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Get Smart: LSE Looking To Smart Beta Blog,Financials

The word “smart” has been drilled into the marketing lexicon for so long it is sometimes hard to tell what is and isn’t actually, well, smart. Smart phones, smart cars, smart watches and even a smarter planet. The investment world has seen its own branding with so-called smart beta, which was examined in depth by FTSE Russell in May, the first time the LSE’s FTSE index division put its names together with Frank Russell since the exchange purchased the US index and asset manager last year. Five years ago, LSE bought out Pearson’s share of FTSE to gain full control…

JLN Options: ISE Renews CBOE Automated-Markets Patent Court Fight Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ISE Renews CBOE Automated-Markets Patent Court FightAndrew Harris, BloombergInternational Securities Exchange LLC, an electronic options-trading forum, is set to renew legal hostilities with Chicago Board Options Exchange Inc. today in a fight over an automated trading patent.http://jlne.ws/YS5xY4 FOCUS: Speculators Exit Bullish Precious Metals Futures, Options Positions — CFTCDebbie Carlson, Kitco News (via Forbes)Weaker prices and a greater interest in other markets like equities convinced speculators to lighten up on their bullish precious metals futures and options positions at the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, with funds setting a new low for gold bullish position in…

JLN Options: CBOE Revamping Board to Drop Traders Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories CBOE Revamping Board to Drop TradersJacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalThe biggest U.S. stock-options exchange is cutting ties between its board and traders on its markets following a federal probe into the exchange’s regulation of its members, according to people close to the situation.http://jlne.ws/V6erDe Options Market Watch: Covered Call Trading Starts 2013 with a BangChristopher Ebert, Market PlaygroundLast week’s Option Index Update concluded: “Be prepared for a sideways or choppy market next week, as last week’s gains get digested!”Not much has changed since last week’s update. Covered call trading continued its nearly uninterrupted streak of profits; a streak…