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JLN Options: Apple investors pay more for downside bets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Apple investors pay more for downside betsDoris Frankel, ReutersThe steady slide in longtime market darling Apple Inc has brought in options investors willing to pay more for bearish bets than at any time in the last four years.http://jlne.ws/105nSQQ The Supreme Myth of the Risk of Options DebunkedJohn Critchley, The Options InsiderI was recently talking to a very well educated corporate lawyer who is the father of my daughter’s basketball teammate and the conversation turned to investments.  I told him what I did and that my passion was options.  The reaction “Oh My, Options they are too risky for…

JLN Options: Spike in trading volume: Blame a witches’ brew of options expirations Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Spike in trading volume: Blame a witches’ brew of options expirationsKate Gibson, MarketWatchFriday’s spike in trading volume has virtually nothing to do with the market’s recent advance to multi-year highs, and everything to do with an event that comes just four times a year.http://jlne.ws/ZmYpDz Mini-options debut in five large namesChris McKhann, optionMONSTER (via Yahoo Finance)Today marks the start of trading in the new mini-options, which will give smaller traders access to contracts on some of the more expensive and popular stocks.http://jlne.ws/11afogn Volatility Traders, Gold Bulls Are Loving The Mess in CyprusBrendan Conway, Barron’sThe fast money is eager for…

JLN Options: Mini Options Will Go Live on Monday March 18th Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Mini Options Will Go Live on Monday March 18thBret Kenwell, BenzingaThe debate to allow mini options on the CBOE has been going on for a couple years now. Ever since names like Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) began trading at rather high dollar amounts, there have been parties both for and against the move.http://jlne.ws/Z3PN1g U.S. Stocks Decline After S&P 500 Index Approaches RecordSarah Pringle, BloombergBusinessweekU.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index moved within two points of its record high yesterday, as a report showed consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in March.http://jlne.ws/Z3NZFB…

JLN Options: CBOE Holdings And S&P Dow Jones Indices Extend Licensing Agreement Through 2033 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE Holdings And S&P Dow Jones Indices Extend Licensing Agreement Through 2033CBOE Holdings, Inc. and S&P Dow Jones Indices announced today that they have finalized an amendment to their license agreement that extends Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) exclusive rights to list security options contracts based on certain indices calculated and published by S&P Dow Jones Indices through 2032, and non-exclusive rights through 2033.http://jlne.ws/16ru6Q3 ***JK: Related tidbits:– 2013 is the 30th Year since CBOE first introduced the OEX, or S&P 100 and the S&P 500 options.– The S&P 500 options contract was the most traded index option w…

John Lothian Newsletter: Deutsche Börse eyes LatAm and Asia growth; JPMorgan Plans to Start Electronic Corporate Bond Trading System; Moscow exchange presses ahead with IPO John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Deutsche Börse isn’t all that concerned about the ICE-NYSE merger, and instead is casting its eye toward Latin America and Asia as better places to expand. JPMorgan plans to start a new electronic bond-trading platform early this year to compete against Goldman’s and Citigroup’s similar efforts. The Moscow Exchange continues its plans to IPO itself, choosing to launch its stock on its own exchange in the hopes of raising legitimacy as well as capital. In today’s First Read section, take a look at our latest episode of Restoring Customer Confidence, in which Ben Van Vliet, assistant professor of finance, Stuart…

JLN Options: Volatility Is Collapsing Right In Front Of Our Eyes, As Debt Ceiling Fears Fade Newsletter,Options

Dear Readers, This week we began to send you daily editions of JLN Options rather than just posting this information to our blog at www.jlnoptions.com. Our newsletters started out as blogs, evolved to weekly newsletters and now to a daily.  We believe pushing this information out to you as well as having it available online and via search is the optimal format. We hope you are enjoying the daily delivery of the newsletter.  We welcome input on this move and any other suggestions for the newsletter. Please feel free to recommend the daily newsletter to your friends and colleagues.  They…

JLN Options: CBOE Revamping Board to Drop Traders Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE Revamping Board to Drop TradersJacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalThe biggest U.S. stock-options exchange is cutting ties between its board and traders on its markets following a federal probe into the exchange’s regulation of its members, according to people close to the situation.http://jlne.ws/V6erDe Options Market Watch: Covered Call Trading Starts 2013 with a BangChristopher Ebert, Market PlaygroundLast week’s Option Index Update concluded: “Be prepared for a sideways or choppy market next week, as last week’s gains get digested!”Not much has changed since last week’s update. Covered call trading continued its nearly uninterrupted streak of profits; a streak…

JLN Options: A Washington Post Article On The Debt Ceiling Is Being Blamed For The Collapse In Market Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories A Washington Post Article On The Debt Ceiling Is Being Blamed For The Collapse In Market VolatilityJoe Weisenthal, Business InsiderQuick heads up.Some folks are attributing the market rally and the collapse of volatility to a Washington Post article by Greg Sargent arguing that the GOP isn’t united in their Debt Ceiling strategy as people might think.http://jlne.ws/13h48x9 As VIX slumbers, investors grow complacent David Berman, The Globe and MailBill Luby at the VIX and More blog has been polling readers weekly on their top fears. In the latest poll, concerns about the U.S. deficit and debt ceiling have become the…

JLN Options: 2012: The Year In VIX And Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories 2012: The Year In VIX And VolatilityBill Luby, Seeking AlphaEvery year I assemble a chart that is my retrospective look at the year in volatility. While 2012 was the first year since 2006 that the VIX failed to make it out of the 20s, this was not due to an absence of threats to the stock market.http://jlne.ws/VAaBQv  Be Careful for What You Wish For  While clichés fly, stocks’ dependence upon easy Fed policies remains after fiscal cliff is sidestepped.  Randall W. Forsyth, Barron’sIn its annual list of words that ought to be banished from the English language compiled by…