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JLN Options: ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a Year Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ETF That Bets Against VIX Rallies Over 200% in a YearJohn Spence, ETF TrendsA volatility-linked exchange traded product designed to move in the opposite direction of the VIX has more than tripled in price over the past year.http://jlne.ws/VPmcJO What The VIX Is Saying About The Fiscal CliffBig TrendsThe past few weeks have been full of a constant barrage of press conferences and public statements from the charlatans in Washington D.C.  Politicians cannot pass up a chance to get in front of the cameras and the media has used the “fiscal cliff” as a mechanism to scare average Americans…

JLN Options: Cheap volatility, but big potential in China Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Cheap volatility, but big potential in ChinaAndrew Giovinazzi, MarketWatchLook at the VIX inch up in the face of very slow market activity . After trading the S&P 500 on the CBOE when I was younger, I can tell you what that feeling is. The paper is very thin, and it is buying options out of fear. Liquidity providers keep raising the prices since they don’t want a large position right now waiting for some answer out of Washington.http://jlne.ws/YP6Vgr How Did Wall Street Do on Sandy? Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street JournalSecurities-market regulators are seeking details on the performance of…

JLN Options: MIAX Receives Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to Become Newest Equity Options Exchange; Trading to Commence on December 7, 2012 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories MIAX Receives Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to Become Newest Equity Options Exchange; Trading to Commence on December 7, 2012Press ReleaseMIAX Options Exchange (“MIAX”) announced today that on December 3, 2012, it received an Approval Order from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) of its Application for Registration as a National Securities Exchange, and thus MIAX will act as its own self-regulatory organization. [Release No. 34-68341; File No.10-207.]  Trading on MIAX, a fully electronic options trading exchange, is scheduled to commence on December 7, 2012.http://jlne.ws/SKjbtw PowerShares Readies ‘Downside Hedged’ ETFTom Lydon,…

JLN Options: Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in January; Why the ‘VIX of VIX’ is at Historical Lows Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Ed Boyle to Join BOX as SVP in JanuaryJohn Lothian News has learned that senior derivatives industry executive Ed Boyle will be joining The Boston Options Exchange (BOX) as a senior vice president of business development and strategy. Boyle, the former head of NYSE’s Arca exchange and more recently an executive with GETCO, has been acting as a consultant for BOX for the last month. Last month, Boyle was named to the Advisory Committee of John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.  Additionally, he serves on the advisory board of OptionsCity Software, Inc. BackgroundHe was tabbed in December 2010…

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…