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JLN Options focuses on options-related issues and news. The free daily email newsletter and companion blog, edited by Jeff Bergstrom, provide a comprehensive aggregation of news, commentary and original features.

Genesis Says ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Owes Millions From Trades

Genesis Says ‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Owes Millions From Trades

Observations & Insight   Lead Stories Genesis Says 'Bitcoin Jesus' Owes Millions From Trades; Bankrupt lender is seeking $20.9 million from Roger Ver; Long-time crypto advocate said failed to settle transactions Emily Nicolle - Bloomberg A Genesis unit is...

Tesla Has Become One of the Hottest Stock-Option Trades on Wall Street

Options Bettors Prepare for Volatility Tied to Tesla Earnings

Observations & Insight   Lead Stories Options Bettors Prepare for Volatility Tied to Tesla Earnings Eric Wallerstein - WSJ Speculators' propensity to bet wildly on shares of Tesla accelerated ahead of the company's fourth-quarter earnings, scheduled for...

Stock Bulls Get Punished Yet Again Just Before Big Options Event

Stock Bulls Get Punished Yet Again Just Before Big Options Event

Lead Stories Stock Bulls Get Punished Yet Again Just Before Big Options Event Lu Wang - Bloomberg Market watchers on Wall Street attribute this week's stock selloff to the insidious threat of recession. Yet derivatives traders see a less ominous foe: the mass...

What Does the Low VIX Mean For Stocks?

What Does the Low VIX Mean For Stocks?

Lead Stories What Does the Low VIX Mean For Stocks? Gunjan Banerji - WSJ The VIX Is low right now. That may be bad news for the stock market. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, edged up in trading Tuesday after closing at its lowest level since January 2022 on Friday....

VIX Extends Lull, Falls to Lowest in a Year

VIX Extends Lull, Falls to Lowest in a Year

Observations & Insight Editor's Note: In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday there will be no Options Newsletter on Monday, January 16, 2023. We'll be back on Tuesday. Lead Stories VIX Extends Lull, Falls to Lowest in a Year Eric Wallerstein - WSJ...

The Stock Market Is Heating Up. Read This Before You Jump In.

The Stock Market Is Heating Up. Read This Before You Jump In.

Lead Stories The Stock Market Is Heating Up. Read This Before You Jump In. Steven M. Sears - Barron's Are we data dependent—or data delusional? Right now, the stability of the stock market boils down to how investors view recent economic data suggesting that...

VIX Extends Lull, Falls to Lowest in a Year

VIX, Wall Street’s Fear Gauge, Extends Longest Lull Since 2021

Observations & Insight Options Discovery Episode 12: Spread Trading; Dan Keegan of Optionthinker.com Talks Call and Put Spreads With JLN's Alex Teng JohnLothianNews.com In this episode of Options Discovery, Alex Teng introduces some bearish spread strategies with...

Higher Rates and Tech Selloff Fuel Options Boom

Higher Rates and Tech Selloff Fuel Options Boom

Lead Stories Higher Rates and Tech Selloff Fuel Options Boom Eric Wallerstein - WSJ Investors trying to capitalize on higher interest rates and the deep selloff in big technology stocks are stoking a flurry of activity in the options market. Popular stocks such as...

Chicago’s Cboe profits from year of stock market volatility

Lead Stories Chicago's Cboe profits from year of stock market volatility Nicholas Megaw - Financial Times The people in Cboe Global Markets' options pits in downtown Chicago are not used to seeing new faces. Open-outcry transactions have been declining for decades as...

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