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JLN Options: A Washington Post Article On The Debt Ceiling Is Being Blamed For The Collapse In Market Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories A Washington Post Article On The Debt Ceiling Is Being Blamed For The Collapse In Market VolatilityJoe Weisenthal, Business InsiderQuick heads up.Some folks are attributing the market rally and the collapse of volatility to a Washington Post article by Greg Sargent arguing that the GOP isn’t united in their Debt Ceiling strategy as people might think.http://jlne.ws/13h48x9 As VIX slumbers, investors grow complacent David Berman, The Globe and MailBill Luby at the VIX and More blog has been polling readers weekly on their top fears. In the latest poll, concerns about the U.S. deficit and debt ceiling have become the…

JLN Options: Why VIX’s Recent Plunge May Be Bad for Stocks Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Why VIX’s Recent Plunge May Be Bad for StocksJeff Cox, CNBCAfter a historic decline, market volatility really has no place else to go but up.In the near-term that’s probably bad news for stock prices, which have rallied in 2013 but likely are in for a rough ride over the next several weeks.http://jlne.ws/U16L18 Optionshop, the New Online Futures Broker Specializing in Options on Futures, Opens Doors for Traders and InvestorsPress ReleaseOptionshop, a new online futures broker specializing in options on futures, today began accepting new accounts.http://jlne.ws/XIFmFR What to watch: Stocks’ fear gauge plunge an omen?Adam Shell, USA TODAYShould you…

JLN Options: 2012: The Year In VIX And Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories 2012: The Year In VIX And VolatilityBill Luby, Seeking AlphaEvery year I assemble a chart that is my retrospective look at the year in volatility. While 2012 was the first year since 2006 that the VIX failed to make it out of the 20s, this was not due to an absence of threats to the stock market.http://jlne.ws/VAaBQv  Be Careful for What You Wish For  While clichés fly, stocks’ dependence upon easy Fed policies remains after fiscal cliff is sidestepped.  Randall W. Forsyth, Barron’sIn its annual list of words that ought to be banished from the English language compiled by…

JLN Options: Well-timed options trades before NYSE deal raise eyebrows Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Well-timed options trades before NYSE deal raise eyebrowsDoris Frankel, ReutersA surge in bullish options bets on NYSE Euronext shares ahead of Thursday’s announced merger has raised eyebrows among options strategists.http://jlne.ws/12tNsSJ** This always surprises me (that someone would try this if they had insider knowledge).  As soon as big news of a merger like this happens the first thing everyone does is look to see who was “lucky” enough to win big with a well-timed trade.  At the very least those people are going to get a lot of scrutiny making it difficult to get away with. Of course…

JLN Options: ICE to buy NYSE Euronext for roughly $8.2 billion Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ICE to buy NYSE Euronext for roughly $8.2 billionBen Fox, MarketWatchIntercontinentalExchange Inc. ICE agreed to buy fellow exchange NYSE Euronext NYX in a roughly $8.2 billion cash-and-stock deal, in a merger that will vastly expand ICE’s profile.http://jlne.ws/SZ2AFZ** ICE is the relative newcomer that sprang up in 2000 and only 12 years later is taking over the world. Jeffrey Sprecher has been a force to be reckoned with ever since he knocked the socks off of everyone at FIA Boca by challenging the CME’s bid to acquire the CBOT. — SR NYSE sale to ICE and the death of…

JLN Options: Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate Hearing Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate HearingPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineRepresentatives from two exchanges and two broker-dealers will likely air their differences today during a hearing hosted by the Senate Banking Committee.http://jlne.ws/12AhROv Derivatives traders optimistic for 2013, according to Risk.net pollRisk.netThe majority of respondents to a Risk.net poll expect to make more money from derivatives trading next year, despite the onset of new regulations in 2013 and continuing problems in the eurozone.http://jlne.ws/ZiRC15**Nice to know that “things can’t get much worse than 2012.” — SR ‘Un-Volatility’ Funds Hit Fresh Lifetime HighsBrendan Conway, Barron’sThere’s an incredibly wide array of,…

JLN Options: Silent night… Who ate the market volatility? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Silent night… Who ate the market volatility?James Saft, International Finance ReviewFor an uncertain world – one with fiscal cliffs, eurozone recession and regime change at the Federal Reserve – it sure is quiet out there.Volatility in financial markets is now trading more like we are in the pre-crisis world of 2006, rather than one in which most of the crucial questions are left unanswered.http://jlne.ws/QYJTjY Is Regulation Killing Derivatives?BobsGuideCleartrade Exchange’s Richard Baker to discuss growing regulatory burdens and ask the question: is regulation killing derivatives?http://jlne.ws/W5FHlp VIX ETFs continue to rise as US steps closer to fiscal cliffWall Street Sector…

JLN Options: Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options Exchanges Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options ExchangesPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThe controversial practice of dividend-capture options trading has ground to a halt at three of the four floor-based exchanges that have offered it. According to data published by the International Securities Exchange, dividend trade volume disappeared at NYSE Arca, NYSE Amex and Chicago Board Options Exchange in November.http://jlne.ws/12nLker**A victory for Gary Katz and the ISE — SR Hedge Funds Think the Fed Will Smother Market VolatilityBrendan Conway, Barron’sHedge funds are perfectly willing to take the other side of your bet on market volatility. In fact, Societe Generale’s strategists are…

CME Group’s Sean Tully Introduces Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures Financials,Interview,Video

Sean Tully

Sean Tully is the managing director of interest rate futures products for CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange. He recently led the development and implementation of CME’s Deliverable Interest Rate Swap Futures, a new type of derivatives product that aims to offer interest rate swap exposure, combined with the liquidity, transparency and margin efficiency of a futures contract. Tully is a 20-year veteran of the financial sector who, prior to joining CME Group in August 2011, led the fixed income trading group at German banking firm WestLB and, prior to that, spent over ten years as a derivatives trader…