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Is the VIX Being Gamed?; Bullish Options Positioning; Traders Love Crypto Stock Moves Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Is the VIX Being Gamed? A Sudden Swoon Has Traders Talking Again Nikolaj Gammeltoft and Cecile Vannucci – Bloomberg It made for quite a chart. On the morning of Dec. 20, just as billions of dollars of futures tied to the Cboe Volatility Index were set to expire, the index plunged. The result was a settlement price, a weekly value critical to holders of some the most heavily traded derivatives in the country, that was 13 percent below the prior day’s close. A nice break, if you were short. jlne.ws/2FmYv96 ****SD: I think one upside to this whole…

JLN Options: All about the crowd in VIX ETPs Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hurricane to Cost Tens of Billions, but a Quick Recovery Is Expected Conor Dougherty and Nelson D. Schwartz – NY Times The brutal storm pummeling the Houston area is likely to rank as one of the nation’s costliest natural disasters, with tens of billions in lost economic activity and property damage across a region crucial to the energy, chemical and shipping industries. But economists say the region is likely to recover quickly and may even experience a bump in growth from rebuilding. nyti.ms/2xKa4Ct ++++++ Deluged Texas Braces for More Rain, and Years of Recovery Julie Turkewitz, Richard…

Day Trading the VIX; The Exec Securing Money With Blockchain; LME considers starting lithium contract John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff ICE has committed more than $1 million to relief from Hurricane Harvey. You can donate through them too.~JJL CME Group will hold a Tech Talk 6.0 event on September 14 in Chicago at the Museum of Broadcast History. Topics to be addressed include Trending FinTech, Alternative Data, Innovation in the Cloud and Analytics: From Sports to Finance.~JJL Keith Fishe of TradeForecaster Global Markets offered some feedback from his daughter about this summer’s MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in Chicago. Thanks Keith!~JJL Yesterday we added pages for Thomas Laux, Manfred Matusza, Gregor…