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Here’s What Analysts Are Saying About the First Round of French Elections; Charts Show Traders Writing Down Chances of a Le Pen Presidency; OCC seeks leverage ratio relief as liquidity shrinks John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read The future of futures markets: Exchanges looking to fail fast By Jim Kharouf, JLN Andreas Preuss, deputy CEO, Deutsche Boerse had a show stopper. At the IOMA: World Federation Exchanges conference in Frankfurt on Friday, he said his exchange will have to speed up its business processes exponentially in the next two to three years in order to thrive. Implementing products and services from beginning to release will go from today’s 18 months to 4 days. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, no one in the audience was laughing. “The old way was seven months of iterations…

Trading firm Virtu Financial to buy KCG for about $1.4 billion; Mystery trader ’50 Cent’ can’t stop betting on a stock market shock; Euro, currency volatility jump ahead of French election first round Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight World Federation of Exchanges publishes Annual IOMA Derivatives Report WFE The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, has today published its annual report into the global derivatives market. Highlights of the report are as follows: 1) Derivatives volumes continued to grow in 2016 – increasing by 2.2% on 2015 – reaching a total number of 24.9 billion derivatives contracts. 2) This was made up of 9.4 billion options (38%) and 15.5 billion futures (62%) traded. /goo.gl/XGB4dP Lead Stories Trading firm Virtu Financial to buy KCG for…

The Great ‘Buy the Dip’ / ‘Sell the Volatility’ Trade; Stocks Keep Calm Amid Carrying On; U.S. equity options project calm as French election looms Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Great ‘Buy the Dip’ / ‘Sell the Volatility’ Trade RCM Alternatives Attain Blog We can’t stop thinking/talking/analyzing volatility, in what has become the defining trade of the past few years. As JPM’s quant Marko Kolanovic put it via ZeroHedge: “Shorting volatility is a multi-year alpha generating strategy utilized by the largest pension funds, asset allocators, asset managers and hedge funds alike that has profited from selling into short-term vol spikes (similar to ‘buying the dip’). It will continue being done until it ceases working; it remains a +++ performance driver for now.” You can see this clearly…