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JLN Options: Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Time to Start Fearing the VIX, Again Steven Russolillo – The Wall Street JournalThe market’s so-called fear gauge started showing signs of life this week, a development that historically doesn’t bode well for stocks.http://jlne.ws/16mJYly CBOE Holdings, Inc : Volume In CBOE’s S&P 500 Index Options Beats All-Time High Set In 2010Press Release (CBOE)The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today reported that trading volume in S&P 500 Index options (SPXSM) contracts on Thursday, June 20 established a new daily record of 2,282,029 contracts traded.http://jlne.ws/130emFF New Daily Volume Record of 2,282,029 for SPX OptionsMatt Moran – CBOEA key factor impacting the…

JLN Options: FOA and FIA Announce Agreement to Combine Organisations under Global Structure Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories FOA and FIA Announce Agreement to Combine Organisations under Global StructurePress Release (FOA and FIA)The Futures and Options Association and the Futures Industry Association today announced an agreement in principle to combine their two organisations under one global structure and brand called FIA Global.Under this agreement, FIA—with its affiliate FIA Asia—will form a confederation with FOA under FIA Global.http://jlne.ws/147xCfD (PDF)FAQs on FOA and FIA Affiliation: http://jlne.ws/13VRMKS (PDF) Equity Volatility Surges Globally Amid Record Futures: OptionsCecile Vannucci and Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergBusinessweekStock volatility jumped around the world, with the U.S. benchmark gauge surging the most in two months, after speculation…

JLN Options: As Investors Pour Money Into Stocks, Volatility Drops Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories As Investors Pour Money Into Stocks, Volatility DropsScott Gamm – FortuneThe start of 2013 was welcomed by the fiscal cliff drama turning out to be just that: drama. Stocks reacted well, as the S&P 500 jumped 5% in January. As a result, investors started pouring money into equities, but not for all of the right reasons.http://jlne.ws/19Srk9X CME Rally Signals Volatility as Tapering Mulled: Credit MarketsMatthew Leising – BloombergThe surge in bond market volatility and trading volumes stemming from the prospect of rising interest rates, which JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called “scary,” has…

JLN Options: ICE Throws Down Gauntlet on Payment for Order Flow Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jeremie Bacon on Taking the Reins at ORC Americas and Modular TechnologyMarketsWiki.tv After a decade of running his own technology firm, Jeremie Bacon decided it was time for a new challenge. In May, he took the reins as president of Orc Americas, the Chicago-based subsidiary of Orc Group. Bacon sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about why decided to leave the firm he co-founded, Backstop Solutions, a software-as-a-service company in the alternative investment space. Bacon said he was impressed with ORC’s established footprint in the industry and reputation it has built since its launch…

JLN Options: Exclusive: ICE to win EU approval for $8.2 billion NYSE bid – sources Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Jack Schwager on Market Wizards and How the CTA Space is ChangingMarketsWiki.tv Jack Schwager is a well-known name in the financial market community today, as author of trading classics such as: Market Wizards in 1989, The New Market Wizards in 1992 and Stock Market Wizards in 2001. He’s added to the series in May 2012, with Hedge Fund Market Wizards, and more recently released book Market Sense and Nonsense, where he explores investment models and the theories of how markets work. He spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about hedge fund managers and how the CTA space…

JLN Options: Fed Would Like You to Stop Overreacting, Please: Volatility Fund Slumps Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Compliance Advice on SEC’s Market Access Rule from Julie Dixon of Titan RegulationMarketsWiki.tv SEC Rule 15c3-5 (“Market Access Rule”), finalized in November 2010, is the commission’s response to the May 6, 2010 “flash crash” in which the U.S. equity market plunged nearly ten percent in a matter of minutes, then quickly rebounded. Compliance with the rule, which places risk management controls on any broker-dealer that offers direct trading access, has been required since November 2011, yet firms still have lingering questions about the adequacy of their self-policing programs. Julie Dixon, managing principal at Titan Regulation, discusses the…

JLN Options: Skittish Options Traders Pay Up for Protection Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Skittish Options Traders Pay Up for Protection  Steven M. Sears – Barron’sVIX calls trade above asked prices amid fears of a stock plunge as the S&P 500 hovers at a key level.http://jlne.ws/196F267 An Ideal Day for the VIXWall Street Sector SelectorWednesday’s stock market swoon was based on pure fear about the demise of quantitative easing, bringing VIX the nourishment it needed.http://jlne.ws/16jjzpC Mini Options’ Early Successes Attract Prop Shops, Divert Tech SpendTimothy Bourgaize Murray – Waters TechnologyIntroduced in March, five “mini options”—or options tied to a minimum number of 10 shares, smaller than their conventional larger relatives that usually require…

JLN Options: Stock-Market Volatility Bets at Record Amid Fed Concern: Options Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Justin Llewellyn-Jones of Fidessa Talks ISVs, Regulation & TechnologyMarketsWiki.tv Justin Llewellyn-Jones, chief operating officer of Fidessa, thinks globally and well, acts globally too. Llewellyn-Jones spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about how Fidessa is adapting to the new global marketplace and the demand for multi-asset class platforms and networks. Watch the video » Lead Stories Stock-Market Volatility Bets at Record Amid Fed Concern: OptionsCecile Vannucci & Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergWidening swings in U.S. shares have prompted options (VXX) traders to make unprecedented bets on equity volatility, pushing bullish and bearish contracts to records amid concern the Federal Reserve…

JLN Options: SEC fines optionsXpress, individuals $4.8 mln for naked short sales Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories SEC fines optionsXpress, individuals $4.8 mln for naked short salesThomson ReutersA Securities and Exchange Commission judge has ordered optionsXpress, its former chief financial officer and a customer to pay a total of $4.8 million in fines and to return $4.2 million for illegally selling shares they did not hold.http://jlne.ws/11rotLT ICE chief ready to cede NYSE market share in bid to end rebatesJohn McCrank, ReutersThe New York Stock Exchange may cede some of its share in U.S. stocks in an effort to end large trading incentives after NYSE Euronext’s (NYX.N) $8.2 billion sale to IntercontinentalExchange (ICE.N) goes through, ICE’s…