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The Market’s Fear Gauge Is Signaling Trouble. What to Expect

The Market’s Fear Gauge Is Signaling Trouble. What to Expect

Observations & Insight Asma Awass has given her notice as editor of Options Discovery. We want to thank her for her great work. She is only 19 years old and was recruited by Alex Teng, who was a very hard act to follow. Alex recruited Asma from the UIC boxing...

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SocGen Traders in Asia Exited After Options Bets Went Undetected

SocGen Traders in Asia Exited After Options Bets Went Undetected

Observations & Insight Today kicks off our coverage of the Options Conference. At the opening reception, The Most Interesting Man in the World, CQG's Pat Kenny, showed up, marking his first Options Conference participation. He will be joined at the conference by...

Rooting for Trump to fail has made his stock shorters millions

Rooting for Trump to fail has made his stock shorters millions

Observations & Insight The ebb and flow of exchanges continues. Yesterday we heard more about FMX's plans to take on the big bad CME Group, using a plan similar to one that has failed during assaults on the Chicago powerhouse in the past. BGC Group, Inc. yesterday...

Reluctant Traders Protect Themselves From Further Market Mayhem

Reluctant Traders Protect Themselves From Further Market Mayhem

Observations & Insight I am driving to the Options Conference, leaving Saturday morning for the drive to Asheville, NC, hoping to arrive on Monday morning. The conference runs mostly Tuesday and Wednesday, which is when we have our video interviews scheduled....

Oil Options Show Geopolitical Risk Premium Is Fading Fast

Oil Options Show Geopolitical Risk Premium Is Fading Fast

Observations & Insight Virtu Financial CEO Doug Cifu Talks With JLN About Regulation, the SEC, and Spot Bitcoin ETFs at FIA Boca JohnLothianNews.com JLN spoke with Doug Cifu, the CEO of Virtu Financial Inc., at the FIA Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton in...

Jane Street’s $1 Billion Trade Puts Spotlight on Indian Options

Jane Street’s $1 Billion Trade Puts Spotlight on Indian Options

Observations & Insight Virtu Financial CEO Doug Cifu Talks With JLN About Regulation, the SEC, and Spot Bitcoin ETFs at FIA Boca JohnLothianNews.com JLN spoke with Doug Cifu, the CEO of Virtu Financial Inc., at the FIA Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton in...

Currency Traders Turn to Options Market for Geopolitical Havens

Currency Traders Turn to Options Market for Geopolitical Havens

Observations & Insight Options Discovery Episode 32: Portfolio Margining in Options; Doug Engmann, Senior Consultant at SageTrader LLC, Discusses This and More With JLN's Asma Awass. JohnLothianNews.com In this episode of Options Discovery, Asma Awass explores...

Oil Traders Wager on $250 Price by June as War Risk Escalates

Oil Traders Wager on $250 Price by June as War Risk Escalates

Observations & Insight Options Discovery Episode 32: Portfolio Margining in Options; Doug Engmann, Senior Consultant at SageTrader LLC, Discusses This and More With JLN's Asma Awass. JohnLothianNews.com In this episode of Options Discovery, Asma Awass explores...

Traders Wager on More Stock-Market Tumult

Traders Wager on More Stock-Market Tumult

Observations & Insight Catherine Clay, Global Head of Derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, Discusses Vision for Unified Derivatives Franchise JohnLothianNews.com Catherine Clay, the global head of derivatives at Cboe Global Markets, recently shared insights into...

Bitcoin options expiry worth $1.5B sets $69K max pain price

Bitcoin options expiry worth $1.5B sets $69K max pain price

Observations & Insight Cboe's David Howson Talks Product Innovation and International Expansion at FIA Boca Conference JohnLothianNews.com David Howson, Global President of Cboe Global Markets, spoke with John Lothian News in a video from FIA Boca 2024 as part of...

Filling gaps in market data with optimal transport

Filling gaps in market data with optimal transport

Observations & Insight Volatility Insight of the Week: CME Group's volatility index indicates Soybean Oil Skew Ratio is reaching a 3-month high. To learn more about CME Group's Volatility Index, please visit here ++++ Lead Stories Filling gaps in market data with...