Fed’s Powell Takes Center Stage; New Company Offers Options Solutions; Explaining Volatility Skew – The Spread – August 27, 2021

— In this week’s options news, the Fed’s Jackson Hole pronouncements placate the markets; meme stocks take off on a lark; volatility skew rises as traders remain divided; bitcoin and ethereum options hunker down ahead of expiration and Eurex plans to launch a first.
— John’s Take looks at a new options business with seasoned players.
— And Jermal Chandler kicks off this week’s options “Term of the Week” with the important concept of volatility skew.

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The Spread – August 13, 2021

The Spread – August 13, 2021

Volatility eases as summer draws to a close and earnings season ends; Treasury and Eurodollar options perk up on inflation worries; John Lothian delivers a tribute to the late Wayne Luthringshausen and talks market structure; Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing launches new options; Two economics professors take a poke at stock market bubbles; and tastytrade’s Jermal Chandler talks about theta in the “Term of the Week.”

The Spread – August 6, 2021

The Spread – August 6, 2021

Robinhood shares get an options boost; July options volume up more than 29%; John Lothian says exchange competition is heating up; The Delta variant and volatility; Bullish bets in bitcoin and ether options; And tastytrade’s Jermal Chandler goes back to the basics with calls and puts in the Term of the Week.

The Spread – July 30, 2021

The Spread – July 30, 2021

Earnings season in full bloom; Options lead year-to-date derivatives volume; Robinhood’s IPO; John gets real with Get Real VR: Conflicting factors underpin volatility; Cboe cleared for fall European competition; and the Cboe Options Institute’s Kevin Davitt talks about vega in this week’s “Term of the Week.”

The Spread – July 23, 2021

The Spread – July 23, 2021

Volatility makes a return appearance as the Delta variant jangles nerves; Treasury bond yields perk up; July options expire; John Lothian chats with Cboe’s Ed Tilly about a World of Opportunity; UBS and SEC reach a settlement; FIA Tech expands; and the Options Institute’s Kevin Davitt explains why contract size matters in the “Term of the Week.”

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