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MIAX Prevails in Patent Spat with Nasdaq; Sterling slump prompts dash for options JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight TGIF – Miscellany Spencer Doar – JLN Susquehanna’s Stacey Gilbert, head of derivative strategy, said during a panel at SIFMA’s Listed Options Symposium that there have been seven days in 2018 that saw a three standard deviation move. That should happen only two or three times a year. In the last 30 years, there was only one other year it happened: 2008. An uncommon name on the “most active options” lists this week has been Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG). The utility’s stock has been bouncing all over the place on news that its equipment might…

SEC, EtherDelta founder settle charges over unregistered exchange; Wall Street says Fed is in denial John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Thank you to the reader who reached out to Jim Oliff with his story of being a cancer survivor for six years with the same type of cancer. The readers of this newsletter never cease to amaze me with their kindness, generosity and sharing.~JJL Benchmark Mineral Intelligence forecasts there will be a 399 percent jump in lithium-ion battery production by 2028. Here is an infographic from Visual Capitalist on the explosion of battery “megafactories.” For a more comprehensive look at the lithium ion battery space, see this blog. For some more trading specific…

The Spread – A Rising Tide Lifts All Exchanges – 11/2 The Spread,Video,video

It seems like everybody in the options exchange space is busy setting records, and there were positive developments on the regulatory front. It’s been a good few weeks for the industry. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode: –FIA -> U.S. banking regulators propose SA-CCR methodology for calculating derivatives exposures –Federal Reserve -> Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts –Cboe -> Cboe Global Markets Reports Record Trading Activity –MIAX -> MIAX International Holdings Reports October 2018 Trading Activity –Nasdaq -> Nasdaq Volume Statistics –BusinessWire -> OCC Clears Record Monthly Volume in October –Bloomberg…

Colombia Plans Mexico-Style Oil Hedge After Recent Volatility; ETF options hedging JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Guess Who’s Back (Office)? Reimagining the Trade Life Cycle JohnLothianNews.com In this compilation video from FIA Expo, Minium CEO Patrick Tessier, Fidessa Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Derivatives Justin Llewellyn-Jones, and Eventus Systems CEO Travis Schwab talk about automating the trading life cycle and what streamlining that workflow means for the future. Watch the video and read the rest » ++++++ OCC Clears Record Monthly Volume in October BusinessWire OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced a record 567,833,544 total contracts cleared in October, the highest monthly total since OCC’s founding in 1973….

Nasdaq Futures Exchange confirms CEO departure John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Welcome to Movember. Time to stop shaving in the name of men’s health.~JJL CME Group in October raised more than $37,000 from their employees and broader community for their Fourth Annual Pink for a Purpose campaign. Their donations have raised more than $37,000 to fund the early prevention and detection of breast and ovarian cancer. When you combine that amount with their corporate gift, more than $137,000 will be directed to @bebrightpink and over $15,000 will go to @CR_UK.~JJL The 2019 Options Industry Conference registration is now open! You can network with over…

U.S. Banks Make Hay of European Trading Rules John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff The winner of the Innovator of the Year Award at FIA Expo 2018 was FreightWaves, the company that is creating the first Trucking Freight Futures contracts to help bring hedging to transportation costs, primarily for agricultural companies. Congratulations to the company and to its founder, Craig Fuller. Interestingly, this is the second year in a row that the winner was an “agtech” company (last year’s winner was Tellus Labs). It’s also the third year in a row that Chuck Mackie has correctly predicted the winner.~SR Speaking of Chuck Mackie, here is his writeup…

SEC Rules NYSE, Nasdaq Didn’t Justify Market Data Fee Increases John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

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First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff John Lothian News is working on a documentary video series on the history of financial futures. We are looking for people with stories to tell about the development of the early financial futures contracts in Chicago, New York, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo and elsewhere. If you see one of us at the FIA EXPO, feel free to stop us and share your stories. We need your help to tell the history of financial futures as completely, fairly and effectively as possible.~JJL John F. Notorangelo, 52, passed away suddenly recently. He was a former futures…

VIX Activity Spikes; Nasdaq Patent Infringement Claim Dismissed JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options Activity in `Fear Gauge’ Spikes as U.S. Stocks Sink Luke Kawa – Bloomberg October’s living up to its reputation as a volatile month for equities. Trading activity in options linked to the stock market’s so-called fear gauge spiked as the S&P 500 Index was poised for its longest losing streak since U.S. President Donald Trump’s election win. VIX options are tied to the Cboe Volatility Index, a measure of traders’ expectations for swings in the benchmark U.S. equity gauge. Volume has averaged more than 1 million a day over the four sessions ended Tuesday. That’s the most…

Nasdaq: Q&A with Oliver Albers – Data Is Revolutionizing Markets Americas,Blog,Exchanges, OTC & Clearing,Fintech,Interview,Investing & Trading,Mwiki,Tech / HFT

Three Changes to Enhance Fairness, Transparency and Competition Editors note: Nasdaq shared with John Lothian News an internally produced question and answer interview with Oliver Albers, SVP and Head of Strategic Partnerships for Nasdaq’s Global Information Services. Note from Nasdaq: Here at Nasdaq, we often say, “information is the lifeblood of markets.” That’s especially true in today’s digital era, and it’s not hyperbole. Market data is far more than simply a collection of buy and sell orders communicated on stock-trading platforms. It’s the collection and curation of billions of individual data points that are the essential fuel for the entire market in…