my millennial cohorts express their…

Interview with OCC’s Donohue; Boom in VIX trading; Industry bits Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits and Pieces SD– JLN While the war of words over Cboe’s end-of-day trading proposition regards equities, we’re going to keep you updated, since the players involved are options exchange groups, too. Today’s news pertains to Cboe and Nasdaq – the two biggest options exchange groups by market share in the U.S. Plus, there are thoughts that, if implemented, the new closing process could affect volatility around the close, which is an options angle. Anyway, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman called the proposal “irresponsible” and “really bad for investors” and urged regulators to give it a harder look….

JLN Options: Nasdaq’s PHLX Options Market Has ‘Issues,’ Halts Some Trading Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Nasdaq’s PHLX Options Market Has ‘Issues,’ Halts Some TradingJacob Bunge, NASDAQNasdaq OMX Group Inc. ( NDAQ ) on Thursday halted trading in some stock-options contracts on its largest options exchange due to “system issues,” according to notices sent to traders. NYSE Looks to Cull List of Penny NamesPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineIn a move intended to reduce quote traffic and the exchange operator’s administrative burden, NYSE Euronext is proposing to cut significantly the number of options subject to penny trading and to end the so-called “Penny Pilot” program. 5 Theories Behind the VIX Stagnation  Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment ResearchThe market…