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JLN Options: Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate Hearing Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Brokers Face Off Against Exchanges at Today’s Senate HearingPeter Chapman, Traders MagazineRepresentatives from two exchanges and two broker-dealers will likely air their differences today during a hearing hosted by the Senate Banking Committee.http://jlne.ws/12AhROv Derivatives traders optimistic for 2013, according to Risk.net pollRisk.netThe majority of respondents to a Risk.net poll expect to make more money from derivatives trading next year, despite the onset of new regulations in 2013 and continuing problems in the eurozone.http://jlne.ws/ZiRC15**Nice to know that “things can’t get much worse than 2012.” — SR ‘Un-Volatility’ Funds Hit Fresh Lifetime HighsBrendan Conway, Barron’sThere’s an incredibly wide array of,…

The Forex Markets – 2012 Review and 2013 Outlook Commentary,Financials

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By: Dean Popplewell, chief currency strategist and Alfonso Esparza, senior currency strategist, OANDA: As the foreign exchange community winds down a typically eventful year, investors are already looking ahead to 2013.  In 2012, central banks exerted control over their balance sheets which led to limited volatility and decreased opportunities. The global economy is expected to strengthen somewhat as the effects of last year’s global liquidity injections finally move from the “financial arena” to the real economy. Most analysts expect even the modest upticks in economic growth intersecting with still-accommodative monetary policies to provide support for other asset classes like global…

JLN Options: MIAX Options Fast Out of the Gate Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories MIAX Options Fast Out of the GatePeter Chapman, Traders MagazineThe MIAX Options Exchange, the industry’s newest, is off to a strong start.The exchange trades only one options class—Cliffs Natural Resources—but has garnered between 3 percent and 6 percent of the volume in the name on the five days since it launched.http://jlne.ws/TWh1Ws So much uncertainty, so little volatilityMike Dolan, ReutersEquating economic uncertainty with financial market volatility this year would have been a dangerous game.Perhaps the biggest theme of 2012 for many asset managers was how waves of monetary policy easing from the world’s big central banks smothered market volatility…

JLN Options: Silent night… Who ate the market volatility? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Silent night… Who ate the market volatility?James Saft, International Finance ReviewFor an uncertain world – one with fiscal cliffs, eurozone recession and regime change at the Federal Reserve – it sure is quiet out there.Volatility in financial markets is now trading more like we are in the pre-crisis world of 2006, rather than one in which most of the crucial questions are left unanswered.http://jlne.ws/QYJTjY Is Regulation Killing Derivatives?BobsGuideCleartrade Exchange’s Richard Baker to discuss growing regulatory burdens and ask the question: is regulation killing derivatives?http://jlne.ws/W5FHlp VIX ETFs continue to rise as US steps closer to fiscal cliffWall Street Sector…

JLN Options: Brodsky to step down as CEO of CBOE; Ed Tilly named next CEO Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Brodsky to step down as CEO of CBOE; Ed Tilly named next CEOPress ReleaseCBOE Holdings (NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced that William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, has advised the Board that he will step down as CEO effective following the 2013 Annual Meeting in May 2013. Following the annual meeting, it is anticipated that he will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board.http://jlne.ws/W67huS**  Brodsky’s been at the helm of the CBOE for 16 years.  All of a sudden I feel old as it doesn’t seem like that long. –JB Brodsky to step down as CEO at…

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: 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: ISE Announces Mini Options Launch Date of March 18, 2013 Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ISE Announces Mini Options Launch Date of March 18, 2013Press ReleaseThe International Securities Exchange (ISE) today became the first exchange to confirm a launch date of March 18, 2013 to commence trading in Mini Options. Since receiving Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approval for this innovative new product offering, ISE has been coordinating with its member firms to determine an appropriate date for launch readiness. Mini Options will represent a deliverable of 10 shares of an underlying security, whereas standard contracts represent a deliverable of 100 shares. ISE will initially list Mini Options on the following securities: AAPL,…

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…