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The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

The Spread: Always Bet on Bull

  This week on The Spread: bullish bets abound despite coronavirus concerns, Cboe creates a cushion and casts chats at two conferences, volume of MIAX's SPIKES options spike, and more. References Dash Taking Order Routing To Next Level, Exec Says Tom Zagara –...

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

Weekend Update: February 10-14, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Futures Traders Are Getting Squeezed and More Job Cuts Are Expected The futures world was buffeted in recent days with news of workforce cuts, and industry veterans say more may be on the way as smaller firms are...

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

The Spread: MIAX Makes Moves

This week on The Spread – MIAX keeps expanding, Cboe veteran Tom Zagara spins us a yarn about the early days of the exchange, and JLN prepares for the Options Industry Conference in April.

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

The Weekend Update: February 3-7, 2020

JLN PRESS ROOM PICK OF THE WEEK Where Have All The Futures Traders Gone? Ask the Hedge Funds The slow death of hedge funds is taking down a once-popular derivatives contract with it. That’s one of the theories for why aggregate positions in...

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

The Spread: Hedge Early, Hedge Often

This week on The Spread, Cboe sets its sights on the European derivatives market abroad while preparing for growth at home, and options traders clamor for more VIX data to make "unprecedented" hedges against market volatility. Produced by Mike...

Lee Tenzer – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Lee Tenzer – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Lee Tenzer is one of the giants of the Chicago markets. He was an inaugural member of the Crowd of Fame from the Options Industry Council. Lee E. Tenzer is the founder of trading firm LETCO and brought two leading names from the industry into the markets. His first...

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

The Spread: It Takes Two to Contango

This week on The Spread – low natural gas prices lead to an increase in swaptions trading, the CME has another successful launch, and a Binance-backed exchange boasts a ton of trading volume.

…in with the new

…in with the new

This week on The Spread – the OCC and CME report cause to celebrate, bitcoin options products abound, and the options markets react to retaliation from Iran.

Options markets to get liquidity boost

Options markets to get liquidity boost

A new rule finalized last month by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency might make it easier for banks to keep less capital tied up, potentially clearing the way for them to do more business with market makers.

Out with the old…

Out with the old…

This week on The Spread, as we say goodbye to the 2010s, we take a look at a few changes coming ’round the bend.

Bad News Bear Market

Bad News Bear Market

This week on The Spread – options traders hedge like the world is ending, ICE launches options trades on Bakkt bitcoin futures, Cboe acquires Europe’s biggest stock trade clearing house, and the industry remembers a lost legend.

Jim Downs – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jim Downs – Open Outcry Traders History Project

Jim Downs learned about the CBOE from a personal finance class while an engineering student. He loved modeling the markets and found his way to the CBOE. After reading the Black-Scholes paper, he reverse engineered it in the Basic coding language on an Apple IIE.

Regulator Rumble

Regulator Rumble

This week on The Spread – Bakkt’s CEO heads to Washington, the VIX perks up for the first time since October, and regulators debate over who has jurisdiction over SPIKES futures trading on MGEX.

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Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

Reddit’s Profane, Greedy Traders Are Shaking Up the Stock Market

First Read Hits & Takes By JLN Staff I am back from Washington, DC safe and sound after the CFTC's Technology Advisory Committee meeting yesterday. There was a good turnout, though some Chicago travelers had planes cancelled and had to call in for the meeting. I...

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