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JLN Options: European Trading Volumes Rise Before Last Options Expiry Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories European Trading Volumes Rise Before Last Options ExpiryNandini Sukumar & Adria Cimino, BloombergEuropean trading volumes surged as investors prepared for the last options expiry of 2012 amid optimism that U.S. President Barack Obama and Republicans will agree on a budget.http://jlne.ws/R3wl6T**  Where did the year go? –JB Credit Suisse To Reverse-Split TVIX  Cinthia Murphy, IndexUniverseCredit Suisse, the Switzerland-based investment bank and asset manager, will serve up a 1-for-10 reverse split on the VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (NYSEArca: TVIX) on Dec. 21, after the notes lost almost all their value in the past year.http://jlne.ws/R3w9Ex NYSE executive says exchanges…

JLN Options: MIAX Options Fast Out of the Gate Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories MIAX Options Fast Out of the GatePeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThe MIAX Options Exchange, the industry’s newest, is off to a strong start.The exchange trades only one options class—Cliffs Natural Resources—but has garnered between 3 percent and 6 percent of the volume in the name on the five days since it launched.http://jlne.ws/TWh1Ws So much uncertainty, so little volatilityMike Dolan, ReutersEquating economic uncertainty with financial market volatility this year would have been a dangerous game.Perhaps the biggest theme of 2012 for many asset managers was how waves of monetary policy easing from the world’s big central banks smothered market volatility…

JLN Options: Silent night… Who ate the market volatility? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Silent night… Who ate the market volatility?James Saft, International Finance ReviewFor an uncertain world – one with fiscal cliffs, eurozone recession and regime change at the Federal Reserve – it sure is quiet out there.Volatility in financial markets is now trading more like we are in the pre-crisis world of 2006, rather than one in which most of the crucial questions are left unanswered.http://jlne.ws/QYJTjY Is Regulation Killing Derivatives?BobsGuideCleartrade Exchange’s Richard Baker to discuss growing regulatory burdens and ask the question: is regulation killing derivatives?http://jlne.ws/W5FHlp VIX ETFs continue to rise as US steps closer to fiscal cliffWall Street Sector…

JLN Options: Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options Exchanges Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options ExchangesPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThe controversial practice of dividend-capture options trading has ground to a halt at three of the four floor-based exchanges that have offered it. According to data published by the International Securities Exchange, dividend trade volume disappeared at NYSE Arca, NYSE Amex and Chicago Board Options Exchange in November.http://jlne.ws/12nLker**A victory for Gary Katz and the ISE — SR Hedge Funds Think the Fed Will Smother Market VolatilityBrendan Conway, Barron’sHedge funds are perfectly willing to take the other side of your bet on market volatility. In fact, Societe Generale’s strategists are…

JLN Options: Brodsky to step down as CEO of CBOE; Ed Tilly named next CEO Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Brodsky to step down as CEO of CBOE; Ed Tilly named next CEOPress ReleaseCBOE Holdings (NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced that William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, has advised the Board that he will step down as CEO effective following the 2013 Annual Meeting in May 2013. Following the annual meeting, it is anticipated that he will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.http://jlne.ws/W67huS**  Brodsky’s been at the helm of the CBOE for 16 years.  All of a sudden I feel old as it doesn’t seem like that long. –JB Brodsky to step down as CEO at…

JLN Options: No Nervousness on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ but It’s a Headwind Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories No Nervousness on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ but It’s a HeadwindBob Pisani, CNBCSo the spread between the cash VIX (roughly 16) and the most active front month contract (February, at roughly 17) is about 100 basis points. The normal spread is at least 200 basis points. Not only is there no worry, but there is less demand for protection than might be expected.http://jlne.ws/STnlRf The Biggest Waste of Money in 2012Dan Caplinger, The Motley FoolSmart investors understand that in order to earn healthy returns, you have to be willing to take on risk. But along the way, some investors decided that…

JLN Options: Indian Options Grow Fastest in World as Sensex Tops BRICs Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Indian Options Grow Fastest in World as Sensex Tops BRICsSantanu Chakraborty and Michael Patterson, BloombergIndia’s options market is growing at the fastest pace in the world, helping restore investor confidence in a stock market yet to recover from a 52 percent plunge during the global financial crisis.http://jlne.ws/YTkeO0 Here are Wall Street’s five worst trades of 2012Matt Phillips, Yahoo Finance1) The Whale2) The Facebook IPO3) Wall Street goes long Romney4) Giving money to John Paulson5) Knight Capital’s $440 million electronic oopshttp://jlne.ws/Z5L6JI** I know this is not strictly options related but interesting.  If any of you have some to add…

JLN Options: ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a Year Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a YearJohn Spence, ETF TrendsA volatility-linked exchange traded product designed to move in the opposite direction of the VIX has more than tripled in price over the past year.http://jlne.ws/VPmcJO What The VIX Is Saying About The Fiscal CliffBig TrendsThe past few weeks have been full of a constant barrage of press conferences and public statements from the charlatans in Washington D.C.  Politicians cannot pass up a chance to get in front of the cameras and the media has used the “fiscal cliff” as a mechanism to scare average Americans…

JLN Options: Options Traders Pile On After Apple Decline Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options Traders Pile On After Apple DeclineAlexandra Scaggs, The Wall Street JournalOptions traders piled on to the selloff in Apple Inc. on Wednesday morning, and trading indicates they see more big swings ahead.http://jlne.ws/UpUoL6 Futures merchants must adapt to survive, TABBRichard Henderson, The TradeFutures commission merchants (FCMs) must provide new services and improved capital management to mitigate lower volumes and new rules, while 15% may quit the business, according to new research.http://jlne.ws/QKmbb2** Here is the press release from TABB on this subject: http://jlne.ws/SAVx2M –JB The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ a ‘Bungee Jump’ for Markets: ExpertJean Chua, CNBCAs the prospect of the…