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What Opportunities Does Unstructured Data Present? – Joe Gits Feature,MarketsWiki Education,MWEd,Video,video

“Financial professionals spend about 80 percent of their time managing data, and only about 20 percent of their time generating excess return for each giving unit of risk.” In this video from MarketsWiki Education’s World of Opportunity event in New York, Joe Gits, CEO of Social Market Analytics, breaks down how unstructured data can benefit your trading.  Social media posts, news articles and blogs are all sources of potential market moving information. The trick is parsing through all of the data and using it to your advantage. Gits reveals how market participants can stay ahead of the curve using unstructured…

Singapore bourse offers to link up with Chinese futures trading venture; Twitter Teams Up With Bloomberg for Streaming News; Calypso and R3 successfully test FX trade matching on Corda DLT platform John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Trading Technologies Goes Big with TT Desktop Anthony Malakian – WatersTechnology TT CEO Rick Lane talks with Waters about the vendor’s new desktop offering, which can accommodate 18 monitors, if not more. Prior to this release, the TT platform was only available through a single browser window. While this was suitable for most of the company’s user base, more sophisticated traders found this setup to be cumbersome. /goo.gl/jy23fq **JK: Time to revive the “Big Dog” T-shirts. ++++ Bridging the Week by Gary DeWaal: Registration Forms; Social Networking; Recordkeeping; Exchanges Expenses www.bridgingtheweek.com It was a light week for news…

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…

Gorbachev is Dead! Fake News is Nothing New To The Markets Blog,Commentary,Investing & Trading

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Fake News Is Just Like a Game of Who Wants to be a Millionaire Fake news is nothing new. In fact, it is neither fake nor news. It is something called rumors. A rumor is just talk or opinion widely disseminated with no discernible source or a statement or report current without known authority for its truth. Sometimes it is true, sometimes it is not. Sometimes it was created by individuals to influence a market, sometimes it is just someone misinterpreting something they see. The markets have long dealt with rumors. That is part of the beauty of markets. They…

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…

STAC Tackles Volatility, Social Media and Blockchain Blog

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The Security Traders Association of Chicago holds its Midwinter Meeting this week at the Hilton, bringing in industry participants from a variety of warmer climes than Chicago. Day one covered such seemingly disparate issues as volatility and volatility products, social media for traders, and Bitcoin/Blockchain technology.   Some highlights from the panel called “Volatility: Shaken Up with New Products and Less Risk”, moderated by the CBOE’s Matt Moran, included: If you look at skew worldwide, it is highest in the U.S.  One reason for this, according to Joe Aiken from Malachite Capital Management, is that most S&P option activity is…

John Lothian Newsletter: NYSE Euronext launches the SME marketplace; Hacked Tweet Prods Revamp; CFTC Demands Banks Prove Dodd-Frank Act Swaps Compliance John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

NYSE Euronext announces the creation of a new subsidiary in France targeting small and medium sized businesses. The Twitter post-hack debate shifts into second gear as both Twitter and financial regulators consider the implications of traders having rapid access to news, real or imagined. The CFTC mails out notices to banks reminding them that they have three large days left to provide proof that they are in compliance with new swaps regulation.

Allan Schoenberg on the Evolution of CME Group’s Social Media Strategy Interview,Tech / HFT,Video

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Allan Schoenberg, Executive Director of Corporate Communications at CME Group, highlights new social media initiatives and describes how their social media strategy has evolved since they first created a Facebook page five years ago. In this conversation with JLN Publisher John Lothian, he explains how CME Group increasingly utilizes social media as a content distribution platform to discuss market issues with customers, partners and other stakeholders. Schoenberg cites relationships with BM&FBOVESPA, MexDer, Dubai Mercantile Exchange and exchange partners in Asia that help CME Group distribute regional, language specific content to unique international audiences. Specifically, CME Group has used Weibo.com (a…