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Options Etymology: The Evolution of “Volatility”

Options Etymology: The Evolution of “Volatility”

One year after the vol-pocalypse, let's look at volatilityDo you know the history of the word volatility? It comes from the French verb “voler,” meaning to fly.  (Interestingly, voler has a lesser used definition, "to steal.")By the...

How Many Lives Does This CAT Have Left?

How Many Lives Does This CAT Have Left?

If the old saying holds true, one has to wonder how many lives the Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT) has left. Yesterday, it was leaked to the WSJ that the contractor hired to build the Consolidated Audit Trail, Thesys Technologies, was fired by...

The Spread – Vol Strikes Back: Top Stories of 2018

The Spread – Vol Strikes Back: Top Stories of 2018

Did it feel like 2018 was a whirlwind? Did it just whiz by? If so, here's a brief recap of the year's big options stories.  Produced by Mike Forrester John Lothian Newsletter Today's Newsletter We visit more than 100 websites daily for...

The Spread – “Florida Man” Edition – 11/30

The Spread – “Florida Man” Edition – 11/30

The Spread is sponsored by MIAX. Sadly, it appears no one had a funny VIX-related sign at a sporting event this week, but never fear, there's plenty of content in this edition of "The Spread" - the Florida options trading firm blow-up,...

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