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FINRA Sweeps BDs for VIX-Linked Products Info; Earnings Season Catalyst to Crush Volatility Again Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Treasury Pushing For Capital Rule and Volcker Changes Jim Kharouf – JLN The US Treasury Department is addressing capital intensive rules that have constrained market participants from capital markets to community banks under the Volcker rule. Craig Phillips, counselor to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking at the WFE IOMA conference in Chicago last Friday, said the department is looking at a variety of issues and challenges for market participants, ranging from restrictive leverage ratios and how those are calculated, to easing restrictions on banks and institutions in the capital markets to promote liquidity, to changes in…

Trading firm Virtu Financial to buy KCG for about $1.4 billion; Mystery trader ’50 Cent’ can’t stop betting on a stock market shock; Euro, currency volatility jump ahead of French election first round Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight World Federation of Exchanges publishes Annual IOMA Derivatives Report WFE The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, has today published its annual report into the global derivatives market. Highlights of the report are as follows: 1) Derivatives volumes continued to grow in 2016 – increasing by 2.2% on 2015 – reaching a total number of 24.9 billion derivatives contracts. 2) This was made up of 9.4 billion options (38%) and 15.5 billion futures (62%) traded. /goo.gl/XGB4dP Lead Stories Trading firm Virtu Financial to buy KCG for…

Sterling Options Signal More Turmoil; Another Year of Positive Momentum for OCC; Will Donald Trump Break the VIX? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Sterling Options Signal More Turmoil David Goodman and Masaki Kondo – Bloomberg Pound slides toward 31-year low after ‘hard Brexit’ report; Supreme court ruling could trigger ‘violent’ rally, BTMU says A measure of anticipated swings for the pound climbed to the highest in three months before U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech on Brexit plans Tuesday and a court ruling this month on whether the British leader or Parliament carries the power to invoke the exit. jlne.ws/2ixV9s9 ****SD: I found this quote from Mark Carney (link to Reuters article) over the weekend hilarious – “The best I can…

NYSE MKT stock exchange to end floor trading -regulatory filing; Rising Currency Volatility Keeps Stock-Watchers on Edge; Here’s how much ETFs are dominating on the trading floor Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The tasty nation adds an entree, tastyworks: Tom Sosnoff and the tastytrade crew are “going to murder passive investing” Spencer Doar – JLN Editor’s note: This story contains language that some readers might find offensive. Also, the subject matter contains a plethora of non-capitalized proper nouns, which are the actual names of the firms. The team behind retail brokerage thinkorswim, and more recently the financial news network tastytrade, is once again hoping to take the retail broking industry by storm with the opening of their new brokerage, tastyworks. Launched on January 3, the low-commission offering is the…