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Investors are bracing for a massive stock-market selloff; No single factor behind sterling flash crash, BIS says; VIX Watch – Markets Not Prepared For US-China Trade War Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Investors are bracing for a massive stock-market selloff Joseph Adinolfi – MarketWatch If options traders are correct, stocks are in for a wild ride in February. Demand for one-month call options tied to the CBOE Volatility Index, a popular gauge of stock-market volatility, has spiked in the past week, a sign that some are bracing for a sharp downturn following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. jlne.ws/2jglzNX ****SD: Happy Friday the 13th everybody! No single factor behind sterling flash crash, BIS says BBC October’s flash crash in sterling was caused by several factors – including the time of…

Options Market Says China Risks Are Underpriced; This firm is competing with banks to hire data analysts, developers and even ex-traders; The monopoly aspirations of exchanges and the CFD rulings Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Predictive Bits & Pieces Spencer Doar – JLN Last Friday the CBOE hosted an event on predictive analytics. Some 50-plus people were in attendance to hear from Joe Gits of Social Market Analytics (SMA), Koleman Strumpf of the University of Kansas and Wachi Bandara of Pluribus Labs. While a range of topics were mentioned, much of the focus was on harnessing Twitter sentiment for actionable trade intelligence. The following are a few takeaways: Strumpf, who studies predictive markets — think of sites like Betfair — says that the days of their effectiveness as prognosticators is done. Don’t…

Twitter’s New Followers — CBOE and Social Market Analytics Team Up for New Sentiment Index Based on Social Media Data Blog,Feature,Mwiki,Options

Can you trade off of Twitter? The Chicago Board Options Exchange and its partner Social Market Analytics (SMA) believe so. The two firms are partnering on a suite of sentiment-based indexes that use tweet data to generate alpha. The first of the suite, the CBOE-SMA Large-Cap Index (SMLC Index), debuted on July 29. The index is simply published by CBOE at this point, but a tradeable contract may be coming. Joe Gits, CEO and co-founder of SMA, has been watching and monitoring Twitter for years. Gits has a background in quantitative analytics, and, soon after Twitter debuted in 2006, Gits…

John Lothian Newsletter: CME Group delays new ag settlement rules; Superfast traders feel heat as bourses act; Nasdaq OMX: U.S. Regulators Focused On Dark-Pool Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CME Group says that on second thought, they’ll delay new CBOT grain settlement rules until June. High frequency traders react cautiously as exchanges consider restrictions that could change the field of play for fast-and-furious participants. A Nasdaq OMX exec says that US regulators are looking for the dark pool light switch in an attempt to get a better view of the trading that takes place there. In a packed top box, JLN editor/contributor Jon Matte thinks it would be neat if people analyzed problems instead of yelling dramatically about them; two new JLN sponsors are revealed; and MarketsWiki.tv provides an…