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Traders Are Still Haunted by the VIX Five Months Later John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff A big thank you to the JLN staff for all the hard work to get CryptoMarketsWiki.com launched on Wednesday. Matt Raebel and Thom Thompson led the page development, with the graceful editorial help of JLN Managing Editor Sarah Rudolph. Jeff Bergstrom led the effort to build the new wiki from a technical standpoint and put in long hours to make it work. Chuck Mackey was indefatigable in searching for sponsors. Thank you to Jim Falvey for his help with legal questions surrounding the project and Tom Cashman for his help navigating legal and…

Jeffrey Tessler elected as Eurex Frankfurt and Eurex Clearing Chairman John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Rumi Morales Announces Joining Outlier Ventures at “Launch, Lunch & Learn” Sarah Rudolph – JLN Rumi Morales, the former head of CME Ventures, is now a partner at the London-based blockchain investment company Outlier Ventures. She and Jamie Burke, the CEO of Outlier, announced the news and spoke about the company’s plans Wednesday to a packed room at the Connectory in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Morales will head up Outlier Ventures’ Chicago branch, which the company expects to be a launch pad for expansion into the rest of the U.S. She and Burke said they are looking 3-5 years…

Two Studies on Options Use – Institutional Users and European Demand Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Over the past two months, two studies commissioned by the Options Industry Council were released. The  studies about the varying uses of options by different market participants were conducted Greenwich Associates and Burton-Taylor International Consulting, respectively.   The first study, conducted by Greenwich, looked at how institutional users of exchange-listed options view the product. In the below video filmed at the Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, OIC’s Joe Cusick and Greenwich’s Richard Johnson go over some of the key findings of the study.   The second study, conducted by Burton-Taylor, found that some 9 percent of U.S. options order flow comes…

Jump Moving to Amsterdam; Trade Deadline Bets; Arbitrage Is No Fun Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for Wednesday SD John is at the Crypto Evolved conference in New York currently. According to social media coverage of the event, Coinbase is building a low latency matching engine in Chicago. In case you missed it, Jim Kharouf had a great piece about Coinbase last week. In a stunner, Germany lost to South Korea in the World Cup this morning and was eliminated from the competition. It is the first time in living memory the winner of the previous tourney has been eliminated in the first round of play. Apparently that flies in the face…

Hedge Fund Managers See Echo of Past Crashes in Markets John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff CryptoMarketsWiki.com will be launched later today in what we are describing as a soft launch. More details to come.~JJL Eurex Clearing announces its first US-based general clearing member, INTL FC Stone US.~JJL Had enough of this planet? Want to get off? You are in luck. Become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon (it already has 200,000 citizens and a government).~JB ++++ FIA IDX 2018 – Coalescing Liquidity, Periodically JohnLothianNews.com Cboe Europe CEO Mark Hemsley recalls how a few years ago,…

Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel at their own game John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff OCC’s rebranding video has a very “Birdman”-esque percussion accompaniment. (But then again, I’m a biased drummer.) The full lowdown on the OCC’s rebranding can be found here.~SD FIA is a recruiting a new director of compliance and regulation for its European policy and regulation team in London. The new hire will replace Robert Barnes, who is leaving his role as director of regulation later this summer to rejoin the UK regulator, FCA, as part of its Brexit team. Rob originally joined FIA in 2013 from FCA, where he had been part of the…

Ex-Goldman Exec Pushes ’70s Fix for Bond Market’s Big Problem John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The Crypto-Evolved event in New York on Wednesday still has some tickets available. In fact, you can click on THIS LINK and sign up with a 25% discount for being a reader of this newsletter. Please take a look at the promotional video we produced, starring TT’s Mike Unetich for more information on the conference.~JJL Join DePaul University for the upcoming Federal Trade Commission event: “Decrypting #Cryptocurrency Scams.” Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. And our friend…

The Spread – Week of 6/18 to 6/22 Video,video

We’re back to our weekly options news recap! The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode: US Options Volumes Remain on Record Pace Despite Slowing Momentum – TABB Forum  In a Year Marked by Controversy, Cboe Seeks to Improve the VIX – WSJ   CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders at Seventh Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards – PRNewswire Exchanges, industry group petitions SEC to create committee on options market – Pensions and Investments Return of ’50 Cent’ Prompts Remix of Notorious VIX Trade – Bloomberg  Why even bigger volatility ‘accidents’ are yet to come; February’s market shock was just…

Endangered Options Specialists; FX volatility; Derivatives need LIBOR alternative Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for Friday SD– JLN Perusing the day’s most active option chains on the OIC’s website yesterday was a bit wonky. Only one of the 19 most active equity symbols had more put activity than calls, that being FOXA (21st Century Fox). On the ETF side, there was a lot of lopsided action. TLT (20-yr Treasuries) saw 92 percent of its activity on the call side. The flip side of that coin – ETFs dominated by put activity – was populated by EEM (emerging markets), QQQ (Nasdaq), EWZ (Brazil) and SMH (semiconductors), with puts accounting for 80…