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JLN Options: 2012: The Year In VIX And Volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories 2012: The Year In VIX And VolatilityBill Luby, Seeking AlphaEvery year I assemble a chart that is my retrospective look at the year in volatility. While 2012 was the first year since 2006 that the VIX failed to make it out of the 20s, this was not due to an absence of threats to the stock market.http://jlne.ws/VAaBQv  Be Careful for What You Wish For  While clichés fly, stocks’ dependence upon easy Fed policies remains after fiscal cliff is sidestepped.  Randall W. Forsyth, Barron’sIn its annual list of words that ought to be banished from the English language compiled by…

JLN Options: VIX Has Its Biggest Two-Day Fall – 35.4%; Record Futures Volume Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories VIX Has Its Biggest Two-Day Fall – 35.4%; Record Futures VolumeMatt Moran, VIX ViewsOver the past six trading days the VIX has had a roller-coaster ride as investor sentiment shifted in regard to perceived prospects for a near-term solution to the U.S. fiscal cliff situation.http://jlne.ws/ZX3ypq Vix Futures Set Another New Single-Day Volume Record Today: 221,323 ContractsPress ReleaseThe CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) announced today that CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 221,323 contracts (estimated), the second consecutive daily VIX futures record this week.Today’s daily record eclipsed the previous VIX futures single-day…

JLN Options: Volatility Plunges, But Math Still Suggests ‘Shock’ is Coming: MKM Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Volatility Plunges, But Math Still Suggests ‘Shock’ is Coming: MKMBy Brendan Conway, BarronsAs stock indexes surge Wednesday, the market’s worry barometers are plunging. And yet for MKM Partners’ derivatives strategist Jim Strugger, the math of stock-market volatility still shows plenty of embedded risk.http://jlne.ws/VufurW Vix Futures Set New Single-Day Volume Record [December 31, 2012]Press ReleaseCHICAGO, IL – December 31, 2012 – The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) announced today that CBOE Volatility Index (VIX index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 212,800 contracts (estimated) today. The new daily record eclipsed the previous single-day record of 190,081 contracts…

JLN Options: BIRINYI: Bears Will Capitulate, And Stocks Will Surge To A Record High In 2013 Newsletter,Options

JLN Options wishes a happy and prosperous New Year to all our readers! Lead Stories BIRINYI: Bears Will Capitulate, And Stocks Will Surge To A Record High In 2013Whitney Kisling, Bloomberg (via Business Insider)The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will probably surpass its record high in 2013 as bears capitulate and the lure of a four-year bull market pulls “everyone in the pool,” according to Laszlo Birinyi.http://jlne.ws/WVYX1o** Some New Year optimism. –JB Asia’s Stock Rally Could Hit a ‘Cliff’ in Early 2013  Jean Chua, CNBCAsian stock markets have made hefty gains this year despite global economic uncertainty, but in the weeks…

JLN Options: Fiscal cliff uncertainty stirs Vix volatility Newsletter,Options

Fiscal cliff uncertainty stirs Vix volatilityDow Jones NewswiresThe market’s so-called fear gauge vaulted above a closely watched level Thursday on “fiscal-cliff” anxiety, before soothing news pulled the Vix down and diminished deep stock-market declines late in the day. With less than five days remaining to reach a budget agreement to advert the fiscal cliff, the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index Thursday jumped to the highest intra-day level since July – before pulling a remarkable turnaround to highlight investor indecisiveness.http://jlne.ws/12Uj7vN Call Ratio Trades in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)The Options InsiderPosted by Andrew Giovinazzi in Unusual ActivityShares of the SPDR Gold…

JLN Options: Silent night… Who ate the market volatility? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Silent night… Who ate the market volatility?James Saft, International Finance ReviewFor an uncertain world – one with fiscal cliffs, eurozone recession and regime change at the Federal Reserve – it sure is quiet out there.Volatility in financial markets is now trading more like we are in the pre-crisis world of 2006, rather than one in which most of the crucial questions are left unanswered.http://jlne.ws/QYJTjY Is Regulation Killing Derivatives?BobsGuideCleartrade Exchange’s Richard Baker to discuss growing regulatory burdens and ask the question: is regulation killing derivatives?http://jlne.ws/W5FHlp VIX ETFs continue to rise as US steps closer to fiscal cliffWall Street Sector…

JLN Options: Options Week in Review 12-13-2012 Newsletter,Options

In a win for the ISE and NYSE Euronext, who had spoken out against the practice, three of the four options exchanges that offered dividend trading have seen volumes in that trade disappear, Traders Magazine reported.  The three exchanges ended the practice after earlier eliminating the caps on fees for such trades — which largely eliminated the incentive to do the trades in the first place.  Nasdaq OMX PHLX is the lone holdout still offering such trading. The Chicago Board Options Exchange‘s Bill Brodsky announced he would step down as CEO of the CBOE after 16 years as its chief,…

JLN Options: Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options Exchanges Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Dividend Trades Cease at Three Options ExchangesPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThe controversial practice of dividend-capture options trading has ground to a halt at three of the four floor-based exchanges that have offered it. According to data published by the International Securities Exchange, dividend trade volume disappeared at NYSE Arca, NYSE Amex and Chicago Board Options Exchange in November.http://jlne.ws/12nLker**A victory for Gary Katz and the ISE — SR Hedge Funds Think the Fed Will Smother Market VolatilityBrendan Conway, Barron’sHedge funds are perfectly willing to take the other side of your bet on market volatility. In fact, Societe Generale’s strategists are…

JLN Options: No Nervousness on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ but It’s a Headwind Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories No Nervousness on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ but It’s a HeadwindBob Pisani, CNBCSo the spread between the cash VIX (roughly 16) and the most active front month contract (February, at roughly 17) is about 100 basis points. The normal spread is at least 200 basis points. Not only is there no worry, but there is less demand for protection than might be expected.http://jlne.ws/STnlRf The Biggest Waste of Money in 2012Dan Caplinger, The Motley FoolSmart investors understand that in order to earn healthy returns, you have to be willing to take on risk. But along the way, some investors decided that…