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JLN Options: Anxiety high ahead of jobs data, traders guard against surprises Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Anxiety high ahead of jobs data, traders guard against surprisesDoris Frankel – ReutersOptions market investors are preparing for a bumpy ride in case of a surprise – be it a good or bad number – from the June U.S. jobs report due out on Friday.http://jlne.ws/14RgsTS Up or Down? Decision Time for the Market Michael Kahn – Barron’sStocks are sandwiched between two key technical levels. Which one blinks should make the difference between a summer rally and a rainy day at the beach.http://jlne.ws/18winCU VIX Perks Up on TuesdayWall Street Sector SelectorThe “Fear Index” got a boost on Tuesday as widespread…

JLN Options: Thomson Reuters to buy FX option business from Tradeweb Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight John Lothian Announces Summer Intern Industry-wide Education Program in ChicagoJohn Lothian – JLNJohn J. Lothian & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce today the creation of a Chicago-based industry-wide summer intern education series to introduce the history, innovation, key leaders and future opportunities to participating interns, summer workers, new employees and those interested in careers in the trading and markets.  The series, which kicks off on July 16,  features presentations from a select group of industry leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, attorneys, technologists, investors, traders and other industry participants.Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets. Lead Stories…

JLN Options: Meet the Biggest Bear Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Meet the Biggest BearSteven M. Sears – Barron’sRecent trading by one major investor implies that he sees the VIX, now around 16.8, more than doubling by August.http://jlne.ws/1b2QQIu Wall Street Week Ahead: Fed fears may be gone but brace for volatilityAngela Moon – ReutersPanic selling on fears of an early exit of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.http://jlne.ws/1b2R9TE VIX Sends the Market Good VibesBrian Stutland – CNBCThe market is rising, but not as quickly as the…

JLN Options: The New VIX Futures Margin Requirements Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The New VIX Futures Margin Requirements  Adam Warner – Schaeffer’s Investment ResearchIt’s a summer Friday, so it’s not likely we see too much intraday volatility in stocks today. CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) futures, though, could see some serious action. Margin requirements have changed significantly since last night. My friend Bill Luby has the details here at VIX and More:http://jlne.ws/12vm2rO Options Investors Remain Wary as VIX Falls  Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street JournalThe Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index is coming off its highest levels of the year, but options traders are remaining cautious as uncertainty around Federal Reserve…

JLN Options: OPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax Proposal Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories OPTIONS REPORT: Industry Opposes Tax ProposalGregory Bresiger – Traders MagazineTraders’ advocates say a tax proposal now in Congress is bad news for investors and would do serious harm to the options industry.A  draft proposal before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means calls for taxing unrealized gains and losses on options positions, rather than waiting until any gain or loss is realized as is the current practice. It would also apply ordinary income taxes to any gain rather than capital gains taxes.http://jlne.ws/15JS1H6 Options Investors Remain Wary as VIX Falls  Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street JournalThe…

JLN Options: The Market Sends a Buy Signal (Really) Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Market Sends a Buy Signal (Really)Steven M. Sears – Barron’sOptions guru Larry McMillan says a key indicator suggests the selling may have abated—at least for the short term. Here’s the trade.http://jlne.ws/10lC5Mz CME among the winners of stock market turbulenceJason Abbruzzese and Arash Massoudi – Financial TimesVolatile interest rates may have been an unpleasant shock for US stock investors but the sharp swings have not been bad news for all. Shareholders of CME Group have emerged as one of the few winners of the recent market turbulence.http://jlne.ws/12kS4uW About That €8 Billion Italian Derivatives Hit…Christopher Emsden – The Wall…

JLN Options: Sprecher Has Tough Task Killing PFOF Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Sprecher Has Tough Task Killing PFOFDan Collins – Dan Collins ReportIn doing research for an upcoming post—on one of the previous periods trend following was declared dead—I came across a story in an old issue of Futures that relates to Intercontinental Exchange Chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher’s recent declaration to end payment-for-order-flow (PFOF) on the exchanges he is acquiring.http://jlne.ws/1aans4l Options Traders See Junk Bonds Falling Further  Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street JournalHigh-yield bonds have taken a big hit in recent sessions, in a selloff that some options traders think will continue.http://jlne.ws/11YymkC S&P 50-day MA Key LevelDan Collins –…

JLN Options: Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit Markets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit MarketsAbigail Moses – BloombergThe market for options on credit derivatives indexes has surged more than 40 percent in the past month to $98.8 billion as investors search farther afield for cheap hedges protecting against a sell-off in the bond markets.http://jlne.ws/11Wte05 VIX and VIX ETFs spike as fear of “The Bernank” enters marketsWall Street Sector SelectorFear is back in the marketplace, and VIX, the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, also known as the “fear indicator,” spiked higher last week along with VIX ETFs.http://jlne.ws/11WuBvM IntercontinentalExchange Receives European Commission Approval for NYSE Euronext…

JLN Options: Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Steven Russolillo – The Wall Street JournalThe market’s so-called fear gauge started showing signs of life this week, a development that historically doesn’t bode well for stocks.http://jlne.ws/16mJYly CBOE Holdings, Inc : Volume In CBOE’s S&P 500 Index Options Beats All-Time High Set In 2010Press Release (CBOE)The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today reported that trading volume in S&P 500 Index options (SPXSM) contracts on Thursday, June 20 established a new daily record of 2,282,029 contracts traded.http://jlne.ws/130emFF New Daily Volume Record of 2,282,029 for SPX OptionsMatt Moran – CBOEA key factor impacting the…