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SEC “Abdicated Responsibility” Regarding OCC Capital Plan; tastytrade buys Seed Futures; Gundlach’s Options Bet Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Seed Futures Acquired by tastytrade GlobeNewswire Seed Futures LLC (“Seed Futures”) today announced that its business has been acquired by dough, Inc. (d/b/a tastytrade). ****SD: This is a development worth following. The tastytrade/dough team and their new(ish) brokerage tastyworks continue to disrupt business. Seed Futures is a subsidiary of Seed CX, the SEF started two years ago (SEF designation came in August 2016) to initially trade forwards and options on industrial hemp products. Geared to all “emerging commodities,” as they phrase it, the exchange now has tradeable products like Hass avocados, organic soybeans and Persian limes….

JLN Options: Dealers Ask SEC to Force Exchanges to Broadcast Floor Trades Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Dealers Ask SEC to Force Exchanges to Broadcast Floor TradesPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThree options market-making firms have petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require the four options exchanges that operate floors to expose large block trades to all market participants-both on-floor and off-floor-electronically. Wall St. eyes weekly gain after jobs reportChuck Mikolajczak, Reuters (via Chicago Tribune)Stocks jumped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to halt its first two-week losing skid of the year after the May jobs report pointed to an economy still in need of central bank support. Gold options in charts: Volatility picking…