Fed’s Kocherlakota: options prices key to assessing outlook
Luciana Lopez – Reuters
Policymakers should look to options prices to help figure out the future and inform their decisions today, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Narayana Kocherlakota said on Friday.

 ‘Quadruple Witching’ Could Conjure Up Volatility 
Chris Dieterich – The Wall Street Journal
This week’s biggest storm, the Federal Reserve meeting, has passed. But the witching hour is nigh.
September-dated stock (and ETF) options expire Friday. So do stock-index options, stock-index futures as well as single-stock futures.

FCA chief: Looking forward is important for derivatives market
Claire Robin – Compliancy Services
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has noted it is important that the international derivatives market continues to look forward.
Speaking at the International Swaps and Derivatives Association conference in London, Martin Wheatley explained the theme of the gathering – Future Comes into Focus – is very apt.

Videocast: Big November VIX trade

High speed traders reacted instantly to Fed
Maureen Farrell – CNN Money
Eric Hunsader, founder of the market research firm Nanex, said he’s never seen traders react as quickly to an economic announcement.

Scratching Their Heads, Investors Start Revising Expectations for the Fed
Nathaniel Popper – Dealbook
For investors, it’s back to the drawing board.
Wall Street is now furiously revising expectations about the role the Federal Reserve will play in the economy in the months ahead.

Fed need not rush to taper while inflation is low: Bullard
Steven C. Johnson – Reuters
Low readings on inflation allow the U.S. Federal Reserve to be patient in deciding when to scale back its pace of asset purchases, a senior Fed official said on Friday, cautioning that he would not back action until price pressures picked up.

Investors Add Up Costs of Getting Taper Bet Wrong 
Clare Connaghan – The Wall Street Journal
From dollar bulls to gold bears, many investors were left counting the cost Thursday of betting the Federal Reserve would start unwinding its stimulus program this month.


NYSE, Nasdaq Hope to Play it Safe on Big Trading Day 
Jacob Bunge – The Wall Street Journal
After a recent run of technology failures at various exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market are playing it safe on what’s expected to be one of the busiest trading sessions of the year.
Friday is set to end with a bang – actually several – that promise to heavily churn markets.

Exchanges’ Credit Ratings at Risk Amid Computer Errors
Sam Mamudi – Bloomberg
Technical malfunctions at stock exchanges around the world are putting their owners’ credit ratings in jeopardy, according to Standard & Poor’s.
Following outages at firms including Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. and Singapore Exchange Ltd. (SGX), S&P;’s Olga Roman said today in a report that industry debt ratings could be reduced in the next few years because of damaged reputations.

Exclusive: Inside Nasdaq’s succession planning process
John McCrank – Reuters
For more than two years, a recurring question has gnawed at the board of Nasdaq OMX Group Inc: If Chief Executive Bob Greifeld were to leave, who would step into his shoes?


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November 5, 2013 from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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