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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…

JLN Options: Indian Options Grow Fastest in World as Sensex Tops BRICs Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Indian Options Grow Fastest in World as Sensex Tops BRICsSantanu Chakraborty and Michael Patterson, BloombergIndia’s options market is growing at the fastest pace in the world, helping restore investor confidence in a stock market yet to recover from a 52 percent plunge during the global financial crisis.http://jlne.ws/YTkeO0 Here are Wall Street’s five worst trades of 2012Matt Phillips, Yahoo Finance1) The Whale2) The Facebook IPO3) Wall Street goes long Romney4) Giving money to John Paulson5) Knight Capital’s $440 million electronic oopshttp://jlne.ws/Z5L6JI** I know this is not strictly options related but interesting.  If any of you have some to add…

JLN Options: ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a Year Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a YearJohn Spence, ETF TrendsA volatility-linked exchange traded product designed to move in the opposite direction of the VIX has more than tripled in price over the past year.http://jlne.ws/VPmcJO What The VIX Is Saying About The Fiscal CliffBig TrendsThe past few weeks have been full of a constant barrage of press conferences and public statements from the charlatans in Washington D.C.  Politicians cannot pass up a chance to get in front of the cameras and the media has used the “fiscal cliff” as a mechanism to scare average Americans…

JLN Options: Cheap volatility, but big potential in China Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Cheap volatility, but big potential in ChinaAndrew Giovinazzi, MarketWatchLook at the VIX inch up in the face of very slow market activity . After trading the S&P 500 on the CBOE when I was younger, I can tell you what that feeling is. The paper is very thin, and it is buying options out of fear. Liquidity providers keep raising the prices since they don’t want a large position right now waiting for some answer out of Washington.http://jlne.ws/YP6Vgr How Did Wall Street Do on Sandy? Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalSecurities-market regulators are seeking details on the performance of…

JLN Options: Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in January; Why the ‘VIX of VIX’ is at Historical Lows Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in JanuaryJohn Lothian News has learned that senior derivatives industry executive Ed Boyle will be joining The Boston Options Exchange (BOX) as a senior vice president of business development and strategy. Boyle, the former head of NYSE’s Arca exchange and more recently an executive with GETCO, has been acting as a consultant for BOX for the last month. Last month, Boyle was named to the Advisory Committee of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.  Additionally, he serves on the advisory board of OptionsCity Software, Inc. BackgroundHe was tabbed in December 2010…

JLN Options: NYSE Arca Options announces Mini Options Launch Date of March 18, 2013 Newsletter,Options

New Restoring Customer Confidence Video The second video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with customer segregation. Each week we will post a new idea answering the question – how do you restore customer confidence and bring traders back? Restoring Customer Confidence More ideas» Customer Segregation: A Clear View MarketsWiki.tv Moving excess customer funds to a clearing house is one way to reduce the amount of capital at risk. Byron Baldwin, SVP, Buyside Relations at Eurex, says his exchange developed segregated account services that can be as wide or granular as needed. Watch the video » This video is…

John Lothian Newsletter: Chi-X Australia Seeks New CEO as Fowler Will Step Down; CFTC approves CME swap data repository; Timing is crucial for Nasdaq OMX derivatives venture John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Chi-X Australia says that CEO Peter Fowler will cease to act in that role in early 2013, but will remain on the board of directors for the venue. CME Group receives CFTC approval to proceed with its derivatives data warehouse project. Nasdaq OMX moves aggressively to open its new interest-rate futures trading platform in order to take advantage of new European clearing regulations.