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JLN Options: Options Markets Reveal Investor Unease Over Fed’s Next Move Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories FX HORIZONS: Options Markets Reveal Investor Unease Over Fed’s Next Move  Michael J. Casey, The Wall Street JournalThe vocabulary of the options world — “gamma,” “delta,” “implied volatility” — is enough to scare away most retail investors even before they’re forced to figure out how these complex derivatives are priced.  But sometimes there’s no better place than the options market to gauge the mood of global investors. We are currently in one of those moments. http://jlne.ws/13lJvj5 SEC Approves NYSE Proposal to Temporarily Restore Stock-Volatility Curbs Chris Dieterich and Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalA handful of sudden stock drops…

JLN Options: Gold VIX: Bugs Turn Fearful Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Gold VIX: Bugs Turn FearfulSteven Russolillo, The Wall Street JournalGold’s fear gauge is getting panicky.The CBOE Gold VIX is up 57% on Monday. It is on pace to blow past Friday’s 39% surge, which at the time was the biggest-ever increase in percentage terms, according to the exchange.http://jlne.ws/YXzqs2 FOCUS: Speculators Hike Appetite For Gold In Latest CFTC Report — Just Ahead Of Price BreakKitco News (via Forbes)Speculators raised their appetite for gold, increasing their exposure to U.S. futures and options contracts traded on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange and on the Nymex, according to…

JLN Options: Mini Options Will Go Live on Monday March 18th Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Mini Options Will Go Live on Monday March 18thBret Kenwell, BenzingaThe debate to allow mini options on the CBOE has been going on for a couple years now. Ever since names like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) began trading at rather high dollar amounts, there have been parties both for and against the move.http://jlne.ws/Z3PN1g U.S. Stocks Decline After S&P 500 Index Approaches RecordSarah Pringle, BloombergBusinessweekU.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index moved within two points of its record high yesterday, as a report showed consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in March.http://jlne.ws/Z3NZFB…

JLN Options: Beyond Heinz, Options Trades Draw Scrutiny Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Beyond Heinz, Options Trades Draw ScrutinyKaitlynn Kiernan, The Wall Street JournalA windfall bet made in H.J. Heinz Co. options one day before a buyout was announced Thursday prompted regulators to act quickly, freezing assets they suspect are tied to the trade.But the Heinz bet, which the Securities and Exchange Commission said could have paid out $1.7 million, was just the latest in a series of unusual options trades made ahead of the disclosures of big deals and other news that moved share prices.http://jlne.ws/WU8qsj** See press release below under “Regulation” from the SEC regarding the Heinz case. –JB Volatility…

JLN Options: A Sensible Change in Taxing Derivatives Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories A Sensible Change in Taxing DerivativesVictor Fleischer, DealbookIt’s not every day that I’m happy with Congress.Readers may recall David Kocieniewski’s article about Ronald S. Lauder, an heir to the Estée Lauder fortune with a net worth of more than of $3 billion.http://jlne.ws/X5qw74 Here’s How The ‘Fear Index’ Recovered After 11 Major CrisesSam Ro, Business InsiderThe analysts at Credit Suisse recently published their Global Investment Returns Yearbook The Big Picture’s Barry Ritholtz: recently pointed us to it.http://jlne.ws/X5rEaL  Nasdaq Talks With Carlyle Signal Exchange Takeovers Not OverLindsey Rupp, Leslie Picker & Whitney Kisling, BloombergNasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s talks with Carlyle…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Jan. 31, 2013 Newsletter,Options

The International Securities Exchange renamed its product development group ISE ETF Ventures, to emphasize its expanded efforts in the ETF business, Barron’s reported. The ISE calculates a number of indexes used as the basis for various ETFs, the most widely owned ETF that uses an ISE index being the First Trust  ISE Revere Natural Gas Index Fund (FCG), which manages $422 million. With ISE ETF Ventures, however, ISE is expanding beyond just developing indexes into helping to bring new ETFs to market with capital commitment, business development, and marketing support, according to an ISE press release. New York banks and…

JLN Options: Options Exchange ISE Turning to ETFs Newsletter,Options

LEAD STORIES Options Exchange ISE Turning to ETFsBrendan Conway, Barron’sThe International Securities Exchange, neck-and-neck for the number three spot in the U.S. stock-options market, just rechristened its product-development group as ISE ETF Ventures, if that gives you an idea where the options exchange sees its future.http://jlne.ws/Vqr5rI Wall Street vs. commodity traders at U.S. watchdog swaps hearingDouwe Miedema, ReutersWall Street banks and Chicago commodity traders on Thursday will each try to sway the top U.S. derivatives regulator their way at a public hearing on whether new rules unduly favor one of the two rivals.http://jlne.ws/Vqppyn Low Volatility Here to Stay? VIX Futures…

JLN Options: New Lows for Volatility ETFs as VIX Drops to 2007 Levels Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories New Lows for Volatility ETFs as VIX Drops to 2007 LevelsJohn Spence, ETF TrendsAnother day, another all-time low for volatility-linked exchange traded products such as iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (NYSEArca: VXX) and VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX).http://jlne.ws/WSKAsy What’s really going on in VIXChris McKhann, optionMONSTERIn the last few days, a steady stream of guests on financial TV have pontificated about the CBOE Volatility Index and what it means. Most of them apparently don’t know what they are talking about, but the fiscal-cliff volatility and subsequent record drop in the VIX have…

JLN Options: CBOE to Offer New Customized Option Pricing Service Through Market Data Express Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE to Offer New Customized Option Pricing Service Through Market Data ExpressPress ReleaseChicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE) announced today that its affiliate Market Data Express, LLC (MDX) plans to launch the CBOE Customized Option Pricing Service (COPS) on Monday, January 14. The new data service, which employs the market-making expertise of CBOE’s liquidity-providing community, offers subscribers end-of-day indicative valuations for “customized” options such as FLexible EXchange (FLEX) options and certain over-the-counter (OTC) options.http://jlne.ws/VG5v5j Moment of Truth for U.S. Stocks and VIX ETFs John Nyaradi, InvestorPlaceU.S. stocks and ETFs started 2013 with a bang as the Dow Jones Industrial…