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CME’s Knottenbelt Discusses International Plans and CME Europe Closure Feature,Video,video

This year the CME Group decided to close CME Europe and CME Clearing Europe, but the exchange group does not see the shuttering as changing overall international and European expansion plans. Rather, the investment CME put into Europe is going to continue to pay dividends as investors overseas realize the offsets CME has to offer given its broad product suite. In this first video from our Exchange Leader Series filmed at FIA IDX, William Knottenbelt, senior managing director, international, with CME Group, talks about the decision to close CME Europe and the international outlook for CME for the rest of…

Bets for Higher U.S. Yields Wane as Options Show Trump Fatigue; Traders target ETFs and weekly options for growth; A new breed takes over the trading floor Newsletter,Options

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Observations & Insight Take Our Survey: Yeah, really By Jim Kharouf, JLN Editor-in-Chief & CEO If you’re like me, you’re about to roll your eyes but hang in there. We need your help on our annual survey. If you’re still reading, it’s really import. This 3-minute survey helps us learn a bit more about our readers as well as what you like and what you don’t like about our publications and websites. It’s also a great place to leave us comments and suggestions for future content and services. We’ve tried to sweeten the deal this year by offering a chance…

Kurt Oeler of optionMonster Discusses Options Education Interview,Options,Video

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With the advent of electronic trading, individual investors have gained the ability to use options to manage their portfolios. But as the options industry grows more accessible, it has also grown more complex, and the industry is focusing on education as the key to expanding the audience for options trading. Chicago-based optionMonster was founded eight years ago by brothers and frequent CNBC contributors Jon and Pete Najarian with the aim of educating individual options traders. The company offers market analysis and option trading ideas, as well as free online courses, webinars, and local investor conferences, and it specializes in helping…

JLN Options: CBOE Holds its Own in 2012 – JLN Options Newsletter,Options

CBOE holds its own in 2012by Sarah Rudolph William Brodsky has chosen an auspicious time to step down from his role as the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s CEO and become executive chairman of the board. The CBOE has seen steady growth in trading volumes from 2000-2011; average daily volume was down seven percent in 2012, but that was after the exchange hit a record high in 2011, and the 2012 number was an increase over 2010. “We had a good year in what was a relatively bad year for the financial industry,” Brodsky told a group of reporters at a…