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Seth Golden still betting on calm; Derivatives ready for low touch? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Tuesday Miscellany Spencer Doar – JLN Our video of the day is of Maura Cunningham’s MarketsWiki Education talk in New York. She is the founder and executive director of Rock The Street, Wall Street, a nonprofit focused on financial literacy for young women. Why is this important? Two out of three women report knowing little about finance. Moreover, 80 percent of teachers self report feeling incapable of educating young people about personal finance. All eyes are on Apple right now. According to the OIC, NYSE’s new FANG+ index options have traded 11 contracts today. Now would be…

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…

Shortwave Trading Mystery Continues; VIX ETF Love Affair Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Sweet Home Chicago SD – JLN JLN’s first round of our annual MarketsWiki Education series wrapped up in New York on Wednesday – another successful installment with great speakers and a sellout crowd of interns. Thanks to all our speakers and sponsors and Nasdaq and Reuters for letting us use their spaces to host the TED-styled talks. After a late night delay at LaGuardia, the JLN team was back home a hair before midnight Wednesday night. As we’re still piecing ourselves back together from the NY hecticness and heat, there will not be an episode of “The…

Houndstooth’s long-vol ETF bet; GEM liquidates its books; Earnings worries Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Big World Cup Correction and other Miscellany SD – JLN Boy oh boy did I misread the Germany v. Korea recap. It was NOT at all novel that the previous World Cup winner was knocked out in the group stage. In fact, it’s the opposite. From the USA Today:: “Four of the last five winners of the previous tournament have now crashed out in the group stage the next time around.” I should stick to American football references I guess… (That doesn’t alter the fact that UBS’ and Goldman’s computer predictions were way off, though.) Speaking of…

Bitcoin Options Firm LedgerX Crosses Key Launch Hurdle; The Volatility Bubbling Just Below The Surface; Popularity of WTI Options Has Risen Alongside Volatility in Crude Oil Prices Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight More Turnover At The Top: Garry Jones Out At LME Jim Kharouf, JLN Garry Jones is out as CEO of the London Metal Exchange, perhaps marking a new path for the metals bourse. From a personal perspective, Jones is among the CEO set with deep knowledge of the derivatives and exchange space, with stints at NYSE LIFFE/NYSE Euronext, ICAP and BrokerTec. His insight into the derivatives space was usually thoughtful and on target. He inherited an exchange that was due for major changes and he implemented them. Switching the LME from its prior member-owned culture to one…