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Options Market Plugs Away; Market Unease; Millennials & Investing Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Save the Date for OIC 2018 OIC Mark your calendar for next year’s Options Industry Conference, which will be held May 2-4, 2018, at the picturesque Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, located just off the coast of Florida. /goo.gl/YEjt8M ++++++ OCC News August/September 2017 OCC In this issue: Q&A with OCC’s Chief Security Officer Mark Morrison, updates from Capitol Hill, advocacy and charitable endeavors. jlne.ws/2xniZwc ++++++ Business and Friendship Went Together For Leo Melamed, Bob Wilmouth and Leslie Rosenthal John Lothian – JLN Leo Melamed lost two good friends in the last few days in Bob Wilmouth…

Hanweck expands; Toy options; Volatility lurks; Chinese bond puts Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Toy-pocalypse brings the options volume Spencer Doar – JLN The nostalgia kicked in pretty hard this week when Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Speculation about Toys R Us’ finances began September 6. The spillover effects are notable. Mattel (MAT), maker of Barbie and Hot Wheels, Hasbro (HAS), maker of Nerf and G.I. Joe, and Jakk’s Pacific (JAKK) — all top 10 toy companies size-wise — have had their stocks battered as a result. Why? Last year, Toys R Us accounted for 11 percent of Mattel’s sales, 9 percent of Hasbro’s and 9 percent…

Wall Street’s volatility gauge dips below 10 for first time since early August Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Exchanges Cite Hacking Risk of SEC’s Planned Market Data Repository; Stock-exchange executives worry the Consolidated Audit Trail will be a juicy target for hackers Dave Michaels – WSJ Stock-exchange executives are warning a planned comprehensive data repository designed to help regulators detect market manipulation faces hacking risks, one week after Equifax Inc. disclosed one of the biggest data breaches in U.S. history. /goo.gl/6gi5oi ****SD: Plenty of CAT talk at the STA Market Structure conference in D.C. last week. My brief recap of the conference is below, as well as more of JLN’s CAT coverage this year. ++++++…

Fund manager bets millions that traders are about to get whipsawed by volatility Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Fund manager bets millions that traders are about to get whipsawed by volatility Shawn Langlois – MarketWatch ‘If central banks want to keep saving the day, that is fine. But volatility will then be transmuted through other forms like populism and identity politics and threaten the fabric of democracy. And that is something that my hedge fund will never be able to protect against.’ jlne.ws/2fbi6kv An investing legend who’s nailed the bull market at every turn sees no end in sight for the 269% rally Joe Ciolli – Business Insider When Laszlo Birinyi talks about the stock market,…

‘False Peace’ for Markets? A Trader Is Betting Millions on It; CBOE’s Chris Concannon says bitcoin… Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight October 16th MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event Chicago JLN Students who want to learn about the financial services field are invited to join us at our October 16th MarketsWiki Education Intern Recruiting Event Chicago, where financial services professionals will deliver informative presentations about careers, trends and opportunities in our global markets. This event also includes a new job fair for student internships in 2018. /goo.gl/050bAJ Lead Stories ‘False Peace’ for Markets? A Trader Is Betting Millions on It Landon Thomas Jr. – NY Times Last Wednesday was another good day to make money on Wall Street: Stocks…

CBOE Holdings Announces Plans to Launch Options on S&P Select Sector Indices Newsletter,Options

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Lead Stories CBOE Holdings Announces Plans to Launch Options on S&P Select Sector Indices CBOE CBOE Holdings, Inc. (BATS: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) announces plans to expand its suite of product offerings tied to S&P Dow Jones Indices with the planned launch of options on the 10 S&P Select Sector Indices that comprise the S&P 500, a key benchmark of the U.S. equities market. The new index options will offer investors across the globe new ways to efficiently incorporate U.S. sector investing strategies into their portfolios. jlne.ws/2wYropQ Investors Say Being Long Bitcoin Is Now the Most Crowded Trade Dave Liedtka…

Interest (in) rates: CME’s suite soars Blog,Commentary,Feature,Options

Despite historical seasonality trends pointing to decreased trading activity in summer months, CME’s interest rate complex has been red hot. In the past month, CME Group has experienced records in a variety of rate-related products in terms of average daily volumes, open interest, electronic trading and investor participation. Average daily volumes (ADV) and open interest (OI) in Ultra 10-year Treasuries, Wednesday Weekly Options on Treasuries (just launched in June), electronic trading of eurodollar options are all at highs and foreign investor participation is on the rise.  (See the infographic below for more.) In August, OI in treasury options reached a record;…

VIX creator Bob Whaley: investors don’t grasp Wall Street ‘fear gauge’; Swedroe: Embracing The Downside Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories VIX creator Bob Whaley: investors don’t grasp Wall Street ‘fear gauge’ Graham Rapier – Business Insider Business Insider recently spoke with Bob Whaley, the Vanderbilt University finance professor who created the wildly popular index. Whaley, 64, said he had been pleasantly surprised by the attention his index had received since its launch almost three decades ago. Here’s what he had to say: jlne.ws/2wVmutF Swedroe: Embracing The Downside Larry Swedroe – ETF.com It has long been known that investors have asymmetric preferences when it comes to bearing downside risk versus participating in the upside. The term “loss aversion” refers…

Nasdaq Sues MIAX Parent Co.; VIX ETP Liquidation Scenario?; ETF volatility effects Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight August 2017 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC ++++++ OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 19 Percent in August OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in August was 395,912,022 contracts, up 19 percent from August 2016 volume of 331,447,840 contracts. Cleared futures reached a record volume with 14,923,607 contracts in August. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up four percent from 2016 with 17,068,192 contracts in 2017. jlne.ws/2xMsyDt ++++++ The Patent World Jim Kharouf – JLN We’re back in court today. On Friday, Nasdaq filed suit against…