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JLN Options: Big Sony options action before Loeb stake raises eyebrows Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Big Sony options action before Loeb stake raises eyebrowsDoris Frankel, Reuters (via Chicago Tribune)A surge in option market bets on Sony Corp just before a large hedge fund investor announced a big stake and called for a major restructuring of the company has raised concerns that some traders may have had advance word of the news. VIX Rises on Tuesday Despite New S&P 500 Record HighWall Street Sector SelectorVIX managed to increase on a day when Small Business Confidence Index beat expectations and the S&P 500 set new record intraday and closing highs. VIX Moves With Stocks as…

John Lothian Newsletter: Former Chi-X chief eyeing bid for Euronext; DTCC and Euroclear to share collateral pool; Bloomberg Admits Terminal Snooping John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Peter Randall, ex of Chi-X, starts the process of putting together a consortium to make a run for the Euronext exchange group. Clearinghouses DTCC and Euroclear plan to team up and give each other access to their collateral inventory to help improve liquidity. Bloomberg News admits that reporters have been monitoring the use of financial terminals by the company’s clients.

John Lothian Newsletter: Open-all-hours bourses battle for market share; France Pitches Euronext Investment to Banks; CME looks to Chile as copper contract gathers momentum John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Hong Kong Exchanges starts extended trading hours in some of their products, in a bid to capture increased volume from global participants. The government of France is calling on some of its largest banks to take a stake in the possible Euronext spinoff. CME Group considers Chile as a possible copper warehouse location, as the exchange’s copper contract accumulates more market share.

JLN Options: Wall Street silent as GOP eyes derivatives Newsletter,Options

New Restoring Customer Confidence VideoThe ninth video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with securing segregated funds. 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: Keep It There has been much talk about protecting customer funds but keeping them in segregated accounts outside of the brokerage house. John Omahen, vice president of post trade derivatives solutions at SunGard, talks about the value in moving customer funds to a clearing house. Such segregation could help not only protect…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Jan. 10, 2013 Newsletter,Options

Volatility ETFs hit new lows as the VIX index fell to its lowest level since June 20, 2007, ETF Trends reported. Those affected included the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX) and the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN (TVIX). This came after a week in which the VIX index fell a record 39%. Volatility-based products have become hugely popular since the 2008 financial crisis. More than 95% of the call options on VIX futures traded in 2012 expired worthless, according to Yahoo Finance. Nasdaq OMX Group‘s chief executive Robert Greifeld said he would “definitely” consider bidding…

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). 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…