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Ivers Riley: A Man for All Markets Blog,Commentary,Options

There are pioneers, innovators and leaders in every industry. Ivers Riley is one of the rare individuals to wear all three titles. Riley, who died February 17, 2015, at the age of 82, is one of those executives who was part of several transformational events in the financial markets’ history, including: the early stages of the options industry; the creation of exchange traded funds, one of the most successful products in the history of financial markets; two critical periods at the Hong Kong exchanges; and a key player at the International Securities Exchange, which ushered in fully-electronic options markets. Options…

JLN Options: Despite Gold Selloff, Options Traders Bank on Rebound Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Despite Gold Selloff, Options Traders Bank on ReboundCarolyn Cui, The Wall Street JournalSo gold notched its biggest one-day drop in 30 years. What’s next?Despite the heavy losses, broken technical levels and waves of margin calls, the options market for the yellow metal is beaming with optimism.http://jlne.ws/15dptKq Gold Options: Graphical description of the price slumpOle Hansen, TradingFloor.comThe biggest two-day sell-off in 30 years has triggered some major moves in gold options. Implied volatility has surged, with the cost of downside protection rising the most. Implied volatility has almost doubled after rising to almost 29 percent, which in a near-term…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review Feb. 7, 2013 Newsletter,Options

A “major investor” bought about 100,000 puts on the Financial Select Sector SPDR on Tuesday, which led to an explosion in bearish trading. The puts expire in April and will increase if the fund goes below $16. The bearish bet was a mystery but some speculated that the unknown trader might believe investors are too assured ahead of the sequestration set to take effect March 1, when $1 trillion in spending will be cut from the U.S. budget, Barron’s reported. The wave of trading in SPDR was being reported as put spreads or put buying, but Barron’s pointed out that…

John Lothian News Top Stories of 2011 Blog,Environmental/Energy,Financials,Managed Futures,Metals,Options,Regulation,Tech / HFT

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We’ve created a list of the five most influential stories of 2011 for each of our newsletters, as well as from MarketsReformWiki, to help define what was a very eventful year across almost every market and industry sector. The year was punctuated by one major story inside another. The bankruptcy of MF Global, which requires its own top five list, became tied to another top story, the European sovereign debt crisis sequel – Greece and Italy. Of course, the downgrade of U.S. debt in August and assorted European states raised the ire of politicians and regulators who called for more…