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 – 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...

The Spread – Week of 6/18 to 6/22

We're back to our weekly options news recap! The following are stories referenced in this week's episode: US Options Volumes Remain on Record Pace Despite Slowing Momentum - TABB Forum  In a Year Marked by Controversy, Cboe Seeks to Improve...

The Spread – Week of 5/21 to 5/25

Reviews of “The Spread” are in! “You look better in blue.” -Host’s mom  “I guess I like it - I just don’t understand what you’re talking about.” -Old college friend “I prefer the book.” -Random millennial “It’s better than most other stuff.”...

The Spread – Week of 5/14 to 5/18

Mexico, Italy, India, Ireland - we’re all over the world in today’s edition of The Spread. Also in this video, Spencer tries to speak Irish Gaelic. The following are stories referenced in this week's episode: Bloomberg -> Pope’s Beef With...

The Spread – Week of 5/7 to 5/11

This week's episode of The Spread touches on all the important things in options news last week... like pets dressed in varying historical garments. (But it all makes sense because it has to do with the Consolidated Audit Trail, otherwise...

The Spread – Amelia Island – 5/4

It took 30 minutes of Spencer messing up his lines for us to get 2 minutes of commentary about the Options Industry Conference which was held in Amelia Island, Fla. from May 2 through May 4.  Next year’s conference will be hosted by MIAX and...

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