The Spread

The Spread was created at the start of 2018 as a more lighthearted way to distribute and comment on options-related news. Since then, the weekly recap hosted by JLN Editor Spencer Doar has undergone a few upgrades and some on-location episodes. Stay tuned! 

The Spread – Closing Props – 1/18

Give ‘em their props - they gave it a go. (Plus, the OCC’s big decision was revealed. The following are links to stories referenced in this week's episode: -> The Trade - OCC overhauls legacy clearing system with Cinnober-> Reuters -...

The Spread – Transitions – 1/11

In this episode of "The Spread" we deal with a number of transitions.  Below are stories referenced this week:  -Bloomberg -> MarketAxess Hires Cboe's Chris Concannon as President, COO -Financial Times -> Wall Street battles for...

The Spread – A New Year – 1/4

It's hard to believe 2018 is in the rear-view mirror, but markets stop for no one. So without further ado, enjoy the first episode of "The Spread" in 2019. Below are the stories referenced in this week's episode: -Youtube -> Up, Down, Touch...

The Spread – Hiring Notices – 12/14

According to Trade Alert's Henry Schwartz, the week of December 17 - 21 will likely see the five billionth option of 2018 change hands. But while we all wait with bated breath for that milestone, JLN has you covered with a recap of some of the...

The Spread – Bumpy Road – 10/1

Editor's Note: A clarification from Eurex regarding its speed bump is discussed in this episode - the latency protection functionality will be available with the annual T7 system release but IS NOT going live in December as stated in Reuters...

The Spread – Record Highs – 9/21

To put it bluntly, action in marijuana stocks this week was nuts.   Stories referenced in this week's episode of "The Spread" are as follows:  Cboe Blog -> Cboe SKEW Index Tops 150 for Record Four Straight Trading Days; Some Cite Surge in...

The Spread – It Was Nasdaq Week – 9/14

What do an unexpected forecast for rain, long-standing animus in the clearing tech space and a speed bump have in common? In this week's episode of "The Spread" the answer is Nasdaq.  Stories referenced:  Bloomberg -> Nordic Power Whale...

The Spread – The Colo Down-low – 9/7

"The Spread" hasn't covered Aurora, Ill. during its time on the web. We tick that box in this week's recap.  Stories referenced:  Data Center Dynamics - CyrusOne installs 350ft tower for fast wireless access to Illinois campus (From January...

The Spread – Thin Crust Pizza – 8/24

Most of the time, we go for a smattering of everything on "The Spread." But this week there was a story that got a lot of clicks and stirred up the pot, so we thought we'd just address the issues that arose from that.   Here are the relevant...

The Spread – Caddyshack Market – 8/17

Another week, more Turkey worries. We don't talk about that at all in this week's options news recap, instead taking a peek at security, average bid/ask spreads and regulation.  The following are stories referenced in this week's "The...

The Spread – Pump Up The Vol(ume) – 8/10

In this week's recap of happenings in the options world we delve into some confusing terms, Spinal Tap and Recep Erdogan’s plight. The following are the stories referenced in this week's episode of "The Spread":  -Tabb Group -> US Options...

The Spread – Rimshot Please – 7/27

We've added more props for this week's episode of "The Spread" for your viewing pleasure!   The following are stories referenced in this week's options news recap:  Bloomberg - Goldman Warns of Liquidity-Fueled Sell-off After ‘Volmageddon’...

The Spread – Week of 6/25 to 6/29

Looking for something to take your mind off of the summer heat? Well, we have a GEM of a "Spread" for you.  (Yes, we talk about Geneva Energy Markets this week.)  The following are stories referenced in this week's episode:  Business Insider...

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