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MIAX Challenges Nasdaq Options Patents; Crisis hedge funds’ lackluster performance Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight With trade war, U.S. and China stumble into the Thucydides Trap John Kemp – Reuters The United States and China have fired the opening shots in a trade war that may be hard to stop. /jlne.ws/2GxA4tV ****SD: Regardless of the situation, whenever I see Thucydides mentioned I have to reread the Financial Times Alphaville article For the love of Zeus, stop misusing Thucydides from last summer for context. It’s well worth the more in depth history lesson/tuneup. Surprisingly, three of the four Trump officials referenced in the piece who are known for their Thucydides fandom are actually…

Bidding war erupts over Fidessa acquisition; Spotify debut; China retaliates John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read Hits & Takes JLN Staff Yesterday I |announced some promotions for John Lothian News staff members. Managing Editor Sarah Rudolph added the title head of editorial operations, and Spencer Doar was promoted to editor from associate editor. Jeff Bergstrom was given responsibility for cryptomarkets news, Mike Forrester was promoted to producer from video editor, and Jim Kharouf was named contributing global markets editor.~JJL While updating the titles for these JLN team members, we did a major overhaul of the MarketsWiki page for John J. Lothian & Company, Inc.~JJL Institutional Investor has published its annual Trading Tech 40 list…

OCC Volume Up 15 Percent in March; Vol’s Bite; Goldman’s Vol View Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight March 2018 Options Exchange Marketshare via OCC Lead Stories OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 15 Percent in March OCC OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in March reached 442,945,572 contracts, a 15 percent increase from March 2017. OCC’s year-to-date volume is up 32 percent with 1,400,345,396 cleared contracts in the first quarter of 2018, compared to 1,058,670,212 contracts in the first quarter of 2017. /jlne.ws/2GJUrmT ****SD: It will be nice to have volatility and increased activity to talk about at OIC this year. Volatility’s Bite Returns Ginger Szala…

Did Options Markets Dive Off A Liquidity Cliff Last Month? Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Ready to Follow Through – Chris Concannon, Cboe JohnLothianNews.com CBOE and Bats officially became Cboe Global Markets in 2017, which meant much of the year was spent laying the foundations for further integration. Of course, there was also the under-the-radar launch of a crypto futures product, too. In this video from JLN’s annual series with industry leaders, Chris Concannon, Cboe’s President and COO, talks about complex order book functionality, the future of a crypto ecosystem at Cboe, how Cboe prepared for more technology migrations on its exchanges and more. Watch the video and read the rest here…

The Spread – Week of 3/26 to 3/29 Video,video

Heyo! Markets in 2018 = not boring. This week in The Spread we cover gyrating indices, a gigantic deal, the resurgence of “exotic” ETPs, the Easter holiday, the start of the MLB season and a few sour notes in the financial media space. The following are the stories referenced in this week’s options-related news recap: CNN – Disgraced Aussie cricketers return home after ball tampering ban Reuters – Exchange operator CME Group to buy Britain’s NEX for $5.5 billion Financial News – CME plans hundreds of job cuts after £3.8bn NEX takeover Automated Trader – Automated Trader Homepage BuzzFeed News…

CME to buy NEX; White House Amazon Whiplash Adds to Tech Volatility Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Editor’s Notes There will not be a JLN Options newsletter tomorrow, as major U.S. and European markets will be closed for Good Friday. Japanese and Taiwanese exchanges will be open. An interesting development in ags via USA Today – U.S. soybean acres planted to exceed corn acreage for the first time in 35 years. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and enjoys the start of the MLB season. (I’ll refrain from baseball partisanship – there are some office schisms…) Lead Stories Exchange operator CME Group to buy Britain’s NEX for $5.5 billion Noor Zainab Hussain, Sinead…

13-Year High for Nasdaq Fear Premium; Lessons from Corrections Past Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Tech Stocks Fear Premium Just Jumped to a 13-Year High Luke Kawa – Bloomberg The disruptors are getting ditched as tech fear spreads well beyond Facebook. /bloom.bg/2uxHl74 ****SD: Different chart on same subject from Bloomberg. Also from the WSJ – Tech’s Risk Bill Comes Due The Lesson From Stock Corrections Past? 200 Days of Pain Lu Wang, Sarah Ponczek and Elena Popina – Bloomberg S&P 500 fell 14% on average in five similar selloffs since ’09; Current rout would rank at bottom in duration if ended now Remember the last time stocks fell so hard? You probably don’t,…

OCC Continues To Clear the Path for the Exchange-Listed Options Industry; Dow and S&P double number of 1% moves in all of 2017 Newsletter,Options

Observations & Insight Miscellany for 3/27 Spencer Doar – JLN Not much of a surprise, but during the last week of talk about a potential trade war, the volatility of FXI – the main China ETF for options – has been significantly higher than SPX volatility, though still in an 8 handle trading range. Readings for FXI vol have been between 23 and 31, while VIX has moved between 16 and 24. Yesterday, Comex April gold and May copper futures settled on strikes and since it was options expiration day, calls at 1355 and 2.97, respectively, were exercised and puts…

Volatility Soars on Trade War Talk; Milder Trade Winds Help Ease Chill Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight The Spread – Week of 3/19 to 3/23 JohnLothianNews.com The JLN team is back in Chicago to bring you a more conventional episode of The Spread. Thank heavens our teleprompter was back in action – ad libbing a poolside chat was wicked difficult. You are likely up to date on the potential Biden v. Trump title fight that was in the headlines this week, but are you up to date on the week’s happenings in options? Watch the video here » Lead Stories Volatility Soars on Trade War Talk Danny Riley – Nadex These trade wars with…