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JLN Options: Look Out Vix, Treasury Volatility Falls on Speculation Fed to Maintain Policy, Implied Volatility and the Debt Ceiling Crisis Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Look Out Vix, Here Comes a New Way to Measure Volatility Yahoo! Finance Scott Nations, founder and CIO of NationsShares has a new product coming that he says is a better tool for tracking volatility and the way people on Wall Street really think of it. VolDex is an exchange he’s created that strips away the more obscure derivatives and measure the meat and potatoes options linked to the S&P 500 itself using the SPDR ETF. http://jlne.ws/1akON4q***DA: I am dying to know how measuring the volatility of meat and potatoes will help me gauge the market. Treasury Volatility…

JLN Options: The Wilting Flower of VIX Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Wilting Flower of VIX Andrew Giovinazzi – The Options Insider Wither the VIX The market for volatility seems to be giving up its final breaths today.  If underwhelming earnings in GOOG and MSFT cannot push things lower I am running out of things to think of. http://jlne.ws/1bGyUW2 Everyone’s Talking About This Huge Stampede Of Cash Rushing Into The Stock Market Joe Weisenthal – Business Insider As the market sails to new highs, the floodgates have broken open. Money is pouring like crazy into stocks, which is of course classic investor psychology. Nobody buys low. People like to…

JLN Options: The Two Problems With the VXX Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories The Two Problems With the VXX Adam Warner – Schaeffer’s Investment Research The iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (NYSEARCA:VXX) hit new lows yesterday! In other breaking news, it was hot and it was a Thursday and… we really need the MLB All-Star break to end, as this is clearly the worst sports week of the year. http://jlne.ws/1dKqh9x FX could move to financial settlement under clearing pressure – GFXD’s Lam Joel Clark – Risk Magazine More foreign exchange derivatives could move towards financial rather than physical settlement in the coming years if the market fails to find…

JLN Options: What Was Behind Yesterday’s Crazy S&P 500 Options Volume? Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories What Was Behind Yesterday’s Crazy S&P 500 Options Volume?   Adam Warner – Schaeffer’s Investment Research Strange volume in the S&P 500 Index (SPX) August puts yesterday, yowza. With the index in the 1,680 range, 29,000 of the August 1300 puts traded, 39,632 of the August 1250 puts traded, and 17,933 of the August 1200 puts traded. In fact, every put in the August series down to 1115 traded on the open. Even the August 500 puts traded! http://jlne.ws/17oraCY **Not sure where it all ended today but 2.5 hours into today’s trading 10 million options had been traded putting…

JLN Options: Investors Show Confidence That New Stock Market Calm Will Linger Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Investors Show Confidence That New Stock Market Calm Will Linger Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street Journal With the stock market resuming its rally after a bout of indigestion caused by worries about the outlook for Federal Reserve policy, options investors appear to be thinking the calm will last. As stocks have pushed back into record territory and the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index has declined over the last three weeks, far fewer investors are placing bets that the quiet will be short-lived and the VIX will spike higher. http://jlne.ws/1dF8kJD **At last glance the VIX was down…

JLN Options: Know Your Options: If You Build It, They Will Come Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Know Your Options: If You Build It, They Will Come Joy Rosenstein – Fidessa Corporation (via TABB Forum) As buy-side traders increasingly embrace options both as a profit-making strategy and as a way to hedge their portfolios, broker-dealers must add options-trading capabilities to remain competitive. Here are 5 questions firms must answer before building an options offering. http://jlne.ws/16EMpym ‘Bernanke Put’ is Back in Play Kaitlyn Kiernan – The Wall Street Journal The so-called “Bernanke Put” is back in play… The idea is that Mr. Bernanke and those policies will protect the market against downturns, much as put options,…

JLN Options: ISE Shelves Plan to Bring Pari-Mutuel Settlements to Options Market Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories ISE Shelves Plan to Bring Pari-Mutuel Settlements to Options Market  Katy Burne – The Wall Street JournalAll bets are off on one firm’s bid to make playing the options market a bit more like going to the track.The International Securities Exchange has shelved plans for an options contract using technology also known in the world of horse races — so-called pari-mutuel settlement, in which all bets are pooled upfront and the winners’ take comes out of the pool.http://jlne.ws/1azr690 Big Rally — So the Market Defies Gravity?Andrew Giovinazzi – The Options InsiderWhat a difference a day makes.  The relatively subdued…

JLN Options: Uneventful Day Hurts VIX Newsletter,Options

Lead Stories Uneventful Day Hurts VIXWall St. Sector SelectorEven a boring day can adversely impact stock market volatility, as we saw on Wednesday when the VIX almost dropped below 14.http://jlne.ws/17748R3 VIX declines as equities close higheroptionMONSTERThe CBOE Volatility Index slipped again as equities closed higher at the end of a seesaw session yesterday. The S&P 500 rose less than 1 point to 1652.62. It bounced between positive and negative throughout the day. Resistance is at 1669, while support is at 1619 and then 1573. http://jlne.ws/1777ofc Videocast: Volatility down but not outoptionMONSTERhttp://jlne.ws/1777kw5 Crude Options Volatility Slips as Futures Highs and Lows…

JLN Options: Court Rules TOM May Continue To Offer Options Based On The AEX Newsletter,Options

Commentary & Insight A Look at Forensic Accounting and Financial FraudMarketsWiki.tv In the aftermath of the Peregrine Financial Group fraud, many wondered how it could have happened and how forensic accounting works after a fraud occurs. On June 20, John Lothian News president and editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf moderated a panel at the Women In Listed Derivatives (WILD) event on forensic accounting with John Hague, financial services industry leader with McGladrey and Christen Morand, senior manager, Ernst & Young. He sat down with both separately to ask about the accounting space today and how forensic accounting digs into fraudulent cases. Watch…