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The Spread – Thin Crust Pizza – 8/24 The Spread,Video,video

Most of the time, we go for a smattering of everything on “The Spread.” But this week there was a story that got a lot of clicks and stirred up the pot, so we thought we’d just address the issues that arose from that.   Here are the relevant links: WSJ – A Messy Battle Brews in the Options Market Tabb Forum – Despite What You Read, The Options Industry Is Doing Great OCC – S&P Says OCC Credit Rating Unaffected by SEC Approval of New Financial Safeguards Framework Tabb Forum – July Options Market Quality Best in Almost 5 Years Produced by Mike Forrester…

The Spread – Pump Up The Vol(ume) – 8/10 Video,video

In this week’s recap of happenings in the options world we delve into some confusing terms, Spinal Tap and Recep Erdogan’s plight. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread”:  –Tabb Group -> US Options Volume on Pace for Record Year Despite Drop Off, Lower Volatility in Q2 –OCC -> OCC Clears the Path to Greater Capital Efficiencies for Clearing Firms in U. S. Exchange-Listed Options Markets –WSJ -> Regulators Probe Options Market’s Major Clearinghouse –Bloomberg -> Are You Pound-Proof Yet? The Brexit Endgame Is About to Begin –Bloomberg -> Lira Falls to Fresh Record With No Letup in…

The Spread – Rimshot Please – 7/27 Mwiki,Video,video

We’ve added more props for this week’s episode of “The Spread” for your viewing pleasure!   The following are stories referenced in this week’s options news recap:  Bloomberg – Goldman Warns of Liquidity-Fueled Sell-off After ‘Volmageddon’ Business Insider Prime – Volatility highest since financial crisis, Morgan Stanley recommendation Cboe – Cboe Global Markets Announces Senate Version of Options Markets Stability Act Reuters – Zuckerberg loses more than $15 billion in record Facebook fall MarketWatch – One millennial options trader was killing it, then Facebook cost him $180,000 Bloomberg – As Facebook Soars to New Highs, Options Bulls Position for More Crain’s – Chicago…

The Spread – Playing Ketchup – 7/19 Commentary,Video,video

“Summer breeze, make me feel fine.” – Seals & Croft  As there was not an installment of “The Spread” last week, we added a brief lightning round to the end of this week’s options news recap. This week’s episode also features celebrity appearances by Mr. Bill and the Kool-Aid Man. The following are links to the stories referenced in this episode:  -Bloomberg – Buffett Starts to Say Goodbye to a Pile of Equity-Index Options -JLN – Timely Capital Relief Comments From Fed Chair Powell -Reuters – IEX hires former ISE executive Ilyevsky to lead market development -Sniper in Mahwah – Shortwave Trading, Part…

The Spread – Week of 6/25 to 6/29 Video,video

Looking for something to take your mind off of the summer heat? Well, we have a GEM of a “Spread” for you.  (Yes, we talk about Geneva Energy Markets this week.)  The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode:  Business Insider – Goldman Sachs has created a new team to take on high-speed traders like Virtu and Citadel at their own game Dealbreaker – Behold, The Ultimate Wall Street Summer Dance Video Bloomberg – Top Oil Market-Maker Closes After ‘Damaging’ Regulatory Changes Bloomberg – Rare Shift in ‘Fear Gauge’ Shows Depth of Market Angst Bloomberg – Hedge Fund That Made…

The Spread – Week of 6/18 to 6/22 Video,video

We’re back to our weekly options news recap! The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode: US Options Volumes Remain on Record Pace Despite Slowing Momentum – TABB Forum  In a Year Marked by Controversy, Cboe Seeks to Improve the VIX – WSJ   CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders at Seventh Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards – PRNewswire Exchanges, industry group petitions SEC to create committee on options market – Pensions and Investments Return of ’50 Cent’ Prompts Remix of Notorious VIX Trade – Bloomberg  Why even bigger volatility ‘accidents’ are yet to come; February’s market shock was just…

The Spread – Week of 5/14 to 5/18 Video,video

Mexico, Italy, India, Ireland – we’re all over the world in today’s edition of The Spread. Also in this video, Spencer tries to speak Irish Gaelic. The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode: Bloomberg -> Pope’s Beef With CDS Market Is a Beef With All Markets Holy See Press Office – > “‘Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones’. Considerations for an ethical discernment regarding some aspects of the present economic-financial system” Times of India ->NSE derivatives access to US clients enabled Reuters -> Thomson Reuters to move forex derivatives to Dublin due to Brexit Bloomberg -> Strategist Who Named ‘50…