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Liquidity the next meltdown trigger; Quantlab “coup”; China’s puttable bonds Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight RCM Alternatives Infographic – Top 100 Managed Futures Programs ****SD: RCM Alternatives put together this cool infographic covering the big players in managed futures. You’re going to want to click the image to blow it up. Lots of details in there. The largest vol fund – Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy from Catalyst Capital Advisors – comes it at 26th overall. ++++ Tuesday’s Miscellany Spencer Doar – JLN On August 7, the FIA will host a webinar covering futures and options volume trends in the first half of 2018. You can register here. According to Amir Khwaja of…

Senate Version of Options Markets Stability Act; Caution Hits Options Markets; Millennial FB trader Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Cboe Global Markets Announces Senate Version of Options Markets Stability Act Cboe Cboe Global Markets, Inc., one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, announced that Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced S. 3283, The Options Markets Stability Act. bit.ly/2uX1m4Q ****SD: The speed at which this is moving along is encouraging. Caution Hits Options Markets as Liquidity Fears Flare Gunjan Banerji – Barron’s Major U.S. stock indexes have vaulted higher this week—at least until Facebook’s earnings-related plunge jolted the Nasdaq Composite—but the options market is signaling caution. An upbeat earnings season, with the…

Liquidity concerns to fuel vol; CTC expands; Sebi’s derivatives rules Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Goldman Warns of Liquidity-Fueled Sell-off After ‘Volmageddon’ Tracy Alloway – Bloomberg (SUBSCRIPTION) Weakened liquidity might have set stage for volatility surge; February event stands as warning to consider hedges: Goldman More than five months after February’s so-called volmageddon, the causal connection with a sudden slide in U.S. equity liquidity is only now becoming clear, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. /goo.gl/usP89x ****SD: Seems to be the bank concern de jour – the below story regarding Morgan Stanley’s research is also about liquidity. The Heisenberg Report has more on the notes here. Volatility highest since financial crisis, Morgan Stanley…

Shortwave trading; Robinhood’s $2b a day options biz; Mammoth bond wager Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight A little-known business at Robinhood has exploded, and now it’s launching a service to go after the most serious traders Frank Chaparro – Business Insider Prime (SUBSCRIPTION) Robinhood’s options-trading business is exploding, according to Chris O’Neil, a product manager at the California broker. Now the firm, which says it has seen $2 billion in options-trading volumes since launch, is upping the ante with the rollout of multileg options. The move shows the company is seriously going after the business of more experienced traders, says Devin Ryan, an analyst at JMP Securities /goo.gl/C2CX83 ****SD: First of all, not…

No rejoicing yet over Volcker ; Options liquidity concerns Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Vela’s Plans Post-Acquisitions JohnLothianNews.com In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Vela CEO Jennifer Nayar talks about where the company sees opportunity after its acquisition of OptionsCity and Object Trading in the summer of 2017. Watch the video here » ****SD: Other Vela news this week – Alexandria McGrath of Vela recognized as a Rising Star; CEO Jen Nayar also named Woman of the Year by Markets Media Lead Stories Why Wall Street Traders Aren’t Rejoicing (Yet) Over Volcker Rule Yalman Onaran – Bloomberg Wall Street has long derided…

VIX Isn’t Broke; CAT Privacy Bill; WMDs for next crash Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The State of Options Market Making in One Image; Happy 45th Anniversary of the Black Scholes Formula At the Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., Trade Alert President Henry Schwartz gave his annual “State of the Industry” presentation. The presentation is always chock full of great graphs and information – the word cloud image above is always a favorite. In the picture, liquidity providers are sized according to their industry presence – the bigger the firm’s book, the bigger its name appears. Schwartz said Susquehanna is not sized to the same scale as the rest because…

VIX Faces Probes With Controversial Auction at Issue John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Congratulations to OIC’s Mary Savoie and the OCC/OIC team that organized this year’s Options Industry Conference. The venue was great, the weather nice and the execution of the conference was terrific.~JJL No one wanted to sponsor a porta potty for the OIC beach cabana party yesterday. Something about bad branding. I suggested OCC should have sponsored them. After all, OCC is where our liquidity is pooled.~JJL We forgot to unlock the video interview with WFE’s Nandini Sukumar. The video is now unlocked and available for viewing. Our apologies, but shame on all of…

The Spread – Week of 4/23 to 4/27 Video,video

Who likes TV show theme songs (especially older ones that still live on through syndication)? If you don’t, well, shame on you, but watch this week’s episode of The Spread anyway for some updates on happenings in the options world. The stories referenced can be found below:  -Bloomberg – Options Traders Pile Into $80 Oil Bets as Trump Wild Cards Mount -OCC – A Decade After the Financial Crisis, These Lessons Can’t Be Forgotten -Cboe – Letter from Cboe CEO Ed Tilly and President Chris Concannon regarding VIX activity -Press Release – Matrix Executions Announces the Creation of a High Touch Trading Desk for…

Did Options Markets Dive Off A Liquidity Cliff Last Month? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Ready to Follow Through – Chris Concannon, Cboe JohnLothianNews.com CBOE and Bats officially became Cboe Global Markets in 2017, which meant much of the year was spent laying the foundations for further integration. Of course, there was also the under-the-radar launch of a crypto futures product, too. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Chris Concannon, Cboe’s President and COO, talks about complex order book functionality, the future of a crypto ecosystem at Cboe, how Cboe prepared for more technology migrations on its exchanges and more. Watch the video and read the rest here…