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LedgerX gets approval for options clearing; Barclays unwinds remaining oil positions, boosting options volumes; Investor Makes Mammoth VIX Bet That Could Pay Out $265 Million Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Tales from the Crypt: What do Augur, Golem and Gnosis have in common? Spencer Doar – JLN They’re all cryptocurrencies. Though, if you thought, “They’re all words that could appear in folklore” you’d also be correct. In light of LedgerX getting approval from the CFTC to clear options on cryptocurrencies Monday, I thought it prudent to give you a snippet of the larger picture. (More stories regarding LedgerX follow.) Interest and excitement in the space has accelerated rapidly in 2017 due to a number of developments: bitcoin’s eye popping price action/volatility (~$910 at the start of the…

JLN Options: Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit Markets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Options on Debt Derivatives Nearing $100 Billion: Credit MarketsAbigail Moses – BloombergThe market for options on credit derivatives indexes has surged more than 40 percent in the past month to $98.8 billion as investors search farther afield for cheap hedges protecting against a sell-off in the bond markets.http://jlne.ws/11Wte05 VIX and VIX ETFs spike as fear of “The Bernank” enters marketsWall Street Sector SelectorFear is back in the marketplace, and VIX, the CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index, also known as the “fear indicator,” spiked higher last week along with VIX ETFs.http://jlne.ws/11WuBvM IntercontinentalExchange Receives European Commission Approval for NYSE Euronext…

JLN Options: CBOE Holds its Own in 2012 – JLN Options Newsletter,Options

CBOE holds its own in 2012by Sarah Rudolph William Brodsky has chosen an auspicious time to step down from his role as the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CEO and become executive chairman of the board. The CBOE has seen steady growth in trading volumes from 2000-2011; average daily volume was down seven percent in 2012, but that was after the exchange hit a record high in 2011, and the 2012 number was an increase over 2010. “We had a good year in what was a relatively bad year for the financial industry,” Brodsky told a group of reporters at a…