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Kurtosis Monsters; SEC Warns on Leveraged Funds JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Coinigy Joins with Merkle Data to Provide Enhanced Data Thom Thompson – John Lothian News Coinigy, the Milwaukee-based cryptocurrency trading front-end and data service, announced an agreement Tuesday in which Merkle Data would provide its three cryptocurrency indexes to Coinigy’s customers. Merkle Data provides analytics and risk solutions to crypto institutions in part by analyzing the publicly available data that are a hallmark of the blockchain economy. Coinigy offers its customers a trading interface that is connected to 15 different cryptocurrency platforms. Customers can use the Coinigy interface to access their own accounts at the cryptocurrency platforms,…

What’s Behind the Spike in VIX ETFs? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Cyber Security: If You Are Not Compliant, You Are Not Secure Jeff Bergstrom – John Lothian News If there is one phrase dreaded by all types of businesses in the US, it has to be “government regulation.” So it was surprising to hear nearly all the speakers at the 2018 Global Cyber Security Initiative meeting last Friday agree that what their industry really needs is more regulation. That almost unbelievable claim does come with a number of caveats, however. The afternoon session began with Dr. Sujeet Shenoi, F.P. Walter Professor of Computer Science at the University of…

Virtu to buy ITG; Nov still packed with events; A relieved VIX JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Virtu Financial to buy independent brokerage ITG for $1 billion Reuters (Reuters) – High-speed trading firm Virtu Financial Inc is buying independent brokerage Investment Technology Group Inc (ITG) for about $1 billion, ITG said on Wednesday as Virtu looks to add more big institutional investors. /jlne.ws/2DpWyuT ****SD: There were reports in early October that the two were in talks. Virtu announced its third quarter earnings today, too. Other sources with the ITG/Virtu news are Financial News, Barron’s, the WSJ, The Trade, and the Financial Times. Not Just Midterms: Investors Bracing for Packed November Calendar Amrith Ramkumar and Gunjan…

Cboe’s problems don’t end with the VIX Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight The Spread – A Rising Tide Lifts All Exchanges – 11/2 JohnLothianNews.com It seems like everybody in the options exchange space is busy setting records, and there were positive developments on the regulatory front. It’s been a good few weeks for the industry. Watch the video and see the stories referenced here » Lead Stories Cboe’s problems don’t end with the VIX Lynne Marek – Crain’s Chicago Business (SUBSCRIPTION) “Angry Chris” Concannon was on full display at a Securities & Exchange Commission meeting in Washington recently to discuss stock market data fees. Concannon, president of Cboe Global…

The Spread – A Rising Tide Lifts All Exchanges – 11/2 The Spread,Video,video

It seems like everybody in the options exchange space is busy setting records, and there were positive developments on the regulatory front. It’s been a good few weeks for the industry. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s episode: –FIA -> U.S. banking regulators propose SA-CCR methodology for calculating derivatives exposures –Federal Reserve -> Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts –Cboe -> Cboe Global Markets Reports Record Trading Activity –MIAX -> MIAX International Holdings Reports October 2018 Trading Activity –Nasdaq -> Nasdaq Volume Statistics –BusinessWire -> OCC Clears Record Monthly Volume in October –Bloomberg…

Colombia Plans Mexico-Style Oil Hedge After Recent Volatility; ETF options hedging JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Guess Who’s Back (Office)? Reimagining the Trade Life Cycle JohnLothianNews.com In this compilation video from FIA Expo, Minium CEO Patrick Tessier, Fidessa Chief Operating Officer and Global Head of Derivatives Justin Llewellyn-Jones, and Eventus Systems CEO Travis Schwab talk about automating the trading life cycle and what streamlining that workflow means for the future. Watch the video and read the rest » ++++++ OCC Clears Record Monthly Volume in October BusinessWire OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced a record 567,833,544 total contracts cleared in October, the highest monthly total since OCC’s founding in 1973….

Fed proposes SA-CCR as derivatives exposure calculation; Panic? Options say no JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Standardized Approach for Calculating the Exposure Amount of Derivative Contracts Federal Reserve The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (together, the agencies) are inviting public comment on a proposal that would implement a new approach for calculating the exposure amount of derivative contracts under the agencies’ regulatory capital rule. The proposed approach, called the standardized approach for counterparty credit risk (SA-CCR), would replace the current exposure methodology (CEM) as an additional methodology for calculating advanced approaches total risk-weighted assets under the capital…

VIX Topping VSTOXX May Be the New Normal; BofA retools equity derivatives business JLN Options Newsletter,Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories U.S. Stock Volatility Topping Europe’s May Be the New Normal Justina Lee – BloombergQuint Europe’s VStoxx Index has fallen below U.S.’s VIX once again; This may reflect higher U.S. recession risks: BNP Paribas What was once little more than a short-term anomaly in equity derivative markets is quickly becoming a regular feature. /goo.gl/UAcGTr ****SD: Bloomberg TV has an interview with Pravit Chintawongvanich of Wells Fargo about VIX vs. VStoxx, too. Bank of America the latest to retool its equity derivatives business Beecher Tuttle – efinancialcareers You can now add Bank of America to the long list of firms…

The Spread – Believe in Ghosts? – 10/26 The Spread,Video,video

What’s the deal with October? The following are stories referenced in this week’s episode of “The Spread”: -Wall Street Journal -> Upstart Exchange Looks to Profit From Wall Street Fear -Reuters -> Strong Treasury bid, well-hedged investors behind staid VIX: analysts -RCM Alternatives -> VIX: Not All 1,000 pt drops are the same   Produced by Mike Forrester