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Derivatives trader carousel continues; Vol begs volume in June Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Spread – Playing Ketchup – 7/19 JohnLothianNews.com As there was no installment of “The Spread” last week, we added a brief lightning round to the end of this week’s options news recap. This week’s episode also features celebrity appearances by Mr. Bill and the Kool-Aid Man. Watch the video and see the stories referenced here » ++++ TGIF Miscellany Spencer Doar – JLN According to Tabb’s Options Liquidity Matrix, the year-to-date volumes of all five U.S. options franchises (Nasdaq, NYSE, Cboe, MIAX and BOX) are beating 2017 volumes. HKEX’s USD/CNH Options hit a record high with…

Trump’s Defense of Putin Too Much for Some Republicans; U.K.’s May in Brexit Turmoil John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The word of the day in the United States is: Treason.~JJL On Saturday, WGN Television held a Trading Tech 300 session with Demetrius Ivory teaching the weather merit badge to a group of Boy Scouts and one girl STEM Scout. At the class we learned what a CME is in the world of weather. A CME, or coronal mass ejection, is a significant release of plasma and magnetic field from the solar corona. They often follow solar flares and are normally present during a solar prominence eruption. ~JJL Later this week Advantage Futures…

JPM sees signs of VIX fix working; Goldman’s new team; BNY’s FX options Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Curve Spencer Doar – JLN One of yesterday’s top stories was Bloomberg’s Rare Shift in ‘Fear Gauge’ Shows Depth of Market Angst. At the time we published, the front month July VIX futures contract traded higher than August by more than .5 – defying the curve’s normal contango. However, that is a far cry from when the whole curve went into backwardation after the early Feb blowup and by the end of Monday that inversion was down to .08. By the time of publishing, that particular kink in the curve went away. Today’s open plotted with…

Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel at their own game John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff OCC’s rebranding video has a very “Birdman”-esque percussion accompaniment. (But then again, I’m a biased drummer.) The full lowdown on the OCC’s rebranding can be found here.~SD FIA is a recruiting a new director of compliance and regulation for its European policy and regulation team in London. The new hire will replace Robert Barnes, who is leaving his role as director of regulation later this summer to rejoin the UK regulator, FCA, as part of its Brexit team. Rob originally joined FIA in 2013 from FCA, where he had been part of the…

Ex-Goldman Exec Pushes ’70s Fix for Bond Market’s Big Problem John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The Crypto-Evolved event in New York on Wednesday still has some tickets available. In fact, you can click on THIS LINK and sign up with a 25% discount for being a reader of this newsletter. Please take a look at the promotional video we produced, starring TT’s Mike Unetich for more information on the conference.~JJL Join DePaul University for the upcoming Federal Trade Commission event: “Decrypting #Cryptocurrency Scams.” Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Chamber of Digital Commerce. And our friend…

Professor Who Rang VIX Alarm Says Tether Used to Boost Bitcoin John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff We have added Jaclyn Bouchard, senior manager, Global ESG Disclosure and Engagement at S&P Global, as a speaker at our MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity series in New York. She will be speaking on July 9 at Thomson Reuters.~JJL The lineup for the New York series on July 9 at Thomson Reuters in Times Square is Cboe’s Bryan Christian, Reuters’ John McCrank, Citadel’s Allison Gott, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s Ken Raisler, BNP Paribas’ Amanda Rajkumar and S&P Global’s Jaclyn Bouchard The lineup for the New York series on July 11 at Nasdaq is…

The Spread – Week of 5/21 to 5/25 Video,video

Reviews of “The Spread” are in! “You look better in blue.” -Host’s mom  “I guess I like it – I just don’t understand what you’re talking about.” -Old college friend “I prefer the book.” -Random millennial “It’s better than most other stuff.” -Biased observer Stories referenced in this week’s episode are:  -> CNBC – Goldman made a staggering $200 million in one day as markets plunged -> RCM Alternatives – LJM: The Autopsy -> Reuters – Citadel Securities ups ETF game as part of growth push -> Financial Times – US banks can now expect a streamlined Volcker rule 2.0 -> Reuters – Overstock.com…

Goldman Sachs desk’s huge Feb profit; Eurodollar options bet pays big Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Trump cancels Kim summit amid North Korea ‘hostility’ BBC US President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. /goo.gl/MKxJQS ****SD: Bu-bu-but the White House already released the commemorative coin!?! ++++++ Options Exchange Landscape and Misc. Notes It’s time for another fun slide from Trade Alert President Henry Schwartz’s “State of the Industry” presentation at the Options Industry Conference. This slide lays out the pricing structure of the soon-to-be 16 options exchanges and those structures’ respective marketshare. MIAX’s Shelly Brown discusses that 16th options exchange, Emerald, in an Options Exchange Leader Series…

FX volatility hopes; $100 a Barrel Oil Wager Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – NYSE’s Ivan Brown Brought to you by the OCC In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Ivan Brown, NYSE’s head of options, talks about launching options on the FANG+ index, implementing a complex price improvement auction mechanism, and the resiliency of U.S. options markets. Watch the video here » ****SD: See the press release in our “Exchanges” section for more on the FANG+ offering. ++++++ Italy Rout Wipes Five Billion Euros From Bond Futures Market James Hirai – Bloomberg The sell-off in…