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Houndstooth’s long-vol ETF bet; GEM liquidates its books; Earnings worries Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Big World Cup Correction and other Miscellany SD – JLN Boy oh boy did I misread the Germany v. Korea recap. It was NOT at all novel that the previous World Cup winner was knocked out in the group stage. In fact, it’s the opposite. From the USA Today:: “Four of the last five winners of the previous tournament have now crashed out in the group stage the next time around.” I should stick to American football references I guess… (That doesn’t alter the fact that UBS’ and Goldman’s computer predictions were way off, though.) Speaking of…

Two Studies on Options Use – Institutional Users and European Demand Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Over the past two months, two studies commissioned by the Options Industry Council were released. The  studies about the varying uses of options by different market participants were conducted Greenwich Associates and Burton-Taylor International Consulting, respectively.   The first study, conducted by Greenwich, looked at how institutional users of exchange-listed options view the product. In the below video filmed at the Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, OIC’s Joe Cusick and Greenwich’s Richard Johnson go over some of the key findings of the study.   The second study, conducted by Burton-Taylor, found that some 9 percent of U.S. options order flow comes…

May Volumes; Fixing the VIX; 50 Cent; OIC Options Studies Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight US Options Volumes Remain on Record Pace Despite Slowing Momentum TABB Forum US options volumes slipped again in May 2018, losing some of the momentum established during a torrid first quarter, but volumes still remain on pace to hit record levels for the year. May 2018 volumes fell to 366 million contracts, from April’s 398 million contracts. However, year-to-date US options volumes represent a healthy 25.2% gain over 2017. bit.ly/2KaE7K7 ****SD: The only exchange with a decrease in volume YoY is Nasdaq BX, but that drop was a mere 2 million contracts, which is more than made…

Gary Katz Reflects On His Career and “Active” Retirement Feature,video

At the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Gary Katz was honored with the Joseph W. Sullivan Award. His time running the first all electronic options exchange, the ISE, might be over, but Katz is still a busy man, considering himself in a period of “active” retirement. In this video he talks about his career influences and the endeavors that currently occupy his time, including developing a new line of snack foods. Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – Cboe’s Andy Lowenthal Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Andy Lowenthal, Cboe executive vice president and co-head of markets, talks about transitioning Cboe’s exchanges to Bats technology, the plan for more crypto offerings and bringing the industry together to focus on market structure issues.   Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar 

The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – BOX’s Ed Boyle Feature,Video,video

In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference (OIC) in Amelia Island, Fla., Ed Boyle, CEO of BOX, talks about constraints placed on the market making community, forward-starting daily options and options market structure.    Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar

The Options Industry Leader Series 2018 – Nasdaq’s Kevin Kennedy Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

Video series brought to you by OCC In this video from the 36th annual Options Industry Conference in Amelia Island, Fla., Kevin Kennedy, Nasdaq senior vice president and head of U.S. options, talks about how the industry weathered low volatility, Nasdaq’s proprietary product suite and capital requirement issues.     Produced by Mike Forrester Interview by Spencer Doar  

OCC’s Evolving Leadership Role in the Options Industry Feature,Mwiki,Video,video

The OCC didn’t always position itself as a thought leader in the derivatives industry, but as exchanges’ business interests shifted over the years to multiple asset classes, OCC is one of the few organizations left that can bring its focus solely to bear on equity options.  In this video, OCC CEO and Executive Chairman Craig Donohue talks about the evolution of the OCC and the Options Industry Council. 

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…