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These Intraday Stock Rotations Keep Crushing Volatility; JPMorgan quant drops the whole market with report comparing to 1987; Libor, Phone-Smashing and Hacking Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Financial Markets Leaders Remember the late Magnus Bocker John Lothian – JLN I asked several leaders around the exchange world to offer remembrances of Magnus Bocker, the late former CEO of SGX. To start, I shall offer my own and add additional remembrances as they come in. I first met Magnus Bocker at a Deutsche Bank investment banking financial technology conference in New York where I had been asked to moderate an exchange leader panel. Magnus was then president of Nasdaq OMX. Also on the panel was Larry Leibowitz representing NYSE Euronext. Magnus was always gracious with…

Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Stock market is moving wildly after earnings; VIX Call Options Crazy as Fear Gauge Breaks Records Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Global equity markets turning increasingly slump-proof; Demand from yield-starved institutional investors propping up stock prices Takenori Miyamoto – Nikkei Asian Review Tokyo — Massive corrections have largely become a thing of the past for global stocks as institutional investors dissatisfied with paltry bond yields flock to the riskier asset. International equities have been so robust of late that one asset manager at a Japanese insurance provider reported no longer buying put options due to the steady returns from stocks. Although the financial administrator does not deny the need to hedge against steep market declines, such events “are not…

Interactive Brokers’ market making segment feels impact of options business wind-down; A striking stat shows why even the bears are tempted to bet on stocks; Vix index sends mixed messages to investors Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Hits and Takes By JLN Staff Today is day two of the Chicago version of MarketsWiki Education World of Opportunity at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech. We have the largest audience scheduled today for two sessions, one at 1 PM and another at 3 PM. We still have room for last minute additions as well. Our speakers include Richard Sandor, Bryan Durkin, Terry Savage, Joe Guinan, Amy Shelly and Jennifer Wilson at the first session. At session two we have Mehmet Yanilmaz, Julie Armstrong Menacho, Keith Petersen, Patrick Kenny, David Kelbaugh and Jay Feuerstein…