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Why even bigger volatility ‘accidents’ are yet to come Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight China’s tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business Henning Gloystein – Reuters China’s threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month. /goo.gl/vcKWZe ****SD: It is estimated that the U.S. will dethrone Saudi Arabia as oil production king by 2019. Also in big oil news – OPEC Discusses Output Hike of Up to 600,000 Barrels a Day. In other tariff news – it might be up a smidge today, but check out the…

Can Options Market Activity Predict Economic Growth? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight CME’s Options Electronification Boom and Global Participation JohnLothianNews.com CME Group’s deal to acquire NEX and become a Treasury behemoth grabbed recent headlines, overshadowing the fact that the exchange group’s options franchise has been growing like gangbusters on the screen and globally. Recent records – there are a slew – are no happy accident. In this video, Derek Sammann, CME’s senior managing director, global head of commodities and options products, covers the catalysts behind this multi-year growth story. Watch the video and read the rest » Lead Stories Can Options Market Activity Predict Economic Growth? Rob Isbitts –…

‘Something lurking out there’ will upset the stock market, says Blackstone’s Wien Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories ‘Something lurking out there’ will upset the stock market, says Blackstone’s Wien Mark DeCambre – MarketWatch Blackstone’s Byron Wien says investors enjoying a recent rally in the stock market shouldn’t get too comfortable, even if the Wall Street veteran is optimistic about the domestic economy over the next two or three years. “My feeling is that there’s something lurking out there, Carl, that is going to upset the market and it’s probably a geopolitical event. Maybe the upcoming North Korea summit,” Wien said during a CNBC interview with anchor Carl Quintanilla Thursday morning. /jlne.ws/2M8NrzG How Strong Is the…

Go Ahead—Gamble on a Calm Market. What Could Go Wrong? Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories Go Ahead—Gamble on a Calm Market. What Could Go Wrong? Randall W. Forsyth – Barron’s Party like it’s 2017? Speculators are once again betting the stock market’s return to low volatility will persist despite the array of uncertainties it faces. Unlike last year, however, when amateurs piled into complex and risky exchange-traded funds that moved inversely to the VIX—the Cboe Volatility Index on options on the S&P 500—it’s professionals who have ramped up their short positions in VIX futures and options contracts his time. /jlne.ws/2HualOh ****JB: A fool and his money are soon parted. Betting Against Volatility Can…

Investors clinging to maligned trade, setting up for more carnage: MS Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories Investors clinging to maligned trade, setting up for more carnage: MS Joe Ciolli – Business Insider It has been said that repeating the same mistake and expecting a different result is a psychological fallacy. If so, one group of investors missed the memo, because that group is once again heading down a dark path that led it astray mere months ago. We’re referring to volatility short sellers, who were caught off-guard by a market shock in early February that left them scrambling to cover positions, putting even more pressure on existing holders. That, in turn, wiped out billions…

Think Soros Is Right? Traders Chase 76% Returns Shorting Europe Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories Think Soros Is Right? Traders Chase 76% Returns Shorting Europe Yakob Peterseil – Bloomberg Listed structured products help juice bets on stocks, forex; Double-digit coupons also possible for bears on euro project George Soros says the euro area is in “existential danger” — and the world’s biggest banks are flogging a flurry of products to parlay his warning into tantalizing returns. /jlne.ws/2sFINjH ****JB: I feel like a comment including Roseanne Barr should go here but I have been advised it is still too soon. Wall Street Hunkers Down for Summer of Rising Volatility Natasha Doff and Sid Verma…

LJM – The Autopsy Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight The Spread – Week of 5/14 to 5/18 JohnLothianNews.com Mexico, Italy, India, Ireland – we’re all over the world in today’s edition of The Spread. Also in this video, Spencer tries to speak Irish Gaelic. Watch the video and see the stories referenced here » Lead Stories LJM – The Autopsy Jeff Malec – Seeking Alpha By now, you’ve probably heard about the stunning losses and subsequent closing of the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund Inst. (MUTF:LJMIX), following the volatility spike in early February which saw the VIX go from 17 to 37, its largest one-day percentage…

NSE derivatives accessible to US clients; Shanghai copper options; Fresh vol bets Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Michael Lewis’ Wall Street Movie ‘Flash Boys’ Heads to Netflix Dave McNary – Variety Netflix has acquired movie rights Michael Lewis’ real-life financial drama “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” — a project that had been in development at Sony Pictures in 2014. bit.ly/2rTNoOS *****SD: Tagline – “Based on a book that made market makers start calling themselves electronic liquidity providers.” Lead Stories NSE derivatives access to US clients enabled Times of India The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Friday said it has become the first Indian stock exchange to be part-30 exempted by the…

Mexico Takes First Steps in Annual Oil Hedging Program Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – Nasdaq’s Kevin Kennedy Brought to you by the OCC In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., Kevin Kennedy, Nasdaq senior vice president and head of U.S. options, talks about how the industry weathered low volatility, Nasdaq’s proprietary product suite and capital requirement issues. Watch the video here » ++++++ Ibbo’s Kilt Challenge By Mark Ibbotson I am wearing a kilt to the IDX 2018 Gala for Futures for Kids because I believe in this charity’s mission! Each year, FIA hosts the IDX Gala…