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JLN Options: CFTC Proposal Poses “Monumental” Challenge to FCMs Newsletter,Options

CFTC Proposal Poses “Monumental” Challenge to FCMsBy John Lothian Changes to the way customer funds are held and accounted for by futures commission merchants (FCMs) were inevitable after the bankruptcies of MF Global and Peregrine Financial Group. But it is pressure from buy-side market participants and their allies in Congress who are pushing for regulatory changes that could change the face of the futures business. At last week’s CFTC Roundtable, the fourth panel of the day titled “Enhancing Protections Afforded Customers and Customer Funds Held by Futures Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organization,” highlighted the challenges and potential consequences to…

JLN Options: Nasdaq to Offer Options on U.S. Treasury Securities This Month Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Nasdaq to Offer Options on U.S. Treasury Securities This MonthLiz Capo McCormick, BloombergNasdaq OMX Group Inc., the second- biggest U.S. exchange operator, will offer options on U.S. Treasury securities to allow buyers to hedge interest-rate risk. Some Trader Has Made A Very Big Bet That Something Very Bad Will Happen Within The Next 60 DaysSam Ro, Business Insider[A]ccording to UBS’s Art Cashin, some options trader has made an enormous $11.25 million bet that the VIX will explode higher very soon.**Confusing terminology on what the trader actually did – I assume they meant he bought the April 20-25 call…

John Lothian Newsletter: ICE Profit Rises 2 Pct on Expense Cuts; CME sees signs of OTC business moving to exchanges; TAIFEX and Eurex agree on strategic alliance John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

IntercontinentalExchange pulls a nifty Q4 profit out of a challenging environment in 2012. CME Group finds evidence that OTC trading is being set aside in favor of exchange-traded products. Eurex and TAIFEX announce a product and clearing alliance.

IRS approves 60/40 tax treatment for Eurex products effective March 1, 2013 Blog,Financials

via Harlan Ten Pas, McGladrey LLP: Is this a good example of the separation of powers between the branches of the U.S. government?  Less than two weeks ago, the Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee submitted a tax bill that would totally eliminate 60/40 capital gain tax treatment for domestic futures contracts starting in 2014.  On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service issued Rev. Rul. 2013-5 which approved 60/40 treatment for EUREX derivative products effective as of March 1, 2013.  However, this ruling is less a reaction to Congress than it is the final result of a long administrative…

JLN Options: VIX Has Its Biggest Two-Day Fall – 35.4%; Record Futures Volume Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories VIX Has Its Biggest Two-Day Fall – 35.4%; Record Futures VolumeMatt Moran, VIX ViewsOver the past six trading days the VIX has had a roller-coaster ride as investor sentiment shifted in regard to perceived prospects for a near-term solution to the U.S. fiscal cliff situation. Vix Futures Set Another New Single-Day Volume Record Today: 221,323 ContractsPress ReleaseThe CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) announced today that CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 221,323 contracts (estimated), the second consecutive daily VIX futures record this week.Today’s daily record eclipsed the previous VIX futures single-day…

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.**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…

John Lothian Newsletter: Miami Options Exchange Gets SEC Approval; Eurex Exchange launches derivatives trading system; Interest-Rate Swap Futures Surpass $130 Million at CME Group John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

New options exchange MIAX gets a green light from the SEC, and will be able to open its doors as planned on December 7. Eurex Exchange launches the next generation of its derivatives trading system, beginning the months-long process of migrating its offerings onto the new platform. CME Group’s new interest rate swap futures contracts sees solid interest from traders.

JLN Options: MIAX Receives Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to Become Newest Equity Options Exchange; Trading to Commence on December 7, 2012 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories MIAX Receives Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to Become Newest Equity Options Exchange; Trading to Commence on December 7, 2012Press ReleaseMIAX Options Exchange (“MIAX”) announced today that on December 3, 2012, it received an Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of its Application for Registration as a National Securities Exchange, and thus MIAX will act as its own self-regulatory organization. [Release No. 34-68341; File No.10-207.]  Trading on MIAX, a fully electronic options trading exchange, is scheduled to commence on December 7, 2012. PowerShares Readies ‘Downside Hedged’ ETFTom Lydon,…

John Lothian Newsletter: Xetra head to leave Deutsche Börse; BATS to borrow $300m for dividend payouts; Approval Pending, Miami Exchange Plans Its Launch John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Deutsche Börse announces changes to its senior management team. Exchange operator BATS looks to the debt market for financing, its first attempt to raise money since its failed self-IPO this past March. Miami Options Exchange forges ahead with plans to open its doors in early December, despite a lack of regulatory approval for that action. If you missed yesterday’s release of the second part of JLN’s Restoring Customer Confidence series, you’re in luck. Watch the interview with Eurex’s Byron Baldwin and learn how Eurex handles customer account segregation.