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JLN Options: Survey shows crash expectations higher than options pricing – Societe Generale Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Survey shows crash expectations higher than options pricing – Societe GeneraleFXStreet.comSebastien Galy, Senior FX Strategist at Societe Generale comments on a recent survey which shows that the 106 respondents feel that the probability of a crash in the next three months is 33% and 43% in the next 6 months.http://jlne.ws/VSTr16 Low VIX could equal higher IPO volumeSital S. Patel, MarketWatchThe CBOE Volatility Index, known as the VIX, is trading near five-year lows, a signal that more companies are likely to launch initial public offerings this year, according to industry experts.http://jlne.ws/VSPWI5 High-Frequency Trading Less Profitable, Less PrevalentTom Steinert-Threlkeld, Traders…

JLN Options: Hedge funds seen behind likely VIX short squeeze Newsletter,Options

Nils-Robert Persson Talks About Cinnober and the Growth of Real-time Risk ManagementMarketsWiki.tv There are some firms who are ahead of the curve and profit from it. Cinnober Financial Technology, the Swedish-based provider of electronic trading platforms was certainly one of them when it began pushing real-time risk management technology for trading and clearing platforms long before the 2008 financial crisis. Now its an integral part of the marketplace. Nils-Robert Persson, executive chairman for Cinnober spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the speed of execution and clearing systems, as well as what’s next for the firm. Watch the video »…

Nils-Robert Persson Talks About Cinnober and the Growth of Real-time Risk Management Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

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There are some firms who are ahead of the curve and profit from it. Cinnober Financial Technology, the Swedish-based provider of electronic trading platforms was certainly one of them when it began pushing real-time risk management technology for trading and clearing platforms long before the 2008 financial crisis. Now its an integral part of the marketplace. Nils-Robert Persson, executive chairman for Cinnober spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about  the speed of execution and clearing systems, as well as what’s next for the firm.

JLN Options: No tax please, we’re British, Italian, French… Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories No tax please, we’re British, Italian, French…Steve Grob, FidessaThe debate about Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs) seems to roll on and on. Italy’s FTT is due to come into force this Friday and two democrats in the US want to introduce an American FTT. Even EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Semeta says a global tax on financial transactions eventually should be a reality.http://jlne.ws/13jIeLx FTSE introduces UK and Italian equivalents of the VIXSimon Smith, ETF StrategyFTSE Group, a leading global index provider, has introduced the FTSE Implied Volatility Index Series (IVI), a new suite of indices that measure the implied volatility…

JLN Options: Fear Gauge Jolted Higher as Stocks Slip Newsletter,Options

Commentary New OIC Whitepaper Studies Financial Advisors’ Use of OptionsA new whitepaper from the Options Industry Council (OIC) titled “Tales from the Front” offers highlights from interviews with ten advisors who have used options in their practices successfully. The panel of advisors came from large wirehouse firms as well as regional and independent firms. The OIC found that the advisors are using options in at least one-third of their client accounts, and some are using them with most or all their clients. Clients of investment advisors are generally more open to using options as hedging strategies for risk management, although…

JLN Options: TABB Says US Equity Options Market Makers Need Scalable Technology to Compete in Today’s Complex Market Structure Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories TABB Says US Equity Options Market Makers Need Scalable Technology to Compete in Today’s Complex Market StructurePress Release (MarketWatch)US equity options market makers tell TABB Group they are re-examining business models due to declining volumes, stagnating volatility and rising technology expenses that have created a business environment favoring larger firms with technology capable of scaling. TABB Says US Equity Options Market Makers Need Scalable Technology to Compete in Today’s Complex Market Structurehttp://jlne.ws/XwWA79 CME Rejected Settlement With Regulators The Wall Street JournalCME Group has rejected a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission of charges that two former traders leaked…

JLN Options: Corzine avoids lifetime futures ban, for now -regulator Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Corzine avoids lifetime futures ban, for now -regulatorTom Polansek, ReutersA key U.S futures-market regulator said on Thursday it will block Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of failed broker MF Global, from the industry unless he clears an investigation into his fitness as a participant.http://jlne.ws/YI2kJl **Nothing to see here.  Move along. –JB Hybrid Structured Note Sales Rise as Volatility Falls to LowKevin Dugan, BloombergU.S. banks sold $271.9 million of structured notes that are tied to multiple types of assets in February, the most in almost two years, as volatility fell to its lowest level since 2007.http://jlne.ws/YIbi9y SPX Weeklys –…

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: Former CBOE head Alger B. ‘Duke’ Chapman dies at 81 Newsletter,Options

Post Market Volume and Volatility Movers(click for larger image) Chart provided by Livevol (Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 – 4:25p). This report shows stocks that have the highest stock volume, and greatest IV30 change for the day. Individual issues must have a minimum trade price greater than $5.00. The minimum average option volume must be at least 200. The scan excludes 2x,3x ETF products from the results. Lead Stories Former CBOE head Alger B. ‘Duke’ Chapman dies at 81Lynne Marek. Crain’s Chicago BusinessAlger B. “Duke” Chapman, who was chairman and CEO of the Chicago Board Options Exchange from 1986 to 1997,…