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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…

JLN Options: Options volume on expiration light due to Boston lockdown Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options volume on expiration light due to Boston lockdownAngela Moon and Doris Frankel, ReutersOptions trading volume on Friday was unusually light as much of Boston, a major U.S. financial center, was under lockdown as police hunted for a suspect in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.http://jlne.ws/12t3yfE**Obviously, the options volume was not the tragedy here. A very sad time for Boston and for all of us. — SR Credit Suisse Embraces the Dark Side of TradingNathaniel Popper, DealbookThe debate over dark pools — private, electronic stock trading platforms — may get more murky.Credit Suisse, the operator of the nation’s largest dark…