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VIX options record; Bets on falling VIX; New Optiver CEO Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight OCC Announces Promotions to Leadership Team OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced several promotions to its leadership team. “To fulfill its role as an effective and efficient Systemically Important Financial Market Utility and serve as a forceful advocate for the U.S. exchange-listed options industry, OCC must be seen as a destination for top talent,” said Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and CEO. “Through the work of our entire team, OCC has been able to attract and retain very knowledgeable individuals across a wide range of expertise who are adding value to the…

Big FX bets bunched around Jackson Hole meeting; Options trader gets 1.5 years in prison; VIX Options Volume Record Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight No, Not the VIX – the VSTOXX Sarah Rudolph – JLN Even your dog has heard of the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange‘s benchmark volatility index, but the VSTOXX, the benchmark for volatility in European stocks, is less of a household name in the U.S. Eurex has been trying to change that by adding more and more functionality to their VSTOXX products, starting out with spot prices and futures contracts on the index and then more recently moving into options on futures and ETNs. Yesterday, Eurex and Rival teamed up for a meetup in Chicago at…

The Great ‘Buy the Dip’ / ‘Sell the Volatility’ Trade; Stocks Keep Calm Amid Carrying On; U.S. equity options project calm as French election looms Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Great ‘Buy the Dip’ / ‘Sell the Volatility’ Trade RCM Alternatives Attain Blog We can’t stop thinking/talking/analyzing volatility, in what has become the defining trade of the past few years. As JPM’s quant Marko Kolanovic put it via ZeroHedge: “Shorting volatility is a multi-year alpha generating strategy utilized by the largest pension funds, asset allocators, asset managers and hedge funds alike that has profited from selling into short-term vol spikes (similar to ‘buying the dip’). It will continue being done until it ceases working; it remains a +++ performance driver for now.” You can see this clearly…

Is a VIX of VIX Too Many Derivatives? Blog

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Last week at the FIA conference in Boca Raton, the Chicago Board Options Exchange announced a new CBOE VIX of VIX Index (VVIX) that measures the volatility of the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX index). The VIX index itself is a measure of the market’s expectation of future volatility implied by the prices of options on the S&P 500 stock index. Who are the likely users of the index? Anyone who trades volatility products or watches the VIX index, according to Catherine Shalen, director, research and product development, for CBOE. “It is a natural offshoot of the VIX; it uses…