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JLN Options: Citadel Asks Supreme Court to Hear Derivatives Case Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Citadel Asks Supreme Court to Hear Derivatives Case Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalOne of the biggest U.S. derivatives traders has joined a long-running legal battle over a lucrative slice of the market and asked the Supreme Court to decide the matter.Citadel LLC, which trades one in five stock-options contracts dealt daily on U.S. markets, has called on the nation’s highest court to loosen the hold of the Chicago Board Options Exchange over heavily-traded contracts linked to major stock indexes.http://jlne.ws/ZBUP5n U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Stimulus Optimism FadesLindsey Rupp & Nikolaj Gammeltoft, BloombergU.S. stocks were little changed, paring…

JLN Options: New Dow and S&P 500 records trash the VIX and VIX ETFs Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories New Dow and S&P 500 records trash the VIX and VIX ETFsWall Street Sector SelectorMajor indexes and index ETFs continue to break all time record highs, and investors did not appear to be afraid today, judging by the lack of support in the VIX and VIX ETFs.  VIX ETFs typically rise when major indexes fall, so it is not surprising that the VIX and VIX ETFs dropped like stones today after index records were broken.http://jlne.ws/14ERw5l VIX: Quarterly ReviewJill Malandrino, The StreetThe CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) dropped about 30% in the first quarter as the S&P 500 started out…

JLN Options: VIX ETFs Rise In Response To Sluggish Equity Markets Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy ReformMarketsWiki.tv One of the issues that emerged from the MF Global collapse was the complex and often frustrating US bankruptcy process. In the case of MF Global, futures customers’ claims were lumped in with other creditors. As such, it took more than a year for customers with segregated accounts to get their money back through the bankruptcy trustee. Chris Hehmeyer, CEO of HTG Capital Partners and chairman of the National Futures Association (NFA), spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the need for bankruptcy reform for the futures industry. It’s a…

JLN Options: The 2013 Fear Gauge Looks Very Different From the 2007 Version Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The 2013 Fear Gauge Looks Very Different From the 2007 VersionKaitlyn Kiernan, The Wall Street JournalStocks may be returning to record levels, with the S&P 500 crossing above its 2007 closing high, but the VIX is signaling that they are doing so in a much different environment.http://jlne.ws/Xmq4XO The Options Industry Council Announces Average Daily Options Volume in March Declined 9 PercentPress ReleaseThe Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today that average daily options volume came in at 15,578,265 contracts, 8.91 percent down from the 17,102,093 contracts level of last March. Year-to-date average daily trading volume is down 3.2 percent…

JLN Options: A Tale of Two Volatility Indexes Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories A Tale of Two Volatility IndexesBrendan Conway, Barron’sYou have the luxury of ignoring the proliferation of volatility indexes, the marketing of which has mushroomed since the financial crisis. Or you can watch them for unusual discrepancies, like Nikolaj Gammeltoft and Cecile Vannucci of Bloomberg News do this morning.http://jlne.ws/11Nyvct S&P 500 looks to end tantalizing March without breaking its closing highTom Bemis, MarketWatchMarch began with a lion’s roar for U.S. equities, but unless the the S&P 500  can get its mojo back in the next 36 hours, the broad market index looks likely to head out of the month…

JLN Options: Leveraged Volatility Funds Get Biggest Inflows in a Year: Bloomberg Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight Chris Ferreri of ICAP on SEFs, IDBs and the Futurization of SwapsMarketsWiki.tv Chris Ferreri is a managing director at ICAP North America, where he oversees ICAP ETC, the company’s hybrid brokered OTC solution. He was the first chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association Americas Inc. (WMBA Americas), and served again as chairman in 2012. Ferreri spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn at the Futures Industry Association Boca 2013 conference about the CFTC’s delay in finalizing rules on swap execution facilities (SEFs), the futurization of swaps, and the future of inter-dealer brokerage. Ferreri stresses the…

JLN Options: Banks beef up FX options teams as big moves boost risk, rewards Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Banks beef up FX options teams as big moves boost risk, rewardsNia Williams, ReutersBanks are strengthening their foreign exchange options desks, investing in people and technology, as companies and hedge funds seek protection or profit from big moves in major currencies.http://jlne.ws/YDpMXG Congress Considers Changing Taxation of DerivativesMichael Cohn, Accounting TodayThe House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee held a hearing this week to discuss possible tax reforms on financial products such as derivatives.http://jlne.ws/YDtJvq The Implications of Increased VXX Volume  Adam Warner, Schaeffer’s Investment ResearchI took advantage of the Free Cramer to read me some Free Options. Specifically, Russell…

JLN Options: Apple investors pay more for downside bets Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Apple investors pay more for downside betsDoris Frankel, ReutersThe steady slide in longtime market darling Apple Inc has brought in options investors willing to pay more for bearish bets than at any time in the last four years.http://jlne.ws/105nSQQ The Supreme Myth of the Risk of Options DebunkedJohn Critchley, The Options InsiderI was recently talking to a very well educated corporate lawyer who is the father of my daughter’s basketball teammate and the conversation turned to investments.  I told him what I did and that my passion was options.  The reaction “Oh My, Options they are too risky for…

JLN Options: HKEx Announces Stock Options Revamp Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories HKEx Announces Stock Options RevampMary Swire, LawAndTax-News.comHong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) is to revamp its stock options market in a range of areas, from product design and fees to market making, with effect from May 2 this year, in response to growing market interest in the product.http://jlne.ws/Z3z2H0 Continental drift: will derivatives shift to Asia?Future and Options IntelligenceThe global resurgence of volumes in 2013 has affected twice as many Asian exchanges than European, which helps to account for why western eyes are fixed firmly on the east writes Jonathan Watkins.http://jlne.ws/Z3zPHS Dr. Ben Kicks VIX ETFs In The…