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As Stocks Reach New Highs, Investors Abandon Hedges; Bond Market Vol at Multidecade Lows Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Top Options Stories of 2017 Countdown JohnLothianNews.com Listicles are occasionally the butt of jokes – Buzzfeed knows – but what about listideos? With 2017 in the bag, we at JLN thought we’d recap the year in options with a list of the big stories and trends – and there were a number. Below are links to stories referenced in the countdown. Watch the video and read the rest here » Lead Stories As Stocks Reach New Highs, Investors Abandon Hedges Gunjan Banerji – WSJ Big stock-market gains are leading a number of investors to abandon defensive positions…

Oil to $80?; VIX pop; China opens access Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Industry Discusses Cryptocurrencies and DLT JohnLothianNews.com At the 33rd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in mid-October, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This fifth video in the series is the first to cover the crazily popular cryptocurrency space and its technological underpinnings. In part one, Ed Tilly, chairman and CEO of Cboe, Drew Shields, Trading Technologies’ CTO, Thomas Flake, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of bcause, Kevin Darby, managing partner at Blue Trading Systems and Chris Hehmeyer, CEO of Hehmeyer Trading +…

Bears Vanish From S&P 500 Options as Put-Call Ratio Baffles Pros; Chicago traders welcome Trump volatility; EU Robin Hood financial transactions tax is “within reach” if politicians can agree says diplomat Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Aggregated Wisdom of Henry Schwartz JLN In December, JLN was lucky to have Henry Schwartz of Trade Alert as a guest editor for the JLN Options newsletter. Some of you might have missed his contributions from that week – below is a post comprised of all of his observations with some slight edits. His columns are listed in chronological order from when they were published (12-12-16 through 12-16-16). /goo.gl/Wu3dLq Lead Stories Bears Vanish From S&P 500 Options as Put-Call Ratio Baffles Pros Oliver Renick – Bloomberg The post-election enthusiasm in the U.S. equity market is showing…

S&P 500 Options Showing Little Fear Over Trump Policy…For Now; Investors Prepare for a Wild Stock-Market Ride; Liquidation risk hangs over oil and gas price Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories S&P 500 Options Showing Little Fear Over Trump Policy…For Now Tanvir Sandhu – Bloomberg S&P 500 options are showing little anxiety over Donald Trump’s policies over the next few weeks, even as rates options capture concerns, according to Bloomberg strategist Tanvir Sandhu. The smoothness of S&P 500 Index’s volatility term structure indicates complacency in factoring in policy shifts by the government, reminiscent of a similar formation three weeks before the U.S. election on Nov. 8 when opinion polls overwhelmingly predicted a Hillary Clinton win. bloom.bg/2keeFaj ****SD: “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”…

Multi-Asset Trading Now in Vogue for the Buy Side?; Exploring the Rare Action in the S&P 500 Put / Call Ratio; Bets surge on WTI playing catch-up with Brent price Newsletter

Observations & Insight EDITOR’S NOTE: JLN Options is happy to have Henry Schwartz, President of Trade Alert, as a guest editor this week. Building Blocks Henry Schwartz – Trade Alert The flip side of smart-routed sweeps we discussed yesterday is high-touch institutional block trading. While fragmentation and automation are primary features of our market at the exchange level, hedge funds and pension managers care very little about maker-taker fee models and rebates – they simply want efficient executions and a smooth trading experience. Today’s chart breaks total single-stock option volume by order size. The top line is 10 lots and…

By One Measure, Traders Are the Most Bullish on Stocks Since at Least 1997; CME prepares to close New York options trading floor; Hedging Is an Afterthought for Traders With S&P 500 Near Record Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight EDITOR’S NOTE: JLN Options is happy to have Henry Schwartz, President of Trade Alert, as a guest editor this week. Complex orders (continued) Henry Schwartz – Trade Alert Yesterday we noted the steady growth option volume coming from complex orders, which now accounts for about 1/3rd of daily flow. Today’s chart shows November volume stats from the largest complex order books, and includes a snapshot of which types of spreads were the most common in yesterday’s session. (Click the image below for a larger display.) As many would expect, simple vertical call and put spreads lead the…