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JLN Options: VIX: Has Vol-of-Vol Stopped Working? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories VIX: Has Vol-of-Vol Stopped Working?Jared Woodard, The StreetOne of the phenomena we have focused on a lot in our CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) trading over the last few years is the volatility of volatility.http://jlne.ws/XolTsr The VIX Index Rises As Reality Sets In: Weekly VIX ETF ReportWall Street Sector SelectorThe VIX Index (but not VIX ETFs) appeared to be reacting in fear to the declining equity markets.  The NASDAQ’s 2% slip, the Russell 2000′s 1.7% slip, and the S&P 500′s 1% slip likely did not quell investor fears, as it appears by and large that the major indexes are…

JLN Options: Investors sue to block Heinz takeover Newsletter,Options

SPX vs. VIX Trailing 30 Days(click for larger image) Chart and data provided by Livevol New Restoring Customer Confidence VideoThe final scheduled video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with electronic confirmations of customer funds. As the industry continues to deal with these issues, John Lothian News may highlight new ideas or developments in future Restoring Customer Confidence videos. Restoring Customer Confidence More ideas» Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations MarketsWiki.tv Capital Confirmation, which runs Confirmation.com, is credited with helping to unveil the massive $215 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) in July 2012. The web-based audit confirmation service…

JLN Options: Options Exchange ISE Turning to ETFs Newsletter,Options

LEAD STORIES Options Exchange ISE Turning to ETFsBrendan Conway, Barron’sThe International Securities Exchange, neck-and-neck for the number three spot in the U.S. stock-options market, just rechristened its product-development group as ISE ETF Ventures, if that gives you an idea where the options exchange sees its future.http://jlne.ws/Vqr5rI Wall Street vs. commodity traders at U.S. watchdog swaps hearingDouwe Miedema, ReutersWall Street banks and Chicago commodity traders on Thursday will each try to sway the top U.S. derivatives regulator their way at a public hearing on whether new rules unduly favor one of the two rivals.http://jlne.ws/Vqppyn Low Volatility Here to Stay? VIX Futures…

JLN Options: Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate Hearing Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate HearingPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineRepresentatives from two exchanges and two broker-dealers will likely air their differences today during a hearing hosted by the Senate Banking Committee.http://jlne.ws/12AhROv Derivatives traders optimistic for 2013, according to Risk.net pollRisk.netThe majority of respondents to a Risk.net poll expect to make more money from derivatives trading next year, despite the onset of new regulations in 2013 and continuing problems in the eurozone.http://jlne.ws/ZiRC15**Nice to know that “things can’t get much worse than 2012.” — SR ‘Un-Volatility’ Funds Hit Fresh Lifetime HighsBrendan Conway, Barron’sThere’s an incredibly wide array of,…

John Lothian Newsletter: CBOE looks to set up London base; Citigroup to launch commodity trade finance business; Liquidnet launches Philippines dark pools John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CBOE announces plans to expand into London with VIX futures.  Citigroup, seeing the European exodus from commodity trading by banks and other firms, decides to take a seat at the table.  Liquidnet opens up its ninth dark venue in Asia in the Philippines.

Five Minutes with Dax Rodriguez Interview,Options

Dax Rodriguez

Dax Rodriguez is an industry veteran involved in a new venture with Livevol, an options analytics platform. After acing an AP Economics report on options in high school, he went on to work with market data at the Chicago Board of Trade, re-launched the futures business at E*Trade and opened a Chicago office for Ballista Securities. He sat down with JLN’s Jessica Titlebaum to discuss how he got his start in the capital markets, who his mentors were and how networking got him to where he is today. Q. Where are you from? A. I was born in the Philippines…