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Interest (in) rates: CME’s suite soars Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

Despite historical seasonality trends pointing to decreased trading activity in summer months, CME’s interest rate complex has been red hot. In the past month, CME Group has experienced records in a variety of rate-related products in terms of average daily volumes, open interest, electronic trading and investor participation. Average daily volumes (ADV) and open interest (OI) in Ultra 10-year Treasuries, Wednesday Weekly Options on Treasuries (just launched in June), electronic trading of eurodollar options are all at highs and foreign investor participation is on the rise.  (See the infographic below for more.) In August, OI in treasury options reached a record;…

CME Group CEO Terry Duffy on Business and Interest Rates Under the Trump Administration Feature,Video,video

With a new administration in place and a more optimistic outlook from the market community, CME Group is well positioned to succeed, according to CEO Terry Duffy. Whereas global regulatory efforts have served as a headwind for the industry since the financial crisis, now the United States is benefiting from the perception that the new administration’s stance on regulation will serve as an tailwind. There is much left to be determined, certainly, but even the shift to no new regulation as opposed to deregulation is sufficiently pro-business to elicit optimism, said Duffy.  Adding to that is the Federal Reserve as…

Snap Skeptics May Drive $1 Billion of Short Sales Within a Week; Yellen Says March Hike ‘Likely Appropriate’ If Progress Persists; VIX: The Truth About a Very Misunderstood Index Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Snap Skeptics May Drive $1 Billion of Short Sales Within a Week Lu Wang – Bloomberg All the love for Snap Inc. is sure to draw out the haters. That’s the view of S3 Partners LLC, a financial analytics firm, which says short interest in the photo-app maker is liable to reach $1 billion within a week, particularly if today’s rally continues. The contrary bet won’t be cheap, either, with the cost to borrow shares likely to start at 25 percent and rise. jlne.ws/2lHUSjN Yellen Says March Hike ‘Likely Appropriate’ If Progress Persists Bloomberg Federal Reserve Chair Janet…

Flash Crash Trader Sarao Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Spoofing; Top high-frequency trader Teza to quit proprietary trading; Trump Expected to Seek Deep Cuts in Business Regulations John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read How we talk Jim Kharouf – JLN My column yesterday, What Just Happened about the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States struck a chord with readers. We received more reader feedback on this column than we have in some time, some negative, some supportive. Here are a few. “Thanks for this insightful OpEd. You articulated so many feelings I’m still trying to process.” And this: Wow, what an ignorant, cheap shot to smear nearly 60 million Americans that way. Deplorables, right? As a life-long New Yorker, I’ve watched Trump in action for…

The Black Swan – the new symbol of the United States of America Americas,Banks, Brokers & Managed Funds,Blog,Commentary,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Feature,Investing & Trading,Mwiki,Politics,Regulation,Regulation & Enforcement

  Yah baby, Yah! Dodd-Frank, gone. Clearing mandate, gone. Regulations, gone. Low interest rates, no problem. Volcker Rule, gone. Volatility, you bet. Bullish on the exchange sector, you bet. The American voters just unleashed the greatest gift on the world of trading we could have ever asked for. We will now have volatility at all times of the day and night. Binary contracts just became a big thing. Forget about market direction. You better learn to trade volatility. We just made the Black Swan the new symbol of the United State of America. Goodbye Eagle. You want some Twitter rants…

Investors May Be Misjudging U.S. Election Volatility; CBOE-Bats tie-up seen as opportunity to reduce trading costs; Buy-Write Funds Don’t Have As Big An Impact As You May Think Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Bits & Pieces By Jim Kharouf Next week is one of the biggest weeks of the year for the industry, with FIA Expo in Chicago from October 18th (opening night) to October 20th. John Lothian News will be publishing two pieces in the coming days that we hope will serve as discussion points during the show and beyond. JLN Associate Editor Spencer Doar has put together a special news report on the growth of options on futures. That segment of the business has grown dramatically in recent years and may continue to be one of the growth…

Sweet 16: The Tops for 2016 Special Report

At last fall’s FIA Expo Chicago, John Lothian News partnered with Cinnober Financial Technology to  bring you industry conversations, where we conduct short interviews with industry participants on the important topics facing the financial markets. The 2015 theme is “Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016.” What technology, regulation, exchange or macroeconomic issue or trend will be most important to our industry next year? We will take the 16 best ideas and thoughts and package them in a John Lothian News video series. Here is what our participants had to say: Part 1 – Exchanges: Exchange leaders will be dealing with…

Sweet 16: The Tops For 2016 – Economics Interview,Video

From the Federal Reserve Bank moves on rates to the supply and demand for crude oil, 2016 is expected to be a big year for the derivatives industry. In our JLN Sweet 16 Series, we spoke with industry executives who gave us their top economic trends to watch in 2016. Here’s what Don Wilson, Terry Duffy, Christian Hauff and Derek Sammann had to say.

Canada prepares for derivatives transparency overhaul Blog,Commentary,Regulation

(Marisol Collazo is a Managing Director and U.S. CEO of the DTCC Data Repository) Following the September 2009 commitment by G20 leaders to improve the integrity of the markets, reporting of derivatives trades to trade repositories has become critical to regulatory efforts to monitor and detect the build-up of risk in the financial system. To date, a number of jurisdictions around the world have developed rules and regulations requiring mandatory reporting of derivatives to trade repositories. Derivatives trades are being reported to trade repositories in the United States (since 2012), Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia (since 2013), the European…