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‘Volatility vortex’ slams into $24tn US government bond market

‘Volatility vortex’ slams into $24tn US government bond market

Observations & Insight MWE SHORT: Richard Sandor - The Building Blocks of the Financial Industry JohnLothianNews.com Dr. Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products LLC, talks about inventing markets and the evolution of exchanges such as...

Options activity hints U.S. stock market has not reached bottom

Options activity hints U.S. stock market has not reached bottom

Observations & Insight The Spread: OPTIONS DISCOVERY EPISODE 8; LEX LUTHRINGSHAUSEN Full interview Part 2 and Term of the week JohnLothianNews.com In this episode of options discovery, JLN's Alex Teng breaks down the options straddle. He also goes over key...

Put Options Volume Jumps to Record High

Put Options Volume Jumps to Record High

Observations & Insight Henry Schwartz of Cboe shared on LinkedIn that "Effective today, there are 55 expiration cycles available for SPX index options. Longest-dated expiry is Dec 2027, while short term weeklys give traders the choice of any expiration any day in...

Volatility Futures Signal Fear Around Latest Fed Meeting

Volatility Futures Signal Fear Around Latest Fed Meeting

Observations & Insight Among the highlights of the FIA's August 2022 volumes are: Worldwide volume of exchange-traded derivatives reached 7.30 billion contracts in the month of August, the highest monthly total ever recorded. The August total was up 11.2% from...

Hedge Funds Brave Stock Chaos to Lift Bets by Most in Five Years

Hedge Funds Brave Stock Chaos to Lift Bets by Most in Five Years

Observations & Insight According to a post on a Cboe Alumni page on Facebook, Lee Tenzer has passed away. He was surrounded by his wife Marilyn and daughters Katie, Becca and Missy at a hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Lee was the founder of the trading firm LETCO....

Options Traders Pile Into Hawkish Fed Wagers Eyeing 5% Peak Rate

Options Traders Pile Into Hawkish Fed Wagers Eyeing 5% Peak Rate

Lead Stories Options Traders Pile Into Hawkish Fed Wagers Eyeing 5% Peak Rate Edward Bolingbroke - Bloomberg This week's hawkish repricing of expectations for the Federal Reserve's policy rate path has been spearheaded by a handful of wagers that the peak will be...

A $3.2 Trillion Option Expiration Seen Worsening Post-CPI Rout

A $3.2 Trillion Option Expiration Seen Worsening Post-CPI Rout

Lead Stories A $3.2 Trillion Option Expiration Seen Worsening Post-CPI Rout Lu Wang - Bloomberg Another wrinkle in a chaotic stock market where everything from the frenetic activity of quant traders to an ever-hawkish Federal Reserve is making investing harder than...

‘Volatility vortex’ slams into $24tn US government bond market

Stock Options Tape Sprinkled With Bullish Bets in Big Money FOMO

Observations & Insight Lex Luthringshausen Full Interview; Lex Talks IV Rank, IV Percentile, and Straddles With JLN's Alex Teng JohnLothianNews.com In this Options Discovery interview, Lex Luthringshausen from Tradier sits down with Alex Teng to discuss implied...

CME Group Launches Ether Options

CME Group Launches Ether Options

Lead Stories CME Group Launches Ether Options Will Feuer - MarketWatch Derivatives marketplace CME Group Inc. said it is launching options contracts on futures tied to the cryptocurrency Ether. The company said the new contracts will deliver one Ether futures, sized...

Put Options Volume Jumps to Record High

What Motivates Retail Options Traders?

Lead Stories What Motivates Retail Options Traders? Traders Magazine Retail investor trading in options took off during the COVID pandemic, and in 2020, retail investors accounted for more than $250 billion of total single-name option volume. With the meme stock...

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