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JLN Options: CBOE To Introduce CBOE Low Volatility Index Newsletter,Options

LEAD STORY CBOE To Introduce CBOE Low Volatility IndexFeatures Lower Downside Volatility Plus Upside ParticipationCBOE Press Release The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) announced today that it will begin disseminating values for a new benchmark index, the CBOE Low Volatility Index (ticker: LOVOL) tomorrow, Friday, November 30.The CBOE LOVOL Index is designed for investors whose preferences have shifted from investing in riskier assets to lower-volatility assets. The new index aims to provide investors with the ability to replicate an investment strategy that is subject to less downside volatility in a portfolio of S&P 500® stocks, while still preserving the bulk…

JLN Options: Approval Pending, Miami Exchange Plans Its Launch Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Approval Pending, Miami Exchange Plans Its LaunchJacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalThe Miami Options Exchange plans to open for business Dec. 7, though the market has yet to be granted formal approval by U.S. regulators.The planned stock-options exchange, which aims to become the 11th U.S. options market, told banks and financial firms of the expected launch in a notice that outlined the final tests of its new trading system.http://jlne.ws/QM0Y1N Only The VIX Gets The Fiscal CliffJoe Weisenthal, Business InsiderIf you watch coverage of the Fiscal Cliff, you might think that on January 1, the economy is going to…

JLN Options: NYSE Arca Options announces Mini Options Launch Date of March 18, 2013 Newsletter,Options

New Restoring Customer Confidence Video The second video in our Restoring Customer Confidence series deals with customer segregation. Each week we will post a new idea answering the question – how do you restore customer confidence and bring traders back? Restoring Customer Confidence More ideas» Customer Segregation: A Clear View MarketsWiki.tv Moving excess customer funds to a clearing house is one way to reduce the amount of capital at risk. Byron Baldwin, SVP, Buyside Relations at Eurex, says his exchange developed segregated account services that can be as wide or granular as needed. Watch the video » This video is…

JLN Options: High-Yield Bond ETF Implied Volatility Skyrockets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories High-Yield Bond ETF Implied Volatility SkyrocketsJohn Spence, ETF TrendsWall Street’s fear gauge, the CBOE Volatility Index, has remained quiet despite the market’s recent choppiness on fiscal cliff fears and Europe’s debt crisis flaring up again. However, popular high-yield bond ETFs are telling a different story.The VIX fell 7% during Monday’s stock rally and is hovering near multiyear lows.http://jlne.ws/10n8GQe Why is the VIX So Low?Teeka Tiwari, NASDAQ The VIX, also known as the “fear indicator” in a measure of the amount of people buying downside protection options (Puts) on the S&P 500.  When the market is getting clobbered (like…

JLN Options: Shorties Options Will Stand Tall Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Shorties Options Will Stand TallA new, shorter options contract introduced last week will give investors more flexibility in hedging event-specific risks. Steven M. Sears, Barron’sMost people will tell you they’re long-term investors. They think they are able to ignore the distractions that make others panic and sell. They think they buck the trends, and have the equanimity to buy when others are selling and sell when others are buying.http://jlne.ws/UPga9A***First Weeklys, now shorties, a tool to hedge against volatility-producing market events.– SR Vix volatility index depicting bear market behaviorJeff Greenblatt, FuturesI have good news and bad news. I know…

JLN Options: Flight From Risk Extends Beyond Apple Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Flight From Risk Extends Beyond AppleRandall W. Forsyth, Barron’sOnly buy stocks that go up. If they don’t go up, don’t buy them. That was the investment advice offered by the late humorist Will Rogers, and it seems to be followed by investors as much as ever.That has led them to flock to Apple (ticker: AAPL) at its peak of $705.07 a share in September and to flee the stock en masse as it dropped to a six-month low Thursday of $525.62. As of this writing, it fell another $11.14, or 2.1%, to a recent $514.48.http://jlne.ws/TIdnxQ*** “Apple’s market capitalization…

John Lothian Newsletter: CBOE looks to set up London base; Citigroup to launch commodity trade finance business; Liquidnet launches Philippines dark pools John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

CBOE announces plans to expand into London with VIX futures.  Citigroup, seeing the European exodus from commodity trading by banks and other firms, decides to take a seat at the table.  Liquidnet opens up its ninth dark venue in Asia in the Philippines.

John Lothian Newsletter: TSE’s Osaka Deal Marred By Share Fall, Regulator Scolding; CME May Add Rates Trading In U.K. After Currencies; SEC To Review “Quiet Period” IPO Rule After Facebook Mess John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

Tokyo Stock Exchange’s big merger completion symphony is interrupted by vuvuzela horns from regulators and worried shareholders. CME Group’s post-FX plans for its new London exchange may include interest-rate products. The SEC considers the value of trying to restrict what companies may say while in pre-IPO mode, possibly noting that the recent Facebook offering wasn’t helped much by that quiet period.

JLN Options: Will Added Options Platforms Disperse Liquidity? Newsletter,Options

Statistics-Commentary-Insight Note: This week’s newsletter is being “guest-edited” by John Lothian News Editor-at-LargeDoug Ashburn.  Quote of the Day“Options trading volumes may be down across the industry but the buy side continues to remain captivated with the potential of using options in their strategies,” -Andy Nybo, head of derivatives at Tabb Group, in the article, “US Options volume heads for first fall in a decade.” Lead Stories Liquidity to disperse further as new options venues launchThe Trade NewsThe prospect of greater choice between US equity options exchanges is being treated with caution by market observers who claim that fragmentation is already…