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Volatility slump defies election shock; Independent US oil producers increase hedges for 2017; Profiles in Uncertainty – Election Night Lesson in Market Dynamics Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight How we talk Jim Kharouf – JLN My column yesterday, What Just Happened about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States struck a chord with readers. We received more reader feedback on this column than we have in some time, some negative, some supportive. Here are a few. “Thanks for this insightful OpEd. You articulated so many feelings I’m still trying to process.” And this: Wow, what an ignorant, cheap shot to smear nearly 60 million Americans that way. Deplorables, right? As a life-long New Yorker, I’ve watched Trump in action…

Hedges Hold as Global Markets Need Six Hours to Process Panic; Financial Models Go Haywire as ‘Tail-Risk Trump’ Lives Up to His Name; Wall Street rallies in volatile post-U.S. election trading Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight What Just Happened? By Jim Kharouf, JLN It was after midnight and the realization that Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States stunned, saddened and angered me. This is what our great country has descended to – a nation of angry white people who voted more than the brown and black people. It’s quite simple really – more people loved Trump’s hate and BS than believed Hillary Clinton’s boring establishment BS. And so, here we are, on the precipice of all that is right with democracy and wrong with America. We’ll rationalize it…

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Jim Kharouf

  It was after midnight and the realization that Donald Trump is going to be president of the United States stunned, saddened and angered me. This is what our great country has descended to – a nation of angry white people who voted more than the brown and black people. It’s quite simple really – more people loved Trump’s hate and BS than believed Hillary Clinton’s boring establishment BS. And so, here we are, on the precipice of all that is right with democracy and wrong with America. We’ll rationalize it by saying we are bigger than this president –…

SPX Options Market Not Certain on Election Results; Cost of Hedging Europe Stocks Rises to Brexit High as U.S. Votes; Election 2016 – Must-Read Market Theories for Before and After the Vote Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Something is going to happen Spencer Doar – JLN So, there’s this thing happening that is a real big deal. As a result, I’ve added a U.S. Election section to the newsletter. Hopefully, we will know who won by sometime around 10 p.m. Central tonight, which was about when the 2008 and 2012 elections were called. If that is the case and it looks like there will be a peaceful transition of power, I expect our U.S. Election section will go the way of the dodo in short order. If we get some Florida nonsense or cray…

Election Marks Crossroads for SEC; SGX and the Baltic Exchange confirm completion of acquisition; How Blockchain Will Change Your Life John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read CME takes emergency action to prepare for Election Day volatility Reuters CME Group Inc took emergency action on Monday to allow bigger-than-normal price swings in its interest rate futures on Election Day on Tuesday, as the market operator warned that the U.S. presidential vote could increase volatility. /goo.gl/TMBWu4 **** Make sure your seat belts are buckled and you have your Dramamine close for the motion sickness. ++++ Celebrities to join forces with the City to combat motor neurone disease From David Setters The Broad Appeal are once again supporting their close friend David Setters for a quiz night…

Options Are Pricing In One of the Biggest Stock Moves on Record for the Election; Hedging activity rises as odds on Donald Trump win fall; Election At Top of Market’s Mind, But More Earnings Could Keep Things Humming Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Wizards of Today’s Markets: Jack Schwager, Part 1 Trading Technologies We recently ran our third “Wizards of Today’s Markets” Q&A, rounding off our trio of Chicago trading legends with TransMarket Group’s Ray Cahnman. To close out the series, we thought it would be fitting to talk with the originator of the “Market Wizards” moniker himself, Jack Schwager. Jack authored “Market Wizards”—a series of interviews with some of the most successful traders in a variety of different markets—in 1989 after publishing the more technical “A Complete Guide to the Futures Markets” in 1984 (a revised version of which…

Time to Rise Up, Vote and Unite Commentary,Feature

Tomorrow is election day in the United States. It’s almost hard to write the first word of our country’s name because we are hardly united these days – divided over everything from political idealism, immigration, terrorism, globalization, capitalism to the many other isms and phobias that threaten what we stand for as a country, and arguably THE standard bearer for democracy. And yet, here we stand on the eve of the election faced with a choice to make between two candidates who revolt and enrage opponents rather than garner our respectful differences of opinion. CME Group’s Terry Duffy said recently…

Nobel Laureate – Buffett’s WMDs Help Society; How air pollution on Wall Street might actually be bringing down the stock market; Commodity traders must go digital or face extinction – report Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces JLN Staff The CME reported third quarter earnings this morning and a couple of items were worth noting. CME is making progress in its ongoing efforts to attract Asian customers. CME CEO Phupinder Gill told analysts that the region has been a strong contributor to CME’s metals and energy product groups. Volume in its natural gas options out of Asia rose 104 percent, and in metals, volumes from the region were up 44 percent. The other item worth mentioning is that the daily options volumes on CME’s Globex platform hit an all-time high in…

Uneasy Calm Grips Markets Suddenly Silent Before U.S. Vote; Option Writing Mutual Funds Gain Fans in Volatile Times; Rates Are Poised to Rise But the VIX of Treasurys is Super Low – What Gives? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Stepping Forward in London By John J. Lothian Well, it is about time. I will be delivering my first presentation as part of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity in London on Monday. Due to a scheduling conflict, Jock Percy of Perseus had to withdraw from the event on October 31. Stuff happens and you roll with it. So it will be my turn to step up and be a presenter. The question in my mind is whether I can keep my presentation in the 12 to 14 minute segments we allow the speakers. I am going to…