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Volatility, Inc.; Carnage, but no volatility crisis; Debt ceiling the real worry; VIX ETPs Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Follow up – Sounds like Seth Golden is…. OK? Spencer Doar – JLN Lots of news today, as one would expect. Yesterday’s blog on the short volatility trade was titled Vol-cano Erupts – How’s Seth Golden Doing? Funnily enough, Quartz was able to catch up with Golden – A day-trading millionaire says he isn’t fazed by his favorite strategy blowing up. Of course, with a guy that talks his book, you get lines from the story like this: “He lost money on Monday, but it wasn’t anything he hasn’t experienced before.” Uhhh, how has Golden experienced an…

Vol-cano Erupts – How’s Seth Golden Doing? Blog,Commentary,Options

Last year there were a few stories that came across the desk regarding the juniorization of firms and how removing experienced senior personnel could present risks of its own. After all, if you came into the markets in the 2010s, how would you have experience with crazy drawdowns? (Myself included.) Maybe some are ahead of the curve and have at least seen Trading Places. Well, a lot of staff just gained some experience. The options and volatility stories of the last few days are intertwined and generally fall into the following storyline in some way: 1) Markets finally welcomed volatility…

The Crowded Short Vol Trade; Earnings drive swings; Monthly volumes Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Cboe Throws Launch Date Punch at Crosstown Rival CME Spencer Doar – JLN Aren’t people supposed be getting into holiday mode? Isn’t December supposed to be slow, with nothing but junior staff running around trying not to mess things up? In the cryptocurrency space, that’s clearly not the case. The CFTC on Friday said CME Group and Cboe Global Markets were okay to launch their respective bitcoin futures products through the self-certification process. CME quickly announced it would launch bitcoin futures on December 18, and then Monday morning, Cboe announced a December 10 launch date and free…

JLN Options: Shanghai Futures Exchange to open up to foreign players Newsletter,Options

Shanghai Futures Exchange to open up to foreign playersReuters The Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) will open up to foreign institutions and develop options and other derivative contracts under a plan to become a leading Asia-Pacific bourse over the next five years.http://jlne.ws/VhrGeQ Crude Oil Options Rise as Futures Reach a Two-Month HighBy Christine Harvey, BloombergCrude oil options volatility advanced with the underlying futures as U.S. lawmakers planned to resume budget talks to avert spending cuts and tax gains that threaten to weaken the economy. http://jlne.ws/Vhnr2S VIX Futures Tighten UpJared Woodard, Condor OptionsBlog, Market Commentary, VolatilityTraders are bidding up VIX futures this…