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Montréal Exchange’s Luc Fortin Says It’s All About The Time Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Market to Expand Hours and Revamp It’s 5-Year Bond Luc Fortin, the president and CEO of Montréal Exchange, is looking to expand the exchange’s reach this year with new extended hours starting in October, which will grab more of the European time zone as well as its interest rate suite in the second half of the year. It is one of the last G7 exchanges to offer longer trading hours, so the move will put the Canadian derivatives market on a more equal footing with other markets. “The concept of trading the market on your time is something we’re very…

Montréal Exchange’s CEO Focused on Structural Adjustments Feature,Video,video

“The world is looking to trade more and more Canada and the fact that we’re only open during our own time zone is a bit prohibitive for some of the international clients.” Last year, Montréal Exchange launched single stock futures and it turned out to be its best product launch in a decade based on rapidly growing open interest. The exchange also revamped its 5-year bond contract in order to make sure all points on the curve are accessible. With those changes in place, 2017’s goals center around structural change. MX is altering its own rules to open its market…

New China options to pave way for open commodities trading; Amsterdamtrader stops; “Open outcry” is in retreat but futures and options trading-volumes surge Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories New China options to pave way for open commodities trading Lucy Hornby – Financial Times As China prepares to introduce its first options contracts for commodities trading, the head of one of the country’s leading bourses for raw materials has shrugged off fears that the move will add to the extreme volatility in commodities seen in 2016. “We [in China] are behind international markets because we have too few tools, too few products,” says Li Zhengqiang, chairman of the Dalian Commodity Exchange, adding that introducing more products and new instruments like options will help hedge risk, not add…

JLN Options: Volatility’s Biggest Week of 2013 Was Not Very Big Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Volatility’s Biggest Week of 2013 Was Not Very BigBrendan Conway, Barron’sThe “fear gauge” climbed 24% last week, the most in nearly four months. But these days it takes more than a commodity selloff and weak data in China to get investors genuinely worried.http://jlne.ws/109CywD VIX Has Biggest Weekly Increase of 2013 as Stocks DropNikolaj Gammeltoft and Cecile Vannucci, BloombergBusinessweekU.S. equity volatility rose the most in almost four months last week after unexpectedly slow growth in China and a selloff in commodities triggered the biggest stock-market drop since November.http://jlne.ws/109Auoh Bloomberg lawsuit will not stem swap futuresThe TradeBloomberg’s legal action against…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Newsletter,Options

A recent Tabb Group report found that high-frequency trading is dominating US options trading, and that keeping up with the pace of technology in a climate of tight budgets and low trading volumes is becoming too difficult for many firms.  The industry is transforming as smaller “mom and pop” market making firms disappear. The CBOE VIX, known as the “fear index,” is up 30% this month, but a chart shows that longer maturities through September have barely budged, leading Susquehanna Financial Group’s Chris Jacobson to conclude that the VIX spike is just a blip rather than a longer term trend,…

JLN Options: Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in January; Why the ‘VIX of VIX’ is at Historical Lows Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in JanuaryJohn Lothian News has learned that senior derivatives industry executive Ed Boyle will be joining The Boston Options Exchange (BOX) as a senior vice president of business development and strategy. Boyle, the former head of NYSE’s Arca exchange and more recently an executive with GETCO, has been acting as a consultant for BOX for the last month. Last month, Boyle was named to the Advisory Committee of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.  Additionally, he serves on the advisory board of OptionsCity Software, Inc. BackgroundHe was tabbed in December 2010…