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JLN Options: ’50 Cent’ Returns; Clinging to Risk; Central bank activity Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for Thursday The new edition of FIA’s MarketVoice is available online. FANG+ Options went live at NYSE on Monday. Trade Alert is now live with VIX futures info. We started rolling out videos from FIA IDX. First up was ICE Europe’s Stuart Williams. Speaking of videos, we released a video with CME Group’s options head Derek Sammann where he talks about the franchise’s continued growth. In case you missed it, Robinhood’s options trading business is apparently booming. ++++++ None of Us Understand Probability RCM Alternatives This week kicks off the World Cup, and while the U.S….

Begging the Question on VIX Manipulation Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight Options Exchange Marketshare – April 2018 ++++ OCC’s Evolving Leadership Role in the Options Industry JohnLothianNews.com 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. Watch the video » Lead Stories Begging the Question on VIX Manipulation Streetwise…

The Real Risk Is Believing That Volatility Is Risk Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight NOTITLE Back to the (Broker) Dealer’s Table JohnLothianNews.com It was back at the turn of the century that Tony Saliba founded LiquidPoint, the broker-dealer known for its options execution management technology that at one point executed a fifth of daily options volumes. LiquidPoint would eventually be sold to ConvergEx Group in 2007, which in turn would spin off LiquidPoint to Dash in 2017, forming Dash Financial Technologies. Saliba remained with LiquidPoint through 2014. Saliba said he swore he’d never get back into the broker dealer space, but in 2018 it was announced he was launching Matrix Executions,…

Vol-targeting a bad scapegoat; Trafigura moving hedging ops; Facebook fears Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Spread – The (Out)Take from FIA Boca JohnLothianNews.com After much travel and a spell of ill health, we can confidently say The Spread is back in action. Our “weekly” options news recap will be much more of a weekly affair now. (Flu season is pretty much over, right?) The JLN crew was at FIA Boca last week and your humble host really struggled without our usual teleprompter rig. As such, welcome to a rambling, stumbling version of The Spread that includes some outtakes from my poor pool performance. If you just want the behind the scenes…

Takeaways From Recent Options Volume Surge; Update on Short Vol Poster Child; VIX seen as incomplete measure Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight An Array of Recommended Tangents for International Women’s Day Spencer Doar – JLN The “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street turned one year old today. Let’s dedicate today’s newsletter to the embodiment of her ideals, shall we? To kick it off, here’s the WaPo with The Fearless Girl statue turns one today. Here’s what she’s inspired. The “failing” NY Times (hah – NYT brought in $1 billion of subscription revenue in 2017) has an all-encompassing outlook – International Women’s Day 2018: Pride, Protests and Pressure. Women in Spain are on strike (link to BBC story). This human…

The Impact of Global Finance – Bryan Durkin Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“As you journey onward, it’s not always about the next promotion . When your colleagues or boss suggest that you make a lateral move, take it. Don’t just sit there and ask what’s in it for me.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in Chicago, Bryan Durkin, president of CME Group, discusses the impact of global finance and how everyone from farmers to asset managers flocks to the CME because it represents the broadest array of asset classes in virtually every aspect of commodities. Durkin preaches the importance of networking and perseverance and reminds everyone not…

The Concept of Basis – Gregg Doud Feature,MWEd,Video,video

“The beauty of this industry is, I don’t care how much artificial intelligence or how many algorithms you use, you’re still going to have to have somebody that understands where stuff is supplied, where it comes from and where it goes and the trade flows associated with it.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Gregg Doud, president of the Commodity Markets Council, discussed the concept of basis and how it applies to the financial industry. According to Doud, basis is a fundamentally important concept in the world today. Doud also talked about Dodd-Frank…

Popular Low-Volatility Game Returning 4,000% May End in Tears; Yuan Becomes Oasis of Calm in China’s Volatile Markets; US rises to the top of the list of major markets with big political risk Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Editor’s note: Congratulations to Gina McFadden, the first woman to receive the Joseph Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award which she accepted this morning at the Options Industry Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The trip down memory lane in her acceptance speech was illuminating for anybody at any stage of their career. She started out as an admin in 1974 working for Wayne Luthringshausen — a remarkable journey over the decades. Here is a press release from when McFadden was announced as the recipient. All Together Now: Exchange Leaders Call For Cooperative Approach To Changing Market Structure Jim Kharouf…

October Surprise Puts U.S. Vote Back Atop Currency Risk List; Shift From Active to Passive Investing Isn’t What It Seems; Challenge Accepted: Chris Isaacson, Bats Global Markets Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Another successful MarketsWiki Education event Spencer Doar – JLN Yesterday, we held our third education event in London, and it went off with nary a hitch. Over the course of three sessions hosted by the London branch of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, young professionals were treated to the insights of some of London’s finest minds in business and finance — plus, John got to give his first talk in the history of the event. We had about 140 registrants. Getting the chance to mingle with these recent graduates and current university students was…